Amanda Blank at Electric Pickle February 20, Tickets on Sale for $8 Until Friday

Photo by Shane MacCauley
Amanda Blank doesn't need dollar signs in her name.
Warning: Kesha-bashing post to follow.

I almost threw up in my mouth when New York Times wrote a piece of trashy pop star Kesha and made comparisons to Philly MC Amanda Blank. Yea, they are both white and they rap, but Blank has been doing it for years and has plenty of cred under her belt.

Her album, I Love You, wasn't exactly the powerhouse debut we expected from the MC, but it wasn't all bad either. It probably bites off a little too much from dirty songstress Peaches than we'd care for. Still, strong tracks like "Gimme What You Got" and "Might Like You Better" made it an enjoyable listen.

Blank also proved she could captivate a crowd after numerous Poplife appearances in Miami, finally moving to a bigger stage when she opened for Ebony Bones at Art Loves Music during Art Basel Miami Beach last month.

But if Blank has anyone to thank locally for her breakthrough its Poplife, and she'll return to perform at the party February 20. Until Friday, tickets are on sale for $8 via Tickets will go up to $10 after that and $15 at the door.

After the jump, check out the video for the Peaches-meets-Lil'-Kim inspired track "Might Like You Better."

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as and He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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