Amanda Palmer: May 25, 2013 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming (Mermaid Support Download)

May 27, 2013

[photo courtesy of Geoffrey at According to G]

I think its fair to say that Amanda Palmer is an artist who generates strong feelings. Her followers are passionate ardent supporters. I consider myself one of them. We love her persona, her music, and her fan-based approach to the business of music. But she has her detractors, some of whom are my friends and who I consider to be honestly misguided. We agree to disagree. Others unfortunately are loud obnoxious self-loathing misogynist thugs who hate simply because a woman with a strong personality cuts against the grain of traditional approaches to music. Whatever your feelings, you have to respect what she did on Saturday night at Bowery Ballroom. Amanda was sick, but took a train from Boston to play a show for free to support a very worthy cause, the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade, which due to storm damage, is in danger of being canceled this year. For her headlining set, Amanda also brought out all the stops. The set opened with her grand entrance, carried onto the stage in a mermaid outfit, where she opened with a cover of the Disney Little Mermaid theme “Part of Your World.” The setlist consisted of a mix of eclectic covers, classic AFP material, a compelling new song, and the surprise of the evening, a Dresden Dolls reunion and the performance of two Neutral Milk Hotel covers. Amanda ended the memorable night was the classic “Ukelele Anthem” which we’re streaming below. Amanda Palmer will return to NYC with the Grand Theft Orchestra for a free outdoor show at Damrosch Park on August 9.

I recorded this set in our usual manner in this venue, Sennheiser cards mounted in the balcony and mixed with an excellent board feed. The room was again expertly mixed by Bowery FOH Kenny, and the result is a superb recording. Enjoy!

Stream “Ukelele Anthem”:

This show was a benefit, as will be this download. If you would like to download this performance, you must donate to the Mermaid Parade. The Kickstarter is HERE. There are 7 days to go, and the kickstarter is $9000 short.

Email me proof of your donation, and I will email you back a password, which permit you to download. Please specify MP3 or FLAC. Do not share the password. Support the cause.

June 2013 Update. The Mermaid Parade Kickstarter was a success as it raised more than enough money to fund this year’s parade. So, this download is no longer contingent on a donation to that kickstarter, since its over. We ask that you continue to support the Coney Island fund, because that section of NYC was particularly hit hard by the Hurricane. Donate [HERE].

Download the Complete show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Amanda Palmer
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2013-05-26

[Total Time 59:39]
01 [introduction]
02 Part of Your World
03 Map of Tasmania
04 [banter – Lee]
05 In My Mind
06 [banter – kimono]
07 The Thing About Things
08 The Killing Type
09 [banter – wooden floor]
10 Want It Back
11 [banter – Bree intro]
12 Mercedes Benz (Mermaid Parade)
13 [banter – pirate]
14 Roll The Old Chariot Along
15 [banter – Brian intro]
16 Two Headed Boy [Neutral Milk Hotel]
17 Two Headed Boy Pt 2 [Neutral Milk Hotel]
18 [encore break]
19 Ukelele Anthem

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Amanda Palmer, visit her website, and visit the Shop at her website [HERE].

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2 Responses to Amanda Palmer: May 25, 2013 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming (Mermaid Support Download)

  1. jd
    June 13, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    hey nyctaper– is there any way I could get the mp3 download code for the show? I attended but didn’t see this page until now, while looking for a good recording of the NMH covers. I didn’t donate to the mermaid parade kickstarter directly but I did buy 2 tickets to this event. thanks!

  2. June 17, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Although the parade reached its kickstarter milestone, its still possible to contribute to Coney Island, which was hit very hard by the Hurricane:

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