Oct 30 2008

Born Ruffians @ Rock and Roll Hotel, DC (10/24/08)

Published by at 1:05 pm under MP3's,Show Review

This past Friday, I had the pleasure of seeing the Born Ruffians perform at Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, DC. I saw them several months ago, at a smaller venue here in DC, and they are doing a great job of fine-tuning their already solid performances.

The Toronto based trio is one of the best bands coming out of the music scene, and if you have the opportunity to see them live, I highly recommend you do so. The band has a basic formation of guitarist (Luke LaLonde), bassist (Mitch DeRosier), and drummer (Steve Hamelin), but you wouldn’t know it was that minimalist after listening to their album, Red, Yellow and Blue. They incorporate harmonies, hand claps, and doo-wop back-up vocals that bring a whole other element to their music.

At the show on Friday, the band tested out some new songs (after DeRosier got our permission), and they re-arranged some songs, like “Little Garçon,” which was a pleasant surprise for dedicated fans. There is no doubt in my mind that the next Born Ruffians album is going to be really solid, and that their fanbase is going to continue to grow. The band was baffled by how many people came out to the show, and Hamelin said near the end, “it really doesn’t make sense, we don’t get nearly this many people at other cities around here.”

The Indie Muse bump? I think so…

Born Ruffians – I Need A Life

Born Ruffians – Little Garçon

Born Ruffians – Red, Yellow, & Blue (White Williams Mix) — via the leather canary

Nancy – Keep Cooler (Born Ruffians Remix)

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3 Responses to “Born Ruffians @ Rock and Roll Hotel, DC (10/24/08)”

  1. Charles W.on 31 Oct 2008 at 12:57 am

    Hey David! Its your biggest IndieMuse fan, Charles! Long time man. I still check out the site regularly. I watched Garden State the other day, and it reminded me of you and the site : ) Oh, btw, Jeff Tweety was on the Colbert Report today, you should check it out!Keep up the great work!

  2. Charles W.on 31 Oct 2008 at 12:57 am

    Hey David! Its your biggest IndieMuse fan, Charles! Long time man. I still check out the site regularly. I watched Garden State the other day, and it reminded me of you and the site : ) Oh, btw, Jeff Tweety from Wilco was on the Colbert Report today, you should check it out!Keep up the great work!

  3. Lauren Decinaon 17 Dec 2008 at 12:35 am

    More stories on Born Ruffians ppppplease… I’m absolutely in love!

    Cheers

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