We love a good #GlowUp here at SoulBounce, and few artists have been more deserving over the past few years than Tank And The Bangas. The Crescent City quintet have worked their tails off to make a name for themselves, and it's great to see them reap the rewards.
Well, respect and critical acclaim are great, but if you ask frontwoman Tarriona “Tank” Ball what she really wants, all you have to do is listen to the group's latest track, "Nice Things." The infectious "Trap & B" tune has been in heavy rotation since it first dropped in April, with TV performances and a special VEVO session serving up new ways to enjoy the Green Balloon single. Now, the group unveils the song's official video and it's every bit as fun to watch as it is to listen to.
Tank and her crew enjoyed a girls night in, but now they're helping her get ready to step out with her bae for a day of shopping and ice cream. What more could a gal want, right? But vintage goods and thrift shop deals aren't enough. She apparently says, "Later, later, later alligator," to bae so she can reconnect with her ex and enjoy the finer things in life. Ms. Ball is absolutely engaging, with a warm smile, coquettish eyes and all-around curvy slay. The Bangas – Norman Spence, Merell Burkett, Joshua Johnson and Albert Allenback – are in on the fun as well, popping up throughout the clip to show some love.
After watching "Nice Things," make plans to watch Tank And The Bangas perform live. The band will be stopping at major cities across the globe and making the rounds at various festivals, including AFROPUNK Brooklyn and Newport Jazz Festival. See tour dates below and visit their website to purchase tickets, plus download a copy of Green Balloon if you haven't already.
Tank and The Bangas Tour Dates:
May 16—Cincinnati, OH—In Her Voice
May 17-19—Knoxville, TN—Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival
May 21—Raleigh, NC—Lincoln Theater
May 22—Richmond, VA—The National
May 23—Norwalk, CT—Wall Street Theater
May 24—Boston, MA—Boston Calling
May 25—North Adams, MA—MASS MoCA
May 31—Las Vegas, NV—Emerge Festival
June 1—Philadelphia, PA—The Mann Center
June 5—Ithaca, NY—State Theatre of Ithaca
June 7—Portland, ME—Thompson’s Point
June 8—Quebec City, Canada—La Source de la Martinière
June 9—Montreal, Canada—L’Astral
June 11—Ottawa, Canada—The Bronson Center
June 12—Toronto, Canada—Mod Club
June 13—Detroit, MI—The Majestic Theater
June 15—Cleveland, OH—Beachland Ballroom
June 16—Buffalo, NY—Albright Knox Art Gallery
June 20—Brooklyn, NY—Celebrate Brooklyn
June 22—Dover, DE—Firefly Music Festival
August 2—Newport, RI—Newport Jazz Festival
August 24—Brooklyn, NY—Afropunk
August 25—Port Townsend, WA—THING