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AMANDA PALMER

Swans, Amanda Palmer and more on the MOFO 2015 line-up announcement!

The MOFO Festival 2015 lineup has been announced, with the four-day festival encompassing a long list of music genres and artists. Hobart's MONA FOMA (Museum of Old and New Art Festival of Music and Art) will be hosting the event for its seventh year from January 15-18.

Sydney Festival Photo Gallery: Opening Weekend Highlights ft. Lee Fields and Band of Magicians (08 to 11.01.14)

The 2014 Sydney Festival has well and truly set the standard for high quality gatherings of artistic types once again! The opening weekend saw many stellar performers, from Ben Caplan to Amanda Palmer, there was something for everyone. Jamie Williams brings you some highlights in this gallery.

Sydney Festival Live Review: Amanda Palmer - The Spiegeltent, Festival Village (09.01.14)

Amanda Palmer is so much at once that it’s often hard to tell which way one of her gigs is going to go. This year’s Sydney Festival has the forward-thinking musician doing a run of intimate performances in the otherworldly The Spiegeltent, the centrepiece for the huge Festival Village in Hyde Park. Palmer makes her love for our country no secret, as such she has a healthy stock of local friends who will be dropping in and out of her gigs, ensuring surprises for those who feel the need to see her multiple times; after how great this performance was, I am probably going to be one of those people.

Sydney Festival program revealed!

The lineup for the 2014 Sydney Festival has been released! A stellar program has been revealed, demonstrating a great selection of artists from across the musical spectrum, as well as the arts. There is so, so much to see over the January festival and it's going to be a task to set your schedule up so have a look through and start now!

Photo Gallery: Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra + Die Roten Punkte - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (22.09.13)

Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer brought her Grand Theft Orchestra and a whole bunch of friends to Adelaide's Thebarton Theatre on Sunday night. Die Roten Punkte entertained with their comedic rock, Jherek Bischoff delighted with his amazing string arangements, and Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra put on one epic show. The last of the tour, it ended in an all out dance party on stage. Check out all the shots from Kerrie Geier who was there for the AU review.

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Amanda Palmer (New York)

the AU review sits down with Amanda Palmer for a two part interview at the 2013 BIGSOUND festival in Brisbane, Australia. We talk about touring, her recently confirmed performance at the Sydney Festival, speaking at BIGSOUND, Kickstarter purchased house parties, playing at venues around Australia from private houses to the Opera House, creating set lists, keeping concerts fresh and exciting, and much more. In addition, she was kind enough to sing Founder and Editor-in-Chief Larry Heath a song to celebrate.

Live Review: Amanda Palmer And The Grand Theft Orchestra + Jherek Bischoff + Die Roten Punkte - The Enmore Theatre (14.09.13)

Amanda Palmer has an intensity that colours her musical career as much as it does the relationship with her fans. We love it. Standing outside the Enmore Theatre, it was clear we’d been touched by it too: the floor length black coats, shirts from last tour, lacy corsets, and various piercings earn us weird looks from pedestrians, but no-one cares. We chat. We sing. We wait for doors.

Photo Gallery: Amanda Palmer And The Grand Theft Orchestra + Jherek Bischoff + Die Roten Punkte - Enmore Theatre (14.09.13)

The always fabulous Amanda Palmer and her band The Grand Theft Orchestra brought the house down at the Enmore Theatre last Saturday. Supported by the equally talented Jherek Bischoff and Die Roten Punkte with a special appearance from the editorial team of Honi Soit (Uni of Sydney Student Paper). Photos by Johnny Au

Event Review: BIGSOUND Day Three (12.09.13)

The mood at BIGSOUND early this morning was notably more sombre in comparison with the exciting flurry of activity of the previous day. More than a few people were nursing the aftermath of a big night with the help of coffees, energy drinks and sneaky naps in the foyer. Thankfully for those who managed to get there in time, the morning began with a Q&A with Amanda Palmer, an event that has certainly been one of the highlights of the conference. In an interview with Mikey Cahill, Palmer talked extensively about Kickstarter, her poem about the Boston bomber, feminism, her new band, record and touring.

BIGSOUND 2013: What you should know and who you should see!

With BIGSOUND gearing up for what is going to be another successful run in 2013, we thought it'd only be beneficial to give you a comprehensive guide of what's set to go down, what we recommend catching and more - no doubt your schedules are already causing headaches from the amount of awesome individuals set to speak and perform.

Digital & Music Matters Conference Day 1 Photo Gallery - The Ritz Carlton Millenia, Singapore (21.05.13)

The first day of festivities at Digital and Music Matters in Singapore is focused on the digital side of the industry, with a full day of discussions of the changing online marketplace. From Microsoft talking about premium online video, to advertising in the online TV marketplace, online sports, a live Google hangout with crowd sourcing success story Amanda Palmer and much more, this was a day where we talked about what's so-hot-right-now digitally! Pictured above is President of Digital & Music Maters, Jasper Donat.

BIGSOUND announces first round of artists and speakers to appear at 2013 conference.

BIGSOUND returns for its 12th year in 2013 and tonight, they have revealed the first lot of artists and industry professionals set to perform and speak at the music conference in Brisbane later in the year. The September 11-13 event will be represented by some of the best in the international and local market, with the following artists set to perform, with more still to be announced:

Xavier Rudd
Washington
The John Steel Singers
Bleeding Knees Club
Stonefield