**SOLD OUT** The Dresden Dolls, PWR BTTM {Back Room Theater}

24
/ Aug
Wednesday
2016

**SOLD OUT** The Dresden Dolls, PWR BTTM {Back Room Theater}

Venue
Back Room Theater
Time
07:30 pm
Price
$20 adv / $25 door

Wednesday Aug 24th

Output Agency Ltd. presents

The Dresden Dolls!
with special guests PWR BTTM

**SOLD OUT**

Tickets will NOT be available at the door

18+ | 7:30 Doors / 8PM Show

IMPORTANT: Enter via Crown St (under the Somewhere sign)

Consisting of songwriter Amanda Palmer (vocals, piano) and Brian Viglione (drums), The Dresden Dolls’ confessional story-songs offer listeners the bruised intimacy of a torch singer with all the fury and grit of rock. Palmers’s thunderous and shimmering piano style rests on the shoulders of Jerry Lee Lewis and Nina Simone. Vigolone’s drumming is sophisticated yet primal, providing in turns a delicate cradle of rhythm and a piercing bed of nails onto which Palmer lays her raw, tragic-comic lyrics.

The star-crossed duo met on Halloween night of 2000 when Vigilone saw Palmer playing solo at a Boston loft party. Amazed by the open-wound honesty and intensity of Palmer’s songs and delivery, Vigilone knew that he had found his musical soulmate.

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PWR BTTM is a queer punk band consisting of Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce. The band was formed at Bard College where Bruce and Hopkins bonded over a mutual interest in bringing elements of performance and drag artistry into DIY culture. While at Bard the duo recorded a demo, Cinderella Beauty Shop, and the Republican National Convention split EP with Jawbreaker Reunion. On these releases, Hopkins plays guitar and sings, and Bruce plays drums. Since then, the two have begun to share vocal/songwriting duties and have also started to trade off instruments.

This development is very much apparent on their debut LP, Ugly Cherries, an album documenting the duo’s experiences with queerness, gender, and adulthood over the course of a year of living in upstate New York. Ugly Cherries was recorded by Christopher Daly at Salvation Recording Company in New Paltz, NY and mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side Music. Since recording the album, the band has toured alongside Ra Ra Riot, Mitski, Car Seat Headrest, among others, as they spread their infectious live show across the USA and beyond. Their full-length record is out now as a dual release on Miscreant Records and Father/Daughter Records.