Amanda MacKinnon Gaiman Palmer (born April 30, 1976) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and performance artist who is the lead vocalist, pianist, and lyricist of the duo The Dresden Dolls. She performs as a solo artist, and was also one-half of the duo Evelyn Evelyn, and the lead singer and songwriter of Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra.
|Birth name||Amanda MacKinnon Palmer|
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|Born||April 30, 1976|
New York City, U.S.
|Origin||Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
Palmer was born Amanda MacKinnon Palmer in New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital, and grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. Her parents divorced when she was one year old, and as a child she rarely saw her father.
She attended Lexington High School, where she was involved in the drama department, and attended Wesleyan University where she was a member of the Eclectic Society. She staged performances based on work by the Legendary Pink Dots, an early influence, and was involved in the Legendary Pink Dots electronic mailing list, Cloud Zero. She then formed the Shadowbox Collective, devoted to street theatre and putting on theatrical shows (such as the 2002 play, Hotel Blanc, which she directed). Another early influence is Judy Blume, children's author.
With an interest in the performing arts, both in music and in theatre, Palmer spent time busking as a living statue called "The Eight Foot Bride" in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Edinburgh, Scotland; Australia (where she met Jason Webley); as well as many other locations. She refers to this line of work on The Dresden Dolls' self-titled CD, with the song "The Perfect Fit":
I can paint my face
And stand very, very still
It's not very practical
But it still pays the bills
as well as on the A is for Accident track "Glass Slipper":
I give out flowers
To curious strangers
who throw dollars at my feet.
2000-2007: The Dresden Dolls and The Onion Cellar
At a Halloween party in 2000, Palmer met drummer Brian Viglione and afterwards they formed The Dresden Dolls. In an effort to expand the performance experience and interactivity, Palmer began inviting Lexington High School students to perform drama pieces at the Dresden Dolls' live shows. This evolved to The Dirty Business Brigade, a troupe of seasoned and new artists, performing at many gigs.
In 2002, after developing a cult following, the band recorded their eponymous debut album, The Dresden Dolls, with producer Martin Bisi (of Indie, Brooklyn, New York fame). They produced the album before signing with the label Roadrunner Records.
In 2006, The Dresden Dolls Companion was published, with words, music and artwork by Amanda Palmer. In it she has written a history of the album The Dresden Dolls and of the duo, as well as a partial autobiography. The book also contains the lyrics, sheet music, and notes on each song in the album, all written by Palmer, as well as a DVD with a 20-minute interview of Amanda about making the book.
Palmer conceived the musical/production The Onion Cellar, based on a short story from The Tin Drum by Günter Grass. From December 9, 2006, through January 13, 2007, The Dresden Dolls performed the piece in conjunction with the American Repertory Theater at the Zero Arrow Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. While Palmer was openly frustrated with the direction of the show, fan and critical reviews were very positive.
2007-2010: Who Killed Amanda Palmer, Evelyn Evelyn, and theatrical work
In July 2007, Palmer played three sold-out shows (in Boston, Hoboken, and NYC) in a new "with band" format. Her backing band was Boston alternative rock group Aberdeen City, who also opened along with Dixie Dirt. In August 2007, Palmer traveled to perform in the Spiegeltent and other venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, and also performed on BBC Two's The Edinburgh Show. She collaborated with Australian theater company, The Danger Ensemble; both again appeared at the Spiegeltent in Melbourne and at other venues around Australia in December 2007.
In September 2007, Palmer collaborated with Jason Webley to launch the new project Evelyn Evelyn with the EP Elephant Elephant. In the project, the duo play conjoined twin sisters named Eva and Lyn, and through their music tell their fictional backstory.
In July 2008, the Dresden Dolls released a second book, the Virginia Companion, a follow-up to The Dresden Dolls Companion, featuring the music and lyrics from the Yes, Virginia...(2006) and No, Virginia... (2008) albums, produced by Sean Slade and Paul Kolderie.
In June 2008, Palmer established her solo career with two well-received performances with the Boston Pops.
