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John Peel – remembered

By Stuart on Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Today marks 10 years since the passing of John Peel, a man who opened the BBC radio airwaves for bands and artists outside the remit of the stations “regular” programming and opened the minds of thousands listening at home to sounds they otherwise may have never heard. One of the original BBC Radio 1 DJs, throughout his 5-decade spanning career he never showed no signs of slowing down and his influence on (the good part) of modern music is immeasurable.

As a small tribute to the many Matador bands who recorded a Peel Session over the years, we’ve compiled a selection of some of the session that made it on to YouTube, (many – including The Fall, Wisdom Of Harry and Pretty Girls Make Graves – haven’t) and there’s a full archive of all the Peel sessions over at the BBC Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/sessions/.

Featuring: Cat Power, Interpol, Yo La Tengo, Pavement, Belle and Sebastian, Sonic Youth, Mogwai, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Solex, Unsane, Arab Strab, Unwound, Guided By Voices, Superchunk, Techno Animal and Boards Of Canada.

Enjoy.

REMINDER: EMA & Cat Power Playing Shows in NYC This Sunday

By Rian on Friday, October 3rd, 2014

For those living or visiting NYC this weekend, you will have a chance to see EMA at Bowery Ballroom and Cat Power in Central Park as part of Modern Sky Festival. I’m not going to suggest that you choose one or the other, because if you hustle — you can make it to both shows. Details below:

Cat Power is headlining Day 2 of MSF, which will be held at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield. She and her band are set to play at 7:45 pm. Other bands playing the festival Sunday include: The Both, Omnipotent Youth Society, Lenka, Queen Sea Big Shark, Shuh Tou, Second Hand Rose, and Stars.

Tickets here

EMA is wrapping up a row of headlining dates (shown above) with a stop at Bowery Ballroom. Montreal’s Doldrums and New York’s The Point will be opening. Tickets are available here. There are a few more shows later this month, shown below.

If you have not yet checked out the 34-page online zine Back To the Void, make the time. It’s amazing and should not be missed.

Friday, October, 24 – Barboza, Seattle WA
Saturday, October 25 – Electric Owl, Vancouver BC, Canada
Sunday, October 26 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR

October 5: Cat Power Headlining NYC’s Modern Sky Festival

By Rian on Friday, September 19th, 2014

Attn: New Yorkers, NYC fall tourists, Cat Power fans

Make note that Cat Power will be headlining Day 2 of the Modern Sky Festival, soon to be taking over Rumsey Playfield in Centrail Park. Advance tickets can be found here.

If you have not already heard or read about here, there many new tour dates that have been announced in North America and Europe (solo).

Cat Power, solo in Europe

By Stuart on Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Chan Marshall packs her suitcase again this November for a run of Cat Power solo shows around Europe, starting in Scandinavia.  Tickets for all these shows are on sale now and follow the run of North American dates in October.

Edited: new dates in bold.

Saturday November 1 – VoxHall, Aarhus, Denmark
Sunday November 2 – Koncerthuset Studie 2, Copenhagen, Denmark SOLD OUT
Monday November 3 – Gota Lejon, Stockholm, Sweden
Tuesday November 4 – Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Thursday November 6 – Nosturi – Helsinki, Finland (on sale Sept 18th)
Friday November 7 – DR Koncerthuset Studie 2 – Copenhagen, Denmark
Monday November 10 – Union Chapel, London, UK SOLD OUT
Tuesday November 11 – Union Chapel, London, UK SOLD OUT
Thursday November 13 – L’Auditori, Barcelona, Spain
Saturday November 15 – Cartagena Jazz Festival, Cartagena, Spain (on sale Sept 19th)
Sunday November 16 – La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Tuesday November 18 – Kaufleuten, Zurich, Switzerland
Wednesday November 19 – Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany
Saturday November 22: Babylon – Istanbul, Turkey
Sunday November 23: Babylon – Istanbul, Turkey

New CAT POWER North American Tour Dates Announced

By Rian on Thursday, August 21st, 2014

(photo by: Roe Ethridge)

Chan Marshall did a run of UK and European tour dates back in May and those feeling left out in North America can now feel sweet relief. Brand new CAT POWER (full band) tour dates across the US and a few dates in Canada can be found below.

