Blues, booze, and BBQs. If that’s not reason enough to head to Memphis, add Gonerfest, an underground music festival hosted by Goner records’ founder Eric Friedl. 2012 marked the ninth festival in almost as many years, and with bands like The Spits, The Oblivians, and Nobunny headlining, there wasn’t a moment to be missed. So, Al Partanen, Justin Modica, Preston Harper and I were Memphis-bound to check out the music and local terrain. Thanks to Goner for still putting out good music and a great festival. I hope to see you at number 10. —Joe Hammeke
Eric Friedl of Goner Records and The Oblivians
River City Tanlines
Justin Modica, pole jam rock fakie
Preston Harper, back 5-0
Al Partanen dives into the crowd while The Spits rip the stage
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7/24/2016The tight-knit Turnstile crew took some time to talk before a recent gig in San Francisco. Check it out.
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7/24/2016Come out for a night of killer music and support a good cause.
7/24/2016Burger Records took over Mosswood park in Oakland, CA, for their annual Boogaloo. The line-up was stacked, the sun was out and good times were had. Check out some photos here.
7/24/2016We caught up with Barney of Napalm Death before a recent gig at The Casbah in San Diego.
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7/24/2016Zig Zags are back at it again with their heavy metal horror themed skate punk in the video for “Giving Up The Ghost” off the album, Running out of Red, out now on Castle Face records.