Amanda Blank, MNDR and Pacific Theater Played the Keep-A-Breast Benefit at Bell House
"Tonight we're playing for tits!" "Everyone should just flash their boobs." "I used to stuff my bra when I was little." These were just some of the sentiments expressed by Amanda Blank, MNDR and Pacific Theater, as they paired up with the Keep-A-Breast foundation for a night of music to benefit the organization's notion to expose young people to methods of protection, early detection and support through art and educational programs.
Although the inclement weather threatened to keep a crowd of the organization's and artists' supporters at bay, The Bell House played refuge to those seeking shelter from a rainy Monday night in Brooklyn. Local band Pacific Theater kicked off the soirée with their new wave shoegazer tunes, which at times, gives way to lead vocalist Dan Ryan channeling his best Adam Duritz.
Our fave gal pal, MNDR, always puts her best foot forward, even while wearing a hospital bracelet. Yep, she was battling a severe case of the flu the day prior, yet still managed to get the crowd enthused with her ever-infectious repertoire of nerdcore and electro-infused awesomeness. Spotted: a few new fans giving her props after the set. High fives for her indeed! (also, we really need that Patty Hearst song on our iPod...just saying...)
Finally, Amanda Blank got the crowd jumping with a short and sweet set of her best cuts from debut album, I Love You. Even though we've seen her more than not over the past year, we still get super amped every time she performs. With a quick lip and command of the crowd, she ran all over the stage, changed attire and energized the slightly soggy audience. Highlight: Blank spits her track Make-Up straight into Lemme Get Some then reworks 99 Problems into the mix. And yep, there's a video of it below.
Full sets of pictures from the event can be found here, a few choice images below, and 2 videos follow.