Amanda Palmer made a name for herself as one half of the cutting edge Brechtian punk cabaret duo, the Dresden Dolls. Since the band’s demise Amanda has carved out a solo career that’s been successful at times and nearly always controversial. After falling out with her former label Roadrunner Records, the singer/pianist/ukulele player decided to forego the label route entirely this time around.
Instead she turned to the crowd funding website Kickstarter, and through fan contributions eventually received pledges of over one million dollars to fund her upcoming album Theatre Is Evil. While raising such a huge amount of money on Kickstarter has raised some eyebrows, we’re not entirely surprised. At Guitar Shop TV we’ve been fans of Amanda’s for some time. We particularly like this video for the single “Guitar Hero” off her 2008 release Who Killed Amanda Palmer.