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The Banana Convention

Rank #4 US Saginaw, MI Alternative / Rock / Pop Punk


Sounds Like: No Doubt, Paramore, Weezer, The Presidents of the United States of America (tP, The B-52's

Label: Unsigned

Bio: Putting the "F-U" into "FUN"

It's the battle cry of The Banana Convention, the ambitious garage pop band from the scraggy rust-belt town of Saginaw Michigan. From New York to L.A., the band has dominated all stages. Whether it's local bars, The House of Blues, or The Van's Warped Tour, all venue... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: I haven't done a Rare Release Wednesday in a long time, so to make up for it, here's a whole show we did long ago... http://t.co/e8Y7HG1jjt


“[TBC] is reaching a peak in artistry. They're rockin hard yet don't forget melody and harmony. Great lead and bass guitar. Shar is hot - one of the most soulful singers on the scene.”
— Bo White, WhitesBar.com
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CD/DVD Release Party Saturd...
Feb 26, 2013
It's finally upon us! TBC's Live CD/DVD extravaganza, *Some Points In Between, w... [more]
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Jan 25, 2013
March 2 may be the official release of TBC's latest multi-media project, a live ... [more]
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  • Sat

    Aug 2

    Saginaw, MI, US | 12:00pm

    Saginaw, MI, US
    Sat Aug 02 12:00pm


    Marx Dundas Memorial Festival

  • 2014

    Feb 21

    Bay City, MI, US | 9:30pm

    Bay City, MI, US
    Fri Feb 21 9:30pm


    TBC 10 Year Anniversary Special! Come celebrate 10 years with TBC at Bemo's Bar in Bay City. This very special evening will feature performances by our great friends Don Zuzula (from The Tosspints), Doogie, and Big Brother Smokes. In celebrating 10 years of TBC, former band members Josh "Tang Apollo" Jekel, Joe "Trinidad Jones" Balbaugh, Buddy "Mustard Noize" Allman, Loren "Sasquatch Popsicle" Kranz, Ray "Ray Torres" Torres, and Chris "Fletch Bohanski" Howard will ALL be returning to the stage to perform a huge collection of songs from the band's vast catalog of music, going all the way back to 2004. This is a show you do NOT want to miss!

  • 2013

    Nov 15

    Bay City, MI, US | 9:30pm

    Bay City, MI, US
    Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:30pm


    TBC open for our pals Big Brother Smokes at Bemo's in Bay City. We start at 9:30pm, so get there early!

  • 2013

    Oct 4

    Saginaw, MI, US | 10:00pm

    Saginaw, MI, US
    Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:00pm
  • 2013

    Aug 23

    Bay City, MI, US | 10:00pm

    Bay City, MI, US
    Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:00pm
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  • Richie Johnston (Artist) Richie Johnston
    The Banana Convention !!
  • David Namerow (Congas/Hand Percussion) (Artist) David Namerow (Cong...
    TWO HOUSES cuts cleanly and crisply through the genre clutter with a groove that slices directly to the heart with honest power. Like a sharp needle. it pierces deeply, ma...
  • The Skinny (Artist) The Skinny
    Love the tunes. Love the vibe. We should play a show together.
    Great sound love it
  • Blabpipe (Artist) Blabpipe
    Wicked cool!
  • King Husla (Artist) King Husla
    really like your songs, maybe we can do a colab some day. There is a track called " My soul to take " that i think you would sound great on. Let me know what you think ?
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Q: It seems like The Banana Convention has a cult following of talented dancers. How did that start and how are they compensated?
A: Ok, was this Dan or Molly who submitted this question? ;) We love our dancers of any kind at any show, and they are all compensated by us providing the music to inspire their terrific dance moves

Asked by anonymous. Answered on Mon Feb 11 2013

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