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Beach Slang

Beach Slang Drops Guitarist Ruben Gallego After Sexual Assault Allegations

As Beach Slang continues its tour behind 2016 sophomore album "A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings," it will do so without guitarist Ruben Gallego. Today (Oct. 11) the Philadelphia-based punk band announced Gallego’s removal, in light of sexual assault allegations against him.