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Amanda Palmer

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Ellie Goulding at Bayou Music Center, 3/24/2014

    Ellie Goulding, Conway Bayou Music Center March 24, 2014 When it comes to musical artists, labels are a tricky thing. Critics and fans like them because they help slot performers into easily recognizable tropes, shorthand we can use to explain someone without really explaining them. They're not nec ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    The Electric Six Is On Tour To Fund Live DVD Project

    In my eyes, one of most underrated rock albums of the past decade has been Electric Six's Fire, released in May 2003. It remains a solid set of thirteen, smutty, decadent rock cuts, and personally I find it hard to find a favorite after all these years. "Gay Bar", "She's White", "Naked Pictures (O ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Music's Biggest Douchebags: 2012 Edition

    The music world is bound to have a lot of douchebags. It's just an inevitability, considering that it's essentially a profession for man-children. Peter Pan syndrome? No problem in the music business. That's why you see so many rock stars going through growing pains sometime in their mid-forties. Re ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Skirting Visual Controversy: 4 Musicians Who Have Pulled Their Own Videos

    Recently No Doubt pulled the video for their song "Looking Hot" in response to criticism that it was discriminatory against Native Americans -- ironic, considering November is Native American Heritage Month. Smooth one, Stefani. Still, the revived '90s ska band shouldn't feel too bad. They're in so ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012
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    September 19, 2012

    Last Night: Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra at Fitzgerald's

    Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra Fitzgerald's September 18, 2012 Rewind: Crowdsourcing or Exploitation? Amanda Palmer's Search For Volunteer Musicians The Internet is at times simply a giant game of telephone. Something happens, someone comments on it, someone comments on the comment, and ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    Crowdsourcing or Exploitation? Amanda Palmer's Search For Volunteer Musicians

    Warning: These videos aren't exactly safe for work. View at your risk, preferably at home with the shades drawn. Amanda Palmer is learning that Biggie was right: More money does in fact equal more problems. A while back Palmer created a Kickstarter project for her new album and tour. Her thousands ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012
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    July 10, 2012

    Upcoming: Garbage, Amanda Palmer, Kenny Rogers, Stars, Mel Tillis, Etc.

    Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra: Tue., Sept. 18, 8 p.m., TBA. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Another Run, Square And Compass: Mon., July 23, 11 p.m., Free. Boondocks, 1417 Westheimer, Houston. Asleep At The Wheel: Fri., Aug. 10, 8:30 p.m., $88-$128. Dosey Doe Coffee Company, 2591 ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    #1 Crushes: Our Favorite '90s Rock Vixens

    Tonight House of Blues welcomes Garbage back to Houston after a seven-year hiatus. The group, lead by fearsome Scottish redhead Shirley Manson, has been sorely missed from the music scene. They are currently touring behind their upcoming album Not Your Kind of People, which hits stores May 14. Rock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Ukuleles: Suddenly The Hippest Instrument Going

    ​Trends in music can be as prevalent - and subsequently fleeting - as they are in fashion. Though the eagerness to join trendy-indie bandwagons can be puzzling, music's most recent instrumental trend, the ukulele, grabbed our attention, especially after SXSW. Among the dozens of SXSW-related ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Slutwave: Pop Phenomenon Or Feminist Scourge?

    "Every generation needs a new revolution." - Thomas Jefferson Marc BrubakerKe(Dollar Sign)ha at House of Blues, July 2010​As one of the few women on the Rocks Off writing team, we were fervently proud to take an introspective stab at the new, curiously named micro-genre that 2010 bestowed upo ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Top Six Artist Vs. Record Label Feuds

    ​Pink Floyd has finally settled its lengthy dispute with their longtime record label EMI. The band, which signed to the label over 40 years ago, first took EMI to court last spring in an effort to clarify their existing contract. Floyd sought to prevent EMI from "unbundling" their albums by se ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Dancing With the Stars ' Dream Rock-Star Cast

    ​Fluff reality show Dancing With the Stars is (shockingly) in its 11th season, which wraps up with tonight's finale. While browsing this season's "celebrity" dancers - Bristol Palin, Kurt Warner, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, etc. - we couldn't help but fantasize about out ideal musical ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2009

    Tonight: Amanda Palmer at House of Blues

    Amanda Palmer is exhausted. Slouched in a dining room booth at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Austin, she arrived Tuesday night after an Australian tour and has already performed once this afternoon. The 17-hour time difference between Oz and Texas has left her jet-lagged, but she has an afternoon of pr ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009
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    June 2, 2008

    Friday Night: The Dresden Dolls at Warehouse Live

    Be sure to check out our photos of the Dresden Dolls Brigade... The Dresden Dolls, with Smoosh May 30, 2008 Warehouse Live Better Than: What could be better than a costume party with killer live music? It’s like Halloween in May—complete with chocolate (keep reading). Download: Videos, concer ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008
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    March 19, 2008
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    October 25, 2007

    The Dresden Dolls Brigade

    Part Bertolt Brecht, part Tod Browning

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    May 11, 2006

    Wonder Twin Powers, Activate!

    A scientific study of the two-piece indie-rock boom

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    May 4, 2006

    The Dresden Dolls

    Yes, Virginia

  • Music

    May 19, 2005

    Trent Reznor, Supersize

    Nine Inch Nails, live in San Francisco: Hilarity. Guilt. Nostalgia. BALCO.

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