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SXSW 2013 Amanda Palmer Ninja Gig

Where do I even start? I was debating attending the ninja gig at the Scottish Rite but decided to hike over last second.

Amanda “Fucking” Palmer is well known for putting on “ninja” pop up gigs around a town where she is playing. This ninja gig was put together in five hours complete with multiple bands, a panel (This is Southby, after all) all interspersed with AFP solo pieces. All work was volunteer and tickets were free.

The panel included volunteers from the audience, filmmakers, members of the bands and Amanda herself. Topics discussed included the music industry, getting scheduled at SXSW (or being cancelled behind your back by a crook booker), crowdfunding and Amanda’s TED talk, and something that struck a cord with me, being a woman in the modern day… the frustrations about being taken seriously as a female and how to use that fact as an advantage.

Every day I am quickly covering my SXSW experience but I thought this needed a separate piece.

Because I am better at taking pictures than writing words, here was the Ninja Gig. A picture blog.

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This dog was crowned Bongo.

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2012 Overview

Favorite shots from 2012! Sort of in order but not really.

Kill Hannah
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School of Seven Bells
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Self portrait
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Tune Yards
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Trauma
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Holy fog Batman
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Edward Sharpe
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Mucca Pazza
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Train tracks
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Andrew Bird
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Dirty Projectors
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Sundown
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He’s My Brother She’s My Sister
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LA from the air
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Flotation Walls
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Kill Hannah
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Kurt in LA
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Matt & Kim
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Travis’ Last Waltz
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Kill Hannah
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Flogging Molly
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Holy Flowers Batman
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Raveonettes
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Kill Hannah
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Silversun Pickups
Silversun Pickups, Delta Spirit, The Features, Cloud Nothings. CD102.5 Holiday Show, photos by Rachael Barbash.

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
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The Moon!
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Lost in the Trees
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Kill Hannah
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Time and Temperature
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Ben Kweller
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Mr. Fahrenheit and the Loverboys
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Trauma
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Cursive
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Kill Hannah
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Amanda Palmer
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Photos: Amanda Palmer in Detroit!

Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra
November 13, 2012
St. Andrews Hall
Detroit, MI

(Yes, my car was broken into while visiting Detroit. Thankfully no windows were broken and the only thing in my trunk was dirty laundry. Which the left behind.)

Quite a wonderful show by Amanda Palmer, one half of the Dresden Dolls, who is nearing the end of her tour for her second solo album.

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