My ears are still ringing from seeing Santigold (formerly Santogold) and Amanda Blank at the Warfield last night. It was an amazing show that I’m still trying process, here are some highlights:
-There was a fight right next to us, this group of tall arrogant pricks tried to push their way to the front of the stage and this amazing group of badass Latina lesbians beat the shit out of them. It was a sight to truly behold, as many times as I’ve seen assholes rudely push their way to the front of a concert I’ve never seen them put in check like this-it was quite fulfilling. Shouts to that posse of homegirls that threw down.
-To the left of Mariela and I was the posse mentioned above, to our right was a couple in their 50’s. It felt reassuring that we weren’t the oldest ones there and that this couple could dress up and get wild at a concert like this.
-Amanda Blank was the bomb diggity. I’ve been following her since I heard Bump on the first Spank Rock album back in the day. Her show was all new material so I was totally unfamiliar with everything she performed; it was a mix of pop music with the occasional x-rated rap thrown in. She busted out with the most adorable White-girl dance moves during her performance, she moved just like Sarah Jessica Parker in Girls Just Want to Have Fun.
-Santigold singled out someone in the crowd who was waving a Wesleyan soccer jersey. Like my homegirl Lex, Santigold is a Wesleyan alumni. She talked about the recent shooting death of Wesleyan student Johanna Justin-Jinich and requested a moment of silence in recognition of her.
-Santigold’s two back-up singers/dancers were amazing. They busted out with all sorts of moves but their faces remained completely blank and stoic for the entire show, it must have been an extreme effort on their part to keep their faces from changing while they moved like that.
-Santigold closed the show by bringing out Amanda Blank and performing their mash-up of LL Cool J’s I Need Love and I’m a Lady with Amanda rapping LL’s verses. They then performed Spank Rock’s B.O.O.T.A.Y. (itself an homage to 2 Live Crew’s Too Much Booty) and eveyone danced their asses off.
To download Amanda Blank’s Might Like You Better follow the link on the image above.
To download Santigold’s Your Voice follow the link on the image above.
While on the subject of Amanda Blank, I’ve been looking for an excuse to share this video of Amanda Blank, Spank Rock, and Benny Blanco sharing their Top 10 songs to do it to. Amanda is hilarious in it and there’s a great clip of her rappin’ in the end. Enjoy!