International Writers Magazine - Our Tenth Year: Dublin Life
Palmer (The Dresden Dolls)
at the Sugar Club in Dublin 16.02.09
Sugar Club may be one of the only place I enjoy going to in Dublin.
It looks like a cinema-theatre; everyone can see what is happening
on stage while being seated. Amanda confirms later on her appreciation
of the venue "This looks like fucking civilized". The
gig was sold out. No wonder why, being the front woman of the internationally
known punk cabaret band "The Dresden Dolls".
It did not seem
to take that much to continually grab the attention of the audience;
A keyboard and a Ukulele. The most talented artists have the ability
to impress anyone with barely anything. She sang a couple of songs by
"The Dresden dolls " along her new songs including "Astronaut"
for the opening of the show.
This is the first single taken from her recently released debut solo
album "Who killed Amanda Palmer". She did not seem to be dead
but rather full of energy. She ended the show by playing a cover of
Radioheads Creep on the ukulele while the entire crowd was singing
along. People stood in queue blocking the exit door. It looked like
they were on a plane waiting to be unloaded but they were actually waiting
to get an autograph. We had to wait for them to leave but I did not
blame them. Yet this was one of the best gigs in Dublin since Nick Cave
and The Bad Seeds and Leonard Cohen. Please come back soon.
Amanda Palmer released her debut solo album last September 2008 "Who
killed Amanda Palmer" and is actually on tour through Europe, Australia,
USA and Japan. For more information about her coming gigs www.myspace.com/whokilledamandapalmer