Tav Falco's Panther Burns w/ ULTRAS S/C
Last time we saw Falco in these parts, it was 1984 at Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gym and his group had the opening slot for The Clash on its desultory Mick Jones-less tour. Never one to shrink from a surly crowd, the Memphis gadfly proceeded to play tango music with accompanying dance moves — which prompted some of the loudest boos ever heard in a Vanderbilt sporting facility. (Chew on that a moment.) While Falco has not only embraced but enthusiastically promoted his Iggy Stooge-like role as a rock ’n’ roll irritant, he’s also been a champion of underappreciated Bluff City talents, from rockabilly cat Charlie Feathers to blues artist Jessie Mae Hemphill, while pursuing his own career-long over-the-brink-of-chaos garage-rock art project. If you saw the recent Big Star documentary Nothing Can Hurt Me, you’ll recall footage from Alex Chilton’s early stint with the group as guitarist; here’s hoping Falco can still incite audiences in equal measure — whether to frenzy or fury. ULTRAS S/C open.
Fri, Aug 30 | 9:00 PM
The Stone Fox
$10 ADV / $12 DOS
18 and over