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Amanda Palmer lets go of all restrictions

Just when hemming and hawing about the future of money in music had grown dreadfully redundant, leave it to Amanda Palmer to resurrect the dead horse and prompt the American square community to ask, "What the fuck is Kickstarter, who the fuck is this fr
Million strong
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 07, 2012
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A talk with legendary producer and musician Martin Bisi

Since opening BC Studio in Brooklyn in 1979, Martin Bisi has recorded dozens of records on the fringe of the avant-garde scene, including early Sonic Youth, Michael Gira's Swans and Angels of Light, and the cabaret breakout debut record from Boston's Dr
‘Tired of recording’
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  February 25, 2011
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An (almost) A-to-Z guide to Boston

Welcome to Boston, college kids.
From Ben Affleck to Yawkey Way
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  January 28, 2011
Amanda Palmer wedding photo?

Amanda Palmer wedding photo?


 A few hours ago a simple tweet from Amanda Palmer suggested the once-unimaginable: the female half of the Dresden Dolls went and got married, to...
By Michael Marotta  |  January 03, 2011

Weird Science: the Ig Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony 2010


The Ig Noble Awards Ceremony, Prize for Public Health 2009 Tonight, September 30th, at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre, the purveyors of parody at Improbable Research regale the...
By Michael Goetzman  |  September 30, 2010
[interview]: Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione discuss November 2010 Dresden Dolls reunion

[interview]: Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione discuss November 2010 Dresden Dolls reunion


 Break out the guyliner: the Dresden Dolls have announced a reunion, or a return from hiatus, or whatever the fuck you want to call it,...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  September 22, 2010


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Amanda Palmer bares all

I knew Amanda Palmer would show me her breasts. It was just a question of when.
Former Dresden Doll pulls the strings in the ART's Cabaret
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 20, 2010
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Review: Amanda Palmer and Evelyn Evelyn at the House of Blues

A decade ago, a Dresden Dolls fan might have required a sentence or two to describe his or her favorite band. These days, the solo career of head Doll Amanda Palmer needs a multi-page explanation for each new quarterly phase.
Twin pleasure
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 25, 2010
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Decades and Days of the new

After the bombast of Grace , Gypsy Tailwind’s sophomore record, full of strings and horns and big arrangements worthy of a Nashville studio, the opening to their brand-new Decades and Days seems decidedly intentional.
Gypsy Tailwind’s with Gervasi, and don’t skip a beat
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 18, 2010
Interview: Amanda Palmer on Neil Gaiman, Frances Bean Cobain, and why her people think Evelyn Evelyn is career suicide

Interview: Amanda Palmer on Neil Gaiman, Frances Bean Cobain, and why her people think Evelyn Evelyn is career suicide


 We're going to start this off with a huge tease. The biggest news to come out of our interview with AMANDA PALMER can't be printed...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 12, 2010
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VIDEO: Our 10 most popular videos from 2009

The most popular videos from the Phoenix in 2009
Hardcore bands, porn stars, vampires, zombies, and vandals
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009


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Eat it, High School Musical!

It's a Thursday afternoon at Lexington High, and 20 or so students have congregated in a music room surrounded by racks of folding chairs and sporting a sleek black Steinway baby grand.
Amanda Palmer and Lexington High take on Neutral Milk Hotel
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  May 08, 2009

Play by Play: April 24, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 24, 2009
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The electric company

We all know how in 1965, at the Newport Folk Festival, the previously all-acoustic Bob Dylan took the stage with an electric guitar, plugged in, enraged fans, and destroyed the folk-music scene forever.
The Builders and the Butchers plug in, take off
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  February 02, 2009
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Fun Funeral Rite

Now it can be revealed: Amanda Palmer has a stage mom.
Amanda Palmer at the Paradise, November 24, 2008
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 02, 2008
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Local influence

In a day when so much radio seems less and less local, WFNX remains in touch.
WFNX is keeping it close to home
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  December 01, 2008


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Fast-breaking music

WFNX has always been a maverick radio station.
You heard it here first
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 01, 2008
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A fest for the senses

Before there was Pitchfork, Stereogum, Popmatters, or almost any other music site you can think of, there was Brainwashed.
The triumphant second coming of Brainwaves
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  November 18, 2008
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Interview: Amanda Palmer

So it’s the eve of the release of local sensation and Dresden Dolls vocalist/pianist Amanda Palmer’s solo debut album, and I’m sitting in her bric-a-brac-filled South End apartment drinking herbal tea.
At home with the Dresden Doll's solo joint
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 23, 2008
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New England product, 2008

It’s hard enough for bands to get any attention from their local public without some pesky election coming in and hogging the spotlight.
Vets and newbs vie for your vote
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 08, 2008

Fight song

Your total inability to recognize deserving candidates has me . . . amused?
Letters to the Boston editor, July 25, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 23, 2008


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All Dolled up

Last night, Amanda Palmer kicked off this season of the Boston Pops EdgeFest.
Amanda Palmer and the Boston Pops, Symphony Hall, June 19, 2008
By RACHEL HOLLIDAY SMITH  |  June 20, 2008
Math Debater, Dana White, WTF and a Dresden Doll

Math Debater, Dana White, WTF and a Dresden Doll


Another nutty morning with AM Arithmetic, Dana White of the UFC, the WTF Line and Amanda Palmer acoustic in the FNX studios! Put us on...
By Charlie  |  June 18, 2008
Amanda Palmer live in The Sandbox!

Amanda Palmer live in The Sandbox!


Amanda Palmer performs Radiohead's "Creep" on the ukelele live in the FNX Studios! 
By Charlie  |  June 18, 2008
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The Dresden Dolls

No, Virginia ranks with Elvis Costello’s Taking Liberties as a B-sides/leftovers album that turns out to be more fun and more revealing than a thought-out official release.
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By BRETT MILANO  |  May 27, 2008

Hot and cold

Bands and artists do have a way of coming and going here in Boston.
A revved-up Bang Camaro and techno Freezepop lead the way
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 07, 2008


Winning losers

Every last one of you who votes in our Best Music Poll is a treasure; but blessed are those who write-in.
Stand up for your write(-ins)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 07, 2008
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Counter culture

Like an e-mail from a long-lost ex, Record Store Day was designed to remind shoppers around the world that record stores still exist.

Record Store Day at Newbury Comics


By LUKE O’NEIL  |  April 23, 2008
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Boston music news: March 14, 2008

The psychedelic goth trio Black Fortress of Opium are moving up in the world.

Notes on Black Fortress of Opium, Embrionic, and some reissued T-shirts


By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 10, 2008
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A winning combination

Fans of the Sox and of local rock once had at least one thing in common: a big inferiority complex.
Hot Stove, Cool Music at the Paradise Rock Club, January 5-6
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 08, 2008