Her first solo studio album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, was released on September 16, 2008. Ben Folds produced and also played on the album. The title is a play on an expression used by fans during Twin Peaks original run, "Who killed Laura Palmer?" A companion book of photos of Palmer looking as if she were murdered was released in July 2009. Titled Who Killed Amanda Palmer a Collection of Photographic Evidence, it featured photography by Kyle Cassidy and stories by Neil Gaiman, as well as lyrics from the album.
In late 2008, she toured Europe with Jason Webley, Zoë Keating and The Danger Ensemble, performing songs mostly from her debut solo album. She did most of the shows with a broken foot she had sustained in Belfast, Northern Ireland when a car ran over her foot as she stepped out into a street. In April 2009, she played at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
In 2009, Palmer went back to her alma mater, Lexington High School in Massachusetts, to collaborate with her old director and mentor Steven Bogart on a workshop piece for the department's spring production. The play, With The Needle That Sings In Her Heart was inspired by Neutral Milk Hotel's album, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea and The Diary of Anne Frank. NPR's Avishay Artsy interviewed the cast on All Things Considered.
In 2010 Palmer returned to the A.R.T. for a two-month run of Cabaret, starring as the Emcee. The same year The Dresden Dolls reunited for a United States tour starting on Halloween in New York City and ending in San Francisco on New Year's Eve. On March 30, 2010 Palmer and Webley released their debut self-titled album as Evelyn Evelyn. This was accompanied by a worldwide tour and graphic novel based on the story of the sisters.
Palmer began using the ukulele during a concert as a goof, but soon it became a regular part of her repertoire. Later, she recorded a full album with ukulele accompaniment: Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele.
2012-2014:Theatre Is Evil and The Art of Asking
On April 20, 2012, Palmer announced on her blog that she launched a new album pre-order on Kickstarter. The Kickstarter project was ultimately supported by 24,883 backers for a grand total of $1,192,793 — at the time, the most funds ever raised for a musical project on Kickstarter. A widely reported and commented upon controversy emerged from the related tour when she asked for local musicians to volunteer to play with her for exposure, fun, beer, and hugs instead of money. She responded in the press and changed her policy to one of paying local musicians who volunteered to play with her on this tour. The album, Theatre Is Evil, was recorded with The Grand Theft Orchestra, produced by John Congleton, and released in September 2012. On November 9, 2012, Palmer launched released the music video for "Do it With a Rockstar" on The Flaming Lips' website. The video was co-created and directed by Wayne Coyne, lead singer of The Flaming Lips. Subsequent videos were released for "The Killing Type" and "The Bed Song".
On August 9, 2013, Palmer made her Lincoln Center debut.
In November 2014, Palmer released her memoir, The Art of Asking (ISBN 1455581089), which expands on a Ted talk she gave in February 2013. The book made the NY Times bestsellers list. The book also received several critical reviews, most notably from NPR.
2015-2018: You Got Me Singing, I Can Spin a Rainbow, and Patreon
On March 3, 2015, Amanda began soliciting financial support on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. Palmer spoke at the 2015 Hay Festival about the prospect of reconciling art and motherhood. The talk was recorded for the BBC Radio 4 series Four Thought and broadcast on June 21, 2015. Also in 2015, she served as a judge for The 14th Annual Independent Music Awards. During the first months of 2016, she released the completely Patreon-funded song "Machete", and a David Bowie tribute EP, entitled Strung Out In Heaven: A Bowie String Quartet Tribute. Amanda Palmer collaborated with her father, Jack Palmer, to record an album entitled You Got Me Singing. They performed concerts in July 2016 in support of the album.
Amanda Palmer collaborated with Legendary Pink Dots frontman Edward Ka-Spel to record an album, I Can Spin a Rainbow. The duo toured in May and June 2017 in support of the album, backed by Legendary Pink Dots' former violin player Patrick Q. Wright.
