DERV GORDON of The Equals

(UK)

Singer for the legendary British beat / garage pop band - THE EQUALS! So many great songs - "Police On My Back," "I Get So Excited," "Baby Come Back," "Michael & The Slipper Tree"... A high energy dance party just waiting to erupt! Saturday Night at Hi Tone.

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(Sydney, Australia)

Sydney's unique, menacing buzzsaw of postpunk malevolence! Like Wire, a semi-one-dimensional sound that never disappoints. Sub Pop put out a box set of their original lps. Great, great roar. Friday at Hi Tone

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UNNATURAL AXE

(BOSTON, MA)

Boston band well-known in punk circles for their "They Saved Hitler's Brain," featured on the Feel Lucky Punk lp... but really much, much greater band than a one-shot KBD act. Check out the classic groove of "Summertime" for some US pub rock brilliance. The Boston Scene of the 70s (Real Kids, DMZ, Nervous Eaters) somehow still gets shortchanged in the shadow of New York City. Thursday Night at the Hi Tone.

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X___X

(Cleveland, OH)

Clevo proto-punkers, ex-Electric Eels! With John Morton, Craig Bell (Mirrors, Rocket From The Tombs), Andrew Klimek. From the lovely scene that birthed Rocket From The Tombs (which split into Pere Ubu & The Dead Boys), Pagans, and Mirrors. Lux interior had already split for NYC. Devo was in the planning stages. Ohio really had it going on. And X___X were there. "If they handed out MacArthur Genius grants for misanthropy, Morton would be short-listed."

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JACK OBLIVIAN & THE SHEIKS

(Memphis, TN)

Jim Dickinson said "World Boogie is Coming!" Still waiting on that, but Jack Oblivian is HERE! Great songwriting and All American rock n roll! With young rockers Sheiks backing him, can't beat him! Saturday Night at Hi Tone.

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GREG CARTWRIGHT

(Memphis, TN)

Reigning Sound / Oblivians / Compulsive Gamblers mastermind has moved from punk to garage to soul and country rock and in the meantime has found his soul. A double threat this Gonerfest- accoustic set on Thursday's Opening Ceremonies, and a DJ set Friday Night at Hi Tone.

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GOLDEN PELICANS

(Orlando, FL)

Perhaps the greatest live act going today! Last Gonerfest appearance was a hurricane of broken glass, booze, and glorious noise. Florida's finest purveyors of wild rock n roll. GET IT! Saturday Night at the Hi Tone.

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TYVEK

(Detroit, MI)

Relentless angular post-punk- Tyvek returns to Gonerfest! In the Red recording artists. Appearing Friday Night at Hi Tone

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A GIANT DOG

(Austin, TX)

Talk about unrelenting energy... A Giant Dog delivers! High energy pop rocking, wayyyy more punk live than on record. Always at the top of Best Band In Austin conversations... Merge Recording artists... Thursday Night at Hi Tone

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NOTS

(Memphis, TN)

Memphis' wildest! touring relentlessly has sharpened their live game to a ridiculously sharp edge, powerful yet able to turn on a dime during loose jam noise sections. Every song a winner, every moment feels more intense than the last. And then the synth blasts you onto your ass. Friday Night at Hi Tone.

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FOSTER CARE

(NY, NY)

Maybe the best punk band going right now. Fast, furious, and just plain good. Like a warm hug with alcohol. Never want it to end. Long may they rage. Friday Night at Hi Tone.

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VANITY

(NY, NY)

New York street punk with a sweet side. For fans of: The Lovely Lads, The Riffs, The Ol' Cunts, Chiswick Records, les Teckels, The Daltonz, The Cliches, The Beltones, Johnny Thunders, The Templars, and Perkele.Saturday Night at Hi Tone

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Peacers

(San Francisco, CA)

Mike Donovan was in Sic Alps, who brought Ty Segall along to play tambourine at their Gonerfest 5 way back in 2008. A lot has changed since then, but Mike's still got a great psych pop mind and Peacers rock. On Drag City Records. Friday Night at Hi Tone.

