Gonerfest to bring garage rock to Cooper-Young this month

What’s that sound? It’s Gonerfest, a three-day music festival for garage, punk and assorted obscure genres hosted annually by Cooper-Young’s own Goner Records.

Gonerfest, now in its ninth year, will take place Sept. 27-30. Opening ceremonies with Monsieur Jeffrey Evans are set for the afternoon of Sept. 27 at the Cooper-Young Gazebo.

The music will continue Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at the Hi-Tone, Friday afternoon at the Buccaneer, Saturday afternoon at Murphy’s and Sunday night (DJs only, no bands) at the Buccaneer. Closing ceremonies with Rev. John Wilkins will be Saturday afternoon at the Cooper-Young gazebo.

More than 40 bands and DJs, including Memphis’ own the Oblivians, are included in a lineup that hails from as far as Melbourne, Tasmania, Amsterdam, Ottowa, Paris, Portland, Austin and Chicago.

Tickets are $60, Golden Pass, good for all events; $18, advance, $20 at the door per night for Hi-Tone shows; $5 Buccaneer show; $10 Murphy’s show.

Find out more at www.goner-records.com/gonerfest.

-David Royer

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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