Tank and the Bangas & Big Freedia


Tank and the Bangas & Big Freedia

Naughty Professor

Fri, October 19

Doors: 7:00 pm

Tank and the Bangas - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Tank and the Bangas

Originating in New Orleans, Tank and The Bangas have all the qualities that relates them, to the city that birth them but a flair that separates them as well. Their performances range from being “One of the most energetic shows you’ll ever see” to “A gospel tent in Mississippi”. Rummaging through their sound like a thrift store hippie, you’ll find the Bangas to provoke a musical reference of Rhythmic Soul and Spoken word among other genres such as Rock, Gospel, Funk, and Folk. Combining the various musical techniques among the Bangas, coupled with the instilling play on lyrics from the lead vocalist; Tank and The Bangas have quilted a unique sound that singles them as one of the most distinctive groups to come out of New Orleans. The group has graced the cover of one of New Orleans most recognized magazines, “OffBeat” and recently won band of the year at the New Orleans Big Easy Awards. The group has opened for acts such as LiAnne LaHavas, PJ Morton, Galactic, Big Freedia, The Revivalist, and The Soul Rebels. Most recently the band was titled as the 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Contest winners.
Big Freedia - (Set time: 8:20 PM)
Big Freedia

Big​ ​Freedia​,​ ​known​ ​as​ ​the​ ​Queen​ ​of​ ​Bounce,​ ​is​ ​a​ ​New​ ​Orleans-based​ ​rapper​ ​and​ ​ambassador of​ ​Bounce​ ​music.​ ​​ ​After​ ​dominating​ ​the​ ​New​ ​Orleans​ ​club​ ​scene​ ​for​ ​over​ ​a​ ​decade,​ ​Big​ ​Freedia is ​​now​​bringing ​​the ​​Bounce ​​movement ​​to ​​a ​​world - wide ​​stage ​​with ​​her ​​hit​​reality ​​show,​B​​ig Freedia​ ​Bounces​ ​Back​​ ​on​ ​Fuse​ ​TV.​ ​The​ ​weekly​ ​docu-series,​ ​now​ ​in​ ​its​ ​sixth​ ​season,​ ​follows​ ​the life​ ​of​ ​a​ ​choirboy​ ​turned​ ​Bounce​ ​rapper​ ​and​ ​remains​ ​the​ ​highest​ ​rated​ ​original​ ​series​ ​on​ ​the network.

In​ ​2016,​ ​Freedia​ ​was​ ​featured​ ​on​ ​Beyonce’s​ ​Grammy-winning​ ​single,​ ​“Formation.”

Freedia’s​ ​first​ ​LP,​ ​“Just​ ​Be​ ​Free”​ ​was​ ​named​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​‘best​ ​electronic​ ​releases’​ ​by​ R​ olling Stone​​ ​and​ ​was​ ​critically​ ​acclaimed​ ​in​ ​outlets​ ​such​ ​as​ ​​Pitchfork​,​ ​​SPIN​,​ ​​USA​ ​Today​,​ ​and Consequence​ ​of​ ​Sound​.​ ​Big​ ​Freedia​ ​has​ ​collaborated​ ​with​ ​artists​ ​ranging​ ​from​ ​Sia,​ ​Elliphant, The​ ​Postal​ ​Service,​ ​Matt​ ​&​ ​Kim,​ ​and​ ​Mannie​ ​Fresh,​ ​and​ ​Sylvan​ ​Esso.

Big​ ​Freedia​ ​continues​ ​to​ ​tour​ ​over​ ​a​ ​hundred​ ​dates​ ​a​ ​year​ ​with​ ​her​ ​legendary​ ​shake​ ​team,​ ​who are​ ​bring​ ​Bounce​ ​moves​ ​like​ ​“the​ ​twerk”​ ​(popularized​ ​by​ ​Miley​ ​Cyrus​ ​in​ ​2013),​ ​“the​ ​shake”​ ​“the wiggle,”​ ​“the​ ​bend​ ​ova,”​ ​the​ ​“hands​ ​on​ ​the​ ​ground,”​ ​to​ ​audiences​ ​worldwide.​ ​Big​ ​Freedia​ ​is​ ​a consistent​ ​festival​ ​favorite,​ ​known​ ​to​ ​steal​ ​the​ ​show​ ​at​ ​Outside​ ​Lands,​ ​Fun​ ​Fun​ ​Fun​ ​Fest, Bonnaroo,​ ​FYF​ ​and​ ​many​ ​more.

In​​ 2015, ​​Big ​​Freedia ​​penned ​​her ​​first ​​memoir,​ B​ig ​​Freedia: ​​God​​Save​​ the ​​Queen ​​Diva!​ ​​on Gallery​ ​Books/Simon​ ​&​ ​Schuster.​ ​The​ ​book​ ​was​ ​hailed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​press​ ​by​ ​outlets​ ​from​ R​​olling Stone​​ ​and​ ​​Pitchfork​​ ​to​ ​​Out​​ ​and​ ​​Bust​.

In​ ​2012,​ ​Big​ ​Freedia​ ​made​ ​her​ ​television​ ​network​ ​debut​ ​on​ J​​immy​ ​Kimmel​ ​Live!​​ ​She​ ​has​ ​also appeared​ ​on​ ​​Last​ ​Call​ ​with​ ​Carson​ ​Daly​,​ ​​Watch​ ​What​ ​Happens​ ​Live​,​ ​NPR’s​ ​​All​ ​Things Considered​,​ ​NPR’s​ ​​Marketplace​,​ R​​idiculousness,​ ​​and​ ​​The​ ​Real​.​ ​Her​ ​TV​ ​show​ ​received​ ​the GLAAD​ ​Media​ ​Award​ ​in​ ​2014​ ​and​ ​was​ ​nominated​ ​again​ ​for​ ​the​ ​award​ ​in​ ​2015.

Big​ ​Freedia​ ​continues​ ​to​ ​release​ ​new​ ​singles​ ​and​ ​will​ ​releases​ ​her​ ​sophomore​ ​album​ ​in​ ​2018.
Naughty Professor - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Naughty Professor
Venue Information:
9:30 Club
815 V St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001