Cat Power @ Town Hall, 06.10.06
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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.