2019-present: There Will Be No Intermission and podcast
On March 8, 2019 Palmer released her third solo studio album and first in seven years, There Will Be No Intermission. The album was promoted by an extensive world tour that was filmed for her patrons on Patreon.
In Fall 2020, Palmer launched a podcast called The Art of Asking Everything. On October 31, 2020, Palmer and Viglione performed "Science Fiction/Double Feature" to open the Wisconsin Democrats Livestream fundraiser that reunited some original Rocky Horror Picture Show cast members to act out the show with additional stars and singers.
She has identified as bisexual, telling afterellen.com in 2007: "I'm bisexual, but it's not the sort of thing I spent a lot of time thinking about," Palmer said. "I've slept with girls; I've slept with guys, so I guess that's what they call it! I'm not anti trying to use language to simplify our lives." Palmer has spoken out on feminist issues and about her open relationships, stating in one interview that "I've never been comfortable in a monogamous relationship in my life. I feel like I was built for open relationships just because of the way I function," Palmer explained. "It's not a reactive decision like, 'Hey I'm on the road, you're on the road, let's just find other people.' It was a fundamental building block of our relationship. We both like things this way."
Palmer has said that she once worked as a stripper under the name Berlin. She has stated that the song "Berlin" was written about this experience.
Neil Gaiman and Palmer confirmed their engagement in 2010 and Palmer hosted a flash mob wedding (not legally binding)[clarification needed] for Gaiman's birthday in New Orleans later the same year. The couple legally married in a private ceremony in 2011.[dead link] The wedding took place in the parlor of writers Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon. They have a son, Anthony "Ash", born on September 16, 2015.
During the global pandemic of COVID-19 that struck at the tail end of 2019, Amanda Palmer was on an international tour of her latest album There Will Be No Intermission, when countries started grounding flights and locking down borders. Palmer found herself in Havelock North, New Zealand, the last stop on her tour schedule, and on 25 March 2020, New Zealand's government announced that the whole country would move to COVID-19 Alert Level 4: complete lockdown and quarantining of people within their own homes. Before that, Palmer had quickly brought her husband Neil Gaiman and son Ash to join her in New Zealand, searching for a suitable AirBnB place to stay in, in anticipation that they, like the rest of the world, would be under lockdown for several months. Both the musician and the author confirmed that their upcoming shows in June 2020 would have to be cancelled and audiences refunded.
At some publicly unknown point during the couple's stay in Havelock North, New Zealand, their marriage underwent difficulties. When New Zealand loosened its flight restrictions, Neil Gaiman took a flight back to the United Kingdom while Amanda Palmer and their son stayed on in New Zealand. On 3 May 2020, Palmer announced on her personal Patreon that she and Gaiman had separated and were indeed no longer together in New Zealand. Palmer explained that she could not fully elaborate on the cause of their separation, for the sake of their son and requested privacy. The couple later released a joint statement clarifying that they were not, however, getting divorced. They reconciled in 2021.
Palmer practices meditation and wrote an article titled "Melody vs. Meditation" for the Buddhist publication Shambhala Sun, that described the struggle between songwriting and being able to clear the mind to meditate.
Awards and honors
- 2012: Artist & Manager Awards - Pioneer Award
- 2012: Twitter Feed @amandapalmer in the Boston Phoenix's Best 2012
- 2011: Actress in a local production: Cabaret – Boston's Best, Improper Bostonian
- 2010: Artist of the Year – Boston Music Awards
- 2010: Cover of "Fake Plastic Trees" (Radiohead) named 13th of Paste magazine's 20 Best Cover Songs of 2010
- 2009: No. 100 on After Ellen's Hot 100 of 2009.
- 2008: No. 6 on the Best Solo artist list in The Guardian's Readers' Poll of 2008.
- 2007: No. 6 on Spinner.com's "Women Who Rock Right Now".
- 2006: The Boston Globe named her the most stylish woman in Boston.
- 2006: Listed in Blender magazine's hottest women of rock.
- 2005: Best Female Vocalist in the WFNX/Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll.
