at The Hi Tone
Zac & Eric
DJ Hoppe & DJ Vile
(Chapel Hill, NC)
"openhearted, empty-bottled country rock fueled by bitterness and scalding wit." - CHICAGO READER
(Memphis, TN / Toronto, Canada)
"Useless Eaters are a great combination of hyper
minimalist Germs-esque punk, and young attitude crass." - BlogTO (Toronto)
(New Orleans, LA)
"The inimitable 'King Louie' Bankston and his band, the Missing Monuments, make flippant, high-energy power-pop disguised as garage punk insanity. Their songs are winding, head-banging chargers, as loose and catchy as they are teeming with hooks and swampy irreverence." - CREATIVE LOAFING (Atlanta)
"Large as Southwestern skies and brimming with heat-sick melancholy , the group's pleasant femme fronted approach is proving that its not just great cold-wave and post-punk that's flowing from Italian shores."
- RAVEN SINGS THE BLUES
MSR. JEFFREY EVANS
"I started rock and roll in 1892, now just me and Jerry Lee are the only ones left" - JEFF EVANS
at The Goner Store
THEE OH SEES
"San Fran stalwart John Dwyer continues to deliver quality
goo goo muck with his subterranean garage-psych combo
It is not advised to have open containers at this event."
TYLER KEITH & THE APOSTLES (Oxford, MS)
Acute observations from a Neckbone & Preacher's Kid. "Whereas the whiskey might have fueled his previous endeavors, Keith has recently pushed into more sober realms without sacrificing any of his pure rock n roll drive."
SUPER WILD HORSES
"Guitar rock couldn't sound more certifiably vintage Faith Healers britgaze if it were actually performed by a UK four-piece instead of two cute Australian girls." - IMPOSE
Featuring Gonerfest veteran Ryan Rousseau, formerly with Reatards, Digital Leather, Earthmen & Strangers. "If you thought Black Flag's 'Damaged' could've been better with a synth, check out these guys." - UTTER TRASH
"Like Television Personalities or the Clean at their most engaging,
So Cow main man Brian Kelly plays rickety guitar-pop that sounds homemade without feeling insular." - PITCHFORK
(Los Angeles, CA)
"A paranoid, nightmarish and altogether disturbed aural hallucination;
each drum thud the lockstep of a weary fella who's lost himself in the twilight of the uninhabited desert;
every space between beats a sparse landscape devoid of humanity, yet rife with fear and exaggerated panic. Y'know, a BAD TRIP." - TERMINAL BOREDOM
(San Francisco, CA)
"You're not going to hear many rock records that'll kick you square in the pants quite like this one this year; the kid's got heart, brains, and quite an ear for a hook, and he throws himself body and soul into these tunes. Segall makes quite an impression in half an hour's time.... Melted could charm the sweat out of anybody." - PITCHFORK
Afternoon Beer Bust at The Buccaneer
The grill is on!
Cheap burgers & hot dogs c/o chef Richard Martin!
DATADRUMS (Memphis, TN)
"Oscars axe-man Chuck Vicious takes a break from bartending
at the Lamplighter to play technological punk rock with Alicja Trout and friends." - GONER RECORDS
"Ex-Throbbing Urges go Husker Du style linear pop and win!"
- GONER RECORDS
"The Golden Boys are real Texas punk rock. There's no pretention,
no etiquette, and there, on the faces of all six nonboys, are huge, stretched-out smiles. Remember when rock & roll used to be fun? Pass the bottle." - AUSTIN CHRONICLE
LOVE COLLECTOR (Austin, TX)
With Shawn Carpetbagger, Goner hero Rob Yazzie (ex-Fells), and Robin Retox (ex-Shitty Beach Boys).
"It sounds like Love Collector has spent their time listening to both some of the grimy Texas trash like the Motards (or hell even going back farther Huns and Bobby Soxx) AND 60's Brit RnB merchants the Downliner Sect."- SMASHIN' TRANSISTORS
We Never Learn
by Eric Davidson
Tall tales and videos documenting the "Gunk Punk Underbelly" of underground music in the 90s...
*MC Dick Scum & Armitage Shanks
DJ Aya & DJ Robert
GUINEA WORMS (Columbus, OH)
"weird but catchy, precise yet haphazard... one of the great Columbus bands of the past decade" -AGIT READER
(Asheville, NC / Nashville, TN)
"Memphis debut of Greg Cartwright's (Oblivians, Reigning Sound) girl group with members of the Ettes."
Lp coming on In The Red Records.
