We're going to start this off with a huge tease. The biggest news
to come out of our interview with AMANDA PALMER can't be printed --
yet. But we'll let this much slip: you're going to be seeing a lot more
of her in the Boston area this fall, in a role you've never seen her play before, which may also be the role she was born for.
meantime, you can see her tonight and tomorrow (Monday and Tuesday, April 12 and 13) at the Oberon in Harvard
Square, where she's workshopping a new stage show by a very odd little
side-project, EVELYN EVELYN, in which she and her good friend JASON
WEBLEY impersonate a pair of singing conjoined twins with a
long and tragic backstory. (After the Oberon, they're taking the show
immediately to Europe.) There's an accompanying album out now, which
features guest appearances on one song (which you can download below) by Andrew WK, Frances Bean
Cobain, Tegan and Sara, and Weird Al Yankovic. And there's a graphic novel coming this fall in
collaboration with another post-goth art-rock warrior with Boston
roots: CYNTHIA VON
BUHLER, who has now become famous in New York City for her fine-art
work and children's books about cats.
DOWNLOAD: Evelyn Evelyn, "MySpace" (mp3)
We spoke to Amanda on the phone last week, Just before she parted ways with Roadrunner Records, to discuss the challenges of impersonating conjoined twins,
and why everyone associated with her professional life thinks EVELYN
EVELYN is career suicide, and how she talked Kurt Cobain's daughter
into making her recording debut.