Entries tagged with: Cat Power
Animal Collective @ Grand Ballroom (more by Zach Dilgard)
today in NYC
* Chief @ Mercury Lounge
* Previously on Lost @ The Bell House
* Mickey Factz & Theophilus London @ SOB's
* Doug Gillard, Unsacred Hearts, Arrows & Nights @ Pianos
* Animal Collective, Drawlings @ Bowery Ballroom
* Spectre Folk, MV & EE, Kurt Vile @ Monster Island Basement
* Cubic Zirconia, Michna (w/ Raw Paw) @ The Studio at Webster Hal
* Colourmusic, Hockey, David Karsten Daniels @ Union Hall
* Yoni Gordon & The Goods, Franz Nicolay, Emilyn Brodsky, Cowgirl
* Laurie Anderson, Brightblack Morning Light, Dirty Projectors and friends @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
Tonight is Cubic Zirconia's first show. The new band features Tiombe Lockhart on vocals.
Kanye West performed at the Obama Youth Ball yesterday. In an interview with CNN at the event, he called George Bush "a human being". Video below...
A "child" of Andy Warhol, friend of Debbie Harry, buddy of artist Keith Haring, inspiration to Marc Jacobs and collaborator with them all, Stephen Sprouse was among the first generation of artists who didn't distinguish between fashion, art and rock. Mostly known for his upscale version of downtown street fashion, Sprouse's artwork extended from design to silkscreen to paper. Before his premature death in 2004, Sprouse had been preparing for a retrospective of his life's work. And this January, five years later, it will be ready for display in a full-blown Sprouse-esque exhibition called "Rock on Mars" -- a futuristic, pop-influenced smorgasbord -- at Deitch Projects.The exhibition at Deitch coincides with Louis Vuitton's "boutique on SoHo's Greene Street [being] transformed into a Sprouse destination in time for the collection's arrival." AND IN HONOR OF THAT:
"Hopefully people saw his fashion designs when people were wearing them out," says Suzanne Geiss, director at Deitch, "but I'm excited to see what he did on clothing extended to total installations. Seeing these things together will be a first." Sprouse often incorporated musicians into his work -- in this exhibition, designed and curated by long-time collaborator Jamie Boud, there will be paintings of a crucified Iggy Pop and a rarely-seen Sid Vicious with his pants down. In conjunction with the exhibition, Rizzoli is set to release a book of Sprouse's work by Roger and Mauricio Padilha, The Stephen Sprouse Book; and Louis Vuitton has created a new line of clothing and accessories based on the original Vuitton-Sprouse 2001 collaboration.
The exhibition runs from Jan. 9 through Feb. 28, 2009, at Deitch Projects, 18 Wooster St., New York.
Vuitton will honor the late artist with three events this Thursday [January 8th/today]. The night will kick off with cocktails at the Vuitton boutique on Greene Street, with a simultaneous event at nearby Deitch Projects' Wooster Street Gallery for the opening of the "Rock on Mars" Sprouse retrospective [see above]. Afterwards, Vuitton and Jacobs will host a bash at the Bowery Ballroom, featuring a performance by Sprouse's friend Debbie Harry, followed by DJ Jus Ske. The venue is expected to have a Sprouse feel, with a special graffiti-and-neon decor.That is one of two big private shows in NYC tonight. The other, as pointed out by someone, is a performance by Cat Power at Union Pool in Brooklyn...
Chan Marshall (Cat Power) resting in Kyp Malone's beard
I have one pair of tickets to giveaway for each of the Cat Power shows happening at the Apollo Theater. I also have three new dates. Everything below...
DOWNLOAD: Cat Power - Metal Heart (MP3)
For Christmas 2008, CATPOWER presents a 6-song deluxe double-gatefold 10" vinyl and digital EP composed of tracks recorded for Jukebox (January 2008) but not released on that album. In keeping with the theme of the Jukebox album, all songs are covers.The Dark End Of The Street EP is available at Matador.
Below is the track listing. The name in parentheses belongs to the performer(s) who popularized the song:
1. Dark End Of The Street (James Carr, Aretha Franklin) *
2. Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
3. Ye Auld Triangle (The Pogues) *
4. I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) (Otis Redding)
5. Who Knows Where The Time Goes (Sandy Denny / Fairport Convention) *
6. It Ain't Fair (Aretha Franklin)
Cat Power is playing the Apollo Theater in NYC on February 6th and 7th. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday December 24th at 10am.
