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Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestraw/ The Simple Pleasure+ (80’s Pop Saxophone Cover Duet) Ronald ReaganI recently attended this show in New Orleans, LA at Tipitina’s. After a 4 1/2 hour drive, in addition to an hour of being stuck in traffic, I still felt like it was totally worth the effort. Even though, I only caught 3 hours of sleep max and had more than one class back home waiting for me first thing in the morning. For 20 bucks I snagged everything in the above picture. All I was expecting was a LP, so this was a great surprise. :D Remaining Tour Dates:
Sep 24th, 2012   San Diego          House of Blues San DiegoTime: 6:30pm.                   
Sep 25th, 2012   Hollywood          The Fonda TheatreTime: 8:00pm.                   
Sep 26th, 2012   San Francisco     The FillmoreTime: 8:00pm.                   
Sep 28th, 2012   Portland             Wonder BallroomTime: 9:00pm.                   
Sep 29th, 2012   Vancouver          Commodore BallroomTime: 8:00pm.                   
Sep 30th, 2012   Seattle               NeptuneTime: 8:00pm.                   
Oct 3rd, 2012      Minneapolis       First AvenueTime: 7:30pm.     
Nov 10th, 2012  Chicago              MetroTime: 6:30pm.                   
Nov 11th, 2012  Milwaukee          Turner HallTime: 7:00pm.                   
Nov 13th, 2012  Detroit               Saint Andrew’s HallTime: 7:00pm.                   
Nov 15th, 2012  Boston               Paradise Rock ClubTime: 8:00pm.                   
Nov 16th, 2012  Boston               Paradise Rock ClubTime: 8:00pm.                   
Nov 17th, 2012  Boston               Paradise Rock ClubTime: 8:00pm.                   
Dec 31st, 2012   New York           Terminal 5

(Photo Credit: http://amandapalmer.net/)"Amanda Palmer’s recent crowd-funding drive was the biggest for a musician in Kickstarter history, raising almost $1.2 million for the making of her new album, “Theatre Is Evil.” Palmer, the former leader of the punk-cabaret outfit the Dresden Dolls, is adept at harnessing social media to gain and tend to an increasingly feverish fan base: She hasn’t sold many albums, but the reach of her Twitter account rivals Kanye West’s, and Palmer has a Barnum-like sense of showmanship that threatens to eclipse her music (West, at press time, has never made a viral-video reenactment of the David Bowie film “Labyrinth” starring sock puppets).
“Theatre” is gorgeous and vampy and often disappointingly conventional — many songs are either nominally updated rehashes of ’80s synth-pop tropes or overly familiar string-and-piano ballads. But lyrically, Palmer is an outlier who specializes in the raw and the weird, such as the viscerally sad “Trout Heart Replica,” which draws parallels between the killing of a fish and a doomed relationship; it’s history’s only vegetarian murder ballad/love song.
The slow songs are showy, even when they needn’t be, but the big songs are satisfyingly big, giving the impression of barely contained mayhem. On “Do It With a Rockstar,” the increasingly desperate titular musician tries to convince his/her quarry to stay the night (“Do you want to see all my cavities?/ Talk about the crisis in the Middle East?”). In a just world, it would be a huge hit. In this one, it answers any lingering questions about what Jane’s Addiction might sound like if it were fronted by Katy Perry.”
— Allison Stewart, The Washington Post, ‘Theatre Is Evil’ by Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra
w/ The Simple Pleasure
+ (80’s Pop Saxophone Cover Duet) Ronald Reagan

I recently attended this show in New Orleans, LA at Tipitina’s. After a 4 1/2 hour drive, in addition to an hour of being stuck in traffic, I still felt like it was totally worth the effort. Even though, I only caught 3 hours of sleep max and had more than one class back home waiting for me first thing in the morning. For 20 bucks I snagged everything in the above picture. All I was expecting was a LP, so this was a great surprise. :D

Remaining Tour Dates:

Sep 24th, 2012   San Diego          House of Blues San Diego
Time: 6:30pm.                  

Sep 25th, 2012   Hollywood          The Fonda Theatre
Time: 8:00pm.                  

Sep 26th, 2012   San Francisco     The Fillmore
Time: 8:00pm.                  

Sep 28th, 2012   Portland             Wonder Ballroom
Time: 9:00pm.                  

Sep 29th, 2012   Vancouver          Commodore Ballroom
Time: 8:00pm.                  

Sep 30th, 2012   Seattle               Neptune
Time: 8:00pm.                  

Oct 3rd, 2012      Minneapolis       First Avenue
Time: 7:30pm.     

Nov 10th, 2012  Chicago              Metro
Time: 6:30pm.                  

Nov 11th, 2012  Milwaukee          Turner Hall
Time: 7:00pm.                  

Nov 13th, 2012  Detroit               Saint Andrew’s Hall
Time: 7:00pm.                  

Nov 15th, 2012  Boston               Paradise Rock Club
Time: 8:00pm.                  

Nov 16th, 2012  Boston               Paradise Rock Club
Time: 8:00pm.                  

Nov 17th, 2012  Boston               Paradise Rock Club
Time: 8:00pm.                  

Dec 31st, 2012   New York           Terminal 5


(Photo Credit: http://amandapalmer.net/)

"Amanda Palmer’s recent crowd-funding drive was the biggest for a musician in Kickstarter history, raising almost $1.2 million for the making of her new album, “Theatre Is Evil.” Palmer, the former leader of the punk-cabaret outfit the Dresden Dolls, is adept at harnessing social media to gain and tend to an increasingly feverish fan base: She hasn’t sold many albums, but the reach of her Twitter account rivals Kanye West’s, and Palmer has a Barnum-like sense of showmanship that threatens to eclipse her music (West, at press time, has never made a viral-video reenactment of the David Bowie film “Labyrinth” starring sock puppets).

“Theatre” is gorgeous and vampy and often disappointingly conventional — many songs are either nominally updated rehashes of ’80s synth-pop tropes or overly familiar string-and-piano ballads. But lyrically, Palmer is an outlier who specializes in the raw and the weird, such as the viscerally sad “Trout Heart Replica,” which draws parallels between the killing of a fish and a doomed relationship; it’s history’s only vegetarian murder ballad/love song.

The slow songs are showy, even when they needn’t be, but the big songs are satisfyingly big, giving the impression of barely contained mayhem. On “Do It With a Rockstar,” the increasingly desperate titular musician tries to convince his/her quarry to stay the night (“Do you want to see all my cavities?/ Talk about the crisis in the Middle East?”). In a just world, it would be a huge hit. In this one, it answers any lingering questions about what Jane’s Addiction might sound like if it were fronted by Katy Perry.”

— Allison Stewart, The Washington Post, ‘Theatre Is Evil’ by Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra

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