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Tank and the Bangas

By Stephanie Smittle

SUNDAY 9/22. 8 p.m. Rev Room. $20.

$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.

Details

Date:
September 22
Time:
8:00 pm
Cost:
$20
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Venue

Rev Room
300 President Clinton Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201
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Phone:
(501) 823-0090
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