Ron Gallo with Naked Giants and Gymshorts at ONCE Somerville @ ONCE Somerville, Somerville [17 November]

Ron Gallo with Naked Giants and Gymshorts at ONCE Somerville


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ONCE Somerville
156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
Crossroads Presents
Ron Gallo
Naked Giants, GYMSHORTS

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:45 pm (event ends at 12:30 am)
Advanced: $12.00 /Day Of: $14.00
This event is minors under 18 with parent or legal guardian

— When you are at a Ron Gallo show leaning against the bar whining to your roommate about last night you
will probably get called out and like it, you might get accidentally whacked by a guitar headstock, you might
find yourself succumbing to the internal animalistic feelings you've been suppressing all week and you might
even leave a slightly better person. If you say hello afterwards, you might be shocked to be greeted by a
genuinely friendly and grateful person that 5 minutes ago looked like a terrifying spastic redfaced
Formerly the frontman of Philadelphia based rock and roll band, Toy Soldiers, Gallo has gone through the
return of saturn and the wringer of life over the last couple of years and has come out the other side a
person that dances where the infuriated rock and roll fighterofthegoodfight
and the discontent
jokester hang out. Like some bighaired
spiritual punk raised in the 90s, Gallo is wellinformed
of the 20th century roots of american music and obsessed with the NOW in a time where people are
drugged by distraction and mediocrity. On Gallo's second solo record, H EAVY META (out September 2016),
he tackles the heavier topics and dark experiences he lived through during these transformative years.
From his decision to remove all substances from his system, selfempowerment,
domestication, dead love,
not knowing someone or yourself, having a stalker, the struggle of being an «artist» in 2016, to the disastrous
cycle created by terrible parenting, love and mental illness and postapocalyptic
tales of a world where «all
the freaks have gone to bed.» Sonically, this record reflects its subject matter drenched in aggression, fuzz,
and walls of Gallo's unconventionally primal approach to the guitar. It is a lyrically driven album laid upon a
bed of electricity attempting to wake you up with each listen.
Gallo does not enjoy sitting still so has spent a good portion of the last few years and will spend the
foreseeable future on the road backed by drums and bass coming to a hole in the wall, rock club, backyard,
theater, basement, Hardee's, Sleepy's Mattress Store, or arena near you. He released a sampling of the
new record in the form of the «RG3 EP» in April 2016. Gallo has appeared at CMJ, SXSW and has received
praise from renowned publications such as The FADER, Under the Radar, BrooklynVegan, among other.
«HEAVY META» will be available on American Diamond Recordings on September 29, 2016. American
Diamond is a record label run by Gallo out of his room in the Bordeaux neighborhood of Nashville, TN as of
new years day 2016. The mission statement of American Diamond (as well as Gallo himself) is, «ROCK
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