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With his latest release, FOREGROUND MUSIC, the singer-songwriter muses through his stress, anxiety, and sociopolitical unrest to reflect back to listeners their own human experience.

Ron Gallo has a quick answer when asked what went into his latest record, the cheekily titled full-length FOREGROUND MUSIC. “Pure, daily, existential crisis,” the Philadelphia-based musician says in a flat, sarcastic tone.

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The four-day festival takes over Chicago’s lakefront park and turns up the volume thanks to Ryan Adams, Arcade Fire, Muse, Ron Gallo, Warpaint, Cage the Elephant, and others.

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Temples’ James Bagshaw

Temples’ frontman/guitarist loves Gretches. For most of the band’s set, he bounced between a 12-string Chet Atkins Country Gentleman and this 1963 Tennessean—including for the closer “Shelter Song.”

PG dives into gear details with Phoenix, Warpaint, Third Eye Blind, Moon Taxi, the Shins, and others playing the massive Atlanta festival.

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Shaky Knees 2017

In the festival's fifth year, Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park—home to the 1996 Summer Olympics—was again home to the 3-day festival that saw Cage the Elephant, Phoenix, The Shins, Ron Gallo, Car Seat Headrest, Warpaint, The xx, Pixies, and others brought rock and roll to the 404’s downtown district.