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Riverfest Day 2: The Beaches, The Flaming Lips, Carly Rae + more

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Aug 18th, 2018 | Riverfest Elora begins bright and early and ends with the legendary Flaming Lips as headliner 
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[New Music] Born Ruffian’s – “Forget Me”

 

 

BORN RUFFIANS by Matt Barnes (HI RES)_previewTwo years after their personal triumph album Born Ruffians are back, and they’re all grown up.  Forget Me, is the second track released from their upcoming album, but has the same somber beauty as their initial release “Love Too Soon”. The videos are a mini series directed by Leah Fay Goldstein and Peter Dreimanis of July Talk. The videos are a drastic change from their normally gritty, rowdy indie rock. It’t clear the 2018 album will be a huge change for the band. With the two singles it seems clearly they’re changing their rambunctious quirky rock for a, dare I say, beautiful new sound free of all their ironic charm. But don’t fret, the new direction seems to be going well for the band’s new tone.

Give the new track a listen below and judge for yourself. 

Front row at Born Ruffians

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The Danforth fills, the crowd presses forward filling every inch between them and the stage. The lights dim and Born Ruffians begin their verbal fuck you song, Eat Shit We Did it. Cheers fill as the band takes their places behind their instruments, set in a line. Did it they have, Born Ruffians have marked themselves as one of those Canadian bands you need to know and love.

Their fans are enthralled as they’re singing alone to, what they consider, hit after hit. Four albums and two EP’s later, the band has stayed true to their quirky indie rock sound that makes them so endearing. The songs change rapidly, the band stops only for singer Luke Lalonde to switch one of the four guitars behind him. The crowd keeps up pace with the band, seeming never to miss a word or beat.

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The energy is never ending as the songs change, just when they’ve played your favourite song, a guitar riff starts up and instantly you realize THIS is your favourite song. No matter how many times you see them they never seem tiring. With their ever changing sound playing out before your eyes and ears on stage, to cohesion of their old and new music melds to satisfy your inner teen and current adult.

casper-skulls-7Earlier on, the always amazing, Casper Skulls opened the show. Beginning the evening with their dark daunting sound, they were an interesting contrast to Born Ruffians set to come. With an interesting stage presence and masterful music skills Casper Skulls are a band to see.

Check out more photos of the show below!

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Born Ruffians + PEERS @ The Opera House

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The tour is done, and fans across the country are momentarily satisfied. Born Ruffians played their last show of 2015 at The Opera House last night in Toronto, with PEERS.  The final, sold-out, show brought out fans of all ages. It’s always great to go to shows that just celebrate a good time. That’s exactly what Born Ruffians did.

But before they took the stage PEERS ripped it up. The band is in it’s first year after revamping their sound and you can hear the hard work. Every moment of PEERS set was a solid perfection. Their sound is a little hard to distinguish, caught somewhere between rock, pop, with a little electronic elements PEERS is a genre of their own.

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