In addition a live performance by Tav Falco’s Panther Burns there will be a screening of a selection of Tav’s short films, a Q & A with Tav hosted by Douglas Hart and a reading by Tav from his book – Details TBC
Tav Falco’s Panther Burns, sometimes shortened to (The) Panther Burns, is a rock band originally from Memphis, Tennessee, United States, led by Tav Falco. They are best known for having been part of a set of bands emerging in the late 1970s and early 1980s who helped nationally popularize the blending of blues, country, and other American traditional music styles with rock music among groups playing in alternative music and punk music venues of the time. The earliest and most renowned of these groups to imbue these styles with expressionist theatricality and primitive spontaneity were The Cramps, largely influenced by rockabilly music. Forming just after them in 1979, Panther Burns drew on obscure country blues music, Antonin Artaud’s works like The Theater and Its Double, beat poetry, and Marshall McLuhan’s media theories for their early inspiration. Alongside groups like The Cramps and The Gun Club, Panther Burns ranked among the contributing influences and progenitors of the Southern Gothic-tinged roots music revival scene that arose during the last two decades of the 20th century and continued into the early 2000s.
Superluminal is a semi-regular club night with live music and performance from a variety of subversive sources. The first in the 2015 series showcases a live set from Glasgow Industrial favourites Je$us Loves Amerika. Local boy Grant Morrison will also exclusively perform the first part of his new spoken word with music piece ”A Clockwork Wullie”.
Aiming to celebrate a broad array of aesthetics and practices, combining the avant-garde, do-it-yourself and experimentation, ELEMNTS is a newly founded platform for art and music in Glasgow.
A collaborative project taking the form of a series of works to promote the role of new media art, socially engaging video and art installation, ELEMNTS will showcase the most cutting-edge visual arts and left field music trends.
► DRESSIN RED
► FREDWAVE (London)
► ARM WATCHES FINGERS b2b PHOENE
► BLACK SIFICHI (spoken word)
► JAMES McCANN (video)