Tav Falco and the Panther Burns + Dex Romweber Duo and Jackals – Dollhouse Studios – 10/20/12

This should be a really great show — one of the first official events at Dollhouse Studios at 980 Industry Drive in West Savannah. Produced by Dollhouse Productions and Safe//Sound.

From the Facebook invite:

Tav Falco is a Southern provocateur grifting his audience with the ol’ song and dance act before shuffling out the back door with a wink and a nod. His historico-musico revue, The Unapproachable Panther Burns, originated in 1979 at the nadir of Memphis’ postmodern, post-Beale, post-Sun, post-Stax era, when the Mississippi River town had seemingly disappeared from the cultural map and shriveled into an obsolescent landmark. Only groups like the Dixie Flyers, Mud Boy and the Neutrons, Big Star and Panther Burns were intent to keep the fires burning with or without commercial success, and their contribution to experimental pop music, dirty rock ‘n roll and the blues revival have been incalculable.

Tav Falco has once again assembled his band Panther Burns for a tour that celebrates the re-release of his seminal underground masterpiece “Behind the Magnolia Curtain (Fat Possum Records). Originally released by the then-fledgling/now legendary Rough Trade in 1980, Magnolia Curtain is a celebration of the genesis of rock and roll retold in a deviant backwoods ballroom style that broached the avant-grade. The band included such luminaries as the late Alex Chilton and and the Tate County Marching Drum Band.

This years’ lineup includes Giovanna Pizzorno, an original member of the Memphis all-girl band the Hellcats, and off-and-on drummer for the Panther Burns since the mid Eighties, as well as Peter Mavrogeorgis (aka Peter Dark) and Michael Low, both collaborators with Tav since the early 90’s. An unapproachable and visionary formation steered by one of the truly original and romantic forces in American music

Here’s “Bourgeois Blues”:

Dex Romweber Duo — Dex and his sister Sara — have been through town relatively recently. They did a great show at Cha Bella last year produced by Savannah Stopover.

Here’s the wonderful “People, Places and Things”:

Jackals — Beau Croxton and Mike Goehler, both formerly of Convict Fiction — is a Savannah-based band playing its first official show. Here’s Jackals with a Muddy Waters cover: