On Saturday, December 26th, 50+ artists and hundreds of thousands of viewers around the world came together for Georgia Comes Alive, a virtual music festival aimed at promoting voter participation in Georgia’s critical Senate runoff elections on January 5th, 2021.
One of the many world-renowned acts to take part in the nine-hour livestream was 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Contest winners Tank and the Bangas, who set shop inside an empty Tipitina’s in their hometown of New Orleans for a smooth and lively rendition of “Spaceships” from the band’s Green Balloon studio album.
The bubbly performance of the 2019 original led by singer Tarriona “Tank” Ball bounces along gleefully as listeners are guided through the song that blends elements of hip-hop and indie-pop for a one-of-a-kind, engaging experience from start to finish. Just as the band had done during their appearance on Justice Comes Alive earlier this year, Tank and the Bangas proved yet again that their collective sound and raw performance style is simply unparalleled amongst their contemporaries, even in a scene as eclectic as the one in New Orleans.
Tank and the Bangas are not the only ones who held their Georgia Comes Alive performance inside of Tipitina’s, as Big Freedia also took the stage inside the empty, fan-favorite New Orleans venue earlier on during the virtual event, as did Samantha Fish, venue owners Galactic, and more.
Relive the Tank and the Bangas’ performance of “Spaceships” from Georgia Comes Alive in the video below. If you enjoyed the show and have the means, consider donating to Georgia grassroots voter organizations via GeorgiaComesAlive.com. Subscribe to the Live For Live Music YouTube channel for more Georgia Comes Alive videos.
Tank And The Bangas – “Spaceships” – Georgia Comes Alive”
Tank and the Bangas joined 50+ other performers and speakers as part of Georgia Comes Alive, presented by Live For Live Music in partnership with voter registration nonprofit HeadCount. The marathon streaming event, powered by Nugs.TV and Plus 1, generated more than $160,000 in funds for organizations like CivicGeorgia and Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda that are putting in work on the ground to get Georgians out to the polls. For more information, head here. For more information on Georgia Comes Alive, or to donate to CivicGeorgia and Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda, visit GeorgiaComesAlive.com.