Amanda F*cking Palmer (The Dresden Dolls)

The Arches

Amanda F*cking Palmer (The Dresden Dolls)

Horndog Brass Band // Bitter Ruin

Fri 26 Aug 2011 | 7pm doors | £14 + bf

Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls) comes to the Arches, Glasgow on Fri 26th August.

Musician meets street performer, cabaret star meets theatrical muse, Amanda Palmer – aka Amanda F*cking Palmer – is known as much for the fierce clouds of controversy which engulf her as for her musical career.

Lead singer and composer of “Brechtian punk cabaret” duo The Dresden Dolls, and one half of neo-Victoriana conjoined twins act Evelyn Evelyn with Jason Webley, her love for dark cabaret and baroque pop carries over to her solo work. But, it’s her relentless pioneering of punk expression that truly links her music and her public persona.

Her debut solo album Who Killed Amanda Palmer?, produced by (and featuring) Ben Folds in 2008, spawned two of the best and most controversial singles – and videos – of her career, Oasis and Leeds United. The former, a perky sounding parody about an Oasis fan and rape victim having an abortion, was subsequently banned from UK TV channels, whilst the latter sparked the nationwide Rebellyon campaign, the fan-led response to Palmer’s disgust at her label’s suggestion she airbrush the video.

In between busking across the world as a living statue (including memorable performances at the Edinburgh Fringe), performing ninja gigs for free, speaking to a devoted fanbase through her enigmatic blog and Twitter feed and championing the ukelele, her celebrated live shows embrace the notion of live-performance-as-immersive-experience, mixing elements of circus, the burlesque and the baroque.

Always with one eye on the theatrical, as both a writer and performer, Amanda will be performing as Evelyn Evelyn at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe in the run up to the show.

Please enter through Argyle Street!/amandapalmer