One thing can be said of President Trump: He can politicize anybody. Tav Falco of Memphis’ Panther Burns has only shown a political consciousness in the broadest terms throughout his musical career. Tav Falco plays d.b.a.
Writer and filmmaker Robert Gordon has made a career of documenting Memphis’ music and the underground culture associated with it. In 1995’s It Came from Memphis, he folds disc jockey Dewey Phillips and professional wrestling into an account of the music scene that swerves noticeably around the city’s two biggest successes—Sun and Stax Records.
Don't sleep on Spotify's Holiday Singles, Black Santa's Mixtape, Kaskade's late night Christmas, Bloodshot's irreverent holiday favorites-to-be, and new Christmas releases from Lindsey Stirling, Tav Falco and Sultans of String.
[Update] Those who know Tav Falco know for either Panther Burns’ blind-man-with-a-flare-gun approach to rockabilly and American roots music, or they know him as the tango guy. The latter is a trickier stance to get a grip on because his edge, if he has one, isn’t obvious. Maybe his tongue is every so delicately in his cheek, but he might really be serious too.
Tonight, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art opens a new show, "50 Photos: The Iconography of Chance" by Tav Falco, best known for his band, Panther Burns. Ogden Curator of Photography Richard McCabe flipped through Falco's photos before they were hung to discuss his work.
This Week's Spotify Soundtrack previews new music from Melody's Echo Chamber, Green Day, Sotho Sounds and Kreayshawn (with Sissy Nobby); and shows by Santigold, Victor Wooten, Dinosaur Jr., TOPS and more.