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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Tank and the Bangas

New Orleans funk-soul band Tank and the Bangas have a sound that’s larger than life thanks to nine members who play everything from drums, bass, synth, keyboard, alto and tenor saxophone, flute  and more. Tarriona “Tank” Ball who fronts the band, got her start as a slam poet, which influences the band’s defining sound. The band propelled into the spotlight earlier this year when they won NPR’s 2017 Tiny Desk Contest beating out over 6,000 entrants. Bob Boilen heralded, “This band combines R&B with hip-hop’s poetry and rollercoaster storytelling, with a flair and alchemy that could only come from New Orleans.”

The band is featured in our latest NOLA vinyl package.

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New Orleans, LA
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Historic 19th-century cemetery with above-ground tombs & statuary characteristic of the area.
1416 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
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Rustic, black-and-white tiled warehouse space & landmark since '77 for live music & Cajun dancing.
501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115, United States
Le Pavilion Hotel
Le Pavillon is a historic New Orleans hotel that provides guests with an unforgettable ambiance combining Old World elegance with modern amenities.
833 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70112, United States
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City Park
City Park, a 1,300-acre public park in New Orleans, Louisiana, is the 87th largest and 20th-most-visited urban public park in the United States
1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124, United States
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Morning Call
24/7 cash-only coffee shop with local roots known for chicory coffee & beignets.
56 Dreyfous Dr, New Orleans, LA 70119, United States
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Peaches Records
Homegrown, family-owned, and internationally known since 1975. Veteran record store boasting a large selection of both new and vintage products.
4318 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, United States
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NOLA Beans
NOLA Beans is one of Lakeview’s home grown businesses. It’s a meeting place, a coffee shop, a casual and healthy dining spot. In short: it’s an extension of the favorite room in your house – our kitchen is your kitchen.
762 Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124, United States
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