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This week’s 5 Best Songs cover a pretty big age range, career-wise. We’ve got the old guard still kicking ass and taking names (in a really pretty, gentle way), a relatively young band taking a step forward, and — perhaps most excitingly — the top three slots are all taken by artists who have yet… More »

Shakira first entered my consciousness around the turn of the millennium courtesy of my high school Spanish teacher, a friendly young white American woman married to a man from Colombia. She and her husband, she often informed us, were huge Shakira fans, as was all of Latin America. Sometimes, in an effort to expose u… More »

Writing is about myth making. Taking the true aspects of yourself and defining them so clearly that they become you. Marginal personality tics explode into full character traits, sadness becomes a vehicle for personal exploration, happiness, when you can pull it off, becomes euphoric.

Chan Marshall, as Cat Power, is great at thi… More »

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Cat Power & Jakob Dylan – “You Showed Me” (The Turtles Cover)

Southern California folk rock is getting its own tribute show this fall. Artists like Cat Power, Fiona Apple, Beck, Regina Spektor, Jade (formerly of Edward…
Caitlin White | September 28, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Cat Power To Narrate Janis Joplin Documentary

Janis, Amy Berg's eponymous documentary about Janis Joplin, is slated for world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in early September. In advance of it…
Caitlin White | July 29, 2015 - 4:42 pm

Preview Cat Power’s Turn As An Animated Gorilla In Adult Swim’s China, IL

Joining the ranks of plenty other musicians who have guest-starred on Adult Swim series, Cat Power aka Chan Marshall will be featured on the seaso…
Caitlin White | June 12, 2015 - 3:27 pm

Cat Power Had A Baby

Chan Marshall is a mom now. As far as I know, the always-private Cat Power hasn't said anything publicly about being pregnant. But Marshall ha…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2015 - 9:00 am

Watch Cat Power Play A New Song In Istanbul

Chan Marshall's output at Cat Power has mostly consisted of guest spots since the release of her 2012 album Sun, including features with J Mascis,…
James Rettig | November 26, 2014 - 9:56 am

Cat Power Playing Free Benefit Show For Ferguson Protesters

Cat Power has announced a free benefit show for Ferguson protesters that will take place on Sunday. In an Instagram, she said that "all proceed…
James Rettig | August 22, 2014 - 8:31 pm

Uber Spokesman Diplo Preps Collabs With Lorde, Cat Power, Madonna, Chris Brown

In a cover story for Billboard, reigning pop king Diplo shared a wealth of information about upcoming collaborations, his "perpetual motion machine" lifestyle, and hi…
Peter Helman | August 22, 2014 - 2:19 pm

Read Cat Power’s Letter In Support Of “School Of Doodle” For Teenage Girls

Last week, a bunch of great artists including Kim Gordon, Yoko Ono, and Courtney Love threw their support behind a Kickstarter for School Of Doodle,…
James Rettig | August 5, 2014 - 10:25 am

J Mascis – “Wide Awake” (Feat. Cat Power)

Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis casually announced his new album Tied To A Star on Late Night With Seth Meyers a few months back and…
James Rettig | July 29, 2014 - 7:57 pm

Watch Cat Power Perform With Eddie Vedder In Portugal

Eddie Vedder sang backup on a couple of songs on Cat Power's 2003 album You Are Free, and she repaid the favor when she showed…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2014 - 10:34 am

Cat Power & Coldplay – “Wish I Was Here”

Wish I Was Here, director Zach Braff's long-in-the-works Garden State follow-up, looks like molten garbage, but perhaps Braff deserves credit for lining up some musical…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2014 - 12:08 pm

Cam’ron & A-Trak – “Dipshits” (Feat. Juelz Santana) Video

If you were a certain type of rap fan in the early-to-mid-'00s, get ready to feel a wave of nostalgia blow you completely over. Cam'ro…
Tom Breihan | May 14, 2014 - 12:25 pm

Cat Power x Chris Martin, Bon Iver, The Shins Soundtrack Zach Braff’s Garden State Follow-Up

It’s a bit of a punchline now, but Garden State, the 2004 directorial debut from Zach Braff, represented a major moment in indie’s progression toward…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Willis Earl Beal – “Coming Through” Video (Feat. Mischa Barton)

When was the last time you thought about Mischa Barton? The former The O.C. star shows up in Willis Earl Beal's new video for the…
Chris DeVille | February 18, 2014 - 2:38 pm

Cat Power – “Free (Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Some of the music on the new Girls soundtrack Girls Volume 2: All Adventurous Women Do is brand new (Jenny Lewis and Rostam Batmanglij's "Completely
Chris DeVille | January 24, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Hear Cat Power Sing “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” In An Apple Commercial

Collisions between indie rock and the advertising world are commonplace now, and today we get Chan Marshall singing "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" i…
Miles Bowe | December 17, 2013 - 2:33 pm

Watch Cat Power Sing With Willis Earl Beal In Brooklyn

A few days ago Chan Marshall and Willis Earl Beal performed at the Knitting Factory, and now we've got some video of the two singing…
Miles Bowe | October 31, 2013 - 12:57 pm

Watch Sky Ferreira & DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Cover Elliott Smith

Last night, in remembrance of the 10 year anniversary of Elliott Smith's death, several musicians gathered at Glasslands in Brooklyn to celebrate his songs. A…
Miles Bowe | October 22, 2013 - 11:20 am
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