Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel Spin Rainbows In Brooklyn [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Load remaining images Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel made Brooklyn’s Rough Trade the third stop on their United States and European Tour this past Sunday night, supporting their new album, I Can Spin a Rainbow. Amanda and Edward were joined on stage by violinist and longtime Legendary Pink Dots contributor Patrick Q. Wright, as the trio powered through a variety of songs from the new album, along with tunes native to both Amanda and Edward.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 TourMay 23 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA LoungeMay 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ TroubadourMay 31 – Warsaw, PO @ ProximaJune 1 – Munich, DE @ MuffathalleJune 2 – Leipzig, DE @ Wave & Gotik TreffenJune 4 – Prague, CZ @ Palác AkropolisJune 5 – Hamburg, DE @ FabrikJune 9 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix ClubJune 10 – Amsterdam, NL @ MelkwegJune 11 – Paris, FR @ CigaleJune 13 – London, UK @ HeavenJune 16 – Vienna, AT @ Porgy & Bess[Photos and words by Stephen Olker]last_img read more

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