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Tank and The Bangas

Originating in New Orleans, Tank and The Bangas have all the qualities that relates them, to the city that birth them but a flair that separates them as well. Their performances range from being “One of the most energetic shows you’ll ever see” to “A gospel tent in Mississippi”. Rummaging through their sound like a thrift store hippie, you’ll find the Bangas to provoke a musical reference of Rhythmic Soul and Spoken word among other genres such as Rock, Gospel, Funk, and Folk. Combining the various musical techniques among the Bangas, coupled with the instilling play on lyrics from the lead vocalist; Tank and The Bangas have quilted a unique sound that singles them as one of the most distinctive groups to come out of New Orleans. The group has graced the cover of one of New Orleans most recognized magazines, “OffBeat” and recently won band of the year at the New Orleans Big Easy Awards. The group has opened for acts such as LiAnne LaHavas, PJ Morton, Galactic, Big Freedia, The Revivalist, and The Soul Rebels. Most recently the band was titled as the 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Contest winners.

Videos & Press
  • Blast Off to Bangaville in Tank and The Bangas’ ‘Spaceships’ Video

    [NPR] By Marissa Lorusso If we had to guess, we’d say Bangaville is more a state of mind than a physical location. That’s where we find ourselves at the beginning of the video for Tank and the Bangas’ new single, “Spaceships.” The song captures the band’s infectious energy — a mix of R&B, funk, hip-hop, […]

  • Tank And The Bangas – From Tiny Desk to the Masses: An Artist Development Story That Wasn’t Supposed to Happen This Way

    [Pollstar] By Deborah Speer Tank and the Bangas are living what seems an artist development fairytale come true. Their success story gives credence to the premise that there is no one path for artist development. After five years of self-booking and performing around their home base of New Orleans and the Southeast, the band’s manager […]

  • At Coachella, The Future of Rap is Female

    [LA Times] By Gerrick D. Kennedy At the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, hip-hop has most certainly reigned supreme. Rap acts occupied a large swath of real estate in this year’s lineup with Eminem and young voices such as Post Malone, Migos and Tyler, the Creator billed high. But two weeks of catching sets […]

  • South by Southwest Music Festival: 17 Acts That Stood Out Including Soccer Mommy, Tank and The Bangas, The Weather Station

    [New York Times] By Jon Pareles TANK AND THE BANGAS In New Orleans, music is forged in live performance, savoring the immediate effect on a club crowd and sprawling beyond the confines of radio-ready pop. Tank and the Bangas string together grooves from funk, hip-hop, rock and gospel; serious storytelling, self-empowerment exhortations and dance instructions […]

  • Out with a Bang

    [Country Roads] Tank and the Bangas bring home-grown goodness from New Orleans to America’s ears By Alex V. Cook Perhaps you remember Pop Rocks. The crumbled, effervescent candies came in foil packets, and when you poured them on your tongue, the rocks started to pop and fizz, which would escalate until a moment of panic […]

  • If You Haven’t Started Listening to Tank and the Bangas, You Should Really Get on That

    [Huffington Post] By Brian Denney When I entered the Masonic Lodge of The Hollywood Forever Cemetary to see emerging band Tank and the Bangas perform last Thursday night, I had no clue what to expect. It was just a week before the concert that I had been introduced to the innovative, genre-defying band from New […]

  • This Artist Went from Working at IHOP to Performing With Chance the Rapper

    [Vice: Broadly] By Leila Ettachfini In the months since Tank and the Bangas won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, lead vocalist Tarriona “Tank” Ball has skyrocketed into fame and sold out a nationwide tour. Throughout the process, Ball has remained true to her New Orleans roots. “Get a room full of people,” recites Tarriona “Tank” Ball, […]

  • OffBeat Magazine Interview: Tank and The Bangas

    [OffBeat] Over 6,000 acts entered NPR’s 2017 Tiny Desk Contest, but when the 10 judges convened for a vote they landed on a unanimous winner: New Orleans’ own Tank and the Bangas. Led by the infectiously positive Tarriona “Tank” Ball, the genre-defying group blends clever spoken wordplay with laidback grooves and beautiful melodies to create […]

  • Check Out Tank and The Bangas’ Tiny Desk Concert! Winners of the Tiny Desk Contest

    [NPR] By Bob Boilen Out of over 6,000 entries — more submissions than we’ve ever received — Tank And The Bangas won, unanimously, this year’s Tiny Desk Contest. I fully expected their victory performance here at NPR headquarters in D.C. to be celebratory. I didn’t know we’d all end up in tears. This band combines […]

  • Norah Jones Joins Tank and The Bangas in Surprise New Orleans Appearance

    [] By Chelsea Brasted Norah Jones jumped right down the rabbit hole with Tank and the Bangas in New Orleans on Sunday night (March 5), appearing as a surprise special guest of the band’s return to the the Music Box Village. The performance, which utilized every square inch of the venue’s fantastically designed musical homes, […]

  • Tank and The Bangas: Listen Up to This New Orleans Band on the Rise

    [] By Doug MacCash One of New Orleans’ bands to watch, Tank and the Bangas just don’t quite fit in a predictable slot. Even the Bangas themselves can’t immediately describe what they do — and that’s exactly why they’re so interesting. As the band took a break from rehearsal Tuesday (Nov. 15), I posed the […]

  • Tank and the Bangas’ Wild Ride

    [OffBeat Magazine] By Frank Etheridge Tank and the Bangas call their rehearsal space and its cozy lower Ninth Ward confines “Bangaville.” The band meets twice a week, from 10 p.m. to midnight on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, to rehearse in their low-ceilinged space—which members also jokingly refer to as the Bangas’ “museum.” Its compact walls […]

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