Antone’s 44th anniversary opens with an all-star tribute to Louisiana guitarist Lil’ Buck Sinegal. “The best guitarist South Louisiana has to offer” according to NOLA festival Ponderosa Stomp, the late session and live ace played for years with Clifton Chenier, Buckwheat Zydeco, and Allen Toussaint. Gulf Coast guitar legends Barbara Lynn, Sonny Landreth, and C.C. Adcock, plus swamp popper Tommy McLain, fête.
Formed as an outlet for the 100-plus catalog of songs left in limbo after Memphis garage revivalists Lost Sounds’ 2005 mid-tour breakup and the early 2010 death of co-lead Jay Reatard, remaining members Alicja Trout and company continued the natural trajectory of the band onward as yet another River City band to watch. Tucson psych-punks Lenguas Largas and Lockhart power trio Xetas thrash first.
Curse Mackey of revived industrial supergroup Pigface, industrial noise makers Evil Mothers, and occasionally My Life With Thrill Kill Cult, celebrates another year of nocturnal existence and the May release of Instant Exorcism, his first solo LP. That darkwave, dance-hearted descent of synth and madness finds ally in Sine’s vintage twilight dance, the excellent Knifight, and Mr.Kitty.