Friday, March 02, 2007
Goner Records, the punk haven of Memphis, TN... the store turns 3 on March 3 (Saturday). The 3-3-3 celebration features a day and night's worth of music featuring all my favorite Memphians and Mississipians. If you live round those parts - GO!
SATURDAY, MARCH 3
GONER turns 3 years old!
Daytime @ Goner Store
3pm JEFF GOLIGHTLY
4pm KID TWIST
(it's Tyler Keith solo! As featured at last Cooper-Young Fest!)
5pm BOSTON CHINKS / BARBARAS
(new Goner signees)
6pm JACK O & TEARJERKERS
Nighttime @ Hi Tone
10pm HARLAN T BOBO
11pm JAY REATARD
(backed by Boston Chinks, new album is amazings!)
12pm PREACHERS KIDS
(the best party band in the land! Rock Rock Rock!)
Visit the Goner store and meet Eric and Zac.
BUY Goner releases!
Pictured here are members of the Leather Uppers and Hipshakes with everyone's favorite Japanese one-man band, Rockin Enocky. Leather Uppers and Hipshakes available on Goner records!
Some of the most discriminating record collectors shop at Goner. Here's Tom Shannon of the Cheater Slicks with Eric.
And here's Jack Oblivian and Mike Hurtt
Memphis isn't the only town that's celebrating with a rock n roll party this weekend however.
Right off of frozen Lake Erie in Cleveland, there's the Beachland Ballroom which celebrates its 7th anniversary of bringing the rock by bringing you Alex Chilton & the Boxtops (tonight, March 2).
And on Saturday, March 3, The Beachland brings you the national record release party for Mary Weiss, the former lead singer of the legendary girl group, your favorite and mine, The Shangri La's. Mary will be backed by The Reigning Sound, who also back her on her Norton Records album, "Dangerous Game," due in stores on Tuesday, March 6.
Talking about March 2 and birthday celebrations would not be complete without wishing a happy to Lou Reed.
If Iggy is the accidental inventor of punk, then Lou Reed is his guitar-slinging flip side. Consider they both have seminal albums involving David Bowie producing... they have David Bowie and Berlin in common, and The Stooges have Reed's Velvet Underground band-mate, John Cale as a producer as well, of their eponymous 1969 album.
Its a big weekend. If you aren't in Memphis or Cleveland, party anyway. Break out your records.