Steve Adamyk Band to Replace Hex Dispensers for FD/GD + A Couple Perks!

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Big news day, folks. Here we go……

Let’s get the bad news out the way first: due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control, it’s with heavy hearts that we have to announce that The Hex Dispeners must cancel their show, as well as the dates in PDX and Victoria that were scheduled to bookend their FD/GD appearance. On behalf of the band and the team of promoters involved, we can say wholeheartedly that this decision was not made lightly. We can also say that rescheduling for early ’14 is already in the works and we can hardly wait.

In the meantime, with big shoes to fill… Pretty sure Steve wears size eleven. So happy to announce that Dirtnap recording artists Steve Adamyk Band are flying in all the way from Ottawa to fill the void! Even better, our own SAB single should be out just in time, adding to the long list of record releases parties we’re throwing down! SAB will also be playing Logan’s Pub Saturday, Nov 16th with The Mants and The Line Traps for all you islanders. Welcome aboard, Steve & Co!

Thanks again to all of you who snagged those Roky Erickson advance tickets: now SOLD OUT! For those of you who are opting for wristbands (now your only way to see the Roky show), here’s a couple incentives to sweeten the deal:

This Friday at The Astoria, LA-TI-DA RECORDS presents Ballantynes EP release with Skinny Kids and Gang Signs. Available at the merch table will be DISCOUNTED wristbands for $40 w/ admission. For those of you who have already purchased wristbands, bring your ticket or proof of purchase down to the Astoria and you’re in for free! Just don’t lose it…

If that’s not enough, The Electric Owl & Crowsnest present Nobunny, Audacity and B-Lines Tuesday, Nov 19th!
For those of you nursing two day hangovers after Roky, hang onto those wristbands: Present them at the door before 10PM, and the show is just $5! Five fucking bucks!

STOKED!

The Fall Down/Get Down 2013 Announced! Wristbands Now On Sale!

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The Fall Down/Get Down Weekend Wristband

Price: $49.00 + Service Charge ($4.50)

Will call pick-up at the following dates & venues (please bring id):

Thursday @ The Biltmore 

Friday@ The Astoria

Saturday @Neptoon Noon-5:00

Saturday @ The Biltmore 8:30 PM- 10:30 PM

Saturday @ The Electric Owl

Sunday @ The Electric Owl

The Jay Vons West Coast Weekend!

Here at L-T-D, we’re getting way excited about the upcoming Jay Vons 45! Cause for celebration, right? Right. Therefore, it was only fitting that we got the boys out west for a trio of release parties!

First stop? Seattle!

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The Jay Vons jet-set into Sea-Tac this Thursday to play The Sunset with their friends Red Jacket Mine (fresh from their appearance at this year’s B’shoot) and The Tripwires (ex and current YFF, Model Rockets, and Mudhoney). Event details here.

Where to next? Friday night in Vancouver for a very specal edition of the East Van Soul Club:

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For the ever-attending choir, ‘scuse us while we preach to the unconverted: September EVSC events go off like roman candles. And that’s without the double whammy of having The Ballantynes and The Jay Vons kicking the night off on Friday the goddamn 13th! TGIF, indeed. All the details are here. With school back in session and student loans being spent indiscriminately, this one is going to pack out early.

Finally, the event that got the whole ball rolling: this year’s edition of Rifflandia!

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Now in its sixth (!) year, Rifflandia is taking place in venues across Victoria, BC, Thurs Sept 12-Sun, Sept 15th. Boasting an eclectic roster that includes Courtney Love, Big Boi, Edward Sharpe, DFA, and The Orb (for all you dancing types), this year’s fall classic continues to challenge the notion of Victoria’s rep as “home of the newlywed & nearly-dead” The Jay Vons headline our Saturday night showcase over at the Event Center. For those of you with wristbands or night passes: honestly, and without hyperbole, get down to the VEC earlier than later. This spot will have a line up down the stairs before you’re two beers deep. Special thanks to the folks at Atomique Productions for their care and support of this night!

It’s safe to say there’ll be a two day hangover in the wake of this one, so we’ll pair up those JVs pre-orders with the Maniac pre-orders and start getting them out to Singles Club Subscribers starting on Tuesday, Sept 17th.

We’ll check in with you all then as well…lots more news coming down the pike….until then!

 

Back to Civilization, but Still Out of Control….

On behalf of The Ballantynes, a big thanks to everyone who made Squamish such a great time! Shout outs to Gumby and the wine-smoothie chick! Day-makers for sure.

Tons of recaps to kill your coffee break: Vancouver Sun, Georgia Straight, and the Vancouver Weekly all weighing in.

And speaking of loveable characters from our youth, are we in Pee Wee’s Playhouse? Cause I swear the word of the day is FESTIVALS!

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Next stop? Victoria, BC for Rifflandia 2013!
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A whole pack of us are getting together for a big LA-TI-DA party and SHOWCASE Saturday, September 14th at the Victoria Events Centre: Needles//Pins, The Ballantynes, and all the way from Brooklyn, NY, The Jay Vons! Doors at 8:30 PM.

If you’ve doing the wristband or night pass thing, we recommend getting down there early; if previous years at VEC are any indication, it’s going to be a busy, busy night.

Then grab whatever soothes your hang over and hit Royal Athletic Park at NOON on Sunday, September 15th where The Ballantynes will be warming up the MAIN STAGE for dudes like Big Boi and Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros.

We coudn’t be more excited for Riff. Of the many, many logs in the proverbial campfire this summer, this one burns pretty bright.

Burning bright? Burning out? Out of our minds? WE MUST BE because the ball is rolling for FALL DOWN / GET DOWN 2013 November 14th-17th! We’ve set the dates, mark them on your calendars, and we promise all will be revealed soon!

Stay tuned, because we’ve got MORE EXCITING LA-TI-DA ANNOUNCEMENTS coming this month!