Tank and the Bangas Access The Body

This year, Tank and the Bangas moved audiences and moved bodies more consistently than most performers in New Orleans. They have catapulted to a new level of stardom following their NPR Tiny Desk Competition win, and their sets have become both more chaotic and more tightly rehearsed, but with an energy that keeps the audience constantly and almost involuntarily dancing.

Japandroids Just Want to Party

The pop and fizzle of fireworks are among the first sounds heard on Canadian rock duo Japandroids’ latest Celebration Rock, an invitation to their collection of loose, frenzied rock ‘n’ roll anthems. At its core, it’s gritty, house party music, the kind of stuff that might earn noise complaints from the neighbors as 30 or 40 people crowd into a backyard to pay homage to drums and guitar.