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WELCOME TO GONERFEST 14
Gonerfest 14…could it be? Well, it is! We’re glad you’re with us, both devoted returnees and fresh faces. Another year of doing this means another year with a bunch of people from across the globe playing music, watching music, and enjoying the company of people you might not otherwise even meet. It’s worked so far, so we got together another lineup featuring international and local acts, ranging from the legendary brit-pop/RnB singer Derv Gordon of the Equals to the young, angry Judy and the Jerks, swingin’ through from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Night shows at the Hi Tone, day shows at Memphis Made Brewing and Murphy’s, Bar B Q, beer...you know the drill. If you don’t, you’ll learn quick. Again, we’re excited you’re here. Be safe, have fun, and boogie.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Golden Pass | $75 Good for all official Gonerfest events
GONERFEST ART SHOW |
OPENING CEREMONIES |
Golden Pass Holders - Come by Goner Records during the festival to claim your special bonus gift! Night Shows | $25 each Doors at 8pm Memphis Made Show | $5 Friday Afternoon
THURSDAY NIGHT |
FRIDAY AFTERNOON | FRIDAY NIGHT |
SATURDAY AFTERNOON |
Day Show at Murphy’s | $15 Saturday Afternoon
SATURDAY NIGHT |
Opening / Closing Ceremonies | Free!
CLOSING CEREMONIES |
Tickets available at Goner Records or Gonerfest.com
THINGS TO DO IN MEMPHIS | MAP |
GRADING KEY |
GONERFEST ART SHOW Wednesday, September 27, 5:00pm Crosstown Arts | 422 N. Cleveland Check out the mural on the southwest corner of the Crosstown Arts building just north of the Hi Tone... our artist for this year, PEELANDER YELLOW, spreads his message of chaos and fun in this revolving space provided by Crosstown Arts (at press time, we have no idea what the mural will be.) Join us for the Gonerfest Art Reception at Crosstown Arts. You can meet the artist, get your wristbands, and check out the brand new mural!
For the past three years, our friends down the street at Memphis Made Brewing have been kind enough to brew us two of our own special beers specifically for Gonerfest. This year they are at it again. GONERFEST 14 Sessions IPA has been brewed AND canned for purchase in local retail grocers! On top of that, the standard Gonerbrau, a cream ale, will be available in the taproom at the Friday day show at Memphis Made, and at the Hi Tone while it lasts during night shows. Not a fan of india pale ales? That’s cool, hit the keg for a lighter alternative. We noticed that people were drinking some beer and there’s no bigger thrill than having your own beer getting dranked. Drunk? Hey now! Careful out there. FOR REAL- GET A RIDE HOME if you’ve been drinking.
OPENING CEREMONIES Cooper Young Gazebo | Free All Ages Welcome
HARAHAN FATS & ABE WHITE New Orleans, LA
We are proud to open our 14th festival with the most original of the OGs, King Louie Bankston himself. Louie’s played the first Gonerfest and has (almost) played every Gonerfest since. Expect hard-won wisdom and street smarts set to accoustic instruments on fire. 6:00pm
GREG CARTWRIGHT Asheville, NC
Memphis’ proud son returns for an accoustic set to begin the festivalGreg knows a million songs and has written some of the best of ‘em. Reigning Sound, Oblivians, Parting Gifts, Compulsive Gamblers and solo- Greg always delivers. We are so happy to have him on board once again.
THURSDAY NIGHT Hi Tone | $25
DJ AYAPAPAYA & DJ PAPA-SAN
San Francisco, CA
BLOODBAGS Auckland, NZ
Wild, man. Wild!
Bloodbags’ Andrew Tolley is a legend. Longtime New Zealand record label head, and band member...and yeah, we had Bloodbags on Gonerfest 13. We had to have more! Massive rock from Auckland- don’t miss ‘em this time.
Crucial song selectors all the way from the Left Coast!
MC A. GORILLA BENNI
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans’ spaced-out synth wizard. Longtime sideman to Natural Child, King Louie’s Projects, Gary Wrong, Heavy Lids and more steps out on his own to spread electronic soundtrack grooves. New album on Goner destroys!
