CANCELED: Post Animal & Ron Gallo w/ Why Bonnie

Tue Nov 23 2021

7:30 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

The Basement East

917 Woodland St Nashville, TN 37206

$18 ADV / $20 DOS

Ages 18+

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By purchasing tickets for this event, I confirm that at the time of the event I will have been fully vaccinated (14 days past final vaccination dose), OR will have received a negative Covid-19 test (PCR or antigen) within 48 hours prior to the event. Children under 12 years of age or fans not vaccinated will be required to present a COVID-19 test result in accordance with these guidelines. Security will check vax cards / test result documentation prior to entry into the venue. Mask wearing will be strongly encouraged.

Effective August 15, 2021 until future notice,  all patrons, artists and staff entering both venues are required to present either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the show or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 48 hours.  We will continually assess the information and recommendations provided by the CDC and update our policy as needed. For more info visit thebasementnashville.com

CANCELED: Post Animal & Ron Gallo w/ Why Bonnie

  • Advance tickets are no longer available online.
  • Post Animal

    Post Animal

    Psychedelic

    Chicago-based Post Animal are a band of brothers. They formed in 2014, began touring in 2017, released their debut album in 2018 and recently released their second album in 2020. Their affinity for slick riffs, pop hooks, and psychedelic tendencies join them in a bond much tighter than their years suggest. Initially formed when childhood friends, bassist Dalton Allison and guitarist Matt Williams, met keyboardist and guitarist Jake Hirshland, Post Animal’s sound began to take shape when the two enlisted some more pals from both the Chicago music scene and through their time working at local burger joints. Rounding out the band’s lineup, Post Animal is completed by drummer Wesley Toledo and guitarist Javi Reyes.

    Like most band’s in Chicago’s inclusive music community, Post Animal got their start playing DIY basements and small rock clubs. Between their impressive early releases and their wild live shows which feature the band members sharing lead vocal duties, Post Animal have unquestionably solidified themselves as one of Chicago’s most exciting up-and-coming acts. Almost impossible to describe, the Post Animal bond is best observed while foolin’ at the merch table after a sweaty show. They look forward to seeing you there and, naturally, becoming your new best friends.

  • Ron Gallo

    Ron Gallo

    Alternative Rock

    “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    

  • Why Bonnie

    Why Bonnie

    Alternative

    Blair Howerton started songwriting as a coping mechanism during her formative years. Her vivid lyricism has bloomed into the dazzling, full-band emotional release known as Why Bonnie. The band’s Fat Possum Records debut EP Voice Box celebrates unhindered expression via beguiling, propulsive guitar pop. 

     

    In a decisive step to start performing her backlogged material, Howerton moved back home to Texas after graduating college in 2015. In Austin, Howerton joined lifelong best friend Kendall Powell, who she met in preschool. Powell’s classical piano chops swapped to synth for the new project. Both active in the Austin scene, guitarist Sam Houdek and bassist Chance Williams later joined to complete the lineup. 

     

    In 2018, the band emerged on petite indie outlet Sports Day Records with In Water. The EP eulogized Howerton’s older brother, who passed away years prior. Intimately bristling tracks explored the grieving process, introducing the group’s uncanny ability to stir up huge catharsis in a seamless rise. Follow-up Nightgown expanded the effort, pulling lush Mazzy Star and Cranberries influences. Embarking on their first DIY tour the same year, Why Bonnie quickly landed opening runs for the like-minded sounds of Snail Mail and Beach Fossils. 

     

    The sum of those experiences culminates in the sweeping, layered rock sound of third EP Voice Box. Fuzzed-out guitars and crystalline vocals drive a tough-edged struggle in the space between suppression and artistic liberty. Howerton explains: “It encapsulates a disconnect between my inner and outer world, and not being able to express myself authentically because of that. But, ultimately knowing I will crash and burn if I don’t.”

     

    The intense effort isn’t always pretty. The title track fumes with quiet wisdom, urging: “I know it’s easier to bury your uncertainties in a cloud of masculinity / Guess it’s the curse you bear to talk over me.” Breeders-inspired “Athlete” endeavors self-doubt in a blistering metaphor of failed sportsmanship. Fiery “No Caves” rises to a forceful album finale, unleashing the full windswept power of Howerton’s vocals, padded by Houdek. Of the ending ascent, the lead singer decides: “It’s about the freedom of realizing that you can’t hide anymore. You have to put yourself out there.”

CANCELED: Post Animal & Ron Gallo w/ Why Bonnie

Tue Nov 23 2021 7:30 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

The Basement East Nashville TN
CANCELED: Post Animal & Ron Gallo w/ Why Bonnie
  • Advance tickets are no longer available online.

$18 ADV / $20 DOS Ages 18+

LIVE STREAM TICKETS AVAILABLE!

By purchasing tickets for this event, I confirm that at the time of the event I will have been fully vaccinated (14 days past final vaccination dose), OR will have received a negative Covid-19 test (PCR or antigen) within 48 hours prior to the event. Children under 12 years of age or fans not vaccinated will be required to present a COVID-19 test result in accordance with these guidelines. Security will check vax cards / test result documentation prior to entry into the venue. Mask wearing will be strongly encouraged.

Effective August 15, 2021 until future notice,  all patrons, artists and staff entering both venues are required to present either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the show or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 48 hours.  We will continually assess the information and recommendations provided by the CDC and update our policy as needed. For more info visit thebasementnashville.com