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In the never-ending curious case of Radiohead, you have a slew of their most iconic songs out there — beloved, covered, cited. Songs that have little to nothing to do with them now, whether they’re off The Bends or even something like “No Surprises.” First and foremost of those, of course, is “Creep,” from their… More »

The literary giant Alexis Krauss said it best: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From big-budget campaigns to no-budget crowdfunding, the haves and have-nots alike made selling albums an art unto itself this year, staving off the format’s impending extinction for now and turning music fandom into an exceptionally… More »

Another week, like last week, when people had other things going on and weren’t cranking out music videos with the consistently that they might otherwise. It makes sense. After watching the grand drama of the election, the states falling blue one-by-one, the schadenfreud-rich concession speeches, the immediate right-wing identity crisis playing out on TV in… More »

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Amanda Palmer: $1.2M Kickstarter “Was Actually A Loss Leader”

There's a new Amanda Palmer feature at Forbes in which she discusses her recent crowdfunding exploits at Patreon, Spotify, Taylor Swift, and much more. But…
Chris DeVille | April 21, 2015 - 4:19 pm

Garbage Respond To Photographer’s Open Letter After They Asked To Use His Photo For Free

Social media has given us a weird window into discussions between artists that we probably wouldn't have been privy to before. The "open letter" environment…
Caitlin White | April 3, 2015 - 12:41 pm

Watch Sharon Jones, Alexis Krauss, Santigold, Amanda Palmer, & More Cover Talking Heads Songs For David Byrne Tribute Concert

No matter his level of recognition, David Byrne is forever a guy about town. I've brushed past him in the East Village, seen him ride…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 24, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Amanda Palmer Takes Her Crowdfunding Talents To Patreon

Amanda Palmer's history with crowdfunding is long and storied? The former Dresden Doll drew criticism for soliciting volunteer musicians and asking fans to let her…
Chris DeVille | March 4, 2015 - 12:54 pm

Amanda Palmer Weighs In On Pomplamoose’s Controversial Tour Profits Essay

Last month, Pomplamoose's Jack Conte posted a ridiculous essay detailing the band's unprofitability on tour, something that he attributed to "a new paradigm for professional…
James Rettig | December 15, 2014 - 9:48 am

Download Eddie Vedder’s Intimate, Covers-Filled Charity Show At Microsoft Last Month

Eddie Vedder played an intimate benefit show for EB Research, the charity he's been vocally supporting lately, last month at Microsoft's Seattle headquarters. The Pearl…
Chris DeVille | November 18, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Amanda Palmer Calls Out The Haters Protesting Her Upcoming Event With Jian Ghomeshi

Early this week, the Canadian broadcast network CBC announced that it had severed its relationship with the broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi, amidst allegations that Ghomeshi had…
Tom Breihan | October 31, 2014 - 10:08 am

Owen Pallett, Amanda Palmer Weigh In On Jian Ghomeshi Scandal

Over the weekend CBC announced that they'd ended their relationship with longtime broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi, former Moxy Früvous member and longtime pillar of the Canadian…
Chris DeVille | October 28, 2014 - 4:39 pm

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “First World Problems” Video

The weekend may be here but "Weird Al" week marches on. His latest video is a Pixies pastiche and sees him ranting about "First World…
James Rettig | July 19, 2014 - 12:48 pm

Read Amanda Palmer’s Open Letter To Morrissey Offering Crowdsourcing Help

There are no words, really. Are there? The headline says it all. The subtext? I, Amanda Palmer, am trolling the fuck out of you, Stereogum.
Michael Nelson | April 29, 2013 - 12:56 pm

Read Amanda Palmer’s “A Poem For Dzhokhar”

These days, Amanda Palmer lives with her husband, author Neil Gaiman, near Minneapolis, but as you might know, Palmer's formative years were spent on the…
Michael Nelson | April 22, 2013 - 12:37 pm

Amanda Palmer’s TED Talk: What We Learned

Last week, Amanda Palmer was one of the speakers at the TED2013 conference, and she delivered an affecting 13-and-a-half-minute speech titled "The Art Of Asking,"…
Michael Nelson | March 4, 2013 - 12:58 pm

Amanda Palmer – “Do It With A Rockstar” NSFW Video (Co-Dir. Wayne Coyne, Ft. Stoya)

Wayne Coyne co-directed Amanda Palmer's new NSFW video, for the track "Do It With A Rockstar," in which porn star Stoya does it with rockstar…
Michael Nelson | November 9, 2012 - 11:29 am

Amanda Palmer Now Paying Volunteer Musicians

Our long national nightmare is over. After a week of criticism, rationalizing, more criticism, and more rationalizing, Amanda Palmer has announced that she will now…
Michael Nelson | September 19, 2012 - 6:40 pm

Amanda Palmer: Albini Is A Grumpy Fuck / Albini: She’s Gross

You'd think this Amanda Palmer-Steve Albini beef would just die a quiet death, wouldn't you? Not just yet, if either of the two subjects have…
Michael Nelson | September 17, 2012 - 4:01 pm

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra – “Institutionalized” (Suicidal Tendencies Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Suicidal Tendencies have released seven LPs since their 1983 self-titled debut -- and that includes a couple of legit punk-funk-metal-crossover classics in 1987's Join The
Michael Nelson | September 17, 2012 - 1:21 pm

Amanda Palmer Responds To Volunteer Musician Criticism

After being called an idiot by Steve Albini, and then apparently NOT being called an idiot by Steve Albini, Amanda Palmer has responded. Not to…
Michael Nelson | September 14, 2012 - 11:47 am
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