Monday, June 12, 2006

Cat Power @ Town Hall, 06.10.06

This photograph was shameless ripped from
Visit her blog for a review of Cat Power's show in Seattle
and more fantastic live pictures.

On Saturday night I saw Cat Power at Town Hall in New York. I adore her. I adore that she slipped on stage with her pink travel mug and serenaded us with "The Greatest." I adore the way she bunny hops across the stage and tugs at her clothing when she sings. I adore the way she applauds the band after each song and also applauds the audience. I adore the way she waves to photographers who have inched closer to the stage to take her picture. I adore the way she celebrates her sobriety and radiates triumph. I adore the way her melancholia leaves me hopeful and understood. I adore the way she seems awkward in her own skin yet so much more confident on stage. I adore the way she channels 6os backup singers when she do-wops and and shakes her hips. I adore the way she disappeared to let the Memphis Rhythm Band take center stage, and reemerged in a different, "sexier" outfit. It was a costume change that rivaled the best pop stars. I adore the way she covers "Wild As the Wind." Nina would be proud. I adore the way she waved goodbye at the end of the set and did not want to leave us. I adore the way she stood confidently in the spotlight and let us celebrate her with our applause and cheers. Someone in the audience yelled, "I love you Chan!" She signed, "I love you, too." I believe that to be true.

Cat Power: Where Is My Love

Bradley's Almanac has live tracks from Cat Power's show in Boston on June 7th.


Anonymous Katie said...

I'm jealous!

8:01 PM  
Blogger Team Clermont Lucas said...

Wow...a GOOD Cat Power show? I've heard that they exist, but I've never seen one. And I've tried three times. One show she only played, like, one chord.

9:29 PM  
Blogger indie don't dance said...

That's incredibly sad, team clermont. The show on Saturday blew me away. Honestly. I had heard about Cat Power's strange stage antics, but this was hands down one of the happiest shows I've been to in a long while. I think she knows how good she feels. I could be wrong, but I felt like she actually enjoyed being on stage. She seemed thankful.

And Katie: don't kill me. If I'm not around, who will help teach the children? Think about that...

10:39 PM  
Blogger Mahalie said...

Thanks for linking to my blog. I have more Cat Power photos on Flickr too, if you're interested.

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