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Tav Falco's Panther Burns, The Holy Soul, Wentworth Avenue B


Wed 27 Mar 2013, 8:00pm–11:45pm

Where: The Square, Corner of Hay Street and George Street, Haymarket, New South Wales

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission : $39.80
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Sue

Tav Falco is an American legend. And it is time to acknowledge that. His chain-sawing of a guitar on stage is the penultimate statement. The All Music Guide states, “The master of a raw and shambolic fusion of rockabilly, blues, and fractured noise, Falco was, along with The Cramps, one of the earliest purveyors of what would come to be known as Wreckabilly, and he anticipated the fractured but hard-hitting blues wailing of the Gories and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion by close to a decade” (Stag O Lee Records and All Music Guide).

Geez, the guy chain-sawed a guitar on stage and impressed the hell out of a young Alex Chilton!

2010 saw the release of a new album with fresh original tunes titled, Conjurations: Séance for Deranged Lovers “which met with great critical acclaim. In 2011 the reissue campaign slowly started with his amazing Rough Trade Records debut, “ Behind the Magnolia Curtain” (plus the Blow Your Tops EP as added bonus) receiving the deluxe treatment it deserved. The Sunday Times had the following to say: "Must have reissue! Today’s rockabilly revivalists such as Imelda May and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, revere their sources. In the late 1970’s, however, degenerate New Yorkers and track-marked Australians pointed their quiffs at the future and bled post-punk noise over the music’s bones. This collection of Tav Falco’s early recordings finds the fabled Memphis polymath howling off-key over perfectly out-of-sync broken blues from the Panther Burns band, which features Big Star’s Alex Chilton on uncharacteristically sloppy guitar and Jim Sclavunos on drums, later poached by an indebted Nick Cave.“ (Sunday Times).

Here primarily for Bluesfest, Tav Falco fans can finally rejoice with an exclusive show at The Square on Wednesday 27 March, with support from Sydney’s finest, The Holy Soul and Wentworth Avenue Breeze Out, and DJ Angie

Tickets on sale Friday 8th February at 9am.