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Tal National with Bombici and Pandemic
Spirit Hall
Pittsburgh, PA
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Mar 16, 2018 8:00 PM

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Tal National with Bombici and Pandemic
The Consortium and Pandemic present the return of the amazing
band from Niamey, Niger    TAL NATIONAL

Fri Mar 16   8 pm doors   $16 adv/$20 door   21+ event
Spirit Hall, 242 51st St, Lawrenceville  (nice parking! big dancefloor!)

tickets on sale starting Feb 5 at Juke Records (Bloomfield), Dave's Music Mine (South Side), Caliban Books (Oakland) and Acoustic Music Works (Sq Hill) and online at Brown Paper Tickets.

with special guests Bombici and DJ Pandemic

You loved them in 2015 at the Thunderbird, and now they're back, celebrating the release of Tantabara, their 3rd album on Fat Cat Records out Feb 9, 2018.

Tal National are a self-described rock band, though their vision of rock may push well past what the West fences in around that term, and guitarist Almeida finds as much inspiration in trance as he does in rocks embrace. The grooves are the backbone of the album, and the intent is to create a trance-state that overwhelms conscious thought and lets the listener be surrounded by the energy and emotion of Tal National. Brimming with the bands complex, intense spirit, the album is a continuation of the balance of tradition and innovation that have driven their previous albums. Its a joyous celebration and euphoric epiphany all in one complex package. Wed expect nothing less at this point from Tal National.

.. a group without obvious peer  one has to look back at the golden age of the west African guitar bands to find this level of complexity executed with such brazen confidence and ability   Wire

... downright miraculous how the songs mesh: guitar licks, hopscotching bass lines, cymbal offbeats and talking drums all land with microscopic precision and can reconfigure in an instant   New York Times

The music is colorful and bright and dizzying. It recalls the energy and wall-of-sound quality of Konono No 1, except more frenzied and texturally varied Tal Nationals ability to weave together all these thematic and musical elements with unflagging speed and energy is breathtaking.  Pitchfork

This is pretty damn special. Brimming with rawness, energy and pure musicianship, its well worth seeking out.  DJ



Spirit Hall (View)
242 51st St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
United States

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Music > Global
Music > Indie
Music > Rock

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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