King's Raleigh

Mailing List

Instagram Feed

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

AdHoc Presents: Ron Gallo

with TWEN


Time: 8:00PM

Admission: $12 - $14 | All Ages

Doors: 7:00PM

“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

 

Buy Tickets Join on Facebook

More Upcoming Shows:

Thursday, August 23rd

AdHoc Presents: Ivory Layne

with Blueberry

Thursday, August 23rd

Boat Jail – Late Night Standup Comedy – August Show at Neptunes

with Shari Díaz, Jake Weddle Tareq Salameh Jordan Scott Huggins Sam Evans Jarred Kreger Elisse Thompson Janeen Slaughter and host Sam Mazany 

Friday, August 24th

Drake Nite Raleigh

Saturday, August 25th

Be Kind, Rewind: Totally 80s Burlesque Bash!

with Virginia Scarre, Kitschy DeCoeur, Purrrl VanDammit, Meka La Creme, Bonnie Cozmo