Friday, September, 26 Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ#

Sunday, September, 28 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA* (previously announced)

Monday, September, 29 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz CA#

Wednesday, October 1 Capitol Theatre, Olympia WA#

Thursday, October, 2 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver BC, Canada#

Sunday, October, 5 Modern Sky Festival, New York NY (previously announced)

Monday, October, 6 Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA#

Wednesday, October, 8 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON, Canada#

* w/ Pixies, Gogol Bordello

# on sale Friday, 8/22

Mabon “Teenie” Hodges, RIP

By Gerard on Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Memphis guitar genius and songwriter Teenie Hodges, the Hi Rhythm Section linchpin whose accompaniment of artists including, but not limited to Al Green, Ann Peebles, Otis Clay, Syl Johnson and our own Chan Marshall are just a portion of his legacy, passed away Sunday at the age of 68. Our thoughts this morning are with the family, friends and musical collaborators

The Cat Power World Tour, 2014

By Stuart on Monday, May 12th, 2014

Chan Marshall’s just about to start a run of UK and European tour dates from May 18th-June 1st, but has also confirmed a host of (air mile boosting) dates across the globe for the rest of the summer and beyond.

# are solo shows
* are full band shows
May 17 – Les Nuits Du Botanique, Brussels, BE – Tickets #
May 18 – Brighton Festival, Brighton, UK – Tickets #
May 26 – Nantes – Stereolux, FR – Tickets #
May 27 – Bordeaux – Krakatoa, FR – Tickets #
May 29 – Toulouse – Bikini, FR – Tickets #
May 30 – This Is Not a Love Song Festival, Nimes – Paloma, FR – Tickets #
May 31 – “We Love Green” Festival, Bagatelle Park – Paris, FR – Tickets #
Jun 01 – Rockhal – Esch Alzette, Tickets #
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Jun 14 2014 – Hostess Club Weekender – Singapore, Singapore *
Jun 17 2014 – Hostess Club Manila – Manila, Philippines *
Jun 18 2014 – Hostess Club Taipei – Taipei, Taiwan *
Jun 22 2014 – Hostess Club Weekender – Tokyo, Japan – Tickets *
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Jul 15 2014 – Empire Music Hall – Belfast, Northern Ireland Tickets #
Jul 16 2014 – Olympia Theatre – Dublin, Ireland  Tickets #
Jul 18 2014 – Super Bock Super Rock – Oporto, Portugal Tickets *
Jul 19 2014 – Benicassim International Festival – Valencia, Spain Tickets *
Jul 20 2014 – Cavea Auditorium – Rome, Italy Tickets *
Jul 24 2014 – Sud Est Indipendente – Brindisi, Italy *
Jul 26 2014 – Piazza Napoleone – Lucca, Italy (with The National) *

 

Cat Power – solo European shows this May

By Stuart on Monday, April 7th, 2014

Summers in France are meant to be Nice, right? Well Chan Marshall sure hopes so, as she takes her solo Cat Power show around the country at the end of May, following on from her dates in Brussels and Brighton Festival earlier in the same month. Ticket links for all dates are below, as is the Manhattan video, just as a reminder of Sun‘s excellence.

May 17 – Les Nuits Du Botanique, Brussels, BE – Tickets
May 18 – Brighton Festival, Brighton, UK – Tickets
May 26 – Nantes – Stereolux, FR – Tickets
May 27 – Bordeaux – Krakatoa, FR – Tickets
May 29 – Toulouse – Bikini, FR – Tickets
May 30 – This Is Not a Love Song Festival, Nimes – Paloma, FR – Tickets
May 31 – “We Love Green” Festival, Bagatelle Park – Paris, FR – Tickets

Cat Power : Covering Hugh Martin’s “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” In The New Apple Commercial

By Gerard on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

OK, Judy Garland’s version is the best known….at least until this week. Let this be a cautionary tale for anyone quick to scold a sulky teen for fucking around on the smartphone all Christmas. You could be interrupting the next Abel Ferrara!

