An evening with Born Ruffians

Indie-rock band Born Ruffians performed an intimate evening of new jams from their latest album “RUFF” at the Rock & Roll Hotel in D.C. Led by front-man Luke Lalonde and bassist Mitch Derosier, Born Ruffians amazed the crowd with distortion-filled music. The evening was close and personal for both the band and the audience. Local D.C. band Boon and fellow Canadian rock band Young Rival were openers. If you’re a fan of indie rock and memorable lyrics, check them out!

a
Local D.C. rock band Boon were the first group to open up for Born Ruffians. Boon is made up of Drew Sher (cq), left, Jesse Paller (cq), back, Brendan Principato (cq), center, and Andrew Senken (cq), right.
b
A look at Young Rival singer Aron D’Alesio.
c
Canadian rock band Young Rival wear shiny suits reminiscent of early The Killers. The group is made up of singer/guitarist Aron D’Alesio (cq), left, drummer Noah Fralick (cq), center, and bassist John Smith (cq), right.
d
Born Ruffians singer Luke Lalonde is seen belting out lyrics from a song off the band’s latest album, “RUFF.”
e
Bassist Mitch Derosier provides side vocals alongside front man Luke Lalonde.
f
Andy Lloyd plays guitar, keyboard and provides side vocals for Born Ruffians.
g
Born Ruffians is made up of Andy Lloyd (cq), left, Adam Hindle (cq), back left, Luke Lalonde (cq) ,right, Mitch Derosier (cq), far right.
h
A photo of Luke Lalonde lost in the lyrics of his music.
i
Bassist Mitch Derosier in a crane stance while playing for an entertained crowd.
j
Luke Lalonde (cq), center, and Mitch Derosier (cq), right, are seen jamming out.
k
At the end of the show, Mitch Derosier (cq), left, and Luke Lalonde (cq), center, thanked the audience for making the evening a memorable experience.