Solo studio albums
- Who Killed Amanda Palmer (2008)
- Theatre Is Evil (2012) (with The Grand Theft Orchestra)
- There Will Be No Intermission (2019)
Collaborative studio albums
- You Got Me Singing (2016) (with Jack Palmer)
- I Can Spin a Rainbow (2017) (with Edward Ka-Spel)
- Forty-Five Degrees - A Bushfire Charity Flash Record (2020) (with various artists)
- Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele (2010)
- Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under (2011)
- An Evening With Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer (with Neil Gaiman) (2013)
- Piano Is Evil (2016)
- True Colors Tour (2007)
- Who Killed Amanda Palmer Tour (2008-2009)
- Amanda Palmer: Live in Australia (2010)
- Evelyn Evelyn Tour (2010)
- Dresden Dolls 10th Anniversary Tour (2010-2011)
- Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra: Theatre Is Evil Tour (2012)
- An Evening with Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer (2013)
- The Music of David Byrne & The Talking Heads (2014-2015)
- An Evening with Amanda Fucking Palmer (2015)
- The Art of Asking Book Tour (2015)
- You Got Me Singing Tour (with Jack Palmer) (2016)
- I Can Spin a Rainbow Tour (with Edward Ka-Spel) (2017)
- Dresden Dolls Reunion Tour (2017-2018)
- There Will Be No Intermission World Tour (2019-2020)
- An Evening with Amanda Palmer: New Zealand Tour (2020)
|2014||Temple of Art||co-producer|
|2014||Lennon or McCartney||Short documentary film; interview clip|
|2019||Happy!||Leader of the Blue Feather (1 episode)|
The Art of Asking Everything
|May 22, 2018||Love and Courage||"Amanda Palmer"|
|April 11, 2016||Design Matters||"Amanda Palmer"|
|June 14, 2018||Róisín Meets||"Amanda Palmer"|
|January 27, 2019||Conversations with People Who Hate Me||"I Hate Amanda Palmer"|
|April 17, 2019||The Tim Ferriss Show||"Amanda Palmer on Creativity, Pain, and Art"|
|April 2019||The Working Songwriter||"Amanda Palmer"|
|July 23, 2019||KEXP Live Room||"Amanda Palmer"|
|November 15, 2019||Against Everyone with Conner Habib||"AEWCH 90: Amanda Palmer or We Are All Here For Each Other"|
|January 17, 2020||'Creative Rebels' with Adam Brazier & David Speed||"The Art of Asking with Amanda Palmer"|
Some of the books written in full, or collaboratively, by Amanda Palmer:
- Palmer, Amanda (2006). The Dresden Dolls Companion. New York: Eight Foot Music. ISBN 978-1-57560-888-4.
- Palmer, Amanda; Viglione, Brian (2008). The Dresden Dolls: The Virginia Companion. Cherry Lane Music Company. ISBN 978-1-60378-079-7.
- Palmer, Amanda; Gaiman, Neil; Cassidy, Kyle; Hommel, Beth (2009). Who Killed Amanda Palmer: A Collection of Photographic Evidence. New York: Eight Foot Books. ISBN 978-0-615-23439-7.
- Palmer, Amanda (2009). Amanda Palmer: Who Killed Amanda Palmer?. Cherry Lane Music Company. p. 112. ISBN 978-1-60378-123-7.
A songbook with the chords and lyrics to the album Who Killed Amanda Palmer
- Von Buhler, Cynthia; Palmer, Amanda; Webley, Jason (2011). Evelyn Evelyn (illustrated ed.). Diamond Comic Distributors. p. 144. ISBN 978-1-59582-578-0.
- Palmer, Amanda (November 11, 2014). The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help. New York: Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 978-1455581085.
- Spitznagel, Eric (October 9, 2012). "Amanda Palmer Is Comfortable Wearing Her Own Blood". MTV Hive. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
- Fawn Heun; The Battered Suitcase (June 1, 2009). Machel Spence (ed.). "An Interview with Amanda Palmer". The Battered Suitcase Summer 2009. Vagabondage Press LLC. 2 (1): 46. ISBN 978-1-4524-6181-6. ISSN 1942-0846. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
Amanda (Fucking) Palmer is one of ...