SWEET KNIVES Memphis, TN +
Ex-Lost Sounds move past their past into great new music...with Alicja Trout (River City Tanlines, Clear, Fresh Flesh), Rich Crook (Lover, Knaughty Knights), Johnny Valiant, and John Garland. Sweet Knives played Lost Sounds songs at Murphy’s for Gonerfest 13... they’ve moved into a whole new deal now!
BENNI SWEET KNIVES
Los Angeles, CA
DIE GROUP Longtime Goner friend Eric Big Arm plays guitar for this great Los Angeles trio- a grinding, slowed-down punk rock that’s all the more intense in the power it holds back rather than sprays all over the club. Menacing! Reminiscent of the Weirdos / Crime / Urinals but moves beyond all that, too. Midnight
A GIANT DOG Austin, TX
Unrelenting energy... A Giant Dog delivers! High energy pop rocking, wayyyy more punk live than on record. Always at the top of Best Band In Austin conversations... Merge Recording artists...
UNNATURAL AXE Boston band well-known in punk circles for their “They Saved Hitler’s Brain,” featured on the Feel Lucky Punk lp... but really much, much greater band than a one-shot KBD act. Check out the classic groove of “Summertime” for some US pub rock brilliance. The Boston Scene of the 70s (Real Kids, DMZ, Nervous Eaters) somehow still gets shortchanged in the shadow of New York City. “If you were into the Boston punk scene in 1978 or ’79, then you were probably into Unnatural Axe. Who couldn’t love a band that professed to be most influenced by the Dictators, New York Dolls, Ramones and Bobby Orr.”
A GIANT DOG
FRIDAY AFTERNOON Day Show at Memphis Made Brewery | $5 2:15pm
Heavy duty rock from Arkansas- been hitting the Memphis circuit for a while, finally getting the recognition they deserve! 3:00pm
New motorik jams from the Sheiks axis of Memphis underground. Feet planted firm in Memphis rock and rhythm… but getting farther out there! Catch members backing Jack O on Saturday night too!
Large Band of Kiwis bringing the pastoral rock out from the fields... expansive!
JUDY & THE JERKS Hattiesburg, MS
Ex-Big Bleach young Hattiesburg punkslotta great energy! From their Bandcamp hashtags: “punk hattiesburg sick slam weirdo whacked out Hattiesburg” Sounds right!
Thunder Road is a great movie and Robert Mitchum song and Thunderroads do them justice. Road rockin ala “Born To Be Wild” played by Japanese wildmen hell bent on destruction! Seiji from Guitar Wolf’s brother Masaharu leads them to glory!
JUDY & THE JERKS
FRIDAY NIGHT Hi Tone | $25
MC PEELANDER YELLOW Japan / Austin, TX
Wild Artist & Musician from Peelander-Z!
DJ GREG CARTWRIGHT Asheville, NC
Vinyl hound has a nose for finding new grooves & the real deal. What records he plays! 9:00pm
FRANTIC STUFFS Osaka, Japan
Definitely frantic punk rock stuffs from Osaka, Japan! Real Rock n Roll to get the night moving!
San Francisco, CA
Sic Alp Mike Donovan brought Ty Segall along to play tambourine at Gonerfest 5 way back in 2008. A lot has changed since then, but Mike’s still spewing songs out of his great psych pop mind - and Peacers rock. New album on Drag City Records. 10:30pm
New York, NY
Maybe the best straightahead punk band going right now, but we’ll let you be the judge. Fast, furious, and just plain good. Like a warm hug with alcohol. Never want it to end. Long may they rage.
Memphis’ wildest! Touring relentlessly has sharpened their live game to a ridiculously sharp edge, powerful yet able to turn on a dime during loose jam noise sections. Every song a winner, every moment feels more intense than the last.
