Amanda Palmer @ Webster Hall in 2008 (more by Dese'Rae L. Stage)
Amanda Palmer

ATTN STEVE ALBINI: Amanda Palmer, who plays Stubb's in Austin tonight, is now going to pay those previously-volunteer musicians she corals locally for stops on her tour. Amanda writes:

for better or for worse, this whole kerfuffle has meant i've spent the past week thinking hard about this, listening to what everyone was saying and discussing. i hear you. i see your points. me and my band have discussed it at length. and we have decided we should pay all of our guest musicians. we have the power to do it, and we're going to do it. (in fact, we started doing it three shows ago.)

Meanwhile her new LP debuted at #10 on the Billboard album charts.