Burn, Falco, burn: Tav Falco's road to New Orleans

Tav Falco's Panther Burns performs two sets at d.b.a.
Named after a Mississippi legend in which a panther was set ablaze inside a burning plantation, Tav Falco's Panther Burns emerged as a self-described "art damage" fireball torching the South. Falco formed Panther Burns with Big Star's Alex Chilton in Memphis in the late 1970s, reveling in a deviant deconstruction of and devotion to early rock 'n' roll, exorcising the ghosts within it and dancing with them on albums spanning the last several decades.

The Residents: reveling in obscurity

The anonymous artists perform at the Music Box Village April 30
The Residents seem like a band as well designed for alternative culture weirdness in the 1970s, when surreal imagery on its album covers helped attract crate-digging fans in record stores, as for the age of the internet, conspiracies and fake news. Band members have managed to remain anonymous through nearly five decades as they've repeatedly embraced new technology to create a voluminous catalog of everything from bastardized and deconstructed pop to elaborate sound collages and haunting ambient experiences.

The lone wolf: Walter 'Wolfman' Washington

The artist releases intimate album My Future Is My Past
Walter Washington was rarely in school, digging ditches and stocking shelves at a grocery store at the corner of Poydras and Galvez streets before he told his boss, "You can take this job and do whatever you want to it." He was 16 years old.

New Orleans women artists debut new performance at the Music Box Village

"From These Roots..." features Leyla McCalla, Tif Lamson, Aurora Nealand and others March 31
As the Music Box Village looks ahead to larger, more ambitious music projects, it's also looking at the community around it to grow in parallel. In tandem with the conclusion of Women's History Month and the beginning of spring, a women-focused performance March 31 represents an intentional community-building that doesn't tick a diversity checkbox but hopes to build an inclusive space where women and gender-nonconforming people and people of color have the resources to create meaningful art.

Miguel Zenon Quartet bridges modern jazz and Puerto Rican popular music

The saxaphonist performs at the CAC March 16-17
Saxophonist Miguel Zenon grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has many family members in and around the island's capital and has participated in several recent benefit concerts to raise funds and awareness of the plight of Puerto Ricans rebuilding following the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria last fall.

What's new at Buku: the festival makes room in 2018

Migos, SZA and Virtual Self headline the March 9-10 festival
Under the wing of their Winter Circle Productions, Dante DiPasquale and Reeves Price helped build the first Buku Music + Art Project in 2012. Now in its seventh year, festival alumni include Kendrick Lamar, Run the Jewels and a towering list of contemporary electronic dance, hip-hop and pop artists moored in the popular culture of the second.

Let's go crazy: The Revolution reunites as a living tribute to Prince

Brownmark on Prince and the band's revival, coming to New Orleans Feb. 22
A few years before Prince asked him to join The Revolution, Mark Brown tried not to stare from the service counter window while the 15-year-old bassist cooked pancakes for the budding star of Minneapolis. A few years later in 1981, Prince called Brown's band Fantasy during its after-hours rehearsal at a community center — but he asked only to speak to Brown.

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