Tav Falco's Panther Burns

The Orpheum Presents:

Tav Falco's Panther Burns

Greg Antista & The Lonely Streets

Thursday, May 16 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$14.00

Tav Falco's Panther Burns
Tav Falco's Panther Burns
Raised in rural Arkansas, Tav Falco embarked on his long and distinguished musical career upon arriving in Memphis in the mid-1970s. Teaming up with local music legend Alex Chilton (The Box Tops/Big Star) in 1978, the duo formed the long-running and still active band Tav Falco’s Panther Burns. Panther Burns thrived on the early 1980s music circuit and were a popular draw at such storied NYC clubs as The Peppermint Lounge and Danceteria. Despite Chilton’s exit from the live lineup in 1984, Panther Burns carried on and the band’s current discography includes ten studio LPs and numerous EPs, live albums, and compilations.

Artists who have cited Panther Burns as an influence include the American alternative music acts Southern Culture on the Skids, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Jack Oblivian, and The Gories. In Europe, neo-psychedelic groups who have referenced Panther Burns include England's Spacemen 3; Germany's Cuban Rebel Girls (named after one of Falco's original songs); France's The Dum Dum Boys; Italy's Time Machine; and Scotland’s Primal Scream. Says Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie, “Tav has long been a hero/inspiration to Primal Scream. A true master of rock and roll and a cultural ditch digger on the same level as the Cramps. Thanks for all the great music, Tav.”

Equal parts primal rock ’n’ roll, hill country blues & avant-garde art, Tav Falco's Panther Burns aren't just music, but a state of mind.

Falco’s current album, Cabaret of Daggers, was released to fervent reviews in November 2018. Recorded in Rome, Falco is joined on Cabaret of Daggers by the latest incarnation of Panther Burns: musical director/producer/guitarist Mario Monterosso (Dale Watson, Red Mount Trio), pianist Francesco D'Agnolo, bassist Giuseppe Sangirardi and drummer Riccardo Colasante.
Greg Antista & The Lonely Streets
Greg Antista & The Lonely Streets
There’s a spirited new sound rising up from the Southern California live circuit. Greg Antista and the Lonely Streets are a rock ‘n’ roll quartet with deep roots in the area’s local punk rock scene.

Although frontman Greg Antista has known each of his band members for decades, the Lonely Streets have only been in existence since 2018. The band is comprised of Antista (lead vocals, songwriter, guitar), Jessica Kaczmarek (lead guitar, backing vocals, mandolin, piano), Warren Renfrow (bass), and Jorge E. Disguster (drums, backing vocals). The members’ previous group affiliations are extensive: Greg (Joyride, Foxy), Jessica (Busstop Hurricanes, Russell Scott & the Red Hots, Bourbon Jones), Warren (Cadillac Tramps, Manic Hispanic, Final Conflict, and tours with The Adolescents and The Damned), Jorge (Mr. Mirainga, Mink Daggers, CoDependents).

The band will release its debut album Shake, Stomp and Stumble on May 17, 2019 via Primal Beat Records. The album is produced by Paul Miner whose credits include New Found Glory, C.J. Ramone, and Lisa Loeb, among others.