Rosin Coven may be the world’s only pagan lounge ensemble. Edith Piaf does the cha-cha with Charles Mingus, Erik Satie tangos with Sun Ra, and Kurt Weill broods over Doris Day when the co-organizers of the Bay Area’s Edwardian Ball blend voices, strings, brass, and percussion to strike an irreverent yet elegant balance between superb musicianship, humor, and theatricality.

Sexy and brash, Amanda Palmer teased her way into cult status as half of The Dresden Dolls. With her Grand Theft Orchestra, the ever-inventive Palmer’s intense stage presence and evocative storytelling wink at burlesque and glam rock, with a take-no-prisoners intensity and theatrical flair.