Cat Power Solo Shows in November!

By Nils on Monday, October 14th, 2013


photo by Juan Morey

The weather’s getting chilly, and the mind turns to love. And who screams “love” more than Cat Power? Her autumn gift to you is a series of solo shows which are sure to change hearts and minds, and maybe even the weather. Most shows on sale now!

OCTOBER
Mon 21 — New York, NY — Glasslands (Elliott Smith Tribute show)

NOVEMBER
Wed 6 — Nashville, TN — 3rd & Lindsley
Thu 7 — Atlanta, GA — Center Stage
Fri 8 — Ponte Vedra Beach, FL — Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Sun 10 — Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle
Wed 13 — Washington, DC — Sixth & I Historic Synogogue
Thu 14 — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Masonic
Fri 15 — New Haven, CT — Center Church on the Green (Meeting House)
Sat 16 — Philadelphia, PA — Underground Arts
Mon 18 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
Wed 20 — Cleveland, OH — Grog Shop (early and late shows)
Thu 21 — Chicago, IL — Old Town School of Folk Music (early and late shows)

VIDEO : Cat Power – “Cherokee”, Live At Latitude Festival 2013

By Gerard on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013


                                                                               

Courtesy of the BBC, here’s footage of Cat Power at last weekend’s Latitude Festival, performing “Cherokee” from ‘Sun’.

Cat Power adds MORE shows

By Stuart on Monday, April 29th, 2013

Expanding upon the previously announced shows in South America, Europe and the US, Cat Power’s just confirmed additional shows in Argentina, USA, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Finland and Sweden, meaning the current world-wide run of dates look something like this (new in bold):

May 18 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Circo Voador
May 19 Recife, Brazil / Espaço Catamarã
May 21 São Paulo, Brazil / Cine Joia
May 23 Buenos Aires, Argentina / Teatro Coliseo
May 25 Santiago, Chile / Teatro La Cúpula
May 27 Montevideo, Uruguay / La Trastienda
May 31 Nelsonville, OH / Nelsonville Music Festival
June 1 – 2 Houston, TX / Free Press Summer Festival
June 13 – 16 Manchester, TN / Bonnaroo
June 16 Jacksonville, FL / Florida Theatre
June 18 Atlanta, GA / The Buckhead Theatre
June 20 Vienna, VA / Wolf Trap Filene Center
June 22  Duisburg, Germany / Traumziet Festival
June 23  Berlin, Germany / Tempodrom
June 25  London, UK / Roundhouse
June 26  Brussels, BE / AB
June 27  Zurich, CH / Volkshaus
June 28 Munich, DE / Theater Fabrik
June 30 Somerset, UK / Glastonbury – SOLD OUT
July 2  Amsterdam, NL / Paradiso
July 3  Hamburg, DE / Grosse Freiheit
July 5 Barcelona, ES / Cruilla Festival
July 6 Montreux, SW / Montreux Jazz Lab
July 7 Milan, IT / Carroponte
July 8 Rome, IT / Parco della Musica
July 17 Paris, FR / Olympia
July 19 Suffolk, UK / Latitude
July 20 Ponznan, PL / Malta Festival
August 2-4 Chicago, IL / Lollapalooza
August 8 Oslo, NO / OYA festival
August 9 Helsinki, FI / Flow festival
August 10 Gothenburg, SE / Way Out West festival

And if you missed it before, you can re-watch Cat Power performing the new song Bully on Later… with Jools Holland below.

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Cat Power – “Bully” on Jools Holland

By Stuart on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Versions of “Bully” have been a part of live shows for some time, but it’s now given an official release and available as a single from iTunes where’s it’s also added to the iTunes version of the album with bonus tracks.  Sun is also available on physical formats from the Matador store (excluding “Bully”).

Cat Power – “Manhattan” , On NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”

By Gerard on Saturday, April 6th, 2013

video courtesy NBC / “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”

Sun‘ is available on 2XLP/CD or digital formats from The Matador Store.

Kurt Vile Is Getting Letterman’d

By Claire T on Friday, April 5th, 2013

Photo by Shawn Brackbill

As previously posted, but just to remind ya, TONIGHT Cat Power will be performing “Manhattan” live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Tune in!

