Live Bands

The Ballantynes, The Echolarks, BIAS, The Spirit Animals

When: Sat., March 15, 10 p.m. 2014

I know I’m not the only gal who wishes that, for one night, I could be one of those girls at the party in Animal House: dolled up in a powder-blue party dress and heels, with hair sprayed up to the heavens, dancing and twisting to Otis Day and the Knights. This Saturday night might be the chance to live that dream when Vancouver, B.C., band The Ballantynes rocks the dance floor at Mootsy’s. The seven-piece outfit makes tambourine-rattling, toe-tapping old-school R&B that will make you grin like an idiot — the kind of stuff that sounds like it was teleported straight here from a 1962 dance party. Order up a vodka gimlet from the bar, grab a partner and dance the night away with your new favorite band.

Leah Sottile

Price: $5