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. 

Tav Falco’s Panther Burns will be on tour throughout 2019.


Vive Le Rock / UK (tour announcement - fall 2019)
LA Weekly (concert “Music Pick” - May 2019)
Illinois National Public Radio (interview w/ Tav - May 2019)
Memphis Commercial Appeal (interview w/ Tav - May 2019)
Colorado Springs Independent (interview w/ Tav - May 2019)
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (interview w/ Tav - May 2019)
Arkansas Times (interview w/ Tav - May 2019)
MySpiltMilk (interview w/ Tav - May 2019)
California Rocker (interview w/ Tav - April 2019)
Flagpole / Athens, GA (interview w/ Tav - May 2019)
Mojo Magazine (“All Back to My House” feature w/ Tav - Feb 2019)
Mojo Magazine (4-star review of Cabaret of Daggers)
Record Collector Magazine (4-star review of Cabaret of Daggers)
Uncut Magazine (Cabaret of Daggers review)
Vive Le Rock Magazine (Cabaret of Daggers review)
Rock & Folk Magazine / France (Cabaret of Daggers review)
The Vinyl District (Cabaret of Daggers review)
Memphis Flyer (Cabaret of Daggers review)
The Vinyl Anachronist (Cabaret of Daggers review)
Ink 19 (Cabaret of Daggers review)
AntiMusic (Cabaret of Daggers review)
BlackBook (interview w/ Tav + song premiere - Nov 2018)
Please Kill Me (interview w/ Tav + song premiere - Nov 2018)
The 13th Floor podcast (interview w/ Tav - Jan 2019)
The Strange Brew podcast (interview w/ Tav - Nov 2018)
Rock And Roll Globe (interview w/ Tav - Nov 2018)
Memphis Flyer (interview with producer/guitarist Mario Monterosso)
La Voce di New York (interview with producer/guitarist Mario Monterosso)
New Haven Independent (concert review - May 2019)
The Hartford Courant (concert preview - May 2019)
Popmatters (Cabaret of Daggers song premiere)
Spill Magazine (Cabaret of Daggers song premiere)
Shindig Music Weekly (interview w/ Tav + song premiere - Nov 2018)
AltCountry Forum / Netherlands (interview w/ Tav - Nov 2018)
Pickline | Italy (Cabaret of Daggers feature)
Stereo Embers Podcast (career-spanning interview w/ Tav - May 2018)  
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (interview w/ Tav - May 2018)  
Memphis Commercial Appeal ("Top 12 Best of Beale Street Fest" - May 2018)
Memphis Commercial Appeal (Beale Street Music Fest review - May 2018)  
Memphis Flyer (Beale Street Music Fest review - May 2018)   
GratefulWeb (Beale Street Music Fest review - May 2018)  
Philadelphia Inquirer (concert preview - May 2018)  
Cincinnati CityBeat (concert preview - May 2018)  
RVA Magazine (concert preview - May 2018)
Chronogram (concert preview - May 2018)  
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Tav Christmas feature interview)  
MySpiltMilk (Tav Christmas feature interview)  
Festive! Fanzine (Tav Christmas feature interview)
Blurt Online (Tav Christmas album review) 
Memphis Flyer (Tav Christmas album review)  
Memphis Commercial Appeal (Tav Christmas album feature)  
Music Connection Magazine (Tav Christmas album review)  
The Vinyl District (Tav Christmas album review) 
The Oxford American (feature interview - 2016)
LouderThanWar (feature interview - 2014)
L.A. Record (feature interview - 2011)
BombMagazine  (feature interview - 2008)




Cabaret of Daggers 2019 Tour Teaser

TAV FALCO performing "Born to Be Blue" from Cabaret of Daggers (ORG Music, 2018)

Filmed in Rome at Hotel Majestic, Via Veneto, and Villa Borghese by Michele Daniele.

TAV FALCO’S PANTHER BURNS in concert at Philly’s Kung Fu Necktie (May 2018)