Review + Photos: Amanda Palmer at the Warfield

Amanda Palmer (photo: Joshua Huver) “If you can, you must,” Amanda Palmer said to an intimate TEDx-style solo performance at the Warfield in San Francisco on Friday, May 10. Throughout the night, Palmer returned to that mantra and the power of deeply connecting to each other. It got heavy. But Palmer is a master at inviting trauma out into the open and making it lighter for everyone. Shedding light on the uncomfortable is part of her job. “If you don’t deal with your trauma it goes down into the basement of your soul and lifts weights,” Palmer told the audience. [...]

By |May 17, 2019|Tags: |

Review + Photos: Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel at DNA Lounge

Amanda Palmer (photo: Patric Carver) If you’ve ever folded origami, you probably have a pretty good handle on the type of magic that Amanda Palmer weaves. In origami, you take an ordinary piece of paper and without changing it in the slightest, you change it completely. You can still tell it’s just a piece of paper, but at the same time, it’s also a crane, or bear, or star, or whatever you want it to be. In the same respect, Palmer folds ordinary events into untraceable tucks and folds that transform the experience into something more. “There’s a small hurricane,” [...]

By |May 25, 2017|Tags: |

Review: Amanda Palmer, Jherek Bischoff, Die Roten Punkt at Public Works 7/13/12

(photos: Vanessa Solis) When AFP comes to SF, it's a BFD. Amanda Palmer, whose name is often abbreviated as AFP (give you one guess as to what the F stands for), is adored in San Francisco, a city full of (as she put it during her Public Works appearance on July 13th) "special snowflakes". San Franciscans have a long history of gravitating toward the fringes of art, in which Palmer, if she wasn't before, is now staunchly entrenched. Check out any tech blog worth its salt and you might find some recent results for Amanda Palmer: her Kickstarter campaign, launched [...]

By |July 20, 2012|Tags: |
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