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Interview: Eric Oblivian on Gonerfest, Memphis, and the New Record

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Eric Friedl behind the counter at Goner Records

By Rebecca Seung

In 1993, Eric Friedl (of The Oblivians) put out Japanese garage crusaders and part-time zombie hunters Guitar Wolf’s first US release, Wolf Rock!, and thus, Goner Records was born. From humble beginnings, Eric and co-owner Zac Ives have taken the Memphis imprint from label to store and now one of the most well known DIY punk fests in the world: Gonerfest, a four day marathon of the biggest up-and-coming acts you don’t know yet but that you’ll be hearing about soon. Tickets are on sale now, and a full line-up can be seen here.  

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