TYVEK Detroit, MI
Tyvek returns to Gonerfest! Kevin Boyer & company bring the weirdly catchy post-punk hits... always a joy! Their initial 45 was trading hands for 3 figures soon after its release- and they’ve only gotten better! In the Red recording artists. 1:00am
Sydney’s unique, menacing buzzsaw of postpunk malevolence! Like Wire or Motorhead, a straightforward sound that never disappoints. That sound opens up into a whole new, brutal world. Sub Pop put out a box set of their original lps. Great, great roar. A noisy Australian band you just can’t help but love.
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Day Show At Murphys | 12 bands for $15! 1:00pm
PROTO IDIOT Manchester, UK
Band says “Stupid sounds made in Manchester.” Maybe so... and maybe that’s why we always love their relentlessly catchy music! 1:30pm
ECHO OHS Auckland, NZ
Aggressive Kiwi rock- Antipodean bands always sound best at the Murphy’s Day Show. Don’t miss ‘em! 2:00pm
GUSHERS New Orleans, LA
Sick NOLA punkers now joined by Andy Die Rotzz, fronted by the unstoppable Camille Burke. Uh, LOOK OUT!
San Francisco, CA
Trouble In Mind recording artists, Members of THE WORLD, LIFE STINKS, Violent Change, and Dadfag, these West Coasters turn towards linear strumrock ala Eddy Current Suppression Ring or something without losing their immediate DIY feel... Recommended if you like to blast the Babees, Desperate Bicycles, Television Personalities, UV Race, and/or Modern Lovers. And who doesn’t?
SATURDAY AFTERNOON 3:00pm
SPODEE BOY Snotty punk from Nashville- a perfect antidote to all the snooty punk from Nashville! Glad to have bands from the Slick Silver City who still know what it’s like to rock n roll.
Mississippi avant-weirdos somehow coming up with Krautrock jams worthy of Can/Faust mixed with pop hooks and strange intelligence. Goner faves! Get their MAXX lp if you haven’t already. A Southern secret that should be better known.
HIPSHAKES Goner Records recording stars and Gonerfest alumni return! Their spastic energy spun our heads back in the early part of the decade and the years have, if anything, only increased their lunacy. A fun fun blast of garage punk. 4:00pm
COBRA MAN Los Angeles, CA
Bonkers Los Angeles electro skateboard boogie. Get dancing or get out of the way- MANRAMP is here! The Worble Skate Team is around, too! Get ahold of the Worble’s NEW DRIVEWAY dvd & Cobra Man’s soundtrack and try to stop smiling. On Goner!
New Orleans, LA
Raw electro punk from Rob / Buck Biloxi and co-conspirators. New! Perhaps rare. The power of ISIS!
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New Orleans, LA
HEAVY LIDS Full-on guitar/ guitar/ keyboard onslaught from New Orleans... Hawkwind / Motorhead / Chrome fans get in line! Hope you got a good picture of your face ‘cause it’s gone now. 6:00pm
HASH REDACTOR Memphis, TN
Memphis DIY-style punk à la Swell Maps or TV Personalities - fractured yet cohesive post punk. Features Ex-Cult Alec and NOTS Meredith. Best of the younger Memphis crew? Could be!
Intimidating Clevo proto-punkers, exElectric Eels! With John Morton, Craig Bell (Mirrors, Rocket From The Tombs), Andrew Klimek. From the lovely scene that birthed Rocket From The Tombs (which split into Pere Ubu & The Dead Boys), Pagans, and Mirrors. Lux interior had already split for NYC. Devo was in the planning stages. Ohio really had it going on. And X___X were there. “If they handed out MacArthur Genius grants for misanthropy, Morton would be shortlisted.” A true honor to have these bad hombres at Gonerfest!
SATURDAY NIGHT Hi Tone | $25 DJ TOM LAX
Siltbreeze label honcho plays only the best of the avant-weird DIY of the ages.
The Detroit Hammer, The Voodoo Slammer, the man with the golden throat, Dan Rose will float your boat!
San Francisco, CA Glam stomp from the West Coast, hand-picked to back up the mighty Derv Gordon to play Equals songs! A keen sensibility to what makes glam, bubblegum, and pop music so good- a STOMPIN BEAT and KILLER HOOKS! Unfortunately not as ugly as Slade, or even The Sweet. Still worthy!
