Ron Gallo brings a big rock sound that defies categorization

Ron Gallo performs in The Current studio
Ron Gallo performs in The Current studio. (Jules Ameel for MPR)
Play/Pause
Listen:
Ron Gallo performs in The Current studio (full session + interview)
Download MP3
| 00:24:43
  • Ron Gallo performs in The Current studio (full session + interview) 24:43
  • Ron Gallo - Young Lady, You're Scaring Me (Live on The Current) 04:53
  • Ron Gallo - Black Market Eyes (Live on The Current) 05:44
  • Ron Gallo - All the Punks are Domesticated (Live on The Current) 04:10

"On the vinyl," Ron Gallo says, describing his 2017 album Heavy Meta, "Side A is the bright side, and Side B is the dark side."

Gallo didn't necessarily set out to release a vinyl record; after all, Gallo says vinyl isn't a format he grew up with. "I've delved into vinyl over the last few years of my life," he says. "This [format] was actually convenient with Heavy Meta — sonically and stylistically there was A and B, so that's where we kind of put the split, so this kind of worked out perfectly in regards to doing it that way."

Now Gallo and his band — bassist Joe Bisirri and drummer Dylan Sevey — are on tour in support of the new album. Before their show at the Fine Line in Minneapolis, Gallo and company stopped at The Current studio for a live in-studio session hosted by Mac Wilson.

If one were to pick up the needle while spinning Heavy Meta and drop it on a different track, it becomes evident Ron Gallo's sound eludes categorization. "I think that reinventing and bouncing around stylistically is a way to stay true to yourself and kind of be honest, because you can't really sign up to be a genre or a style when you start making music," Gallo says. "I mean, your tastes change; sonically, different things are going to reflect the message of the song."

Gallo is unafraid to explore the space sonically, and he and his band clearly do that in this in-studio session with some big jams and rocking tunes. Use the audio player above to listen to the complete session.

Songs Performed


"Young Lady, You're Scaring Me"
"Black Market Eyes"
"All the Punks are Domesticated"
All songs from Ron Gallo's 2017 album, Heavy Meta, available on New West Records.

Video

Hosted by Mac Wilson
Produced by David Safar
Engineered by Michael DeMark
Visuals by Jules Ameel
Web feature by Luke Taylor

Resources


Ron Gallo - official site

Related Stories

3 Photos

  • Ron Gallo performs in The Current studio
    Ron Gallo performs in The Current studio. (Jules Ameel for MPR)
  • Ron Gallo performs in The Current studio
    Ron Gallo performs in The Current studio. (Jules Ameel for MPR)
  • Ron Gallo performs in The Current studio
    Ron Gallo performs in The Current studio. (Jules Ameel for MPR)

comments powered by Disqus