11/02/12 Vancouver, BC - 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 - Palladium
11/26/12 Amsterdam - Paradiso
11/28/12 Cologne - E-Werk
11/29/12 Berlin - Huxleys Neue Welt
12/01/12 Hamburg - 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 - Volkshaus
12/10/12 Paris - Trianon
12/12/12 London - Roundhouse
12/14/12 Brussels, Belgium - AB Club
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? ...
THE ENTRANCE BAND
I've seen Cat Power before, many, many years ago at the 400 Bar. Back then, it was just Chan Marshall with her grand piano. She spent most of the time looking down and closing her eyes as she sang her songs. This is fine for the type of slow-moving, introspective music she was playing, but last night was a different story. She had a full band, a movie projection (that synced to the songs they were playing), and was presented as a full "rock" show. I don't know if this worked for Cat Power, I would've been happy if it was just one instrument to accompany her beautiful smoky voice.
photo by Audrey
"There ain't no press passes," Marshall muttered, "I'm here for you [referring to the audience], not them [pointing to the photographers]."
There must have been a miscommunication; no one said anything about "no photo policy" for this show. I was on the other side of the stage and didn't see what was going on, but the story I was told later by another photographer was that securities came and had photographers leave their gear behind the front desk or were asked to leave to show.
Cat Power Setlist
Marshall performed all the songs from the recent Sun album, with the exception of "Real Life." You know how I feel about bands performing new material, it's tough because they want to play the new stuff but fans wants to hear the old stuff. It felt unbalance with 80% of the set were all new songs. Even classics like "The Greatest" had a different take, which you probably you wouldn't have recognized it from the LP version.
The band ended the show with the new single, "Ruin," with no encore.
Cat Power is currently on tour in support of Sun, out now via Matador Records. She recently announced on Instagram that she may cancel her European tour due to bankruptcy and health struggles due to Angioedema. We have nothing but well wishes for her and hope she makes a full recovery.
Please listen to our wrap-up for the post show for Cat Power with Emily and Dan. Free download of "Ruined" available at Matador Records, which is song of the show for W♥M#160.
Cat Power at Mill City Nights, Minneapolis (10/30/12)
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