Memphis Grizzlies & Goner Records Stage @ Cooper-Young Fest - Saturday, Sept 13th

Goner Records & Memphis Grizzlies Stage @ CY Fest 
Saturday, September 13th
12pm - 5pm
East Stage (Young & Meda St)
*Goner Records open from 9am-7pm

Come witness a dazzling array of Goner music goods featuring five of our favorite groups: 

12:30 - Subtractions 
New band of veterans (Reigning Sound, Big Ass Truck) doing slightly obscure ’60s covers

1:30 - Talbot Adams (Oxford, MS) 
Garage popster Adams, the former bassist for Royal Pendletons and front man for Black and Whites, released his first solo album earlier this year on Spacecase Records. 

2:30 - Nots 
Fuzzy, frenetic female four-piece from Memphis. Debut album out on Goner Records in November. 

3:30 - Mark Edgar Stuart 
Top shelf Memphis picker and crooner originally from Pine Bluff, Arkansas. New album coming this winter on Mad Jack Records. 

4:30 - Manateees 
Heavy duty rock annihilation from Memphis. Songs about earworms, witches, and treehouses. Debut album out this fall on Pelican Pow-Wow Records.

Ausmuteants ‘Order Of Operation’ Out September 30th On Goner Records // Fall US Tour Announced


Ausmuteants - Order Of Operation
Release Date: September 30, 2014

AUSMUTEANTS started life in late 2011 in Geelong by Jake Robertson and Billy Gardner. Both had been playing since teenagers in trad garage bands The Frowning Clouds (Jake) and The Living Eyes (Billy). Being good looking rebels who play by their own rules, they cracked the shits, broke loose with just a synth and drums and in early 2012, knocked out the ‘Split Personalities’ tape. By the time that was out they’d added Melbourne loose-unit Marc Dean on bass, and soon after, ex-Canberran hardcore non-guitarist Shaun Connor on guitar.

Their second album ‘Amusements’ (note: not self-titled) came from this fledgling time as a full band, with a heavy dose of the duo’s songs. Since the runaway international success of that record and playing every second weekend in Melbourne, they’re rocked-out full-tilt with all four members writing and singing new songs. 23 of these were recorded live with vocal overdubs in the basement of an old Geelong ice cream factory by Mikey Young, then mixed and mastered in his idyllic coastal abode. Again the band and their Australian label Aarght Records strained the friendship with song picks, agreeing on 13 to make up ‘Order of Operation’.

This record is better than Amusements any way you cut it: songs, lyrics, delivery and sound. The album opens up with Shaun’s forehead- and thigh-slapping musical and lyrical debut, “Freedom of Information”. His girlfriend is suffering the indignity with panache. From there, songs range from balls-to-the-wall punkers (“Felix Tried to Kill Himself”; “Boiling Point”), well-considered workouts (“Family Time”; “Tunnel Vision”) and unguarded tenderness (“Wrong”; “Looney Bin”).

It’s not just the band and label singing the album’s praises; it’s the people who couldn’t stand their juvenile bullshit before. They’ve ditched the toilet humour, got nasty and written songs about other people’s problems, terrible bands, fighting crime and trading sex for porn. Mikey after a vocal take: “You deserve to be bashed for that” (the song’s on the record; you guess which one).

'Order of Operation' is now their defining moment. If you don't like this record, you pretty much won't ever like Ausmuteants.

Order Of Operation Tracklist
1. Freedom Of Information
2. We’re Cops
3. Family Time
4. Stadiums
5. Publicity Stunts
6. Wrong
7. Felix Tried To Kill Himself
8. Tunnel Vision
9. Looney Bin
10. 1982
11. Not Whole
12. Boiling Point
13. Depersonalisation


