Ron Gallo

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Ron Gallo

Naked Giants, Full Bush

Tue, November 21, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

First Unitarian Church

Philadelphia, PA

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is all ages

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Ron Gallo
Ron Gallo
“Stardust Birthday Party” is about human evolution. Specifically, one humans evolution: mine, Ron Gallo.  That’s the name my parents gave me. Hi.

At one point, I was a very lost mid-twenties person living in Philadelphia, in a relationship with someone struggling with mental health issues and crippling heroin addiction. I was asleep. I didn’t know how to handle my life. I was also writing songs for “HEAVY META” - my “frustrated with humanity” album.  I laugh about it all now, but at the time it all felt like an absolute nightmare.  It was the perfect doorway to look inside the place I’d been avoiding forever: myself. 

“Stardust Birthday Party” is about what is happening underneath all of this life stuff.  My path inward.  The details of my path are pointless because everyones path is different. It is about me sitting with myself for the first time and confronting the big question “WHAT AM I, REALLY?”  It’s about the love and compassion for all things that enters when you find out you are nothing and everything.  I think at one point I wanted to change the world, but now I know I can only change myself, or rather just strip away everything that is not me to reveal the only thing that’s ever been there. And that’s what this album is about, it’s me dancing while destroying the person I thought I was, and hopefully forever.

In the liner notes of John Coltrane’s album “A Love Supreme” (which we pay tribute to on this album) he wrote: “During the year 1957, I experienced, by the grace of God, a spiritual awakening which was to lead me to a richer, fuller, more productive life. At that time, in gratitude, I humbly asked to be given the means and privilege to make others happy through music.”

That’s it.  That is the pure essence of creativity.  Someone embodying what they have realized about themselves and the world that surrounds them. That is why this album exists.  

Thank you for letting me share this with you.

- Ron Gallo
Naked Giants
Naked Giants
Naked Giants are a threepiece garage rock wildebeest from Seattle, WA. Grant Mullen's bluesy guitar solos, Henry LaVallee's pounding backbeats, and Gianni Aiello's juicy basslines combine to form a psychedelic whirlwind of fuzz. Their friendship ties together their various influences to curate a different take on the traditional garage rock sound. Unlike what you've heard before, their spontaneity and their stylistically diverse catalogue sets Naked Giants apart from the cutandpaste garage outfit. They bring together sounds influenced by the likes of Ty Segall and the Sonics as well as Pink Floyd and even Spinal Tap with an audible energy that gets any crowd doing the twist.

The band jumped into Seattle's music scene by playing shows to hip teens in museums and to sweaty college kids in packed house shows, and have carried the same pure rock'n'roll energy regardless of the audience or venue.
Full Bush
Full Bush
Heavy post-punk foursome from Philadelphia.
Venue Information:
First Unitarian Church
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
http://www.philauu.org/