2012 has been quite the year by all accounts. The music industry -- which is still trying to figure out what happened to its former self -- took a serious blow by the concept of crowdfunding this year. And by concept I mean runaway success.
If you can turn a blind eye to Palmer's increasing cultural ubiquity, you will be rewarded, as Theatre Is Evil both stands on its own and represents a career highlight for a musician who has tried just about everything.
When Amanda Palmer climbed up on stage to play, the word YES was written on her chest in large black letters. Which kind of says it all -- in a nutshell -- about this artist, and the way she shows up in the world.