So, last night I went to see Amanda Fucking Palmer play The Academy, supported by Bitter Ruin, form Brighton. This was SUPPOSED to be Evelyn EWvelyn show, biut as Iceland has ran out of virgins and we're being surrounded by an ashen cloud all over the europe, choking on this black veil of misery etc... What do we get?
Evelynb Evelyn: The abridged show.
Complete with: Jason Webley skype'ing in, the entire thing being webast to more than 6000 viewers across the internet, being bombarded with ch0colate and feathers and Oh My.
THIS WAS FUCKING EPIC.
i arrived early with silicon_dragon
Who, by the way, took plenty of pics and video, and staked out a decent spot on the floor. Lots of short kids inf ront of us *grin* I was twittering and texting, trying to convine people to show up. (it was sold out. then they removed chairs. i got my tikets form twitter *grin*)
AFP tookt he stage to introfduce Bitter Ruin. And gle eabpout how all this was being fdonew on borrowed equipment - where the laptop, camera, etc had come from: Epic.
Bitter Ruin - www.bitterruin.com - had tweeted her if they could supporther in Glasgow. took a treain they could no0t afford to be there, anbd got stufed into her van as a result to play Dublin.
How to describe bitter ruin? I was a bit hesitant when this waif-.y girl and a guy in a suit with acoustic guitar took thye stage. What to expect?
(for those unwiling to watch the video - it starts all flotywhispyeeerie and then -ä Shriek. Georgia has an amazing vocal range and I can't say it too much - she is BRILIANT. (and Ben's not too bad either but sorry, this woman's voice completely andutterly blew. me. away.)
They performed several songs, severeral of which are on youtube by now - go look! :D
I was not one of the lucky 30 to granb one of their CDs. But I willa cquire one as soon as possible. Because I can't strress it enough, the voices, the deceptively simple melodies, lyical dissonance and hypnotizing athmosphere is So. Worth. it.
There was not that long betwreen this and AFP herself taking the stage. Jeans, t-shirt nad long white gloves - ROCXK AND ROLL! She was too busy to change into her stage costume but did we care? fuck no.
So - how to describe the show? there were dsrawn putppets, audirence volunteers, blood splatters, i got a faceful of twix from her, ther was - undeniable briliance. jason Webley bravely played his part via skype, and thre wqas an amazing chharge int he air.
They performed some of the Evelyn Evelyn songs - including but not limited to Elephant Elephant (which go ta bit strange..)You only want me cause you want my sister, their BEAUTIFUL cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart (must.play.in.Dominion!)... it was gorgeous. And then there was the Evelyn Evelyn 4magical eyes to answer Seirous Existnetial Wuestions. Such aS "Why is she so short?" "Are baboons evil?" and "If I unscrew my bellybutton will my arse fall off?"
Eventually the evelyun evelyn part of the show came to an end. *snif anidf* but, AFP still treated us to some beautiful fare. TOgether with Georgia, she sang Delilah. On her own, Astronaut, Oasis and GIrl Anahronism.
For the encore?
Amanda fucking palmer & Bitter Ruin: FUCK THE ASHCLOUD.
Beautiful song, with lyric hgetting fucked up, people shrieking and singing along, and a haunting heartfelt sentiment - godammit, she should be with her love, dammit! (who is an award-.winning author and therefore uses the word "Ashen cloud" just so you know) and yes it is me shouting for Ben to depants
All in all, FUCK YEAH. PUNK ROCK CABARET BITCHES.