Sat 9/20 - Tempe, AZ @ 51west w/ Detached Objects, Womb Tomb, Blanche Beach
Sun 9/21 - Las Cruces, NM @ Trainyard
Tues 9/23 - Austin, TX @ Beerland w/ Simple Circuit, Empty Markets, Jonn Patrik
Wed 9/24 - New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar w/ Giorgio Murderer Professional Quintet, Trampoline Team
Thurs 9/25 - Memphis, TN @ GONERFEST 11 w/ Grifters, Radioactivity, So Cow, Golden Pelicans, Ross Johnson’s ‘Like Flies On Sherbert’ Revue
Fri 9/26 - Louisville, KY @ Cropped Out Fest
Mon 9/29 - Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse
Tues 9/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s w/ Dan’l Boone, Lantern
Wed 10/1 - Boston, MA @ Midway Cafe
Thurs 10/2 - Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio w/ Deaf Wish, Pampers, Degreaser
Fri 10/3 - Baltimore, MD @ UNfest
Sat 10/4 - Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House w/ Odonis Odonis
Sun 10/5 - Chicago, IL @ The Owl
Mon 10/6 - St. Louis, MO @ Melt w/ Lumpy & the Dumpers
Tues 10/7 - Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon w/ Real Numbers
Fri 10/10 - Portland, OR @ Dante’s w/ King Khan & BBQ Show
Sat 10/11 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile w/ King Khan & BBQ Show
Tues 10/14 - Reno, NV @ The Holland Project
Wed 10/15 - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern w/ Meat Market, Bicycle Day
Fri 10/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell w/ Meat Market
Sat 10/18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Permanent Records (6pm)



Goner To Release SO COW ‘The Long Con’ September 16th // Listen To “Barry Richardson” // US Tour Dates Including Gonerfest 11


So Cow - The Long Con
Release Date: September 16, 2014

After years of recording as one man in several sheds, The Long Con is the first full-on, full-band recording from Ireland’s So Cow. Brian Kelly is this time joined by long-time foil Jonny White on bass and the pride of Dublin, Peter O’Shea, on drums. It’s also the first album to be recorded in a studio and, if that isn’t enough, has an honest-to-goodness producer involved, namely Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier. Recorded live over the course of four or so days, the album is an attempt to capture So Cow’s live sound, as opposed to the overdub-happy chaos that marked the debut LPs, 2009’s best-of-up-to-then compilation So Cow and 2010’s Meaningless Friendly.

The album was recorded in Ballyheigue in County Kerry, hitherto and probably-now-still most famous for being the birthplace of the guy who coined the term ‘entreprenuer’. Saunier and the band ran through the process at a fairly spectacular pace, most likely inspired by the wi-fi being out of order. The Deerhoof man himself makes an appearance on the track “Say Hello”, a pretty-much-improvised final day runabout. The Long Con follows on from the varied enough style of Meaningless Friendly and their half of Out Of Season, a split LP with Dublin’s Squarehead, in that it zips around various styles in a way that, to this day, makes their friends find them “hard to describe”.

The band themselves are of the mind that they sound like The Chills or McLusky, but they’ve lost all perspective at this stage so you shouldn’t go taking their word for it. Similarly, lyrics telling of joyriding local politicians, John Deacon’s post-Queen level of contentment, and the terror of turning 30 can probably now be interpreted any number of ways. So Cow are currently planning a quick September trek of the US, culminating in an appearance at Gonerfest 11 in Memphis.

The Long Con Tracklist
1. Get Up Off That Thing
2. Science Fiction
3. Sugar Factory
4. Operating at a Loss
5. I Want Out
6. Vigilanti Cura
7. Say Hello
8. Turning Into You
9. To Be Confirmed
10. Guess Who’s Dead
11. The Other One
12. Second Last Line of the National Anthem
13. Barry Richardson

Sept 14 - Milwaukee, WI - Quarter’s Rock & Roll Palace
Sept 15 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle w/ Party Bat
Sept 16 - Cleveland, OH - Now That’s Class w/ Chomp 
Sept 17 - Columbus, OH - Ace Of Cups w/ The Young
Sept 18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Gooski’s w/ Shark?
Sept 19 - Brooklyn, NY - Death By Audio w/ Shark?
Sept 20 - Manhattan, NY - Cake Shop w/ The Oranges Band, Palomar
Sept 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Silk City w/ Shark?
Sept 23 - Durham, NC - Chateau Moby Dick
Sept 24 - Nashville, TN - Betty’s
Sept 25 - Memphis, TN - Gonerfest 11 w/ Grifters, Ausmuteants, Radioactivity, Ross Johnson’s ‘Like Flies On Sherbert’ Revue