New York, NY
MC DAN ROSE New Orleans, LA
TRAUMAHELIKOPTER Solid garage rock from the Dutch Mecca of Garage, Groningen! Fans of Reigning Sound-end of the rock n roll / garage spectrum, get on board!
New York street punk with a sweet side. For fans of: The Lovely Lads, The Riffs, The Olâ€™ Cunts, Chiswick Records, les Teckels, The Daltonz, The Cliches, The Beltones, Johnny Thunders, The Templars, and Perkele. On the great Katorga Works label.
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GOLDEN PELICANS Orlando, FL
One of the greatest live acts going today! Last Gonerfest appearance was a hurricane of broken glass, booze, and glorious noise. Florida’s finest purveyors of wild rock n roll. GET IT! Midnight
JACK OBLIVIAN & THE SHEIKS
DERV GORDON of the EQUALS London, UK
Singer for the legendary British beat / garage pop band - THE EQUALS! So many great songs - “Police On My Back,” “I Get So Excited,” “Baby Come Back,” “Michael & The Slipper Tree”... A high energy dance party just waiting to erupt!
Jim Dickinson said “World Boogie is Coming!” Still waiting on that, but Jack Oblivian is HERE! Great songwriting and All American rock n roll! With the rockin’ Sheiks backing him, can’t beat him! Seriously underrated rock and roller and a national treasure – do not miss him!
DERV with SO WHAT
CLOSING CEREMONIES Cooper Young Gazebo | Free 3:00pm
CRAIG BROWN BAND Detroit, MI
Detroit’s most beloved bartender, cook, and ping-pong champion has gone out on his own and leads this great, rootsy band. We have known and loved Craig for a long time, in bands like Liquor Store, Terrible Twos and the Mahonies. Solo, he’s been described as “Hillbilly Deluxe meets Dive Bar Band Rock.” Not too far from the countryfied Reigning Sound, but with sister harmony background vocals. On Third Man Records. A great way to wind down the weekend.
THINGS TO DO IN MEMPHIS (The Beaten Path)
Here’s tourist stuff and local stuff but you’re gonna run into great people everywhere. Do us a favor and tell ‘em you’re here for Gonerfest. That always blows minds.
706 Union Ave. A room where sounds were recorded that changed the world. Ike Turner, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roscoe Gordon, Howlin’ Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, that Elvis guy… the list of people that recorded in that room goes on and on! Really incredible. Graham Winchester from The Sheiks (and every other band in Memphis) gives tours- take it!
926 E McLemore Ave. At our highest recommendation, Stax will undoubtedly blow you away. A groundbreaking label that brought white and black musicians together at a difficult time in American History, the influence of Stax runs deep: Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Isaac Hayes, Wendy Rene, Johnnie Taylor, and Booker T and the MG’s…
3717 Elvis Presley Blvd. Though the mythos around Graceland is much larger than the estate itself, you can still feel the wild nights that happened in the jungle room, imagine him perusing the lawn in front of his house, and enjoy the notion that he rests eternally in his own back yard. Recent additions have dampened a bit of the magic but the aura can still be caught, no matter how much money they try to squeeze out of the King.
GIBSON GUITAR FACTORY 145 Lt. George Lee Ave. Calling all Guitar Geeks and Gibson Enthusiasts! SG’s, Les Pauls, and other models are made here.
374 Metal Museum Dr. Inside an old marine hospital on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi lies the country’s only museum dedicated to the fine art of decorative metalwork. The grounds are beautiful, the view of the river is unreal, and with a foundry/ blacksmith shop open for view to the public, this is a perfect destination for any creative Goner to visit.
ROCK AND SOUL MUSEUM
191 Beale St. Excellent exhibition of the history of Memphis music, researched by the Smithsonian. Located Downtown near the Gibson Factory & Beale Street.
BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART 1934 Poplar Ave. Located inside Overton Park is the city’s premier Art Museum. With an expansive history of art covered, many famous and historical creatives are on display here, along with important contemporaries.
