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Do You Know The Born Ruffians?

Born Ruffians - Approved Photo 2015

If you are interested in great indie music then you must know who the Born Ruffians are, right?

No?

Well you are not alone.

It seems a lot of indie snobs connoisseurs seem to miss this great Canadian band, and now it just bothers me.

I mean Luke Lalonde’s vocals are pure indie gold. They bring a playful jangley attitude, mixed with this sweet delicateness and then topped off with occasions of raw emotional power. Then you take those vocals and add them to the bouncy, layered orchestration of their instrumentals and you have something beautiful and intriguing.

Yet, when I talk to my friends that strictly listen to this genre of music, the familiarity with this band if sparse.

Well let me introduce you to them.

Lets start with Needle off their 2013 album Birthmarks. Its a really nice little song to get you warmed up. It always puts a smile on my face when I hear it.

Now that you are invested a bit, lets take you to Hummingbird off their 2008 album Red, Yellow & Blue. Its quicker, and quirkier, and gosh darn it you will lock it.

Okay, so that was fun, right? Now how about something a little more off the wall. Something with an oddness about that sucks you in. Let s jump into Let Me Get It Out from their latest album , 2015’s Ruff. This one starts slow but then jumps into a contagious energy that gets your toes tapping and your head wagging.

Now, what do you think? Pretty good, right?

Let me know below what you thought.

If you want to see this band live, they are on your right now. Here are their current tour dates.

DateVenueCityInfo
Nov 17MISSISSIPPI STUDIOSPORTLAND, ORBuy Tickets
Nov 18BARBOZASEATTLE, WABuy Tickets
Nov 19THE CAMBIE PUBNANAIMO, CANADABuy Tickets
Nov 20SUGAR NIGHTCLUBVICTORIA, CANADABuy Tickets
Nov 21THE IMPERIAL THEATREVANCOUVER, CANADABuy Tickets
Nov 23SPIRITBARNELSON, NEBuy Tickets
Nov 26SAIT’S GATEWAYCALGARY, CANADABuy Tickets
Nov 27STARLITE ROOMEDMONTON, CANADABuy Tickets
Nov 28AMIGO’SSASKATOON, CANADABuy Tickets
Nov 29PARK THEATREWINNIPEG, CANADABuy Tickets
Nov 307TH STREET ENTRYMINNEAPOLIS, MNBuy Tickets
Dec 01LINCOLN HALLCHICAGO, ILBuy Tickets
Dec 02THE LOVING TOUCHFERNDALE, MIBuy Tickets
Dec 03OLDE WALKERVILLE THEATREWINDSOR, CANADABuy Tickets
Dec 10THE SILVER DOLLARTORONTO, CANADABuy Tickets
Dec 11LEE’S PALACETORONTO, CANADABuy Tickets
Dec 12THE OPERA HOUSETORONTO, CANADABuy Tickets

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