Win Tickets to Catch Ha Ha Tonka and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin on their West Coast Tour

Bluegrass and folk-influenced indie-rock group Ha Ha Tonka and guitar-pop quartet Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin have both had pretty solid years, with the releases of their third and fourth albums, respectively. The former’s Death of a Decade was recorded in a barn to capture the rugged spirit of the Ozark hills, while the latter’s Tape Club is a compilation of some of the group’s best songs since they began Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin ten years ago.

To top off the year, the two Missouri-based bands will hit the west coast on a co-headlining tour. They’ve each made “West Coast Tour” playlists for the occasion with each playlist featuring one inspired song per location. Want to hear more about why they picked certain songs? Check out the playlist notes at the bottom of the post.

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Ha Ha Tonka’s West Coast Tour-Inspired Playlist:

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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin’s West Coast Tour-Inspired Playlist:

Playlist Notes


  • John Denver - “Rocky Mountain High”
    THE quintessential song about being high in Colorado. - HHT
  • Neil Young - “Cripple Creek Ferry”
    I went to Cripple Creek, Colorado with my dad when I was a kid. - SSLYBY

Salt Lake City

  • Band of Horses - “The Great Salt Lake”
    We've listened to this song while literally coming off the Rocky Mountains westbound on I-80 and descending into Salt Lake City and it sounds absolutely perfect. - HHT
  • Weezer - “Mykel and Carli”
    Mykel and Carli were from Salt Lake City. Also, Leia Bell (Brian's sister) lives in SLC and she made a poster for us one time. - SSLYBY


  • Rocky Votolato - “White Daisy Passing”
    We toured with Rocky last year and were amazed night in and night out. Incredible songwriter, incredible dude... average poker player. - HHT
  • The Fastbacks - “555 Part Two”/Telekinesis - “Please Ask For Help”
    We had to pick two songs for Seattle. The Fastbacks are a Seattle band we discovered from the movie Hype. Telekinesis is a nice band we toured with last year. - SSLYBY


  • The Ramones - “Danny Says”
    Every now and then we all have to go Idaho. - HHT
  • Built to Spill - “Big Dipper”
    We camped out in Glenns Ferry, Idaho on our last tour. We met the mayor at a diner in the morning. She said her son is in a band called Cheese Dixx and they play in Boise all the time. I couldn't find them on Rdio. - SSLYBY


  • Nickelback - “How You Remind Me”
    This underrated indie band from north of the border has yet to be discovered, but keep an eye out. - HHT


  • Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - “Oregon Girl”
    Our bros just so happened to have penned the best song ever about Oregon...and maybe girls. - HHT
  • Ha Ha Tonka - “Dead Man’s Hand”/“Close Every Valve to Your Bleeding Heart”
    They both sound like they could be on Neil Young’s Zuma and they would be the best songs on the album. - SSLYBY

San Francisco

  • The Mamas & The Papas - “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)”
    Another quintessential location themed song. - HHT
  • The Mommyheads - “Jaded”
    Adam and Michael from The Mommyheads really helped our band out in the beginning. They used to live in San Francisco. This is the perfect pop song. - SSLYBY

Los Angeles

  • Phantom Planet - “California”
    This pick could easily be replaced by any song the Red Hot Chili Peppers have ever written. - HHT
  • Fleetwood Mac - “I Walk A Thin Line”
    It’s like LA. I can’t figure it out. - SSLYBY

San Diego

  • Will Ferrell - “Afternoon Delight”
    Ron Burgundy wrote this tune, right? When I think of San Diego I usually think of perfect weather, Tony Gwynn and this song. - HHT
  • Sly & The Family Stone - “Runnin’ Away”
    Wikipedia says their drummer is from San Diego. I hope Deerhoof covers it someday. - SSLYBY

Tour Dates

  • November 30 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
  • December 01 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
  • December 02 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
  • December 03 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
  • December 05 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
  • December 06 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
  • December 08 - San Francisco, CA - Hotel Utah
  • December 09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Bootleg Bar
  • December 10 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar