Tank and The Bangas, Adia Victoria

Tue Oct 1 2019

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Music Box

1337 India Street San Diego, CA 92101

$25.00 - $45.00

Ages 18+

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Tank and the Bangas has a rare knack for combining various musical styles—fiery soul, deft hip-hop, deep-groove R&B and subtle jazz—into one dazzling, cohesive whole that evokes the scope of New Orleans music while retaining a distinctive feel all its own.

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Genre: rock / funk / hip hop

Ticket Price: $25 advanced & day of show / Indigo Grill dinner for 2 + show package  (online only — Limited Availability)

Indigo Grill Dinner Package for 2 - $90

Includes:
- 2 general admission standing Tank & the Bangas tickets
- 2 entrees + 1 bottle of wine or a carafe of sangria
Dinner starts at 5pm at Indigo Grill located at 1536 India St
Need to Contact the restaurant? Max@IndigoGrill.com

PARKING: Street parking and paid lot parking available.

TABLE RESERVATION / VIP: vip@musicboxsd.com / (619) 836-1847

STALK US: Twitter + Instagram: @musicboxsd | facebook.com/MusicBoxSD | MusicBoxSD.com | The Music Box (619) 795-1337.

BOX OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm

MUSIC BOX IS STANDING ROOM ONLY UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

Tank and The Bangas, Adia Victoria

  • Tank and The Bangas

    Tank and The Bangas

    Deep Funk Revival

    Coming from New Orleans, Tank and the Bangas are surrounded by plenty of grand musical traditions. And the five-piece group has a rare knack for combining various musical styles—fiery soul, deft hip-hop, deep-groove R&B and subtle jazz—into one dazzling, cohesive whole that evokes the scope of New Orleans music while retaining a distinctive feel all its own.

    “It’s music that can’t really be put in a box,” says singer and poet Tarriona “Tank” Ball. She fronts the band with vivid charisma that helped Tank and the Bangas win NPR’s 2017 Tiny Desk Concert Contest by unanimous acclaim, standing out among 6,000 entrants because of what Bob Boilen called “the depth of their lyricism and the versatility of their players.” Those same qualities also attracted the attention of Verve Records, which has signed the band.

    Ball’s lyrical depth has been years in the making. She came up in the strong local slam poetry scene before meeting her bandmates: Merell Burkett on keyboards, Joshua Johnson on drums, Norman Spence on bass and synth keys and, eventually, Albert Allenback on alto sax and flute. “Growing up, I always could sing, but I wrote better than I sang, so I focused on writing,” she says. After her team won the National Poetry Slam Championship two years in a row, Ball turned her full attention to Tank and the Bangas.

    What started as a loose collaboration at an open-mic night in 2011 has grown into a mesmerizing musical force that’s only picking up speed. After a featured set at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival early in the band’s career, the musicians built a reputation outside their hometown by grinding it out on the road, honing their live show and releasing the 2013 album Think Tank, all the while converting audiences into passionate fans and garnering critical acclaim, from the New Orleans Advocate to The New York Times. “It made us work hard,” Ball says of playing Jazz Fest. “It made us want to feel deserving of it.”

    Their hard work is paying off: The Huffington Post says Tank and the Bangas defy description onstage, adding, “It’s music that you have to experience.” The experience is subject to change from one night to the next.

    “One show will feel very electronic, or hip-hop, and another show will feel slow and vibe-y and jazzy, and then another show will just be poetry and off-the-cuff riffs,” says Johnson. “As a band, we don’t like to hear ourselves do the same thing for too long, so we might change a small thing here or there, and if we change enough small things, it seems like a big change.”

    Tank and the Bangas won the Tiny Desk contest with “Quick,” a riotous single they released in 2017 (and soon accompanied with a cheeky, not entirely safe-for-work video). There’s more new music where that came from as the group works on the follow-up to Think Tank. “It’s going to be awesome,” Ball says. “It’s going to be fun, and a little vulnerable at the same time.”

    The band’s ongoing evolution involves more than just music: Ball continues to grow and develop as a performer and writer. Even back in the open-mic days, she was a force of nature. “I don’t know if there’s such a thing as too free, but it was totally uninhibited. She was inspired,” Spence says, laughing at the memory. More recently, Ball has become less of a dervish onstage—“I was running around so much I didn’t have time to sing at all,” she say—while finding new ways of expressing herself as a writer.

    “I don’t just think about myself when I write now,” she says. “Just being with my bandmates taught me to think more about other people. And when you have an audience of people ready to listen to you, you’re excited to connect with them, you really are.”

  • Adia Victoria

    Adia Victoria

    Avant-Garde Blues

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Tank and The Bangas, Adia Victoria

Tue Oct 1 2019 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Music Box San Diego CA
Tank and The Bangas, Adia Victoria

$25.00 - $45.00 Ages 18+

Tank and the Bangas has a rare knack for combining various musical styles—fiery soul, deft hip-hop, deep-groove R&B and subtle jazz—into one dazzling, cohesive whole that evokes the scope of New Orleans music while retaining a distinctive feel all its own.

Not on the e-mail list for Presales? CLICK HERE to sign up to be a Music Box VIP and you will never miss a chance to grab tickets before they go on sale to the general public again!

Genre: rock / funk / hip hop

Ticket Price: $25 advanced & day of show / Indigo Grill dinner for 2 + show package  (online only — Limited Availability)

Indigo Grill Dinner Package for 2 - $90

Includes:
- 2 general admission standing Tank & the Bangas tickets
- 2 entrees + 1 bottle of wine or a carafe of sangria
Dinner starts at 5pm at Indigo Grill located at 1536 India St
Need to Contact the restaurant? Max@IndigoGrill.com

PARKING: Street parking and paid lot parking available.

TABLE RESERVATION / VIP: vip@musicboxsd.com / (619) 836-1847

STALK US: Twitter + Instagram: @musicboxsd | facebook.com/MusicBoxSD | MusicBoxSD.com | The Music Box (619) 795-1337.

BOX OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm

MUSIC BOX IS STANDING ROOM ONLY UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

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Ages 18+
limit 8 per person
General Admission Standing
General Admission
$25.00
Indigo Grill Dinner + Show Package
Includes: - 2 general admission standing Tank and the Bangas tickets - 2 entrees + 1 bottle of wine or a carafe of sangria Dinner starts at 5pm at Indigo Grill located at 1536 India St.
Indigo Grill Dinner + Show Package for 2
$45.00

Delivery Method

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Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.