if ever there was a doubt about the joys music brings people, just attend a born ruffians show. fans packed my favorite LA venue, the troubadour, at maximum capacity on monday as they sang along. i couldn’t stop smiling as i moved through the crowd.
i was really looking forward to hearing some classics since i’ve never seen them live before but their latest album, birthmarks, is pretty damn good.
luke’s voice in particular sounded even better live– it just rang with such clarity and an unique, soothing twang. you could tell the band enjoyed themselves that night. there’s something inherently whimsical about their music that makes me daydream for days.
after the show, i stepped out on santa monica blvd and walked to my car under the light rain and twinkling streetlights. i live for these magical moments.
check out more photos i shot of the show up on prefix. supporting bands include moon king and avid dancer.