Win Tickets ($50): Tank and the Bangas @ Revolution Hall | Hip Hop, Soul
We are giving away a pair of tickets to Tank and the Bangas @ Revolution Hall on March 17. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed March 13.
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Tank and the Bangas
March 17, 2023
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $25 | 21+
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1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR
Tank and The Bangas don’t go anywhere quietly. Sitting around a dimly lit room in London’s neighborhood of Camden Town, vocalist Tank Ball, bassist Norman Spence, drummer Joshua Johnson and saxophonist Albert Allenback can’t go mere minutes without bursting into play fights, or talking over one another, or laughing from their deepest guts. They are a beacon of life. And it’s that life that you hear in their music. That’s what makes this fivepiece one of the most thrilling, unpredictable and sonically diverse bands on the planet; a unit where jazz meets hip-hop, soul meets rock, and funk is the beating heart of everything they do. Their new album Green Balloon is on the horizon, and it’s their first release now they’re signed to major label Verve Forecast – a deal that came after they won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2017, beating out hundreds of other acts. They admit that it was a moment that has entirely changed their lives. This resulting record is set to prove their pizazz and their staying power. It’s everything they’ve worked so hard for so far.
The founding members of the band (Tank, Josh and Norman) met at an open mic night in New Orleans in 2011 called Liberation Lounge. Tank had wanted Josh to write out songs she’d already written for a poetry album. Eventually they met Albert. A family of musical lifers, none of them ever thought twice about quitting through years and years of grinding it out on local live circuits. That time gave them the best foundation for their onstage chemistry and dexterity. As a result they’ve been heralded the best live band in America and for good reason.
Despite their newfound global focus, Tank and The Bangas remain a New Orleans band at heart. New Orleans is a lawless place for creatives – there are no rules. There might be an idea of the typical Frenchmen St jazz band but to couch this band’s work in that notion is to do both them and NOLA a grand disservice. ”You don’t need to do a certain type of music to be connected to New Orleans,” says Tank. “It’s in the culture, it’s in the people, it’s in the fact that we can all find so many common things in the streets.” New Orleans champions its own, which allowed Tank and The Bangas to grow their fanbase by word of mouth and community. “That’s more New Orleans than anything I’ve ever heard. The music in New Orleans isn’t technical, it’s not a bunch of fancy ass notes. It’s felt and it’s very passionate. It’s real. That’s what people get to take home.”
It makes sense that the next person they have on their dream list to work with is legendary musician George Clinton. “Just putting it out there,” laughs Tank. Overall, the band are no longer waiting for their own green light to get going. The green light is here, and you better believe Tank and The Bangas are ready to take flight.
Saw them at Summerfest 2021 in Wisconsin! Would love them to see them at home!
Bangas bomb!!! Dancing to tank in pdx please
Tank & the Bangas sound like if Nicki Minaj and Lizzo got together to sing 70’s funk they’re awesome!
I still choke up when I watch the Tiny Desk concert. They had to cut the night short at The Star a few years ago, I hope they play all night this time!
I love Tank and the Bangas!
I would love to go see them!!!
It would be a sweet surprise for my daughter! I’d love to give her a night out.
I would love to introduce this group to my partner for the first time live!
always wanted to catch Tank and the Bangas and it was always a missed connection! 🤞
A friend from New Orleans has been telling me that I just *have* to check out Tank and the Bangas!
I Would love to see them live. It Would be even better If I Could Photograph the Show!
Always fun, upbeat and contagious!
Love for TANKS
What a fun night this would be!
Love Tank and the Bangas!
You should do some nice things for meeee! Saw them at Pickathon, would love to see them again!!
Eager to see them live!
Love her vocals
Haven’t seen them in years, thanks for considering!
I want to go to this!!!!!
This is going to be a killer show
I have never seen them live but I’ve heard they are insane. I could use some of that about now 😉
I went to buy tickets and they were sold out 🙁 Help please!!!
I have loved tank for so long! I wanna take a cute girl to this show and dance
I have a friend this would be so perfect for 🙂 love tank
It’d be hella dope to see them perform in Portland!
Would love to see them! 😀
How fun!! would love to see them live!
Oh SNAP I would love to go!
Aaah yes! A sold out show. Missed grabbing tickets. Such a good time. Thanks for the opportunity and showcasing awesome fun talent!
I have never heard any sound like Tank and the Bangas before. Watching their tiny desk felt like seeing them in person – the way they bring you in with so much soul, creativity, and joy. They’re simultaneously jamming, telling a story, feeling deeply themselves, and bringing the listener along on their journey. I would love to see them live and get to experience this magic in person.
Tank is the bomb! Can’t what to see them!
They are truly an amazing band, I fell head over heals the moment their tiny desk performance began.
Nothing matches their energy, they are real talent!
This would be an incredible birthday show for me, fingers crossed
Aw, geez! Would love to see Tank & the Bangas. I keep hearing amazing da about their live performance.
So much fun! Sounds like helluva good time!!!! We are in….
Yes! Big ass, big mouth, big bands, big house…
Tank & the Bangas stopped my soul with their lyrics! Would LOVE to see them live!!!
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