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DIE GROUP

(Los Angeles, CA)

Longtime Goner friend Eric Big Arm plays guitar for this great Los Angeles trio- a grinding, slowed-down punk rock that's all the more intense in the power it holds back rather than sprays all over the club. Menacing! Reminiscent Weirdos / Crime / Urinals but moves beyond all that, too. Thursday Night at Hi Tone.

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SWEET KNIVES

(Memphis, TN)

Ex-Lost Sounds move past their past into great new music...with Alicja Trout (River City Tanlines, Clear, Fresh Flesh), Rich Crook (Lover, Knaughty Knights), Johnny Valiant, and John Garland. Sweet Knives played Lost Sounds songs before at Murphy's... they've moved into a whole new deal now! Thursday Night at Hi Tone.

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THUNDERROADS

(Tokyo, JAPAN)

Hell bent for Leather Highway ROCK! Do you miss Lemmy? hunderroads are lead by Masaharu, brother to Guitar Wolf Seiji, blessed with a similar love for kamikaze rock n roll. Friday Afternoon at Memphis Made.

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BENNI

(New Orleans, LA)

New Orleans spaced-out synth wizard, new album on Goner destroys Time, Space, and your Mom! Thursday Night at Hi Tone.

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Cobra Man

(Los Angeles, CA)

Sick slick Los Angeles studio funk/punk with an edge. Get dancing or get out of the way- MANRAMP is coming! Worble Worble Worble! The Worble Skate Team is nigh! Saturday Afternoon at Murphy's.

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Heavy Lids

(New Orleans, LA)

Full-on guitar/ guitar/ keyboard onslaught from New Orleans... you want rock in your face, there's no escape! Hawkwind / Motorhead / Chrome fans get in line! Hope you got a good picture of your face 'cause it's gone now! Saturday Afternoon at Murphy's.

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Craig Brown Band

(Detroit, MI)

Detroit's most beloved bartender, cook, and ping-pong champion has gone solo. "Hillbilly Deluxe meets Dive Bar Band Rock." On Third Man Records. Appearing Sunday for Closing Ceremonies at Cooper-Young Gazebo.

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Bloodbags

(Aukland, NZ)

Bloodbags' Andrew Tolley is a legend. Longtime New Zealand record label head, and band member...and yeah, we had Bloodbags on Gonerfest 13. We had to have more! Powerful rock vibes from Auckland- don't miss 'em this time. Appearing Thursday Night At The Hi Tone

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Spodee Boy

(Nashville, TN)

Snotty punk from Nashville- a perfect antidote to all the snooty punk from Nashville! Read all about their UV Race influence below! Saturday Afternoon at Murphy's.

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JUDY & THE JERKS

(Hattiesburg, MS)

Ex-Big Bleach young Hattiesburg punks- lotta great energy! From their Bandcamp hashtags: "punk hattiesburg sick slam weirdo whacked out Hattiesburg" Sounds right. Friday Afternoon at Memphis Made.

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Traumahelikopter

(Groningen, Netherlands)

Solid garage rock from the Dutch Mecca of Garage, Groningen! Fans of Reigning Sound-end of the rock n roll / garage spectrum, get on board! Saturday Night at Hi Tone

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FRANTIC STUFFS

(Osaka, JAPAN)

Definitely frantic punk rock stuffs from Osaka, Japan! Friday Night at Hi Tone

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HASH REDACTOR

(Memphis, TN)

Memphis DIY-style punk ala Swell Maps- fractured yet cohesive post punk. Features Ex Cult Alec and NOTS Meredith. Best of the younger Memphis crew? Saturday Afternoon at Murphy's.

HARAHAN FATS & LARRY LAVA

(New Orleans, LA)

New accoustic attack from King Louie Bankston and cohort Larry Lava. Expect crawfish-friendly sentiments and Louie's Louisiana wisdom, musicianship, and curse. Thursday Opening Ceremonies at Cooper Young Gazebo.

