Concerts

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 so on and so forth. Little things become big things and things that don't matter somehow become the only things that do.

Amanda Palmer decided to conduct an experiment in crowdsourcing musicians. Some musicians consider their time and skills to be worth more than beer and merch. Editors saw the chance for some great headlines. And that's how you get from a blog post by Amanda Palmer to a blog post titled "Who Killed Amanda Palmer's Career?"

Since I've written my own blog on the subject it made sense that I go check out her live show to see if a) see if she had anything new to say about the controversy; and b) check out her Houston-based volunteers.

Those rumors about the end of her career? If Tuesday night's crowd was any indication, those rumors have been greatly exaggerated.

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Cory Garcia is a Contributing Editor for the Houston Press. He once won an award for his writing, but he doesn't like to brag about it. If you're reading this sentence, odds are good it's because he wrote a concert review you don't like or he wanted to talk pro wrestling.
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