Cat Power's video for "Where is My Love", below...
The Watson Twins' Top 9 albums of 2008
1. Elbow, The Seldom Seen Kid (Geffen Records)That list via Filter. The Watson Twins are opening for Ben Kweller at some shows in 2009. That includes Town Hall in NYC on February 25th. Tickets go on Am Ex presale at noon. Tickets go on regular sale Friday at noon. All known tour dates below...
2. Everest, Ghost Notes (Vapor Records)
3. Chica Libre, Sonido Amazonico (Barbes)
4. My Morning Jacket, Evil Urges (Ato Records / Red)
5. Cat Power, Jukebox (Matador Records)
6. Radiohead, In Rainbows (ATO)
7. David Byrne/Brian Eno, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (Todo Mundo)
8. Jenny Lewis, Acid Tongue (Warner Bros.)
9. Bob Dylan, Bootleg Series Vol. 8 (Sony)
In a good week for reissues, Matador Records releases a remastered edition of Pavement's Brighten the Corners tomorrow. The 2-CD edition contains the remastered album, as well as 34 non-album tracks and a 62-page booklet.
New releases are slim, but there are some worth checking out. Cat Power has a new EP in stores Tuesday, Dark End of the Street, as does Mark Kozelek, The Finally. Other discs I can definitely recommend include DM Stith's Curtain Speech and Welcome Wagon's Welcome To The Welcome Wagon.
"What a fitting day to announce the complete list of artists involved with our upcoming album DARK WAS THE NIGHT - the February 17th 4AD release that will benefit the Red Hot Organization. It's World AIDS Day, and in honor of that, we bring you the exciting news."More info on the previously mentioned comp below...
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
Cat Power came after Rodrigo y Gabriela on the main stage Sunday. It was raining. I decided it was worth getting a little wet so I stood there getting wet (I didn't bring an umbrella and I'm too cool to wear a poncho). Like they did at Lollapalooza, Chan Marshall and band blazed through an hour set that was a mix of the bluesier, big-band new stuff and the mellower old stuff that I like better. Better or not, her whole set was worth paying attention to and then it stopped raining (though it would start again later in the day). At that point I decided to make the best of the rest of Sunday. Also, I had never seen the new version of The Secret Machines. More pictures and recap below...
most photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
Though I got there late on the first night (in time to see Girl Talk, some of Underworld and then Radiohead though), I did make the trek to Jersey City all three days of the All Points West festival this past weekend. Unfortunately (for the festival I guess?) I don't think there are not many people besides state police, ferry operators, festival staff and photographers that can say the same thing. The admission price was high and Sunday's lineup was not very popular (in this neck of the woods anyway). Sunday's crowd looked completely different than Friday and Saturday. Sunday's crowd looked like people that didn't mind paying close to $100 to see Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and Trey Anastasio. Saturday's crowd looked like people that weren't about to spend another $100 to see Cat Power, Rogue Wave and The Secret Machines in Jersey City on a Sunday.
Anyway, I went Sunday (to which I got very many "Why??"'s). I was most excited to see Amadou & Mariam followed by Rodrigo y Gabriela (the 'world music' segment of the show) followed by Cat Power. They are the three artists that started the day off on the same stage that Radiohead headlined the two nights before. And because I was in attendance at both of those Radiohead performances, it was extremely difficult to get myself moving back to Jersey City on Sunday early-afternoon. Somehow I did though. It probably took me about 90 minutes to get there, and the whole time I knew there was a good chance I'd miss A&M. When I finally did get there, it was about to rain and, for the second day in a row, I had to wait on a long line to get through the gate. Luckily for me, the impending rain also caused Sunday to start late. I heard it was because they were making the grounds a little safer and more waterproof before they let anyone in (I didn't confirm that). Because of the delay I got to see a song of Neil Halstead, a song of De Novo Dahl, and almost all of Amadou & Mariam who weren't a letdown, but all factors considered (early, gloomy, about to rain, small crowd, running late, frustrating commute, seeing Radiohead in the same spot the night before), I wasn't having the time of my life like I was when I saw the same group play Summerstage a couple of years earlier.
