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Interview: The Gallery

BY CONNOR HACHEY

The Gallery will be performing in downtown Gainesville at High Dive, along with Gainesville’s Flat Land and ISM, on Friday, July 12 at 9:00 P.M. We got the chance to sit down with Ryan Cooney, the band’s drummer, and talk about their new album Restless, their current national tour as well as their plans for the future, in addition to checking out some of their music along the way.

Get in touch with The Gallery through their Facebook page or their Twitter account @thegallerymusic.

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The Gallery Embarks on National Tour in Support of New Album, Restless

Tour kicks off June 19th in San Francisco 

For Immediate Release

Los Angeles, CA – The Gallery, featuring Brendan Cooney (lead vocals, guitar), Ben Lozano (lead guitar, bg vocals), Dave Mozdzanowski (bass guitar, bg vocals) and Ryan Cooney (drums, bg vocals), will be heading out on a national tour in support of their twelve-track album, Restless, beginning June 19 at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, and continuing through late August. The band will also be playing a FREE hometown show at House of Blues – Sunset Strip in West Hollywood on June 28, following the West Coast leg of tour and before heading East for additional shows throughout the summer. Restless, the band’s first full-length album with the current line-up, was recorded at Swinghouse Studios, Harmony Studios and Spitfire Studios in Los Angeles with producer Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray, Augustana).

Confirmed upcoming tour dates include:

  • Thursday, July 11 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
    • 7:30pm Doors; 8:00pm Show; All Ages; $8 adv / $10 at the door
    • With Flattens the Forest, Little League
  • Friday, July 12 – High Dive – Gainesville, FL
    • 9:00pm Doors; 18+; $6 at the door
    • With Flat Land, ISM
  • Saturday, July 13 – Swamp Grass Willy’s – West Palm Beach, FL
    • 7:00pm Doors; All Ages; $5 for 21+; $10 under 21; Pay at the door
    • With Rescue Kid, SS Francis
  • Tuesday, July 16 – Underbelly – Jacksonville, FL
    • 18+, FREE SHOW
    • Exact set time coming soon
  • Thursday, July 18 – Casbah – Durham, NC
    • 8:00pm Show; 9:00pm Doors; $5 at the door
    • With Wyatt Easterling and TBA
  • Saturday, July 20 – The Saloon @ NC Music Factory – Charlotte, NC
    • 9:00pm Show; 21+; $5 at the door
    • With Jon Linker Band
  • Tuesday, July 23 – The Studio @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
    • 7:00pm Doors; 7:30pm Show; $10 adv/$12 at the door
    • With RapScallions & The Montauk Project
  • Thursday, July 25 – The Space – Hamden, CT
    • 6:00pm Doors; 6:30pm Show; $10 at the door
    • With Sarah Miles, Ken Yates, Alexa Carter, Mike Tedesco, Audrey Campbell, Hannah & Connor
  • Saturday, July 27 – Maximum Capacity – Chicopee, MA
  • Tuesday, July 30 – Crocodile Rock – Allentown, PA (show was just moved upstairs to the mainroom!)
    • 5:30pm Doors; 6:00pm Show; All Ages; $12 adv/$15 doors
    • With Kill the Broadcast, Broken Dose, Bonner and Kory Burrell
  • Thursday, August 1 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
    • 8:00pm Doors; 8:30pm Show; All Ages; $6 adv/$8 doors
    • With Sputnik, The Singular, Maid Myriad (acoustic)
  • Tuesday, August 6 – The Rudyard Kipling – Louisville, KY
    • 7:00pm Doors; 7:30pm Show; 21+; $5 at the door
    • With Brooks Ritter, Jubalson
  • Monday, August 12 – The Frequency – Madison, WI
    • More details coming soon
  • Saturday, August 17 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
    • 7:30pm Doors; 8:30pm Show; 18+; $10 adv / $12 at the door
  • Wednesday, August 21 – The Compound – Alamogordo, NM
    • 9:00pm Show; All Ages; $8 at the door
    • ***Rescheduled from July 1 due to rain (outdoor venue)
  • Friday, August 23 – Hotel Monte Vista – Flagstaff, AZ
    • 9:30pm Show; 21+; FREE

The new album, Restless, is already garnering attention from press and fans alike. AbsolutePunk.net dubbed the title track ‘Young & Restless’ “a jangly should-be chart-topper that screams platinum from the opening seconds” and the disc as a whole “a triumph and a startling step forward from a band that won’t be under the radar for long.” Similarly, Alternative Addiction stated “for an album that’s being truly released independently from a band that’s never really been on a label, these are the best songs I’ve heard in a long time.” Fans are clamoring to help spread the word with free sampler discs the band gives out to share with friends.

The Gallery’s previous release, 2011′s “Come Alive EP,” earned them nation-wide college radio airplay, landing them on the CMJ charts, as well as earning a Top 40 radio add for “Catalyst” in Ithaca, NY. “Come Alive” also received great press, including the band’s selection as one of just sixteen unsigned North American artists to compete in Rolling Stone’s 2011 “Do You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star” contest to choose the cover of the magazine.

Additionally The Gallery was chosen to participate in the 2011 Florida GRAMMY Showcase, and selected as finalists in the International Songwriting Competition two years in a row. In early 2012, the band won the “D’Addario Play Your Way to Austin” contest, earning them a SXSW showcase, as well as string and drumhead endorsements. The band loves sharing their music with fans at live shows, and has toured to more than 30 different states.

The Gallery’s hook-laden rock songs combine a mix of mainstream appeal and professionalism with indie cred and likability. Rolling Stone described their sound as “big shout-along choruses and bluesy guitar breakdowns” while Alternative Press Magazine compared them to Tom Petty.

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