The Goddamn Gallows hang ’em high

“We are the Goddamn Gallows, from nowhere,” frontman Mikey Classic said. Originally formed in Michigan, the Gallows have toured relentlessly over the past few years, earning a cultish following for their high-intensity live shows while often living out of their van, squatting in houses, or staying just about anywhere along the way. On stage, the band is as restless as they are in life, constantly switching instruments from song to song, incorporating unique sounds like washboards and spoons, and drawing in the crowd with a series of small skits and other in-your-face antics.

In April 2013, the gang brought its sideshow to Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta.

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Clay Duda is a freelance journalist specializing in investigative reporting, feature writing, editorial photography, and digital media.