“Music and reptiles have always been side by side, one in each hand.” – Navarone Garibaldi
Rock royalty. That’s a thing, and it’s not even something Shiprockers are strangers to. I stood next to Wolfgang VanHalen at the omelet station. Sure it phased me, but I figured once I got over that fear of saying hi to rock royalty, I would be good to go.
Never let your guard down. The world is full of surprises and Them Guns is no exception.
Meet Navarone Garibaldi, son of Priscilla Presley and lead singer of Them Guns.
He only grew up with The King’s only child. No big, right? Michael Jackson’s brother-in-law. Priscilla’s son. No legacy pressure, right? Any reasonable kid would have steered clear of the rockstar bit, but listen to Garibaldi and Them Guns. Legacy and expectations said, they have tapped into that laid back LA vibe and put out some really chill rock tunes. The phrase “too cool for school” keeps popping into my head, and I haven’t felt anyone was THAT cool in a long time. But Them Guns brings the cool, which is why they’re easily able to pack the Whiskey and The Viper Room. I would SO go to Hollywood to see that, but thankfully I don’t have to (well, I mean I still want to, but I digress) because they’re bringing the OC attitude to Shiprocked.
I’ll leave you with some of my favorite YouTube samples and I’ll see you right up front for their first set. Navarone, I’ll see you at the buffet.
And 12 minutes of Garibaldi’s snakes. But of course!