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
4/28/2016The year was 2009 and Al Partanen had skated and filmed so much for the Hesh Law video that he had enough footage for two full parts. Here is "Part's Part" the hidden, bonus part in all it's glory.
4/26/2016Aesop Rock isn't trying to save the world with each verse. He’s only hoping to brighten it a little.
4/26/2016Saturday night Element launched it’s bronze board series by Thomas Campbell at Kingswell in LA. Check out some photos here.
4/22/2016When legends die only do we realize how much they've influenced us. Now that the purple one is gone, listen to the man's music. –Jake Phelps
4/20/2016Bernard Sumner opens up about Ian Curtis’ death and how he carried on after his passing.