PROTO IDIOT

(Manchester, UK)

Stupid sounds made in Manchester. Records on Bad Paintings, Trouble In Mind, Slovenly, Red Lounge, OddBox. Saturday Afternoon at Murphy's.

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HARTLE ROAD

(Columbus, MS)

Mississippi avant-weirdos somehow coming up with Krautrock jams worthy of Can/Faust mixed with pop hooks and strange intelligence. Goner faves! Get their MAXX lp if you haven't! Saturday Afternoon at Murphy's

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Gushers

(New Orleans, LA)

Sickest New Orleans racket yet, known for the jamming out with clams. Saturday Afternoon at Murphy's.

Rays

(San Francisco, CA)

Trouble In Mind recording artists, Members of THE WORLD, LIFE STINKS, Violent Change, and Dadfag, these West Coasters turn towards linear strumrock ala Eddy Current Suppression Ring or something without losing their immediate DIY feel... RIYL Babees, Desperate Bicycles, Television Personalities, UV Race, Modern Lovers. Saturday Afternoon at Murphy's.
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Echo Ohs

(Auckland, NZ)

Kiwi rock! This sort of thing always KILLS at the Murphy's day show- do not miss 'em! Saturday Afternoon at Murphy's.

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Hipshakes

(Manchester, UK)

Goner Records recording stars and Gonerfest alumni return! Their spastic energy spun our heads back in the early part of the decade and the years have, if anything, only upped the ante. Saturday Afternoon at Murphy's.

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So What

(San Francisco, CA)

Glam stomp from the West Coast, hand-picked to back up the mighty Derv Gordon to play Equals songs! A keen sensibility to what makes good glam, bubblegum, and pop music so good- a STOMPIN BEAT and KILLER HOOKS! Saturday Night at Hi Tone.

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ISIS

(New Orleans, LA)

Unknown New Orleans band with controversial name, perhaps featuring Rob from Buck Biloxi / Giorgio Murderer, unless that's a secret. Raw electro punk. Saturday Afternoon at Murphy's.

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Magic Factory

(Auckland, NZ)

Magically huge band of Kiwis! Friday Afternoon at Memphis Made.

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TOM LAX

(Philadelphia, PA)

Siltbreeze honch head returns with another box of magic tunes, twas to be paired with WFMU's Brian Turner before BT split for Australian Gold Coast. DIY, punk, and mystery galore. DJing Saturday Night at Hi Tone

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Aya & Robert Cuzner

(San Francisco, CA)

Budget Rock answer to Lucy & Desi, except reversed and, well, not really. Spinners of super sounds. DJing Thursday Night at Hi Tone.

Peelander Yellow

(Austin, TX)

Japan to Austin transplant via the insane pop punk band Peelander Z... purveyor of chaotic fun via sound and image. Mural up at Crosstown Arts, MC for Friday Night's festivities. Hold On!

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DAN ROSE

(New Orleans, LA)

Suave raconteur last seen marrying knaves with alligators snapping at his heels. Perfect mix of Johnny Otis Show braggadocio and modern smashed mind sensibilities. Director of Wayne County Rambling film, with Tav Falco, Iggy Pop, Cordell Jackson, Nathaniel Mayer, Mick Collins, Lorette Velvette, Cub Coda, Ben Harper, Otha Turner and many, many more. MC for Saturday Night

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MODEL ZERO

(Memphis, TN)

New motorik jams from the Sheiks axis of Memphis underground. Feet planted firm in Memphis rock and rhythm... but getting farther out there! Catch members backing Jack O on Saturday night too! Friday afternoon at Memphis Made

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TEN HIGH

(FAYeTTEVilLE, AR)

Great burly punk rock out of Fayetteville. They've been paying dues for a while and are ready to claim what should be theirs! Friday afternoon at Memphis Made.

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A. Gorilla

(Forest Trees, The Forest)

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