Gonerfest 10 is almost here, and with this year’s festival being a celebration of the 10th anniversary of Gonerfest and the 20th anniversary of Goner Records, the schedule is even more packed than usual!   Here’s a run-down of the line-ups, galleries, bands, movies, venues, screenings, preparties, afterparties, and anything else we thought might come in handy!  See you there!

Friday September 20

Gonerfest photofest FINAL POSTER

In celebration of a decade of Gonerfest, Goner Records is collaborating with Crosstown Arts to host “Gonerfest Photofest: A Retrospective of Images from 10 Years of Gonerfest.”  The show is curated by Memphis photo maven BullyRook, and features photos from Goners near and far who have documented the festival over the years.  The opening is September 20, and the show will run until October 6.

Wednesday September 25

Photo by Angela Wieland courtesy of newyorknighttrain.com

If you’re in town the Wednesday before Gonerfest starts, check out  JONATHAN TOUBIN’S SOUL CLAP AND DANCE OFF at the new Hi-Tone (412-414 N. Cleveland, Memphis, Tennessee 38104) that night.  With Jonathan Toubin bringing his legendary dance party to Memphis, it’s the perfect opportunity to check out the new venue if you haven’t yet and get a head start on the festivities.  Plus, you could win $100 if local celebrities decide you’ve got the best dance moves!  (That would buy a lot of beers, so it’s worth a shot, y’all.)  18+   $10.

If you haven’t danced enough after all that, word is that DJ Buck Wilders and the Hook-Up will be spinning R&B, Rock, and Soul 45s at the Buccaneer around 11 p.m.

Thursday September 26


Guitar Wolf  kicks off the festival at the Cooper-Young Gazebo near Goner Records at 5:30 p.m.  After that, buy some records, get some barbecue, and take a nap before the night shows begin!

Thursday Night the party continues at the new Hi-Tone on Cleveland Street. Marvel at the extra parking and bathroom stalls!

DJ Aron & DJ Kosta (California)
MC Seiji (Guitar Wolf)
9:00 p.m.     Blind Shake (Minneapolis)
9:45 p.m.      Octa#Grape (San Diego, CA)
10:30 p.m.    Catholic Spray (France)
11:15 p.m.     Tyvek (Detroit)
12:00 a.m.    Ex-Cult (Memphis)
1:00 a.m.      Quintron (New Orleans)

Afterparty at The Buccaneer!  Presented by Memphis Creep (Goner Presents + Atchung zine)
Doors at 2:00 a.m. Arrive on time to make sure you get in.  21+  $6 unless you have a Golden Pass.

Marshstepper – (Destruction Unit)
Ukiah Drag – (Boston)
Crime Wave – (Nashville)
Cretin Stompers – (Memphis)

(Then go get some chicken and waffles at E’s and sleep it off!)

Friday September 27

“Blokes You Can Trust” movie plays at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Crosstown Arts

The Buccaneer Parking Lot Party
3:00 p.m.   Martin Savage Gang (Sweden)
3:45 p.m.    Jackpot (Detroit)
4:30 p.m.   Hemingers (Coldwater, MI)
5:15 p.m.    Gino & The Goons (Florida)

Friday Night

DJ Rema Rema (Portland, OR)
MC Ross Johnson (Memphis)
9:00 p.m.    True Sons Of Thunder (Memphis, TN)
9:45 p.m.     Viva L’American Death Ray (Brooklyn, NY)
10:30 p.m.  Cheap Time (Nashville, TN)
11:15 p.m.   Head (Seattle, WA)
12:00 a.m.  Human Eye (Detroit, MI)
1:00 a.m.    Mudhoney (Seattle, WA)

Afterparty at The Buccaneer!
1:30 a.m.     Nots (Memphis, TN)
2:00 a.m.    Mac Blackout Band (Chicago, IL)
3:00 a.m.    No Bails (Kalamazoo, MI)

Saturday Sept 28

“Blokes You Can Trust” movie plays at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Crosstown Arts

Murphy’s Blow Out  1:00-7:00pm

Cybelle Blood (Memphis/ NYC)
Talbot Adams (Oxford, MS)
The Heavy Lids (New Orleans)
Cuntz (Melbourne, Australia)
Harlan T. Bobo (Memphis)
Digital Leather (Omaha)
Buck Biloxi and the Fucks (New Orleans)
Sugar Stems (Milwaukee)
Spray Paint (Austin, TX)
Wreckless Eric (UK/NJ)

Saturday Night 

DJ Useless Eater (Kalamazoo)
MC Gino (Gino & The Goons)
9:00 p.m. Autodramatics (Iowa City, IA)
9:45 p.m. Onyas (Australia)
10:30 p.m. CC Riders (Memphis, TN)
11:15 p.m. Wizzard Sleeve (Mobile, AL)
12:00 a.m. Destruction Unit (Tempe, AZ)
1:00 a.m. Cosmic Psychos (Australia)

Afterparty at The Buccaneer!
Doors around 2:00 a.m.  $6

Gary Wrong Group (Mobile/New Orleans)
Cuntz (Australia)
Evil Army (Memphis)

Sunday Sept 29
Closing Ceremonies – Cooper-Young Gazebo

2:30 Louis Bee King (New Orleans, LA)
3:30 Leo Welch (Bruce, MS)

Sunday Night
The Buccaneer – No Bands!

DJ Hwy 7

For those who can’t make it to Gonerfest this year, check out Rocket Science Audio‘s live stream and party along from home!


Yellow Cab: 901-577-7777 (Just put this in your phone now if you haven’t already.)

Shangri-La Records
Audiomania Records 

Other Bars:

The Lamplighter
The P&H
The Cove
The Poplar Lounge

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