Goner Presents: GONERFEST 11
September 25th-28th, 2014
Memphis, TN
Buy a Golden Pass:


Thursday, Sept 25th - 5pm
Opening Ceremony @ Goner Gazebo
Paul Collins Beat (NY, NY)

Thursday, Sept 25th - 8pm
Night 1 @ HiTone - Advance individual night tickets
Ross Johnson’s ‘Like Flies On Sherbert’ Revue (Memphis, TN)
Golden Pelicans (Orlando, FL)
So Cow (Galway, Ireland)
Ausmuteants (Geelong, Australia)
Radioactivity (Austin, TX)
Grifters (Memphis, TN)

DJ Saint Sarah & DJ Giorgio Murderer (New Orleans, LA)

Friday, Sept 26th - 2pm
Day Show @ The Buccaneer - $5 / $10 w/ Brooklyn Brewery Beer Bust
Buldgerz (Memphis, TN)
Wild Emotions (Jackson, MS)
Gimp Teeth (Memphis, TN)
Red Sneakers (Nara, Japan)

Friday, Sept 26th - 8pm
Crosstown Alley Show
>mancontrol< (Memphis, TN)

Friday, Sept 26th - 8:30pm
Night 2 @ HiTone - Advance individual night tickets
Die Rotzz (New Orleans, LA)
Angie (Sydney, Australia)
Dutch Masters (Memphis, TN / Oxford, MS)
Warm Soda (San Francisco, CA)
Deaf Wish (Melbourne, Australia)
Len Bright Combo (NY/UK)

DJ Rich Aroma

Saturday, Sept 27th - 12pm
Afternoon Blowout @ Murphy’s - $10
Cool Runnings (Auckland, New Zealand)
Scott & Charlene’s Wedding (Footscray, Australia)
Sick Thoughts (Baltimore, MD)
Son of VOM (Meltzer, USA)
Gooch Palms (Newcastle, Australia)
The Stevens (Melbourne, Australia)
Terry & Louie (Portland, OR / New Orleans, LA)
Nathan Roche (Sydney, Australia)
Connections (Columbus, OH)
Life Stinks (San Francisco, CA)
Weather Warlock (New Orleans, LA)

Saturday, Sept 27th - 8pm
Night 3 @ HiTone - Advance individual night tickets
Obnox (Cleveland, OH)
NOTS (Memphis, TN)
Spray Paint (Austin, TX)
The Rebel (Hertfordshire, UK)
Protomartyr (Detroit, MI)
Gizmos - Original 1977 Lineup (Bloomington, IN)

DJ Useless Eater (Kalamazoo, MI)
DJ Hot Tub Eric (Memphis, TN)

Sunday, Sept 28th - 2pm
Closing Ceremony @ Goner Gazebo
King Brothers (Nishinomiya City, Japan)
Gila Man (Desert, AZ)

Sunday, Sept 28th - 9pm
Gonerfest Comedown @ The Buccaneer 
DJ Sack Tripper & DJ Inspektor Sodapop

Gonerfest Golden Pass gets you into all official Gonerfest 11 events as well as special Gonerfest goodies available only to Golden Pass holders!



More Gonerfest 11 Bands Announced + Art Show // September 25th-28th // Memphis, TN


