This Friday’s installment of Blowoff in NYC will take place in a new venue, the posh-looking Canal Room at 285 W. Broadway & Canal. Bob Mould tells me that the Highline Ballroom, host to Blowoff parties since the beer-soaked bear bacchanal came to Manhattan several years ago, has launched a new Friday nights event and is unavailable. The Canal Room bills itself as NYC’s “most exclusive venue for live music showcases” and looks like it has a killer sound system. Get tickets here. Doors open at 11:30pm. Subway: A/C/E/1 to Canal Station, one block from the venue.