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Amanda Palmer @ The Troubadour 8/4/2008

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Written by Shawn Holt

Like a lucky child opening a grand gift the night before Christmas, Los Angeles fans of Amanda Palmer (of the Dresden Dolls) got an early glimpse of the velvet-voiced Goddess' first solo album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, which is set to drop September 16th.

Not one to let her fans down, Amanda's performance was fantastic mix of old and new. A kaleidoscope of popular favorites, unreleased gems, hat tipping collaborations with such greats as Jason Webley and a very touching duet with a "special guest" --her father.

A satirical, comical Palmer delivered an anthem for her generation. A brilliant mix of comedy and tragedy, dark and light, performance and sincerity. While the Dresden Dolls may be all that embodies "punk cabaret," Amanda Palmer is clearly the heart of this movement.