Hard to catch a bad sunset on any stretch along the Mighty Mississippi. From the long, deeply southern sprawl at Harbor Town, to the new Beale Street Landing, and even further down to the Native American Ceremonial Mound across from the National Ornamental Metal Museum (a place mythically famed for being considered the most beautiful view of the Mississippi by one Mark Twain), each of these locations offers a pretty striking view of the reason Memphis exists. Just don’t take a dip.
FULL GOSPEL TABERNACLE
787 Hale Rd. This is where the Reverend Al Green preaches, and if you can stomach rolling out of your hotel bed Sunday morning, this living legend won’t disappoint.
JAY REATARD’S GRAVE MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY
5668 Poplar Ave. Take the pilgrimage out east to visit someone very special to the Goner name. He’s right next to Isaac Hayes and across from the very unusual Crystal Shrine Grotto...a man-made crystal cave in the city.
THINGS TO DO IN MEMPHIS (Off the Beaten Path)
Respect for the locals gets you a long way in going into any of these less-than-tourist-friendly joints... just keep your smile on and if you’ve got an accent, you’re gold. Be friendly and you’ll end up with more friends than you know what to do with. Southern hospitality is real!
824 S. Dudley St. Were there spanish moss in the trees, you’d think you were a bit further south. Beautiful, decadent, and creepy.
CHARLIE FEATHERS’ GRAVE FOREST HILL SOUTH
2545 East Holmes Rd. Out past the Airport is the final resting place of Charlie Feathers. He’s way out in the back, by the treeline.
FURRY LEWIS’ GRAVE HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY
2012 Hernando Rd. In an abandoned Cemetery in South Memphis lies Walter Lewis, local legend and Blues icon. Hard to find and a bit scary, but worth every ounce of Southern Gothic this trip presents.
Stretch of road replete with restaurants, thrift stores, antique shops, and more!
EBBO SPIRITUAL SUPPLY 1331 Madison Ave. Candles, cards, herbs, and the like!
Local DIY skate spot a mile from Goner. ASK A LOCAL. And don’t go alone.
SOUTHLAND GREYHOUND PARK
1550 Ingram Blvd. West Memphis, AR 72301 In the event your bender leads you to the outer limits of deviant living, cross the bridge into Arkansas and take a visit to the dogs. There’s a buffet, tons of slot machines, and Sammy Hagar’s restaurant. Gnarly.
NIGHT LIFE Midtown
1702 Madison/1688 Madison The lamplighter is a southern beer bar, frequented by local creative types, users, abusers, and losers since the 30’s..maybe longer. Fun jukebox and cash only. Bring your own liquor? Killer. See Chuck Vicious from the Oscars and Charlotte from the Nots tending bar! Across the small parking lot is Zinnies. Not a dive but nothing special, Zinnies has a popcorn machine and Golden Tee in the back room. Birthplace of the shandy bomb...just get one.
1589 Madison Ave. Benny has allowed Goner to wreak havoc here for several years now. Pay a visit to the shamrock sometime before or after the Saturday day show.
964 and 966 S. Cooper Around the corner from Goner are two killer bars for those wanting a little bit more than a bathroom with gnats and beer only. Killer cocktails, amazing food, and amazing staff. DKDC hosts killer DJ sets and great shows, while Beauty Shop holds down the fort for the best beauty-parlor-turned-restaurant in town. DKDC will be this year’s location for the Sunday Come-down, with a DJ and dark atmosphere to reflect on just how heinous you’ve been.
2117 Peabody Best deck in Midtown? This is a no frills get drunk and/or grub up spot with killer food and great staff. The massive deck is perfect for early Autumn nights and the music is usually A+.
2166 Central Ave New joint frequently nicknamed Kindergarten for the amount of kids running around… family-friendly sprawling compound with live music, playground, ping pong court, ice cream counter, restaurants, beach volleyball and booze. Did I mention ping pong?
