As the end of summer tours, summer flings, and summer weather looms on the horizon, you might find yourself trying to wring the last drops of fun and High Life out of your short shorts and beach towels. We know how you feel. We’ve got a few suggestions, and you’re not sharpening pencils yet are you?
THIS FRIDAY AUGUST 24TH
LA-TI-DA PRESENTS ALL THINGS AWESOME ALL VINYL DANCE PARTY!
Doors 10:00PM @ THE BILTMORE CABARET
It’s only $2, it’s only records, and it’s only the cheapest, sweatiest dance party this side of July. Soul/Garage/Reggae/Rock ‘n Roll with DJ’s:
- Slim Roy (East Van Soul Club/The Ballantynes)
- Bryce Dunn (ThirdX’sTheCharm/The Tranzmitors)
- Keef (Bad Vibrations)
- Dale Davies (La-Ti-Da Records)
- Daddy (The Ballantynes/Nervous Talk)
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST
TIMBRE PRESENTS LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS with THE BALLANTYNES.
Door 7:00PM @ Fortune Sound Club
Tickets $15 (Available at Zulu, Red Cat, Highlife Records)
With a recording career that kicked off in 1969, releases on Desco, Daptone, Soul Fire, and most recently Truth & Soul, Lee Fields has a catalogue as prolific as it is timeless. Saturday September 1st, our very own Ballantynes have the singular pleasure of sharing the stage with the man whose sessions sparked the discovery of Sharon Jones, at this EARLY SHOW at Fortune Sound Club.
Watch Faithful Man from his Yours Truly SF session below…
For a double dose of dancing, EAST VAN SOUL CLUB is hosting the OFFICIAL LEE FIELDS AND THE EXPRESSIONS AFTER PARTY at THE ASTORIA! Cover half price with ticket from the early show.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND
VICTORY SQUARE BLOCK PARTY
2PM-9PM! FREE! @ PENDER & CAMBIE!
One of our favorite Vancouver traditions, the Victory Square Block party is another event organized by the tireless promoters of local excellence, the Music Waste team, and Megaphone. The Ballantynes headline VSBP 2012’s musical element with local favorites Mode Moderne, Indian Wars, Korean Gut, and more, so lather on the sunscreen and kiss summer goodbye with a day of music, comedy, food carts, and fundraising.