Friday, Nov 17, 2017 8:45p -
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 12:30a

ONCE Somerville
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

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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 maniac.

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 clearheaded jokester hang out. Like some bighaired spiritual punk raised in the 90s, Gallo is well-informed 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, HEAVY 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.

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