Ron Gallo Debuts Apocalyptic Dance-Punk Single/Video via Under The Radar

Ron Gallo

Unleashes Apocalyptic Dance-Punk Single + Video

AT LEAST I’M DANCING” via Under The Radar!

Available across platforms here

North American Spring Tour, EU Tour + SXSW

Tour dates below + here.


Due Out March 3, 2023 on Kill Rock Stars

FOREGROUND MUSIC album pre-order



“insurgent poet and rock ‘n’ roll disruptor” – NPR

“…takes no prisoners, capturing Gallo in full-on Iggy Stooge mode”” – The Philadelphia Inquirer

“mixing punk with glam with fuzz guitar” – The Guardian

“fuzzy, yelping garage rock” – FADER

“​​a rocker, a jazzer, a psychedelic head spinner, a sage lyricist” – WXPN

“a sunshine-filled testament to Gallo’s versatility as an artist.” – Paste

Photo credit: Chiara D’Anzieri

Ron Gallo welcomes 2023 with the release of his apocalyptic dance-punk single “AT LEAST I’M DANCING”, the latest cut off his blistering, brand new studio album, FOREGROUND MUSIC due out March 3, 2023 on Kill Rock Stars. Gallo’s critical political and sociopolitical vision is met with an encouraging playfulness and an intellectual sense of humor as he mentally dances between hope and crisis, caring and apathy. The “AT LEAST I’M DANCING” video follows his optimistic approach with the comical image of someone with giant headphones dancing and flailing combined with social media imagery while the world burns in the background. “What else can you do?” says Gallo. “I don’t know where things are going, but I think the world is gonna be what we make it and so giving a shit is always a good choice. If that fails at least we will enjoy the last moments we have.”

With his new album, Gallo screams at the developers turning neighborhoods into unremarkable AirBnB advertisements, corporate overlords deciding how much music costs, and extremists hellbent on bringing forth an apocalypse of racial and civil destruction. It confronts the villains of our society and helps those crushed by them by finding a way to laugh at the absurdity of it all. Over the course of 11 songs, Gallo displays what Ann Powers once called “literate electricity.” It moves from fuzz to lounge jazz to freaky pop to post-punk and back again to rollicking, truly FUN rock music, all the while taking aim at any and everything. He takes aim at male entitlement, the age of anxiety, apathy vs. action, gentrification, narcissism, retail therapy, xenophobia, the dread of future generations, right wing extremists, capitalism, climate change and the experience of having a loved-one who is an addict.

Despite the chaos, Gallo infuses the album with a joyful charm, one that comes from a sincere place of love for people and protecting the things we hold sacred. Love between Gallo and his listeners, between Gallo and the strum of a guitar, between Gallo and the world. By the end of FOREGROUND MUSIC, Ron Gallo makes a staggering and life-affirming conclusion: “The world is completely fucked, but the universe is inside you.”

Gallo has earned a fervent and loyal live following, sharing the stage with the likes of Spoon, Parquet Courts, Ty Segall, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Twin Peaks, The Black Angels, Thee Oh Sees, Caroline Rose, Wilco, J. Mascis, Courtney Barnett, and Post Animal. He has also made festival appearances at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball, Austin City Limits, Pukkelpop, Osheaga, Shakey Knees, Best Kept Secret, Levitation, Forecastle, and Hangout. Today, Gallo has announced a national spring tour, offering fans new opportunities to experience his frenetic live show.

Tour Dates

North America

12/21: Millersville, PA @ Phantom Power

1/27: Edmonton, AB @ Winterruption YEG (with Shame, Fucked Up, A. Savage, Holy Fuck and more)

1/28: Calgary, AB @ Big Winter Classic (with Shame, Fucked Up, A. Savage, Holy Fuck, Nick Thune and more)

3/15-3/19: Austin, TX @ SXSW

3/19: Fort Worth, TX @ Tulips’ SXSW Spillover w/ Indigo De Souza, Enumclaw, Runnner

4/5: Boston, MA @ The Middle East (Upstairs)

4/6: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (early show)

4/7: Washington, DC @ Songbyrd

4/8: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

4/11: Nashville, TN @ Basement East

4/12: Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s

4/13: Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

4/14: Lexington, KY @ The Burl

4/15: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl


4/29: Murcia, ES @ Warm Up Festiva

4/30: Lessines, BE @ Roots & Roses

5/1: Koln, DE @ Bumann & Sohn

5/2: Munchen, DE @ Milla

5/4: Zurich, CH @ Bogen F

5/5: Monthey, CH @ Pont Rouge

5/6: Arlon, BE @ Les Aralunaires

5/9: Nantes, FR @ Stereolux

5/10: Roche Sur Yon, FR @ Quai M

5/11: Bordeaux, FR @ Georges Brassens

5/12: Donosti, ES @ Debedaba

5/13: Lugo, ES @ Fa Ce La Festival

5/14: Madrid, ES @ Wurlitzer Ballroom

5/15: Barcelona, ES @ Sala Upload

5/17: Paris, FR @ Hasard Ludique

5/18: Nijmegen, NL @ Merelyn

5/19: Groningen, NL @ Vera

5/20: Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling

5/23: Copenhagen, DE @ Rust

5/24: Malmo, SE @ Plan B

5/25: Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree

5/26: Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher

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