PERSONAL AND THE PIZZAS
"Big and dumb Ramones style punk rock GENIUS" -BLIP
"like Mick Jagger trapped inside a dog" -PLAN B
"the last genuine lost genius"
-THE SUNDAY TIMES
STRAPPING FIELDHANDS (Philadelphia, PA)
"The Strapping Fieldhands started out in the early '90s playing
'Appalachian inbred squonk' on junk shop instruments. They sound like denizens of some stunningly pretty British backwater where people fiddle with radio antennae to pick up faint broadcasts of skiffle, traditional English folk and '60s psychedelic rock. They're equally adept at shambolic, Syd Barrett-style balladry and barnburning freak rock reminiscent of Pere Ubu or the Godz; usually they strike a balance between
the two and end up with music that is self-consciously
strange but unpretentious, and beautiful but more than a little unsettling." -SPLENDID
OBLIVIANS (Memphis, TN)
"The Oblivians, inspired by that pure, powerful music, took what began as a joke band, and started a Rock & Roll religion
exalting drugs, sex, violence, and yes, the Lord. The Oblivians rip with a baseness and honesty that is truly a thing to behold." -BUDDYHEAD
at Hi Tone
DJ Terre T & Tom Scharpling (WFMU)
DJ Useless Eater
& DJ Dutch Hercules
JOHN WESLEY COLEMAN
"Drinking his Schlitz & shots of whiskey he was unpretentious, funny and not afraid to speak gibberish as if he was channeling the long lost native language of the spirit of Rock 'n' Roll."
-PARADE OF FLESH
GIRLS AT DAWN (Brooklyn, NY)
"Pop music at its most bare bones and rudimentary,
sounding not just like a first take, but possibly the first time they've picked up these instruments. But the amateurishness gives it an irresistible charm, especially when it's stifled it with noxious levels of reverb." -MUCH MUSIC
"A combination of rugged Aussie simplicity and dunderheaded DIY UK punk. So simple it hurts, really." -TERMINAL BOREDOM
(Medway, United Kingdom)
"The Shanks really bring the goods to the table,
firing out the finest in white shirt/black tie Brit-garage like a faulty sten gun, all the while serving up bountiful portions of threatening
pub-crawler rock hooliganism but infusing it with enough humor that you knew they were just good blokes having a good larf."-TERMINAL BOREDOM
NEW BOMB TURKS
"The Turks exhibit an innate mastery of rock 'n' roll's truly important gestures, the flipped bird, the dropped trou, the beer-stein hoist, not to mention a devotion to the hallowed three-chords-and-a-cloud-of-phlegm formulation that dates back to the '50s."
Goner's first release back in 1993 was Guitar Wolf's WOLF ROCK! lp! A return to their adopted hometown for the greatest band from Japan.
"Decked out in head to toe black leather, shades, greased up hair and delivering a devastating cherry bomb guitar attack, Tokyo’s Guitar Wolf are cooler than you are. Like the Ramones - an obvious influence
along with Link Wray, Johnny Thunders, MC5, and The Stooges - Guitar Wolf successfully
pull off the balancing act between high art concept and gut-driven punk rock, throwing in an unhealthy
(or healthy, depending on how you look at it) obsession with sex, alcohol, and UFOs for good measure."
@ The Goner Store
We'll have some snacks and some refreshments as everyone switches into recovery mode. Hydrate along to Ty Segall solo, performing some of his own songs and songs you'd like him to sing- if he wants to sing them.
THE LIMES (Memphis, TN)
"Molasses-soaked, shambling, pig-doctor distorto death-folk with a godless 'No Tomorrow' vibe that makes you want to crap standing up. A house favorite." - NEW YORK NIGHT TRAIN
POST FEST COMEDOWN
9pm til 2am
WORLD FAMOUS DJS
Come to hang out and NOT listen
to a live band! Dance party for as long as you can stand! Sit for as long as you like! Actually get to talk to folks you've just met from all over!
(San Francisco, CA)
"Limited and spray painted."
(San Francisco, CA)
"Wild Thing have tapped into a very specific dilemma for the posturing nerds of our time." -FADER
(Los Angeles, CA)
"Monty recently told me he wanted their new record to sound like 'someone has thrown a grenade in the room.' I think that's a perfect way to describe their sound" -LARRY HARDY
(In The Red Records)
"weird interesting music that sounds like it was made in either the 1960s or 2160s" -ROCTOBER
"Eschewing guitars for a pounding pulse, echoed vocals and a hive of small synths, the type of thing Rough Trade would’ve been clamoring to put out amongst their first dozen releases..." -YELLOW GREEN RED
Featuring Mikey from Eddy Current Suppression Ring!
"A beach party being crashed by the Stooges but Iggy doesn't feeling like singing cuz he out dancing by clambake pit with all the girls so a couple of drunk wrestlers pass the mic between each other." -SMASHIN TRANSISTORS
TOUCH-ME-NOTS (Oakland, CA)
"Primitive, soulful rock 'n' roll rooted in the sounds of mid 20th Century American South: blues, r & b, and good old country & western." -NOW WAVE
BURNING SANDS (Memphis, TN)
"Memphis pop/garage up-and-comers featuring
Jeremy Scott (Reigning Sound) and Quinn Powers (Final Solutions). I'd call it mod in the rave-ups if everyone didn't think mod music sucked now. How about freakbeat? Anyway, they rock!"
With Goner vet Alix Brown (Angry Angles) "Like a more psychotic B-52's.... these fuzzy, frenetic songs are ones you want to hear in a crowded club, bouncing
along as you spill half your drink on the guy next to you." - PITCHFORK
JAMES ARTHUR’S MANHUNT
(Austin, TX / Memphis, TN)
"The weird punk western within hints at elements of lost Morricone scores, surfin" Smegma, late-era Savage Republic, and even some subdued Caroliner Rainbow thanks to a banjo sproutin' up."