The four-piece Minneapolis-based band Tabah is often called out in the local press about its vocalist, Cecelia Erholtz. The word “Earthy” gets used a lot, and while not inaccurate, it leans into a place that is smaller than what is actually required to describe her. As a matter of fact, Erholtz’s “Earthy” vocals communicate something more universal than what could be attributed to any one planet. They could be “Jupitery,” or “Saturny,” and even Heavenly on Tabah’s debut album Symmetry Somewhere, released on March 17, 2017.

Erholtz’s powerful voice – she also contributes on guitar – needs a powerful band to support it. Grounded, if you will. Earthy? Tribal. It comes in the form of the adept playing of her classically-trained bandmates, Jeff Ley (guitar/vocals), Charlie Bruber (bass/vocals), and Murphy Janssen (drums/percussion.)

Together – and Tabah’s musicians really do sound like they are playing together – the band takes this music to a unique place where psych-heaviness and ethereal-wisp combine in a way that hasn’t necessarily been heard like this before. Consider this: Symmetry Somewhere is a head-bobbing, mind-bender of an album that was recorded in Nashville, and could pass for folk in its quieter moments, but is still loud enough to piss off neighbors by blowing off their doors.

Past Shows


Jan
24
th
2020
Turf Club
Jan
24
th
2020
Turf Club

ZEPPO

with Tabah
Jun
11
th
2018
7th St Entry
Jun
11
th
2018
7th St Entry

Ocean Alley

with Tabah
Feb
3
rd
2018
Turf Club
Feb
3
rd
2018
Turf Club
Jan
5
th
2018
Turf Club
Jan
5
th
2018
Turf Club

General B and the Wiz

with Tabah and Lydia Liza
Dec
9
th
2017
7th St Entry
Dec
9
th
2017
7th St Entry

GGOOLLDD

with Tabah
May
26
th
2017
Turf Club
May
26
th
2017
Turf Club

Fathom Lane

with Tabah and Monica LaPlante
Mar
4
th
2017
Turf Club
Mar
4
th
2017
Turf Club
Jan
18
th
2017
Mainroom
Jan
18
th
2017
Mainroom

FIRST AVENUE’S BEST NEW BANDS OF 2016

with The Shackletons, Fraea, Lady Midnight and more!
Dec
28
th
2016
Turf Club
Dec
15
th
2016
7th St Entry
Dec
15
th
2016
7th St Entry

The Sunny Era

with Tabah and The Sudden Lovelys
Nov
28
th
2016
7th St Entry
Nov
28
th
2016
7th St Entry
Nov
25
th
2016
Turf Club
Nov
25
th
2016
Turf Club

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS

with The Melismatics, Eleganza!, Tabah and more!
Jul
12
th
2016
7th St Entry
Jul
12
th
2016
7th St Entry

Holy White Hounds

with The Unlikely Candidates, Tabah and WHISKEY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CLUB
Jan
2
nd
2016
7th St Entry
Jan
2
nd
2016
7th St Entry

Tabah

with General B and the Wiz and William Within
Nov
5
th
2015
Turf Club
Nov
5
th
2015
Turf Club

Promised Land Sound

with Sam Cassidy and Tabah
Sep
2
nd
2015
Turf Club
Sep
2
nd
2015
Turf Club

More Shows

Jul
24
th
Fine Line

Armor For Sleep

with Never Loved and Silence of You
Mar
14
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

An Evening with
Gaelic Storm

Jan
27
th
7th St Entry
postponed

The Schizophonics

May
7
th
Palace Theatre

Yam Haus