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Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman to Perform at SPIN Charity Event

The Dresden Dolls singer and the Coraline author unite for Liner Notes, a special benefit show June 3 in NYC.

William Goodman // May 5, 2009

This June, music and literature will join forces to save lives.

Dresden Doll singer and solo musician Amanda Palmer and best-selling author Neil Gaiman (Coraline) will headline SPIN’s second installation of Liner Notes, a special event in New York City that brings together two different artists for one cause — raising funds to support New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.

Palmer and Gaiman, who collaborated on the photo book Who Killed Amanda Palmer, will take the stage for a musical performance and reading June 3 at Manhattan’s Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Tickets are onsale now via

“Appearing at an event like Liner Notes makes perfect sense for both of us — I’m a voracious reader and Neil is a consummate lover of music,” Palmer said. “The fact that the event benefits such a worthy cause is the icing on the cake.”

Last September, SPIN held the first-ever Liner Notes event with Tegan Quin of Tegan and Sara, and Running With Scissors author Augusten Burroughs. Watch video of the performance, including five songs from Tegan, here.