West Palm Beach rootsy rock act the Gallery has a shot at joining the ranks of the Beatles, Madonna, Coldplay, and Aretha Franklin as a cover subject on an upcoming issue of Rolling Stone. This rare opportunity comes as part of the magazine's "Do You Wanna be a Rock & Roll Star?" contest featuring 16 "undiscovered" acts from around the U.S. Check out the Gallery's competition for cover glory and a deal with Atlantic Records here.
Next Tuesday, singer-guitarist Brendan Cooney, drummer Ryan Cooney, bassist
Dave Mozdzanowski, and lead guitarist Shea Brennan release an EP, Come Alive (streaming here), and a headlining gig follows at Respectable Street on March 4.
Curious readers might note that the Gallery lists its origin to be
Wilbraham, Massachusetts. The band's rep explains that the fellas have
family there, but they're planning to move back to West Palm Beach after
their current tour. Here's a TV spot about the band filmed in Massachusetts:
The band took to its MySpace blog to celebrate:
We are very grateful for all of the opportunities we have had so far,
and are very excited about this one. By no means are we a band so we can
just become "famous" or be in the spotlight. This opportunity will put
us in a great position to continue making music that we can only hope
you all will love- which is why we continue on as a band.
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The Gallery. With Kadets and the Gold Coast. 9 p.m. Friday, March 4 at Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Click here.