I love Chan Marshall (aka Cat Power). I saw her about six or seven years ago for her "Greatest" tour, but she seemed to have disappeared...
Just a reminder that Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, is coming to Minneapolis at the Mill City Nights tomorrow, October 30th. I will be there, will you?
I don't know who the opening band* is for tomorrow night, previously Brooklyn's Xray Eyeballs was on tour with Cat Power, but they seem to have dropped off last night.
Anyway, I'm thrilled to hear her new Sun album live. I also hope to hear "Cross Bones Style," which she didn't sing the last time I saw her.
* UPDATE: I am told The Entrance Band will open up. They previously supported Cat Power in 2010 at the 400 Bar. From Facebook: "Guy Blakeslee from The Entrance Band is doing two last minute shows supporting Cat Power Sun !!! Oct 29 in Milwaukee and Oct 30 in Minneapolis... leaving on a jet plane at the crack of dawn!! and will have bootlegs of old-school "ENTRANCE" recordings for sale!"
10/30/12 Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
11/02/12 Vancouver, BC - The Vogue Theatre
11/03/12 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
11/04/12 Portland, OR - McMenamins Crystal
11/06/12 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
11/08/12 Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Palladium
11/26/12 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
11/28/12 Cologne, Germany - E-Werk
11/29/12 Berlin, Germany - Huxleys Neue Welt
12/01/12 Hamburg, Germany - Grosse Freiheit 36
12/02/12 Munich, Germany - Theatre Fabrik
12/03/12 Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
12/04/12 Bologna, Italy - Estragon
12/06/12 Zurich, Switzerland - Volkshaus
12/10/12 Paris, France - Trianon
12/12/12 London, United Kingdom - Roundhouse
12/14/12 Brussels, Belgium - AB Club
Spin said that Kitten's 17-year-old singer Chloe Chaidez had "raw power and believability as a performer."
The Los Angeles indieband recently premiered "Japanese Eyes" on Nylon Magazine, which Nylon noted: "In the music video for the synth-heavy 'Japanese Eyes,' Chaidez dances in a disco-ready dress like Ronald Reagan was still the president."
You can get two free songs ("Cut it Out" & "Sugar") on their website, by signing up for their email list.
Look "Japanese Eyes" as "one of the 'rockiest' songs off the EP" on their Cut It Out release, which is out now on Atlantic Records.
Kat Edmonson is currently on tour with Gary Clark Jr., in support of her sophomore album Way Down Low, out now via Spinnerette Records. You may remember this Texan with her 2009's Take To The Sky hitting the top 20 on Billboard's jazz charts. Certainly legends Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett took noticed of her and had her open up their shows. Lovett even asked her to do a duet with him, covering the Christmas classic, "Baby, It's Cold Outside."
All dates below are with Guy Clark Jr.
11/03 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
11/07 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
11/09 9:30 Club Washington, DC
11/10 Theater of the Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
I got a T-Shirt from these guys, Unlawful Assembly. Their design and mascot seems to be a kitten with a gas mask.
I thought they were a band, but it was odd that they didn't send any music, just some stickers and a shirt. I am assuming if you are in a band, you can probably commission a design from them.
Anyway, checking on their Facebook page, they are doing some Beatles design.
It's impossible for me to understand/figure out their website, I was just looking for a biography that isn't listed anywhere.
According to a friend, they are a Japanese band, but currently in Minneapolis. Look for an Indiegogo-funding to record new materials this November 19th.
In the meantime, they are playing a few shows:
11/19 Recording at The Old Blackberry Way
11/28 Minneapolis, MN
1000s of Cats' album 子宮 Envy is out now.
I actually had this item for my Halloween music article, but I just realized this has nothing to do with music. This is a book called "Zombie Cat: The Tale of a Decomposing Kitty." The book is written by Isabel Atherton and illustrated by Bethany Straker.
Reading the description, it is about Tiddles, a normal cat that turned into a zombie cat by a radioactive field mouse. Now he craves human brains. Shouldn't he crave cat brains?
This children book was released earlier this month (October 1, 2012), via Skyhorse Publishing. It is available in print and also Kindle Edition, but you know how I feel about digital books.