Amanda Blank

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Amanda Blank

Southwick, Whomst

Thu, May 2, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Amanda Blank - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Amanda Blank
Philadelphia native Amanda Blank has developed a national cult following with her rapid fire rhymes and danceable jams. She's shared tracks with Major Lazer, Lykke Li, Ghostface Killah, and her longtime, frequent collaborator Naaem Juwan (formerly Spankrock). She belongs to a special group of female performers that can not only sing, rap, write sophisticated pop songs, but also perform them with electric charm. Since her debut album, I Love You (Downtown Records), and its subsequent world tour, she has surprised fans with guest spots on albums from Mouse on Mars, Boyz Noize, Eli Escobar, and performing as part of the John Prine tribute presented by Bon Iver.

In a departure from her earlier work, Blank's new album is a collection of haunting love songs, reminiscent of her favorite bands as a teenager (the Smiths, PJ Harvey, the Cardigans). She's turned to her guitar and written an intensely emotional and addictively melodic record. Her lyric ability, honed through a decade of delivering intricate and raw rap hooks, adds depth to the pop stylings in her new music.

Blank and her band will be on tour this spring in support of her new album, The Ruiner, out later this year.
Southwick - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Southwick is the solo project of Detroit born journalist and singer-songwriter Paige Southwick Pfleger. Previously, Paige was in the Philadelphia based retro pop band ‘Plume.’ With a nudge from singer-songwriter Shamir, Paige started to write songs by herself for the first time. Shamir and Paige met in 2015 while she was working at NPR. The two reconnected in Philadelphia by chance a year later. Paige would cautiously send Shamir demos, and instead of giving feedback, he would go to the studio and build full productions around Paige's ideas. The duo immediately hit the studio and recorded most of Paige’s vocals for her self titled e.p. in one day before her move to Columbus. Southwick will be out 04/05/2019 on Accidental Popstar Records via limited (500) Vinyl and digital.
Whomst - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Whomst is a solo project by non binary artist, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kari Dramé. Their debut EP, DREAMS, was released March 21. Their music is essentially a study of liminal spaces whether it’s identity, dreams, or existence. The never ending questioning that takes place serves as a backdrop for soft melodies, cheeky one liners, fun drums, synths, and shiny guitar sounds.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125