CBGB Festival - Bad Blood Records Showcase!
Spank Rock, Amanda Blank, Ami Dang
Kid Kamillion, Dirtyfinger
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 11:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Spank Rock (DJ Set)
BAD BLOOD RECORDS is the creative umbrella of avant-garde international-touring party monster Naeem Juwan, a.k.a. SPANK ROCK (the Sonic Youth of the rap-game)
There's a small list of artists that can sing, rap, write sophisticated pop songs and perform them with irresistible charisma. The list of female performers that can do all of that is even smaller, and Amanda Blank is skyrocketing to the top of it.
Blank is part of a loose collective of musicians that include Spank Rock, Santigold, and Diplo. She takes influences as diverse as 90's R&B, 80's dance, indie, new wave and brit pop and mixes them into her own type of double-dutch, defiantly taking the rope out of the hands of haters and using it against them.
Amanda took the world by storm with her contribution to the track "Bump" from Spank Rock's 2006 breakout album YoYoYoYoYo.Her songs have also appeared on the HBO series' Life Support and Entourage as well as CBS televisions' CSI:NY. Blank signed to Downtown Records in 2008 and is releasing her debut, I Love You, on July 14, 2009.
Ami Dang (aka Amrita Kaur Dang) from Baltimore, MD projects alternating particles of Indian and American sounds through sitar, vocals, and electronics to create unique and experimental ambient and pop music. As a South Asian-American musician and media artist, she studied Hindustani classical sitar and voice for many years in New Delhi, India and Maryland, USA and completed her B.A. from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in Technology in Music and Related Arts.
Her music combines restrictive raga riffs, freeform feedback loops, global samples, and other contemporary techniques to create a universal sound. Her haunting voice consumes a space with both tension and ease while conveying tones from the hopeful to the dismal.
Dang's artistry extends to multimedia video, installation, and performance art. As a second-generation Sikh American, much of her work expresses stories of religious and personal conflict, hybrid and transnational identities, and everyday life as brown woman in the USA.
Hailing from the dirty south mecca of New Orleans, Bryan Normand also known by his 808 bass slangin alter ego Kid kamillion began his carrer at early age. In high school he put down his skateboard and turned his focus to spinning records. By college he was curating the rave movement throughout the southern US and had made a name for himself. After taking over the new orleans nightlife scene Kid Kamillion took his knowledge of southern hip hop and the last 10 years of rave culture, and began fabricating his own sound. Quickly after gaining recognition from EDM abassador A-Trak for his edit of "Heads will roll", Kid Kamillion has earned a stout reputation among current heavy hitter DJs throughout the EDM and festival scene. With his art & music
rapidly spreading onto blogs and mainstages world wide, Kid Kamillion's mass appeal is doing just that. "Dream to live and live to dream." - Kid Kamillion