Editors' pick

Santigold After-Party


Editorial Review

Amanda Blank's got some pretty sweet connections for someone who has yet to put out a record of her own. She's part of Philly's Spank Rock posse, so she appears on cuts with Diplo, pals around with M.I.A. and even scored a spot opening for electro-new-wave buzz singer Santigold on her latest headlining tour, which stops at the 9:30 club on Wednesday night. So while Blank opens the show, she's doing double duty by performing down the block at DC9 at the concert's official afterparty, which also features local DJs Lil 'El and Manulita. This is a much more intimate space, and it's also a rare 18-and-over show to capitalize on the 9:30's all-ages crowd.

-- Fritz Hahn (June 2009)