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Amanda Palmer, Yelle, J Tillman and More at SXSW
Posted Mar 19th 2009 3:01PM

For brevity's sake, I'm busting up the days and nights of SxSW into separate posts. Of course, a greater volume of posts doesn't exactly equal brevity, does it? Anyways. As with last year, photos, multimedia and assorted sundry links for all acts covered will come in the following week.

I started Wednesday with a plan. It took exactly no time for said plan to go off course. I'd meant to start with Henry Clay People at Paradise but a promise of free food and beverages at the Austinist party from Donewaiting had me starting things off at the Mohawk with a cup of absinthe. It was... kinda nasty, actually. There was music but nothing I paid particular attention to, and with my head just a bit fuzzy, it was to the Radio Room to see Amanda Palmer.

I'm not especially a Dresden Dolls fan but I did see them at Lollapalooza a few years back and enjoyed them quite a bit, and Palmer solo didn't disappoint. Just off a plane from Australia or New Zealand, she was a bit loopy but still in fine form, playing material from her recent solo record and closing with a ukulele-led, audience sing-along cover of Radiohead's "Creep"...