A Conversation with the Sensational Steve Hamelin of Born Ruffians

By Joey Litvak and Zack Goldstein, Featured Photos via Amazon Music and Wikimedia    The Toronto-based band Born Ruffians first joined forces in 2004 after high school friends Luke Lalonde, Mitch Derosier, and Steve Hamelin saw a rousing performance by the Strokes on Saturday Night Live. Out of this shared moment, the three-piece rock outfit formed amidst the post-punk … Continue reading

Song(s) Of The Week: Bon Iver—“22 (OVER S∞∞N)” & “10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⊠ ⊠”

By Angelo Gio Mateo, Feature Photo via Gaffa.dk It’s been five years since Justin Vernon and his collaborators released music under the name of Bon Iver. After the release of their self-titled album (2011), a global tour and being awarded a Grammy for Best New Artist, the band indicated how exhausted they had become and that … Continue reading