And in other Late Night Television News, be sure to mark your calendars for Friday, May 17 as Kurt Vile And The Violators will be taking the stage of the Late Show with David Letterman performing a song off of their forthcoming release, Wakin On A Pretty Daze.

Listen to Wakin On A Pretty Daze now over at NPR
and pre-order the album (out 4.9) over at the Matador Store

kurtvile.com

NEW CAT POWER THINGS (video, dates, tv)

By Robby on Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Not too long ago, Chan Marshall & director Greg Hunt grabbed a flatbed and filmed the music video from one of ‘Sun”s many highlights, “Manhattan” . Watch the video below, or at catpowermusic.com. In it, Chan visits some of the haunts she’s been frequenting since the early stages of Cat Power, as well as some of the locales essential to her musical foundation. Whether or not they secured a MOFTB film permit, well, I’m in no position to answer that.

On tomorrow’s (Friday, 4/4) episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Cat Power backed by The Roots will take to the stage to perform a rendition of “Manhattan”. Early next week she’ll kick off the new season of Later… With Jools Holland with a live performance that we’ve heard will be extra-special.

 

That’s not it. We’re excited to share a slew of new Cat Power tour dates, taking the band through North & South America and across Europe. We’ll see you out!

May 18 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Circo Voador
May 19 Recife, Brazil / Espaço Catamarã
May 21 São Paulo, Brazil / Cine Joia
May 25 Santiago, Chile / Teatro La Cúpula
May 27 Montevideo, Uruguay / La Trastienda
May 31 Nelsonville, OH / Nelsonville Music Festival
June 1 – 2 Houston, TX / Free Press Summer Festival
June 13 – 16 Manchester, TN / Bonnaroo
June 20 Vienna, VA / Wolf Trap Filene Center
June 22  Duisburg, Germany / Traumziet Festival
June 23  Berlin, Germany / Tempodrom
June 25  London, UK / Roundhouse
June 26  Brussels, BE / AB
June 27  Zurich, CH / Volkshaus
June 28 Munich, DE / Theater Fabrik
June 30 Somerset, UK / Glastonbury
July 2  Amsterdam, NL / Paradiso
July 3  Hamburg, DE / Grosse Freiheit
July 17-18 Paris, FR / Olympia
July 19 Suffolk, UK / Lattitude
July 20 Ponznan, PL / Malta Festival
August 2-4 Chicago, IL / Lollapalooza

 

Sun‘ is out now.

catpowermusic.com

 

photo by Camille Garmendia

New Cat Power Remix by Ryan Hemsworth, Featuring Angel Haze!

By Nils on Monday, January 28th, 2013
Enjoy this remix of Cat Power‘s new single “Manhattan,” by Ryan Hemsworth, featuring Angel Haze. Catch them both at New York’s Terminal 5 tomorrow night!
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Cat Power by Camille Garmendia, Angel Haze by Matthieu Young

Cat Power – BRIT award nominated

By Stuart on Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Chan at the 2007 BRIT awards -

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Cat Power is again nominated for Best International Female at the years BRIT awards this year, following her 2007 nomination for the same award.  With UK and European dates still to be rescheduled, click here for the upcoming US and Australian tour dates.

New Cat Power US dates in January!

By Nils on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

She’s baaaack! On the heels of a clear running stream of Best Of 2012 praise (NPR, Rolling Stone, Spin, Billboard, Stereogum, Paste, All Music, Magnet, more more more), Cat Power is playing some US dates before her Australian tour.

Tue 01/22 Santa Ana, CA / Observatory

Thu 01/24 Denver, CA / Ogden Theatre

Fri 01/25 Dallas, TX / South Side Music Hall at Gilley’s Dallas

Sat 01/26 Austin, TX / ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Tue 01/29 New York, NY / Terminal 5

Wed 01/30 Philadelphia, PA / Electric Factory

Photo courtesy Funny Or Die.

Cat Power on Funny or Die: No One Gives A Shit About Q

By Nils on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Kindergarteners get a classic Cat Power show.