Memphis, Tenn.'s Goner Records has helped hold together a worldwide scene's worth of ragged, sleazy guitar rock with little more than willpower since 1993. They've released full-lengths from Atlanta's Carbonas, Melbourne's Eddy Current Surpression Ring and Memphis' own clown prince of the gutter, Jay Reatard. They run a vibrant record store in the heart of Tennessee. And they put on their yearly Gonerfest, which tends to fill three days with so much overdriven, yelp-tastic rock 'n' roll that, for the slightest moment, the city of Memphis becomes one big parents' garage.
looks to be no different, as New Zealand's Pavement-influencing new wave-harbingers The Clean headline the event. California's NOBUNNY returns to terrorize and delight once more with bunny masks and very little clothing. Fellow San Franciscans Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall and Hunx & His Punk shore up the presence of the vibrant Bay Area scene, while New York's Golden Triangle and Puerto Rico's Davila 666 help round out a festival list that promises a grand and raucous time.
Goner Fest goes down Sept. 24-26. Check for a full band list and tickets (on sale soon) here.
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