Amanda Palmer

Rhiannon Giddens, Amanda Palmer Cover Portishead’s ‘It’s A Fire’

At the start of lockdown in March, singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer was staying in New Zealand after the conclusion of her world tour. Grammy winner Rhiannon…
Brenton Blanchet / September 9, 2020

Watch Amanda Palmer and Jasmine Power’s Powerful New Video for “Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now”

Amanda Palmer and Jasmine Power have released a powerful new video for their collaborative single "Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now." Directed and choreographed by Noémie Lafrance,…
Rob Arcand / October 6, 2018

Watch Sharon Jones, Santigold, and More Salute David Byrne at Tribute Concert

David Byrne had a star-studded charity tribute concert in his honor at New York's Carnegie Hall last night, where the following artists got up onstage…
Rachel Brodsky / March 24, 2015

Amanda Palmer Foolishly Offers Morrissey Career Advice

Usually Amanda Palmer is content to crowd-source attention from the nameless, faceless masses, but now she's got her sights set on one of her heroes:…
Chris Martins / April 29, 2013

Amanda Palmer Stoops to New Low With Exploitative Boston Bomber Poem

"I hate being ignored," Amanda Palmer told SPIN last year. The Dresden Dolls singer and current leader of the Grand Theft Orchestra has had little reason…
Marc Hogan / April 22, 2013

Amanda Palmer Used Fan’s Snot-Cleaner, Will Ask for Literally Anything

Amanda Palmer, oft-criticized proponent of fan-driven funding projects, recently defended her donation-based approach to music-making and performing during a 14-minute talk for the TED2013 conference…
Kyle McGovern / March 4, 2013

In Their Right Place: Ranking 10 Radiohead ‘Creep’ Covers (Plus One Bonus Clip!)

Twenty years ago today (February 22), Radiohead released Pablo Honey, their mostly unremarkable debut album that nonetheless features the song that put the band on the…
Chris Martins / February 22, 2013

In Their Right Place: Ranking 10 Radiohead ‘Creep’ Covers

Twenty years ago yesterday, Radiohead released the song that put them on the map in a big, big way. Oddly enough, it was an incredibly…
Chris Martins / September 22, 2012

Amanda Palmer Is Paying Her Crowd-Sourced Musicians Now

Amanda Palmer hasn't been able to stay ahead of her own controversy this week, but she's doing a decent job of cleaning up the mess.
Chris Martins / September 20, 2012

Who Charted? Dave Matthews Band, the xx Coexist at the Top

First! We were happy to learn the last week's chart-topping adult contemp alt-bros Matchbox Twenty were pushed off of the throne... until we saw who…
Chris Martins / September 19, 2012

Amanda Palmer Defends Volunteer Musicians, Steve Albini Apologizes for Calling Her an Idiot

What began as another online beef between a couple of dependably quotable music-biz characters might have blossomed into one of the more meaningful dialogues about…
Marc Hogan / September 14, 2012

Steve Albini Blasts Amanda Palmer as ‘Idiot’ Over Crowdsourcing

Recording engineer (Nirvana, Pixies), alt-rock musician (Big Black, Shellac), and reliable curmudgeon Steve Albini has some sharp words for cabaret-tinged rocker Amanda Palmer.
Marc Hogan / September 13, 2012

Amanda Palmer on Where the Alchemy Starts and Selling Stops

Amanda Palmer's eyebrows resemble bolts of lightning. Drawn on with liquid eyeliner, they seem as if they could be the result of a grooming tip…
Adam Rathe / September 5, 2012

Naked Amanda Palmer Replaces Nude Erykah Badu in Flaming Lips Video

The Flaming Lips and Amanda Palmer invite you to experience Heady Fwends track "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" again — for the,…
Marc Hogan / August 27, 2012

Prove My Love: Amanda Palmer on Covering ‘Violent Femmes’

Friday night at Australia's MOFO festival, Amanda Palmer will be leading a full performance of the Violent Femmes' self-titled 1983 debut — the one that…
Caryn Ganz / January 18, 2012
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