Billed as an intimate evening, this nomenclature proved true on a variety of levels; the sold-out, 250 person capacity venue felt comfortable at all times, the crowd was delighted to some of the back stories behind the new songs, and while there were sound issues with the band’s monitors during most of the show, it prompted Amanda to quip about the phantoms messing with the power to a crowd of complaint-less music lovers.
Sonically, the live versions of the songs off I Can Spin A Rainbow exceeded expectations. The journey was both delicate and aggressive, and always engaging. Think classical punk cabaret with a Macbook on stage. Not sure if that’s a valid description, I am just a photog after all, but it is what comes to mind if you take the album for a spin and scroll through the gallery below. Or better, go see them live for yourself on one of the remaining tour dates.
Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel Tour
May 23 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
May 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
May 31 – Warsaw, PO @ Proxima
June 1 – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
June 2 – Leipzig, DE @ Wave & Gotik Treffen
June 4 – Prague, CZ @ Palác Akropolis
June 5 – Hamburg, DE @ Fabrik
June 9 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix Club
June 10 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
June 11 – Paris, FR @ Cigale
June 13 – London, UK @ Heaven
June 16 – Vienna, AT @ Porgy & Bess