The Ballantynes

Canadian soul-tinged rock n’ rollers The Ballantynes will be playing March 26 at the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco with power pop tour de force Cocktails, surf punks The Shivas, and snotty power pop outfit Grandma’s Boyfriend.

The Ballantynes, a Vancouver-based band, are hitting the west coast in a major way. With a slew of tour dates in the good old US of A, the band is traveling to promote their newest EP Liquor Store Gun Store Pawn Shop Church on La-Ti-Da Records. Arguably one of the few acts out there that goes for an unabashed northern soul sound with old organs and soulful vocals to match, the band is on a mission. A mission to make you dance.

Also playing is San Francisco power pop band, Cocktails. With a taste for combining sneering and sugary-sweet vocals, Cocktails is an easy act to drink in. Portland, Ore. based act, The Shivas, play surf-influenced garage pop packed to the brim with up-tempo guitar riffs and harmonies. Cleverly named punky power pop band, Grandma’s Boyfriend, know a thing or two about crafting catchy hooks. With a good dose of brattiness and angst, they’ll have you reeled in in no time.

The Ballantynes, Cocktails, The Shivas, Grandma’s Boyfriend
Hemlock Tavern
March 26, 2014
8:30pm, $7 (21+)