Tank and the Bangas performs at The Anthem on Feb. 29, 2020. (Photos by Casey Vock.)
There’s something invincible and miraculous about a musical act that never really fit into a specific genre and probably never will.
But it’s tough to understand where a record store clerk might slot albums from the Grammy-nominated Tank and the Bangas, an inexplicably fascinated posse of musicians who about eight years ago in the birthplace of jazz — the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans — and have become one of the hottest acts on tour today.
Allen Stone performs at the 9:30 Club on Feb 25, 2020. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
Allen Stone embraced the crowd with open arms and walked onto the stage with his five-piece band in a recent sold-out show at 9:30 Club, which had fans waiting for a night of soothing sounds from Stone.
Tank and the Bangas (Photo by Gus Bennett Jr.)
Last year, Tank and the Bangas made their major label studio debut with Green Balloon. The band quickly blew up, scoring a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. The R&B group is now on tour opening for The Revivalists, and you should arrive early to see them when they perform at The Anthem on Saturday, Feb. 29.
Derek Trucks (left) and Susan Tedeschi perform with their 12-piece supergroup, Tedeschi Trucks Band, at Warner Theatre, Feb. 21, 2020. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
February in DC, for the past five years, means the Tedeschi Trucks Band, the 12-piece blues-rock supergroup lead by married couple Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, holds an annual residency at historic Warner Theatre. This year’s residency included four sold out shows over two consecutive weekends, Feb. 14 and 15, and Feb. 21 and 22.
Algiers (Photo by Christian Högstedt)
Post-punk meets gospel? You don’t need faith to believe, my friends, as we have the living proof with Atlanta quartet Algiers! Frontman Franklin James Fisher and company return to their favorite place to perform in DC, the Black Cat, on Thursday, March 12!
You can win a pair of tickets to see the show with Parklife DC.
Southern Avenue (Photo by David McClister)
The sound of Memphis blues and soul shook the 9:30 Club recently when Southern Avenue opened for Galactic on the latter’s 25th anniversary tour. While the band takes its name from a street that runs from the east side to the “Soulsville” section of the city (the original home of the legendary label Stax Record), it has international origins.
Fitz and The Tantrums perform at The Anthem on Feb. 14, 2020. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath/ Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)
Fitz and The Tantrums performed at The Anthem recently in support of All the Feels, the band’s fourth studio album, and our friend Ben Eisendrath was there to shoot the show!