The Ticket

Tank and the Ban­gas come to town.

Vancouver Magazine - - News -

Ev­ery “overnight suc­cess” story con­ceals years of anony­mous toil, and the New Or­leans col­lec­tive Tank and the Ban­gas is no ex­cep­tion. Formed in 2011 around the churchripened vo­cals and free-as­so­cia­tive verse of Tar­riona “Tank” Ball (she was al­ready a lo­cally renowned slam poet), they com­bine funk, hiphop, jazz, chil­dren’s mu­sic and seem­ingly ev­ery­thing else un­der the sonic sun to cre­ate one of the most joy­ful sounds to emerge in years. Road war­riors from the be­gin­ning (an RV fa­cil­i­tated early tours), the group were vet­er­ans when their star turn ar­rived last year: they were cho­sen from more than 6,000 en­tries as win­ners of NPR’S Tiny Desk con­test. The prize—a na­tion­ally broad­casted con­cert per­formed in the sta­tion’s D.C. o ice—has sub­se­quently been viewed on Youtube more than six mil­lion times. Now they’re pre­ced­ing a new al­bum with an­other tour, which sees the core quin­tet ex­panded to an on­stage party of 11.— Michael White

The Deets Date: Novem­ber 5, 2018 Venue: Com­modore Ball­room Price: $26.50 tim­brecon­

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