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 red-faced 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 fighter-of-the-good-fight and the discontent clear-headed jokester hang out. Like some big-haired 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 (tentatively out Fall 2016), he tackles the heavier topics and dark experiences he lived through during these transformative years.