Official Gonerfest 11 Artwork by Jeff Mahannah

Protomartyr (Detroit, MI)
Paul Collins Beat (NY, NY)
Dutch Masters (Memphis, TN / Oxford, MS)
Gila Man (R. Rousseau) (Tempe, AZ)
King Brothers (Nishinomiya City, Japan)
Weather Warlock (New Orleans, LA)
Warm Soda (Oakland, CA)
Constant Mongrel (Melbourne, Australia)
Connections (Columbus, OH)
Scott & Charlene’s Wedding (Footscray, Australia)
De Hoje Haele (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Gooch Palms (Newcastle, Australia)
Gimp Teeth (Memphis, TN) 
Nathan Roche (Sydney, Australia)
The Stevens (Melbourne, Australia)
Wild Emotions (Jackson, MS)
Son of VOM (Memphis, TN)
DJs Saint Sarah & Giorgio Murderer (New Orleans, LA)
DJ Total Punk (Orlando, FL)
Gonerfest 11 Presents: Anyway, Anyhow
422 N. Cleveland @ Crosstown Arts
Featuring Visual Art by: Tim KerrBruce WebbButch AnthonyJohn Henry Toney
September 24th-28th, 2014
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 24th
Previously Announced
Len Bright Combo (NY/England)
The Grifters (Memphis, TN)
The Gizmos - original ‘76/77 lineup (Bloomington, IN)
The Rebel (Hertfordshire, England)
Ausmuteants (Geelong, Australia)
So Cow (Galway, Ireland)
Radioactivity (Austin, TX)
Angie (Sydney, Australia)
Terry & Louie (Members of Exploding Hearts) (Portland, OR/New Orleans, LA)
Spray Paint (Austin, TX)
Sick Thoughts (Baltimore, MD)
NOTS (Memphis, TN)
Cool Runnings (Auckland, New Zealand)
Deaf Wish (Melbourne, Australia)
Life Stinks (San Francisco, CA)
Obnox (Cleveland, OH)
Official schedule + more bands, DJs, MCs, & afterparties to be announced soon!

GONERFEST 11 Dates & Initial Lineup // September 25-28, 2014 // Memphis, TN

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s Gonerfest time! We’ve just announced the initial lineup of bands performing this year and have many more to announce in the coming weeks!


Len Bright Combo (UK)
Grifters (TN)
The Gizmos (IN)
The Rebel (UK)
Ausmuteants (AUS)
So Cow (IRE)
Radioactivity (TX)
Angie (AUS)
Terry & Louie (OR/LA)
Spray Paint (TX)
Nots (TN)
Sick Thoughts (MD)
Cool Runnings (NZ)
Deaf Wish (AUS)
Life Stinks (CA)
Obnox (OH)

Golden Passes Available Here!

Preview all the Gonerfest 11 bands via our SoundCloud mixtape:

Tickets are now on sale for Goner Records’ eleventh annual international music festival, which will take place September 25-28, 2014, in Memphis, TN. Goner Fest 11 will include three evening showcases at the Hi-Tone, a Friday afternoon show at The Buccaneer, a Saturday afternoon ten band blowout at Murphy’s, plus opening and closing shows at the Goner Record Shop gazebo.

By all accounts Goner Fest is always a great time…" - MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL

I had a great time… I saw a bunch of awesome bands, picked up some records that I am looking forward to listening to, met a lot of friendly and fun people (many of whom had accents I just adored, seriously), and got to visit Memphis…And now, after I catch up on my sleep a little, I can start thinking about how fun it will be to go to GonerFest 9…" - Razorcake

$70 Golden Pass, good for all events, available now at Goner Records
Tickets also available at the door of each event 
$25 per night for Hi Tone shows.
$5 Buccaneer show / $10 Murphy’s show without wristbands

More info to come!

For press or sponsorship inquiries, contact Madison Farmer: // Facebook // Twitter

Upcoming GONER PRESENTS Events: Wreckless Eric, Beale Street Invasion, NOTS 7” Release, Reigning Sound, The Clean

Goner Records is presenting some great shows here in Memphis over the next few months. Don’t miss a single one!

Thursday, June 19th

Murphy’s (1589 Madison Ave)
21+ // $7 adv / $8 dos // 8pm

Advance Tickets
Facebook Event

Friday, June 20th

Goner Records & Beale Street Promotions Present:
W.C. Handy Park
All Ages // FREE

6pm NOTS
7pm Jack Oblivian & The Sheiks
8pm Tyler Keith & the Apostles

Facebook Event


Saturday, June 21st

Goner Presents: Nots 7” Release Show
w/ Buck Biloxi and the Fucks, Nervs
The Buccaneer Lounge
$5 // 10pm

Facebook Event


Saturday, July 12th

Goner Presents: Reigning Sound (Greg Cartwright solo)
Goner Records
5pm // All Ages // BYOB

Facebook Event

Flyer Coming Soon!

