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Hello! It’s the Goner folks here, cranking out stuff in Memphis, TN.

What the hell are we doing here? GOOD QUESTION!

What started as a record label run out of Eric’s closet in 1993 turned into a record store when Zac joined up in 2004 and then a yearly festival, too. As a label, we’ve never wanted to be pigeon-holed. So we’ve put out records by Jay Reatard and Rev. John Wilkins. Quintron and King Lee, the guy who ran the tire shop down the street. Nots, Ty Segall, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, and a recording of a Graceland Too tour. All kinds of stuff. 170 records and counting. The question has always been do people need to hear it, not do we think we can sell it.

And that was a jumping off point for all sorts of stuff. Goner clothing? Sure, you gotta wear something. Books, for those who can still read! Calendars, cookbooks, radio shows. A podcast! Now a bi-weekly TV show: Goner TV! A regular show featuring fun, interesting stuff from the Gonersphere, inspired by the immediacy of public access TV and punk / post-punk/ zine & DIY culture, executed in our own Goner style.

We’re known by record heads all over the world. Listed by Spin and Rolling Stone in their Top Ten Record Stores. Had a bulletin board that shattered Google algorithms. Created a destination festival that brings music maniacs to Memphis from all over the world every year. All with minimal government and corporate support, at best. At worst, with none! It’s fine, we don’t expect it -- they can cater to the car part companies, the global shipping brands, the barbecue festivals where locals can’t even eat barbecue unless you know the right person.

We’d rather go the other direction. We want this to be available to everyone, all the time. This Goner thing has always been about community: from stocking records you can’t find anywhere else, to introducing you to your new favorite Australian band at Gonerfest. It’s a goofy network of punks and weirdos who come together around a similarly skewed take on music and life in general. And we love it. We are in this right along with you.

We tossed around a lot of options for this thing -- secret handshakes, elite expensive helicopter flight DJ mixes on your own island, all the usual stuff. It just didn’t seem right. We don’t do it that way in Memphis. There is no VIP section at Gonerfest!

We want our stuff out there, undiluted and real, sometimes unbelievably amateur, sometimes ridiculously professional. Always Goner Style. And we want to make as much stuff free and available as we can!

But we also want to be able to pay bands for their shows, artists for their art. We want to keep pushing limits on how to connect with the global Goner community. So we are presenting a way for you to help keep the wheels in motion, to keep this thing that you love going -- and to grow!

We’ve thrown together these levels of support that will let us keep the Goner world rotating, to let us keep shining a light on worthwhile stuff in Memphis and around the globe. You’ll be helping it all happen -- and get some cool exclusive stuff while you are at it.

At each level we will unexpectedly send you goodies & regular updates & special offers… so hold on! It’s all coming!

Thanks for being the most important part of all this!

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