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
5/27/2016The Lost Bombers obliges the Larb with some words on the band. As seen in the May '16 issue.
5/27/2016Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell passed away 20 years ago and yet his music stands strong. Long-time Thrasher employee Eben Sterling has an unusual story of his involvement in their very first single “Ebin.”
5/27/2016Figgy and Macarena formed a new band with Joose and Dylan called Pharlee. Let them explain the rest.
5/27/2016Ho99o9 is touring the world this year playing festivals across Europe so look out or one of ‘em might land on your head.
5/27/2016Timmy’s Organism, the descendent of the great Human Eye and the Clone Defects, play mutant glam rock for submoron imbeciles—any self-hating human being should love it.
5/27/2016The original Misfits will be headlining the Riot Fest in Chicago and Denver. Yes, the Misfits with Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only.
5/27/2016This Spring 2016 HUF proudly collaborates with Roger Steffens and The Family Acid on a series of four photo tees featuring iconic works that span various periods throughout the photographer’s life.
5/27/2016Aesop Rock isn't trying to save the world with each verse. He’s only hoping to brighten it a little.
5/27/2016When 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
5/27/2016Bernard Sumner opens up about Ian Curtis’ death and how he carried on after his passing.