Songs of September
This is the month of midtown music festivals.
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The annual punk and garage rock festival hosted by Goner Records celebrates its 10th year in 2013, bringing a hearty, colorful infusion of bands and fans to town from around the country and from overseas. Think of it as a mini, subcultural Elvis Week.
This year, Gonerfest runs from Thursday, September 26th, through Sunday, September 29th, with eight events over four days at four different Midtown venues. The festivities kick off on at 5:30 p.m. on the 26th with Japanese garage-punk trio Guitar Wolf — one of the earliest Goner bands — performing at the Cooper-Young Gazebo, outside the Goner store.
The new Hi-Tone location, in the Crosstown Arts District on Cleveland Avenue, will be the home for multi-band bills on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night during the festival. The respective headliners: inventive New Orleans performer Mr. Quintron (Thursday), Seattle grunge pioneers Mudhoney (Friday), and subterranean Australian punk legends the Cosmic Psychos (Saturday). There will also be secondary Gonerfest events at smaller Midtown clubs Murphy’s and the Buccaneer.
For more info, see goner-records.com/gonerfest.