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Vancouver, British Columbia

FALL! Finally. And for fall, we have some kinda special kickoff night planned. Direct from BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, courtesy our friends at LA-TI-DA Records – THE JAY VONS!

They’ve been described by Cryptovision Records president Jason Krekel as “danceable heartbreakers.” You could also call them a modern-day Booker T & The MGs, which I suppose is really the same thing. This band is made up of an all-star cast of legit modern soul heavyweights, who’ve put in time backing current greats like Lee Fields and Naomi Shelton, as well as laying it down as Daptone Records house musicians, touring players, and running their day-to-day operations. The Jay Vons are also currently the backing band for garage legend Greg Cartwright’s greatest achievement, The Reigning Sound. That’s some kinda big deal, real talk.

Recorded at the Daptone House of Soul (Home of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), their latest single is being released by LA-TI-DA Records, and this is a record release party not to be missed. With a driving snare and a soulful Hammond bass organ, The Jay Vons have a raucous gospel energy on their recordings that’s certain to get you moving and shaking all night long.


Opening the show will be Vancouver’s finest, The Ballantynes. If you don’t know what this East Van septet does, let me put it this way…The Ballantynes are The Most Explosive Force In Vancouver Rock n Roll. And that’s that.

Soul-fuelled garage fronted by The East Van Soul Club’s own Jarrod ‘SlimRoy’ O’Dell, and featuring Corey ‘Young Royal’ Poluk (of Boss Takeover fame) on guitar, this band will come at you hard with a barrage of, in their words, “organ-wailing, hip-shaking, tambourine-shimmering trouble we want you to get into.”

The Ballantynes will be hitting the stage promptly at 9:30 p.m., and The Jay Vons at approximately 10:15 p.m., so don’t mess up! Get here on time!

DRESS CODE: As always, there isn’t really a dress code, but dressing nice is nice. And it’s cooling off, so wear something respectable.

EAST VAN SOUL CLUB featuring The Jay Vons and The Ballantynes!
Friday, September 13
The Biltmore Cabaret
Cover: $10 before 11pm / $8 afterwards