Live Review: Amanda Palmer @ National Theatre — 4/5/19

AmandaPalmer09 Amanda Palmer performs at National Theatre in DC on April 5, 2019.

Amanda Palmer made a deal with her audience at the National Theatre on Friday. If ever anyone became too sad during the course of her music and conversation presentation, he or she could simply exclaim, “Amanda, I’m too sad!” and the artist would respond to brighten things up with the opening chords of “Coin-Operated Boy” by her band The Dresden Dolls.

By our count, she was called upon to play those chords at least five times, which might not be so bad for a 4.5 hour show.

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Music Park: Dresden Dolls @ 9:30 Club — 10/31/17

Dresden Dolls @ 930Club, Washington DC, 10/31/2017 Amanda Palmer performs with The Dresden Dolls at 9:30 Club on Oct. 31, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

You’ll never meet someone as comfortable in her own skin as Amanda Palmer.

The sassy singer/vaudevillian was perfectly at home at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, and it’s clear to see she would be perfectly at home absolutely anywhere. Her wits and her talents got her by early in life, and those assets continued to do so as she embarked on a brief east coast tour with drummer Brian Viglione as punk cabaret darlings The Dresden Dolls.

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Snapshots: Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel @ Wave Gotik Treffen (Leipzig, Germany) — 6/2/17

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Amanda Palmer performs at Wave Gotik Treffen 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

The Wave Gotik Treffen 2017 occurred in June 2-5 in Leipzig, Germany. More than 220 bands performed, and punk cabaret performer Amanda Palmer and Legendary Pink Dots frontman Edward Ka-Spel teamed up to serve as one of the headlining acts on June 2.

Parklife DC photographer Paivi was there and got these fantastic photographs.

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Don’t Miss: Wave Gotik Treffen @ Leipzig, Germany, 6/2-6/5/17

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Amanda Palmer (Photo by Kyle Cassidy)

The Wave Gotik Treffen 2017 (roughly “Wave Gothic Meeting”), a legendary urban festival, occurs on June 2-5 in Leipzig, Germany, this year. As of today, the festival has confirmed 227 bands performing in several concert halls around the city.

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Don’t Miss: Thomas Dolby Supporting Amanda Palmer @ Sixth & I, 11/12/14

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Thomas Dolby (Photo courtesy Conqueroo)

Thomas Dolby, the English musician best known for his ubiquitous new wave hit “She Blinded Me With Science,” now lives in Baltimore.

Dolby moved there earlier this year to accept a faculty position from Johns Hopkins University as its first Homewood Professor of the Arts.

The move, undoubtedly an intellectually stimulating endeavor for Dolby, also is proving fruitful for music enthusiasts like myself as he settles into the region and continues to experiment and expand upon his musical repertoire.

The professor makes one of his first appearances as a local tonight as a guest of Amanda Palmer during her The Art of Asking Book Tour at the Sixth&I historical synagogue in DC. Palmer’s book is described as, “Part manifesto, part revelation, The Art of Asking is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the twenty-first century, both on and off the Internet.”

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