- Born as Amanda MacKinnon Palmer, with "Gaiman" added on the occasion of her marriage to Neil Gaiman."Wedding: Palmer — Gaiman", Lexington Minuteman, January 14, 2011
- Chris Arnold (January 17, 2007). "Band Tries to Make It Big Without Going Broke". All Things Considered. National Public Radio. The web page also has audio and a transcript of the interview, and links to several of their songs.
- "my earth-shattering news, by amanda fucking palmer". Amanda Palmer Blog. 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
- Starfucking with Kevin Smith, Chapter 1 – The Neil/Amanda Interview, November 23, 2010, archived from the original on December 8, 2010
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- Boilen, Bob (July 18, 2016). "All Songs +1: Amanda Palmer And Her Dad Discover Each Other In Song". NPR. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
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- Bell, Sean (August 16, 2009). "A piece of my mind". The Herald (Glasgow). Retrieved February 19, 2010.
- Boston Phoenix review of Hotel Blanc Archived 2007-10-13 at the Wayback Machine
- Alison Flood (July 5, 2014). "Judy Blume: 'I thought, this is America: we don't ban books. But then we did'". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
- Chernov, Sergey (August 4, 2009), "Controversial Musician Prepares for Local Debut", St. Petersburg Times, archived from the original on August 8, 2009, retrieved February 19, 2010
- "Dirty Business Brigade website". Thedirtybusinessbrigade.net. Archived from the original on July 4, 2008.
- The Dresden Dolls Companion, by Amanda Palmer, eight foot music publishing, June 2006, ISBN 1-57560-888-X ISBN 978-1-57560-888-4
- On The Download editors; photo by Kelly Davidson (April 20, 2005). "Dresden Dolls take the ART". On The Download. Archived from the original on October 12, 2007. Retrieved August 21, 2006.
- "True Colors Tour website". truecolorstour.com. Retrieved September 16, 2012.
- Chinen, Nate; photos by Hiroyuki Ito (June 20, 2007). "Power to the People (and Some Pop Too)". The New York Times (New York ed.). pp. B1, B5. ISSN 0362-4331. OCLC 1645522. Retrieved November 9, 2007.
- "The Dresden Dolls return with new fall tour dates". Consequence of Sound. 2017-08-16. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
- Eichler, Jeremy (June 20, 2008). "All dolled up at the Pops – Palmer brings the edge but the fest needs more". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on June 27, 2008. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
Last night in Symphony Hall, Amanda Palmer brought some spark and much-needed edge to the Boston Pops' EdgeFest. On her own terms, Palmer, in strong gravelly voice, gave a richly satisfying performance that had this crowd roaring far more than most in Symphony Hall. But even she couldn't overcome the deeper tensions that make the EdgeFest a strained format.
- Smith, Rachel (June 20, 2008). "All Dolled up, Amanda Palmer and the Boston Pops, Symphony Hall, June 19, 2008". The Boston Phoenix. Retrieved June 28, 2008.
- "Dresden Doll Preps Solo Debut". spin.com music for life. spin.com. April 25, 2007. Archived from the original on December 13, 2007. Retrieved December 8, 2007.
The Dresden Dolls' Amanda Palmer chats with SPIN.com about her forthcoming solo effort.
- Palmer, Amanda (April 1, 2007). "here to dispel". Speculation: Solo Album Title. The Dresden Dolls. Retrieved December 8, 2007.
.. i am recording the solo album....in nashville, at ben folds' studio, with ben, who is producing the record and playing on it.
- Palmer, Amanda; Gaiman, Neil; Cassidy, Kyle; Hommel, Beth (2009). Who Killed Amanda Palmer: A Collection of Photographic Evidence. New York, NY: Eight Foot Books. ISBN 978-0-615-23439-7.