The schedule was all screwed up at this point, so from A&M I was able to run over and catch a decent amount of Rogue Wave on one of the smaller stages. They sounded great and weren't boring. I think that's when it started to drizzle. Not bad enough to seek shelter, but enough for the umbrellas (which supposedly weren't allowed in the venue) to start popping out. From Rogue Wave I headed back to the main stage to catch Rodrigo y Gabriela. As exciting as it was to see them again, it really started to pour during their set. Sick of getting wet, I moved to a covered area. I could still hear them from a distance, but it was hardly like being upfont. That's where I stayed until Cat Power.
Photos and video of the first two Sunday main stage sets below....
by Black Bubblegum
When was the last time you saw these two in the same room together?
So is Fucked Up really fucked up?More from that great interview, on F'd Up's blog.
Fucked Up: Great question, you are off to a fantastic start.
Did you see my mother's uncel? my grandma said he lives in canada but i think he is just a polish.
Good question - is he lost?
Is feist a real person or it's just Chan Marshall singing in canadian?
She is real - we have met her. She used to crash at our roadies apartment before she was famous. She was also in a punk band (see above, number 7). We are on the same label as Chan Marshall but the boss said we are not allowed to ever meet her because she is crazy.
I also heard you're christmas ep. I have some questions about that:
A/1 how does Nelly Furtado smell?
She did her vocal track for that session in an isolation booth and came too and from the studio in an airplane, and a limo dropped her right into the booth. So we could see her and give her instructions, but we could not smell her or really talk to her, only through a microphone.
A/2 does she snort cocain? She looks like she not but i have this idea that stars are taking all kind of drugs and drinks behind the cameras and papers just because it's so evil to con their catholic fans. I mean i bet homer simpson is a drunk child beater when the cameras don't roll.
Again, we don't know, but I could ask her next time I see her.
When Fucked Up isn't releasing an album, talking about Feist, Cat Power & Nelly Furtado, or doing interviews slagging their former label, the band is scheduling tours... like the one for this fall in the northeast and parts of the midwest. That tour includes a two night stand in NYC with Vivian Girls. The first show is October 15th at Bowery Ballroom (also with Mind Eraser) (on sale 8/8 at noon). The next one is the next night at "Harket Motel".
And in keeping with the F*** theme, F***ed up noted that they'll be traveling (on at least part of the tour) in the same vegetable oil-powered bus that the F*** Yeah Tour used on their month-long trek. F***ed Up are also playing the F*** Yeah Fest in LA. All tour dates below.
by BrooklynVegan Mike
DOWNLOAD: Duchess Says - Ccut Up (MP3)
Osheaga, the outdoor music festival in Montreal, celebrated its third birthday this weekend with a bevy of local acts, some emerging talent, and great live performers. Day one (Sunday August 3rd) of the festival was also one of the most hectic musical days in recent [Montreal] memory. The week long Francophone music festival, FrancoFolies, concluded the same day with a performance by former Osheaga artist Malajube, and Wolf Parade (another former Osheaga performer) finished a tour downtown with their first Montreal performance since the release of At Mount Zoomer....
photos by Bao Nguyen
"While her band does not appear as debonair as handsome Fred Astaire, Cat Power's appearance onstage rivaled Audrey Hepburn's skinny jean-ed appearance in Funny Face --equally as vigorous but with twice the depth. Lost in the Funny Face memories of my youth, I was somewhat intimidated when there appeared no short-haired, dainty, or anorexic woman in front of me. In her place, there was a toned, anything-but-fragile women wearing the mantra "People have the power," intent on wooing an audience with belted bits and pieces of blues-like emotion.More Lollapalooza pictures & tour dates below...
Of course, Cat Power does not disappoint. Audiences may initially be lulled in by sweet music and somewhat insightful lyrics, but when all boils down, she needs only to captivate by voice. This particular performance was offset by what we'll say were soundboard malfunctions (At one point a couple of disgruntled fans began chanting "Kill the soundboard guy"); however, the performance maintained professional fluidity mainly through vocal dexterity(Well, and a very patient band)."... [Blend Music]
Brian Wilson is playing Hammerstein Ballroom, Brian Wilson is playing a free show in Coney Island (no, not Siren), and Brian Wilson is playing the Newport Folk Festival on Friday August 1st in Newport, Rhode Island. So is Cat Power, My Morning Jacket's Jim James and JIMMY BUFFETT. Full lineup below....
Tickets are now on presale (password = BOWL) for a Beck/Spoon/MGMT show in LA on May 10th. More info on Beck's new album (which Paper Tiger/P4K say includes a collaboration with Cat Power) and Beck & Spoon tour dates below.....
