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Cat Power Live at The Showbox

Show Date: October 30, 2019

On Wednesday evening, Cat Power was in town promoting last year’s release, Wanderer. After 10 albums and many tours, Chan Marshall seems much more comfortable in her own skin these days, as evidenced by her confidence on stage in Seattle. After her band had taken the stage and were tuning for a few minutes, Marshall […]

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Recommended Show: Cat Power at The Showbox

After a six year hiatus, which included becoming a mother, Cat Power, resurfaced last year and released Wanderer on the fabulous Domino last October. In the intervening years between albums, Chan Marshall matured, reflected, began raising a child and put together a strong collection of eleven songs, so much so that Wanderer has received some of […]

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This weekend's picks for City Arts Fest, version 1.0

Now that summer’s officially 86’d, it’s time for the inaugural (hereafter annual?) City Arts Fest, which takes over our fair city this upcoming Wednesday – Saturday {Oct. 20th – 23rd}. Laden with an impressive lineup at venues far and wide, CAF is catering to more of the mini-SXSW feel that makes these ‘festivals’ enjoyable — […]

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A double shot of ticket giveaways: She & Him and Cat Power {more tix!}

We were given another set of tickets for each show to giveaway, so everyone has another chance to see one of these fab shows for free. See updated entry deadlines below. There’s so much amazing show options swirling around, many of us are on overload with our red warning lights blinking.  One reason this month […]

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More Cat Power covers forthcoming

Less than a year after releasing Jukebox, Cat Power's second album of mostly other people's songs, Chan Marshall and company decided that they still haven't gotten that out of their system and are planning on releasing another covers album this December. This is a double, 10 inch EP called Dark End of the Street. The album will […]

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I'm Not There Soundtrack


It's been quite a couple of weeks for I'm Not There. First, Cate Blanchett earned a nomination for best supporting actress for her rendition of a young Dylan. And then later that day we learned of the untimely death of one the film’s amazingly talented stars, Heath Ledger.  I’d love to write about the whole […]

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Cat Power @ The Orpheum – Boston, MA

Show Date: February 7, 2008

For anyone who has just emerged from years of indie isolation, Cat Power is the name used by recording artist Chan (pronounced Shawn) Marshall. She is notorious for odd behavior, crippling stagefright, and a complete disregard for standard professional performance practices. Many people attend Cat Power shows hoping for something strange, awkward, or at least […]

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When Cat Power covered the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” in 2000, it was, and remains, my favorite reinterpretation of any song. The only thing remaining from the original version of the classic is most of the lyrics. Instead, the song was slowed down, Mick Jagger’s swagger was absent (and so is the […]

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