Live Review: Cat Power at Hawthorne Theatre, 11/29

Finding the beauty in Chan Marshall's struggles.

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I’m not entirely sure what happened, but I’m convinced I can’t fully capture it. Friday evening at the Hawthorne Theater saw one of indie music’s most beloved figures play a an unforgettable two-and-a-half-hour solo set. Most of the attention of late surrounding Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, has been on newest record, Sun. Perhaps her most upbeat and triumphant album to date, ...   More
Monday, December 2, 2013 MARK STOCK

Willamette Weekend: 14 Things to Do in Portland, Nov. 29-Dec. 1

The colors and the kids


Friday, Nov. 29 Bridgetown Sextet, Phil Favorite [RETRO JAZZ] As long as we’re entering the season of honoring traditions, how about celebrating the stomping, vintage jazz that was America’s first great contribution to music history? The local Bridgetown Sextet, featuring some of the city’s top jazzers, has lost trumpeter-pianist Andrew Oliver to London but welcomes new trumpeter ...   More
Friday, November 29, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Deep Cuts: Cat Power, "Manhattan"

Chan Marshall talks New York and Langston Hughes—or tries to, anyway.


It seems it’s always been a two-way street with Chan Marshall. The smoky-voiced multi-instrumentalist behind Cat Power has nine studio records to her name, from cover albums that beautifully re-imagine songs we once thought untouchable to painstakingly honest original material that tends towards her bluesy Georgia roots.Marshall is also prone to choppy performances and cancelled tours. Or, at least, ...   More
Friday, November 29, 2013 MARK STOCK

The Best From Everywhere Else 2012

Our music writers’ favorite albums of 2012 not made by their neighbors.

Music Stories
Aesop Rock, Skelethon  The old-school indie MC breaks a five-year silence with a characteristic torrent of impassioned poetry over rock-influenced beats. JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG.   Ava L   More
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Primer: Cat Power

Music Stories
Born: In Atlanta in 1972.  Sounds like: The “sad girl” of teen films (see: Empire Records) if she expressed her angst less through black lipstick than by writing heartrendingly vulnerable mu   More
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG


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