Human Eye at Scion Garage Fest (more by Taylor Keahey)
Human Eye

As previously mentioned, Goner Fest is back for its eighth year in 2011. The Memphis, Tennessee festival will pack multiple noatable garage-punk bands over its four day span (9/22 - 9/25) including appearances from Gories, Human Eye, Ty Segall, Royal Headache, OBN IIIs, Straight Arrows, Coasting, Alarm Clocks, and too many others to name individually. Check out the official schedule and the show flyer below, and get your tickets now.

If you can't head down to Gonerfest 8, then you can still attempt to have your own version of it in NYC in the coming months. Check out some of these upcoming shows...

Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin, and Human Eye will play Bowery Ballroom on 9/29 (tickets). An updated set of dates, that also include some shows with Stephen Malkmus for Ty, below.

The wild and crazy Nobunny will support Girls on a tour that includes shows at Bowery Ballroom on 9/22 and 9/23 (tickets).

Shannon & The Clams will play Public Assembly on 10/22 with Shonen Knife during CMJ. Shonen Knife's tour also brings them to the Bell House in November with Heavy Cream and Hard Nips (tickets).

Sydney's Royal Headache have multiple shows coming up.

Sydney's Straight Arrows do too.

And more imminently:

Soul Clap

After a hiatus, America's most popular soul party, New York Night Train SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF is returning to its NYC home! Seaport Music Festival, Panache Booking, and Metropolis Vintage celebrate both the party's local return (resuming third Saturdays at Glasslands starting next month!) and the kickoff of NY Night Train's Thursdays at South Street Seaport's Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club with this one-off party under the stars!

10pm-2am: dancing w/DJ JONATHAN TOUBIN

12am: DANCE-OFF for $100 grand prize and $75 at Metropolis Vintage w/guest selections by FINE WINE, hostess LAURA LEIGH, and a distinguished panel of local celebrity judges including:
- JAMES CHANCE (leader of The Contortions/James White and the Blacks)
- JUDY CHANCE (cultural hero/NYC legend)
- KEMBRA PFAHLER (leader of Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, performance artiste, actress, model, goddess, etc)
- LEAH FISHMAN (vocalist for Dansettes/Nouvellas)
- MICK COLLINS (vocals/guitar for Gories/Dirtbombs/etc)

RAIN OR SHINE! the beer garden is very well covered... 21+, $5

You can also catch James Chance in action TONIGHT (8/24) at the Manhattan Inn.

The Gonerfest trailer & schedule, poster designed by Per Byström, tour dates & more, below...

Gonerfest 8

Gonerfest 8 Trailer


Thursday, September 22
Opening Ceremonies 5:30
@ Goner Records
Jack Oblivian (Memphis, TN)
Limes (Memphis, TN)

Thursday Night
@ Hi Tone
Ty Segall (SF, CA)
OBN IIIs (Austin, TX)
Royal Headache (Sydney, Australia)
Mikal Cronin (SF, CA)
Hans Condor (Nashville, TN)
Sex Cult (Memphis, TN)

MC NoBunny
DJ Useless Eater & DJ Rick

Friday, September 23
Afternoon Rock
@ Buccaneer
Straight Arrows (Sydney, Australia)
Ryan Rousseau & His Desert Children (Desert, AZ)
Coasting (Brooklyn / Memphis)
Sharp Balloons (Memphis, TN)
Cyclops (???)

Friday Night
@ Hi Tone
Gories (Detroit, MI)
Icky Boyfriends (SF, CA)
Mean Jeans (Portland, OR)
James Arthur's Manhunt (Desert, Texas)
Midnight Snaxxx (SF, CA)
Aquafuzz (Memphis, TN)

MC Rob K
DJ Aya Papaya, DJ Robert Dinero, & DJ Billiams

Saturday, September 24
Afternoon Rock Blowout
@ Murphys 1pm
Reverend John Wilkins (Memphis, TN)
Missing Monuments (New Orleans, LA)
Kitchen's Floor (Brisbane, Australia)
Outdoorsmen (SF, CA)
Manatees (Memphis, TN)
Pity Fucks (Portland, OR)
Football (Chicago, IL)
Shirks! (Washington, DC)
Real Numbers (Minneapolis, MN)
True Sons Of Thunder (Memphis, TN)

Saturday Night
@ Hi Tone
Human Eye (Detroit, MI)
Alarm Clocks (Cleveland, OH)
Shannon & Clams (SF, CA)
Deaf Wish (Melbourne, Australia)
Brides (Chicago, IL)
Black Sunday (Memphis, TN)

MC Dave Dunlap
DJ Seth Sutton & DJ Crenshaw

Sunday, September 25
Sunday Afternoon
@ Goner
Jam Messengers (Volcano, HI + Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Two Tears (NYC, NY)

Sunday Night
@ Buccaneer
Gonerfest comedown

8/25/11 The Knockout San Francisco CA
8/27/11 Hemlock Tavern San Francisco CA
9/10/11 Mississippi Studios Portland OR
9/15/11 Plush Tucson AZ *
9/16/11 Bash Riprock's Lubbock TX *
9/17/11 Mohawk Austin TX *
9/18/11 Rubber Gloves Denton TX *
9/19/11 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans LA *
9/20/11 Spring Street Firehouse Birmingham AL
9/21/11 Exit/In Nashville TN *
9/22/11 Hi Tone Memphis TN Gonerfest 8
9/23/11 The Earl Atlanta GA *
9/24/11 Boomslang Festival Lexington KY 1 pm
9/24/11 Duke Coffeehouse Durham NC *
9/25/11 Festival Ballroom at JMU Harrisonburg VA *
9/26/11 Comet Ping Pong Washington DC *
9/27/11 Golden West Cafe Baltimore MD *
9/29/11 Bowery Ballroom New York NY *
9/30/11 Beachland Tavern Cleveland OH *
10/1/11 Empty Bottle Chicago IL *
10/3/11 The Cave (Carleton College) Northfield MN *
10/4/11 Blue Moose Iowa City IA *
10/5/11 Slowdown (Back Room) Omaha NE *
10/6/11 Hi Dive Denver CO *
10/7/11 Kilby Court Salt Lake City UT
10/11/11 Neptune Theatre Seattle WA **
10/12/11 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver BC Canada**
10/13/11 Crystal Ballroom Portland OR **
10/19/11 The Music Box Los Angeles CA **
10/20/11 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach CA **
* w/ Mikal Cronin
** w/ Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks

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