Here's a rad band that isn't playing Goner Fest: Pink Reason. Their so-called "robitussin blues" is some ultra-raw, soul-scraping darkness hauled out of the black abyss of guitar musics past. Harsh acid-damaged strumming with quasi-goth (post-goth?) vocals that might put you in mind of Joy Division and Bauhaus or Xiu Xiu and Wooden Wand, depending on what you're into.
Pink Reason - dead end