SUNDAY 9/22. 8 p.m. Rev Room. $20.
Tarriona “Tank” Ball and Co.’s video for “Quick” — the band’s winning entry in NPR’s 2017 Tiny Desk Contest — is a ton of bricks. Against a classroom whiteboard, with textbooks and pencils as props, Ball and background vocalist Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph trade vocal licks RUN DMC-style, sometimes in unison, always in forward motion, with an outsized (but somehow still minimalist) backing ensemble. Born of Ball’s vocal savvy and versatility as a spoken word poet, Tank and the Bangas’ work is a nimble vehicle for her wit and theatricality, and a calling card for the outfit’s home city of New Orleans — vibrant, infectiously joyful and always weird. They’ve just released their second full-length album, “Green Balloon,” and land at the Rev Room with fellow jaw-dropping rockers The Suffers and New Orleans rapper Alfred Banks, two mighty opening acts whose work will unquestionably be furnishing Little Rockers’ playlists the following Monday morning and beyond.