- "Amanda Palmer: broken foot explanation". Retrieved November 7, 2008.
- Ratliff, Ben (April 21, 2009). "Festival Rocks in Two Time Zones: The Real and the Virtual". The New York Times. p. B1. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on October 6, 2015. Retrieved April 25, 2009.
- Artsy, Avishay. "Neutral Milk Hotel Album Transformed For Stage: NPR". Archived from the original on November 19, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2010.
'I watch people proselytize this record all over the world, and it's like this secret brotherhood of awesome music that's never had any kind of big mainstream publicity,' Palmer says. 'It's just this sacred record that people connect through.'
- "Cabaret". americanrepertorytheater.org. American Repertory Theatre. Archived from the original on February 26, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
- Amanda Palmer (September 7, 2010). "THE DRESDEN DOLLS HALLOWEEN 10th ANNIVERSARY & FALL TOUR". Retrieved September 7, 2010.
- "Jason Webley Events". Jasonwebley.com. July 9, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
- Ben Sisario (November 17, 2011). "Eddie Vedder, Amanda Palmer and Magnetic Fields Join Ukulele Craze". The New York Times (New York ed.). p. 9. ISSN 0362-4331. OCLC 1645522. Retrieved November 17, 2011.
- "Neil Gaiman-Amanda Palmer ninja gig". Herald Tribune. Archived from the original on March 23, 2013. Retrieved April 5, 2013.
- Una Mullally (July 19, 2013). "Singer proves a hit with Dublin street show". The Irish Times. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
- "Amanda Palmer Raises $1.2 Million On Kickstarter, And The Crowd Goes Wild". techdirt.com. June 1, 2012. Retrieved June 2, 2012.
- "Amanda Palmer defends herself over paying musicians with hugs and beer". 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
- Hamilton, Kirk. "Amanda Palmer Asks Musicians To Play For Free, Pisses Off Musicians [Update]". Kotaku. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
- "Amanda Palmer Starts Paying Musicians". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
- "Amanda Palmer's Accidental Experiment with Real Communism". The New Yorker. 2012-10-02. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
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- "Amanda Palmer Responds To Volunteer Musician Criticism". Stereogum. 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
- Williams, Mary Elizabeth. "Amanda Palmer still doesn't get it". Salon. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
- "Amanda Palmer's New Video for "Do it With a Rockstar"". newyorkmusicnews.com. November 9, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2012.
- A.C. Lee; photo by Marco Sanchez (August 9, 2013). "Celebrating Steampunk, the Old Updated for Today". The New York Times. p. C27. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
Around the corner, at the bandshell in Damrosch Park, you can catch Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra,...
- nyctaper (August 11, 2013). "Amanda Palmer: August 9, 2013 Damrosch Park Lincoln Center". Retrieved August 12, 2013.
On the final weekend of Lincoln Center’s "Out Of Doors" Summer concert series, Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra brought their "punk cabaret" for a free show in a public park ...
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I figured out that I was bisexual when I was a teenager.
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Who: Amanda Palmer Birthplace: Lexington, Mass. Sound: Cabaret punk Palmer – one-half of Boston's Brechtian punk cabaret duo the Dresden Dolls – ain't no damsel in distress. The former street artist chokeholds her demons, teetering between sinister screeches and whimsical whispers of alcohol, self-mutilation and sexual exploration, while discordantly pummeling the piano – stocking-clad legs akimbo – in a sultry, sinful self-deprecation exorcism.
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Dresden Dolls lead singer Amanda Palmer, quite literally, has a rockstar wardrobe.
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Amanda Palmer – The pianist and singer of Brechtian Boston duo Dresden Dolls mashes up punk rock and cabaret, sings about transsexuals and explores the elaborate deceptions that alcoholics commit daily.
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In the 2005 WFNX /Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll, Palmer won Best Female Vocalist.
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In the 2005 WFNX/Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll The Dresden Dolls won Best Local Act and Best Local Album. Amanda Palmer also won Best Female Vocalist.
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