Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The Dresden Dolls - Live In Lion

Combine the smoky cellars of a Weimar-era cabaret with the rock n' roll fury of Joan Jett, PJ Harvey and The Violent Femmes and you have a remote idea of what to expect when experiencing The Dresden Dolls. Ever since taking up arms in mid-2000, the ├╝ber-dynamic duo of Amanda Palmer (Piano/Vox) and Brian Viglione (Drums) has been selling out clubs in Boston, New York and beyond. Palmer accompanies her confessional story-songs with a thunderous and shimmering piano style that rests on the shoulders of Jerry Lee Lewis and Nina Simone. Viglione's jazz and hardcore-influenced drumming and creative percussion are the perfect foil, providing in turns a delicate cradle of rhythm and a piercing bed of nails onto which Palmer lays her raw, tragicomic lyrics.

The release of their debut album, produced by Martin Bisi (Swans, Sonic Youth), has won the band accolades from both mainstream and underground media, and it appears that the Dolls are poised to transcend cult status and smash all commonly held ideas about what a rock band is supposed to be. Their awe-striking live energy and singular look has earned them opening slots for Beck, the B-52s and Jane's Addiction, a tour with the Legendary Pink Dots, a victory in the 2003 WBCN Rock and Roll Rumble and a quickly growing army of devoted fans from ages 5 to 85. Ever looking forward, The Dresden Dolls are preparing to record new material with acclaimed local producers Sean Slade and Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, Courtney Love).

The Dresden Dolls - Live In Lion @ Le Transbordeur 10-03-05

Jacks Mannequin - Everything In Transit
Shout Out Louds - Howl Howl Gaff Gaff
Sugarcult - Palm Trees And Power Lines
The All-American Rejects - Move Along
Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue
+ Garden State OST, Walk The Line OST, The OC Mix's
Old 97s - Drag It Up
Surprise Your Pig - Tribute To REM
Ra - Duality
Disturbed - Ten Thousand Fists
Sevendust - Next
Sevendust, Coheed & Cambria
The Dresden Dolls - The Dresden Dolls
Spymob - Sitting Around Keeping Score
Chroming Rose - Louis XIV


Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful dump there, with those OCmixes etc. Thnxyou!

5:14 PM  
Blogger mrs.darko said...

EEEkk!i absolutely love the Dresden Dolls....just wish they could play a show out here in TX once in a while. <3333

7:36 PM  

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