by Chris Shaw
Goner Fest 10 kicks off tonight at Crosstown Arts, with a photo exhibition showcasing some of the best live shots from the past 10 years of the annual weekend blowout. The Photo Fest features snapshots from locals like Tommy Kha and Christopher Reyes, as well as nationally known rock and roll photographers like Renate Winter and Marty Perez (the man responsible for the infamous "Popular Favorites” album cover by the Oblivians).
The curator for the event is local photography guru Don Perry, someone who definitely knows a thing or two about dodging flying beers to get a shot. The exhibition serves as a unique look into the history of this once-low-budget garage rock festival, especially for those who prefer to catch the debaucherous action of Goner Fest from a safe distance. “Goner Fest Photo Fest” runs until October 6th at Crosstown Arts, 422 N. Cleveland Avenue.