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
6/23/2018We caught up with Integrity founder/vocalist Dwid Hellion at his home in Belgium shortly after returning home from this year’s Death Match in Texas.
6/23/2018Blood Wizard joined forces with Angel Witch and came out with a board for Chris Gregson and Jerry Gurney. Watch the Clip and get dead.
6/23/2018ARMY stepped up and tore the Death Match down. Check them out.
6/23/2018On May 12th, we celebrated the 50th birthday of one of the most important figures in skateboarding (if not THE most), the great Tony Hawk.
6/23/2018Desert Breeze loc, Sammy Baca, talks and spins some stuff that made him the man he is today. Skate Rock survivor; I set him on fire once in North Carolina. Oops. —Jake Phelps
6/23/2018The Florida native opened up about the “pain” in his name, rich people and his short-lived skateboarding career. Check it out.
6/23/2018This band will not stop. The crew from Orange County gave the hardcore world the rude awakening it deserved with their first full-length album, Paramount.
6/23/2018For Riley Hawk’s second shoe on Lakai, the powers that be lined up a collaboration with Motörhead! And what better place to have the release party than at the Rainbow Bar and Grill on Sunset in Hollywood, which was Lemmy’s favorite watering hole. —Joe Hammeke
6/23/2018Yellowman, the rudest dancehall toaster of all time. Check it out.
6/23/2018The backbone of Necrot, Chad Gailey, picked up the phone and gave us a little insight on their latest album and the past year.