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Tank and the Bangas with Ill Doots and Fancy Pants 

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Aside from providing New Orleans with a postcard weekend by the water, May's Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo was notable for the emergence of two larger-than-life New Orleans frontwomen and their even bigger bands, Daria & the Hip Drops and Tank and the Bangas. The latter's self-released debut Think Tank is an open-mic night that never closes: spoken-word soliloquies bleeding into soul smorgasbords; sprawling, searching metaphors finding the answers to love's mysteries in daredevil plunges ("Rollercoasters," "Themeparks") and shopping lists ("Boxes and Squares," "WalMart"). On the reggae-flecked "Eggs Over Easy," leading lady Tank does delicious things with the shopworn food-as-love recipe, turning breakfast into a sensual after-hours reconciliation. Her Bangas are versatile, in-the-pocket backers, echoing D'Angelo's low-lit jazz on most tracks and Andrew Bird's pizzicato pop on "Ripperton Love" and "Rhythm of Life." This bang-for-the-buck triple bill parades 19 musicians onto one of the city's smallest stages: Philadelphia hip-hop octet Ill Doots headlines and New Orleans bass-jumping six-piece Fancy Pants opens. Call club for ticket information.

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