Ron Gallo doesn't go for much of the trad "music industry" marketing pizazz. He eschews the typical bio for instance. Let's just say he plays badass garage rock and writes righteous songs from a personal perspective that question the way things are. He used to front Philly band Toy Soldiers and now works out of Nashville. His new album is called 'Heavy Meta' and Gallo will be rockin' Grimey's Record Shop on the day it's released. Catch him the next evening, Feb 4, at Mercy Lounge with Thelma & The Sleaze and Reality Something.
Here's what he has to say about 'Heavy Meta'... "...is 11 tracks of lyrical confrontation and laughter for cynics laid down roughly on a bed of fuzz, chaotic structures and primal sounds evoked from a red Fender jaguar electric guitar - there is bass, there are drums and not much else besides the occasional icing (no artificial colors or dyes). It's not comfortable and easily pinpointed and I'm sure that will create an issue for the desire for neat little boxes we have grown to love. On my shelf currently there is a Mahalia Jackson record sandwiched between "Funhouse" by The Stooges and Minor Threat. Lately on long drives, we've been deep into the Eckhart Tolle audiobook for "A New Earth", a variety of comedy podcasts (specify), our friends and bands in our new adopted home of Nashville, stand-up specials and revisiting 90's hits - oh, and listening to our own record a lot to make sure the mixes are right on car speakers. My bedroom window curtains are orange. We tour in a maroon SUV. The band, RG3, consists of Joe Bisirri on bass and Dylan Sevey on drums."