Five noteworthy examples of how Kickstarter is helping make the local scene more vibrant

Amanda Palmer recently set the record for crowd-sourced fundraising among music-related projects -- a record once held by Five Iron Frenzy -- after the Kickstarter campaign to fund her new record raised $735,000 in about two weeks. The former Dresden Dolls frontwoman served up tickets, copies of the album and private concerts to fans willing to donate. For $10,000, the fortunate fan got to hang out with Palmer for the day, plus have a professionally styled photo shoot together.
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Patrick Rodgers