1532 Madison Ave. Beer only dive walkways from Murphy’s, but huge. Have a large crew with you? Want to play pool? Care for a burger stuffed with capers and feta? Go here and get down.
1382 Poplar Ave. Where the bathrooms are not gendered, but designated “Master” and “Slave,” slip into the Pump for a completely different night time vibe. It’s big, with two bars and lovely patio, complete with a tree house. If that bark could talk….
2012 Madison Ave. Right next to Historic Ardent Studios sits a quintessential Midtown watering hole with a full bar, fair prices, and betterthan-average pub grub. This Bar is old school and straight forward. Pleasantly dark and clad with ornamental woodworks, the Monkey has some of the most attentive staff in the Midtown bar scene.
1474 Madison Ave, Having recently received a makeover, Dru’s boasts a killer new environment for Memphis and the LGBTQ community. Just down the street from Murphy’s, Dru’s isn’t just a bar, it’s YOUR bar. Don’t let the beer only option stop you, this spot has a cork fee for any bottle you’d care to grab from the liquor store. Drag queens, pool, karaoke, pizza, and a large patio. Where can you go wrong?
1445 Jackson Ave. One of Memphis only late-night spots, Alex’s doesn’t get poppin’ until 3AM. Two jukebox’s, shuffleboard, and amazing bar food. Get the Greek Burger. Awesome atmosphere.
162 Beale St. If you do hit Beale Street, we suggest this gem of a bar. Take the black-lit stairs up to what once was Hooks Brothers Photography Studio. Absinthe, streetside pool with a killer view, creeky old floors, vintage movie posters...you can’t go wrong. Having served the Memphis African American Community for the better part of a century, the Hooks Brothers used this former studio to document civil rights leaders, prominent local figures, and musicians….including Robert Johnson. How’s that for some hidden history?
ERNESTINE AND HAZELS
531 S. Main St. Right by the train station, this ex-brothel encapsulates Memphis perfectly. Beer only, great burgers, and 2 stories with multiple rooms to chill in….it is hard to find a more “Memphis” bar. Go there and feel cool as hell.
Xanadu | 2200 Central Martin Music | 2659 Poplar Ave. Memphis Drum Shop | 878 S. Cooper St.
FOOD: OUR FAVORITE BBQ SPOTS
Payne’s | 1762 Lamar Ave. (Our pals down the street!) Cozy Corner | 726 N. Parkway Rendezvous | 52 S. 2nd St. Central BBQ | 2249 Central Ave. | 147 E. Butler Ave. | 4375 Summer Ave. BBQ Shoppe | 1782 Madison Ave.
Any Mexican Joint on Summer Avenue, but we’d suggest… Picosos | 3937 Summer Ave. (Many Goner lunch meetings take place here!) Taqueria la Guadalupana | 4818 Summer Ave. Tacos los Jarochos | 4900 Summer Ave. La Michoacana | 4091 Summer Ave. Superman Taco Truck | 4590 Summer Ave.
FOOD: EVERYTHING ELSE
Gus’ World Famous Fried Chicken | 310 S. Front St. | 730 S. Mendenhall Rd. Kwik Chek | 2013 Madison Ave. Soul Fish | 862 Cooper St. Fino’s Italian Deli | 1853 Madison Ave. Young Avenue Deli | 2119 Young Ave. Pho Binh Vietnamese Restaurant | 1615 Madison Ave. Shang Hai Restaurant | 1400 Poplar Ave. (Cantonese/Pho - Great Pho!) Jasmine Thai & Vegetarian Restaurant | 916 Cooper St. Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant | 2600 Poplar Ave. #115 Blue Nile Ethiopian Kitchen | 1788 Madison Ave. Casablanca Restaurant | 1707 Madison Ave. (Mediterranean)
Joe’s | 1681 Poplar Ave. Tip Top | 1883 Madison Ave. Busters | 191 S Highland St. Cash Saver | 1620 Madison (across from Murphy’s) The cheapest and biggest selection of beer in Memphis. They carry Gonerfest beer! BEER/ LIQUOR NOTE : Beer is sold in grocery stores, convenience stores, and liquor stores until 3:00am. No beer sales until noon on Sunday. Convenience stores sell only beer. Liquor Stores close at 11:00pm.
