Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Born Ruffians @ The Bowery Ballroom (4.16.2013)

Born Ruffians released their third album, Birthmarks, on April 16, 2013. Though they have returned to New York several times since, we last saw Born Ruffians at Santos Party House in 2010 (the first show we recorded for this blog!).  Since then the band officially became a four-piece, adding guitarist/ keyboardist Andy Lloyd, Luke Lalonde debuted his first solo album, and the band worked on what would become their newest full length.  After working diligently for three years on the record, Born Ruffians celebrated the release of Birthmarks with a special show at the Bowery Ballroom.

Young Man @ Glasslands (4.10.2013)

Young Man's third, and final, full length album entitled Beyond Was All Around Me was released on April 9, 2013.  Despite working with the same band members as 2012's Vol. 1, Colin Caulfield's songwriting and overall sound evolved considerably between the two releases.  Beyond Was All Around Me captures a more serious, perhaps even darker tone for the band.  We last saw Young Man perform this past August at the Mercury Lounge during their first headlining tour.  Back on the road to promote the final installment of the Young Man saga, the band began their tour at Glasslands.