Thursday, August 28th

Goner Presents: THE CLEAN w/ Boogarins & NOTS
The HiTone
$10 adv / $12 dos
18+ // 8pm

Advance Tickets
Facebook Event



Ex-Cult Summer Tour Dates Announced - Including Summer Thunder, Secret Stages, & Midpoint Music Festival

June 21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool w/ Liquor Store, Call of the Wild

July 30 - Memphis, TN @ Murphy’s w/ Total Abuse, Nerve Endings, Ritual Decay

August 1 - Birmingham, AL @ Secret Stages Festival
August 2 - New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar
August 3 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
August 4 -  Marfa, TX @ Padres
August 5 - Tempe, AZ @ 51 West
August 6 - San Diego, CA @ Til Two Club ^
August 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell ^
August 9 - San Francisco, CA The Hemlock ^
August 10 - Santa Rosa, CA @ The Arlene Francis Center ^
August 11 - Eureka, CA @ The Shanty ^
August 13 - Portland, OR @ The Know ^
August 14 - Seattle, WA @ The Lo-Fi Gallery ^
August 15 - Boise, ID @ The Crux ^
August 16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ^
August 17 - Englewood, CO @ Moe’s Original
August 19 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
August 20 - St. Louis, MO @ TBA 

September 24 - Johnson City, TN @ Hideaway w/ Nerve Endings
September 25 -  Greensboro, NC @ The Carolina Theater
September 26 -  Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
September 27 - Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival

^ w/ Zig Zags


2nd Midtown Memphis Record Swap Sponsored by Goner Records // May 10th @ Crosstown Arts

Dealers from Memphis and all over the Mid-South will once again gather to showcase rare and great lps and 45s. Free admission, fun for all!

Despite having the best Music and Barbecue in the world, Memphis has not had a fun larger record swap since… the last time we did one, at the old Hi Tone. And man, that was a blast!

This year we’re holding the event at Crosstown Arts, 430 N Cleveland, a few doors down from the new Hi Tone.

General admission is FREE - but early admission ($5) begins at 10am.

The record show will run officially from 11am -5pm.


Besides the record swap, this will be a weekend to remember. Check it out:

Friday Night:
Dick Dale @ Hi Tone

Saturday Afternoon:
Third Man Records Mobile Record Store

DJs all afternoon:

11am Hot Tub Eric
12pm DJ Strutter
1pm DJ Mad Farm
2pm DJ Toolio Disgracias
3pm DJs Leroy & Jone$
4pm DJ Crenshaw

Hula Hoop swap c/o Co-Motion Studio
Craft beer on tap from High Cotton
Brooklyn Brewery Beer specials
Drink Specials from Jameson Whiskey and Roaring Tiger Vodka
Barbecue from Richard from Cozy Corner

Saturday Night:
Oblivians w/ Legpit and Solid Goldberg @ Hi Tone

Hope to see you in Memphis!

Record Store Day @ Goner Records - Saturday, April 19th!


Saturday, April 19th
Goner Records Record Store Day Celebration
2152 Young Ave.
Shop opens at 10am

Tons of RSD exclusives available!

Music in the Cooper Young gazebo starts at 2:30pm
2:30pm - Mark Edgar Stuart
3:30pm - Robby Grant
4:30pm - Tyler Keith

Beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery and Memphis Made!
Drink specials available at Beauty Shop when you bring in your Goner receipt of purchase!

Plus cheapo sidewalk sale!

Goner Records RSD release:
EX-CULT “Ties You Up” Record Store Day Exclusive 7”
Limited edition red vinyl available only at Goner Records on 4/19!


The single was recorded in Los Angeles, CA by Ty Segall at his house in Glassell Park. “Ties You Up” is featured on the new Ex-Cult album Midnight Passenger (out April 29th), but this version features Zumi Rosow of the K-Holes on saxophone. The songs were recorded in one afternoon, before Ty drove to Santa Monica to play with his band Fuzz.

Ty Segall + Ex-Cult = Psychedelic Brutality.