Cat Power and John Legend share a bill in Chicago....
The tour kicks off in Chicago and will continue throughout the month of April with stops in New York, Miami, Dallas and Los Angeles.yes, Cat Power and John Legend are on the same bill in Chicago.
Singers/songwriters Cat Power, Colbie Caillat and John Legend will perform at the historic Vic Theatre in Chicago on April 3, the first stop in the five-city tour. Rappers Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliott will headline the next stop at Webster Hall in the heart of the East Village, New York, on April 9. The tour continues on to Miami with Latin artists Kat Deluna, Ozomatli and Pitbull performing at the recently remodeled Fillmore Miami Beach at the historic Jackie Gleason Theatre in the heart of the city's renowned Art Deco district. Rap-rocker Kid Rock takes the stage at the Granada Theatre in Dallas on April 23. The tour concludes in Los Angeles on April 30 with dance-pop vocalist Seal and rapper Sean Kingston at the Avalon in Hollywood.
Lollapalooza 2008 headliners confirmed
Lollapalooza's Austin, Texas-based promoters C3 Presents are not scheduled to make their official announcement of the acts performing at this year's weekend-long music festival in Grant Park until Monday, but the Sun-Times has confirmed through industry sources all of the major artists.
Art-rock giants Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, the reunited Rage Against the Machine, Jack White's side project the Raconteurs and hometown heroes Wilco and Kanye West will headline the main stages on Aug. 1-3.
The Raconteurs, Wilco and West will each be making their second appearance at the reinvented destination festival. Other repeaters among the more than 100 acts on this year's bill are Gnarls Barkley, the Black Keys, Broken Social Scene, G. Love & Special Sauce, Blues Traveler and Mates of State.
Quite a few of the other acts -- including many of the most promising -- have earlier performed at Chicago's two independently produced music festivals, Pitchfork and Intonation. These include Bloc Party, Cat Power, Stephen Malkmus, Girl Talk, Kid Sister, Office, the Cool Kids, Battles, the Go! Team, Jamie Lidell and Grizzly Bear.
* Pitchfork gave British Sea Power a U.2.
* Chart Attacks says Yeasayer Beat MGMT In Blogger Band War
* Chart Attack declares Cat Power's indie cred dead
* Appeals Court Upholds Isley's Sentence
* Stone Temple Pilots Reunites For Ohio Festival
* The Game is going to jail on a gun charge
* New Mr Men character is French and rude
British Sea Power's new video for the song "No Lucifer" that seems to sample a bit of Arcade Fire is below....
Albert Johnson (born November 2, 1974), better known as Prodigy, is an American rapper and one-half of the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep with Havoc........On October 9, 2007, Prodigy plead guilty to unlawful gun possession charges. Since this was his third gun conviction, he was facing a fifteen-year sentence, however, he has struck a plea bargain giving him a commuted sentence of 3 1/2 years. Prodigy maintains the search of his car was an illegal search prompted by a traffic violation, and unwillingness to cooperate with the police in a buy and bust operation targeting rapper 50 Cent. [Wikipedia]* Prodigy's going away party is @ BB King's
* Super Tuesday crowned no nominees
* The Spice Girls are playing Nassau Coliseum
* The Dillinger Escape Plan is playing Conan
* Heath Ledger's death caused by accidental overdose
* Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues are playing Terminal 5
* listen to Cat Power on WNYC
Videos from Cat Power's recent appearance on Jools Holland below. What else?
Cat Power live on WNYC
I mentioned seven posts ago about how Thao Nguyen ran into Cat Power at a radio station, and then in the last post I posted Thao's radio broadcast, and now here's Cat Power's. Cat Power (Chan Marshall) was also recently seen watching Radiohead with Feist and Mary J Blige.....
Canadian singer Leslie Feist is the winner of the Seventh Annual Shortlist Music Prize for her album The Reminder. Feist is the second female artist to win the prize, following Cat Power who won the award last year.Feist just announced some tour dates, and is playing the Grammys. RCRD LBL is giving away a Portishead-esque song by Readymade FC with Leslie Feist on vocals.
Feist is the first Canadian winner of the Shortlist Music Prize, joining Irish singer Damien Rice and Icelandic band Sigur Ros as Shortlist winners who hail from outside the US. Previous winners also include American artists Sufjan Stevens, N*E*R*D and TV on the Radio.