964 S. COOPER • 5PM-3AM · FACEBOOK.COM/BARDKDC MODERN MEMPHIS MUSIC • VINTAGE PHOTO BOOTH GLOBAL STREET FOOD • SPECIALT Y LIBATIONS
You didnâ€™t come to Memphis just to watch a bunch of bands that will be broken up by Christmas. You came for the community, the history, the barbecue, and to blow a bunch of cash on records. We can help with the latter. On Saturday, September 30th, Numero and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music will host a one day pop up record store at their 926 East McLemore Avenue location. On offer will be thousands of LPs, CDs, tapes, 45s, shirts, posters, and all other manner of historical curios from the finest reissue label in the world.
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STAX MUSEUM OF AMERICAN SOUL 9 26 E A ST M C L E M O R E AV E , M E M P H I S T N
GONERFESTERS GRADING & ABBREVIATIONS GRADING KEY M-
Just this side of mint. Few people in this world are perfect, so we don't
A choice condition with no wear whatsoever, not applicable after
Some can display this condition on Saturday but not commonly seen.
Usually only the hardiest Australians can muster this.
An above average attendee with a slight degree of groove wear but not enough to seriously detract from beer drinking ability.
Obviously well lubricated, but still enjoyable. Noticeable graying in the grooves. Wobbly axis, cheerful disposition. A great state!
may be some stressed grooves, but overall very positive. Yellowing common. Very evident condition by Sunday afternoon.
Wiped out. Sounds dire, however, you may still derive a certain degree
of pleasure in this condition. Very common to see this after Murphyâ€™s on Saturday Afternoon. A nap or increased alcohol intake can sometimes
NOTE: Most arrive at Gonerfest in E- or below condition.
Very well worn, but listenable. Expect surface noise to be significant. There
Fridayâ€™s Day Show.
Excellent. Virtually no trace of groove wear with only minimal traces of wear.
use M. In fact, we very seldom use M- after Thursday morning.
improve grade to endure / enjoy the rest of Gonerfest.
Possibly unplayable. Please try to avoid this condition!
Note that grading is visual!
Thanks for coming to Gonerfest 14! Another incredible mess of
Memphis-style music and madness, served up smoky and hot. Please
spread the word and help us improve our festival for next time. We are blown away by the enthusiasm from Gonerfest fans from all over the world. You make it so unbelievable, year after year!
We could not do this without a lot of help from all kinds of great
people including Memphis Tourism, Karen Carrier & Stevan at DKDC /
Beauty Shop, Memphis Made Brewery, Pabst Blue Ribbon, The Memphis Flyer, Cooper Young Business Association, Audiographics Masterworks / Memphis Record Pressing, Beth & Jeff at United Record Press, Andrew & Matthew at Chicago Mastering, Skinny and all the Hi Toners, Sarah Dear, Benny & everyone at Murphys, Cole Wheeler for the amazing graphics, layout miracle-workers Jesse Butcher & Corkey Sinks,
Karl Baioni at EM Printing, Lauren Kasper at Apple Music, Craig & Lurene Kelley, Unapologetic Crew, Kyle Johnson & Alyssa Moore, Brian Dixon, Paul Wiseman, Will Floyd, Crosstown Arts, Craig & Elizabeth Blondis,
Johnny Lowebow, Cobra Man & the Worble Army, feedtime and fill in feedtimers, and all the volunteers, bartenders, food trucks, clean up
crews, advertisers, doorpeople, booking agents, caterers, publicists, and
everyone weâ€™re forgetting. Thanks to everyone! Tip your bartenders! And donâ€™t forget to tell everyone in Memphis you came for Gonerfest! See you next year for GONERFEST 15!
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Published on Sep 27, 2017
Published on Sep 27, 2017
The Official Guide To Gonerfest 14 - September 28-October 1, Memphis, TN. Schedules, Band descriptions and tips on food, drink, and Memphis...