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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 us… 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 this… More »

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2007 [Saturday; 7/14] Rating: 8.1

No classic albums played in their entirety, but any fest day during which your mind is blown thrice is indeed a good fest…
Stereogum | July 16, 2007 - 12:30 am

Cat Power Reveals Her Covers

Papermag spent a few days with Chan in Brooklyn and her home of five years, Miami, weaving through the ups, downs, uppers and downers that…
Stereogum | May 4, 2007 - 2:48 pm

Cat Power, Please Save Us From This Slow News Day

We got our IT issues sorted just in time to realize that today’s indie rock news cycle is soooosleeeepy, but maybe some live Chan will…
Stereogum | March 6, 2007 - 4:27 pm

Cat Power @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/5/07

Making it over to Hiro last night was a chore, what with the glacial gasps ripping our jackets in two. But the blustery NYC air…
Stereogum | February 6, 2007 - 3:46 pm

2007 BRIT Award Nominations

The British music industry is ready to congratulate itself, yesterday releasing the list of nominations for this year's BRIT Awards. (And the performers list is…
Stereogum | January 17, 2007 - 10:18 am

Cat Power In Berlin

Was 11/9/06 past the moratorium on “Crazy” covers? We forget. Still, you should hit rbally for a soundboard-quality recording of Miss Indie Rock’s show in…
Stereogum | January 11, 2007 - 10:12 am

2006 Gummy Award Winners

WELCOME2007 WINNERS2006 WinnersCOMMENTS Glad you guys could join us for this, the presentation of the 25th annual Gummy Awards! We…
Stereogum | December 21, 2006 - 11:30 am

Cat Power Covers Cat Stevens

The diamond industry is pulling into high gear to grab the holiday dollars you’ve set aside for that special lady in your life with an…
Stereogum | November 27, 2006 - 12:21 pm

Chan And Armisen Do Drinks In SoHo

Pitchfork recently reunited two old friends (SNL cast member Fred Armisen and SNL hopeful Chan Marshall) for a conversation about the NBA, about LA, and…
Stereogum | November 13, 2006 - 11:06 am

Top Ten Onstage Meltdowns

In honor of Guns N' Roses pulling their shit together and working a well-received and functional tour (with a gig at Continental Arena tonight and…
Stereogum | November 6, 2006 - 12:41 pm

Cat Power Is Always In Fashion

Head over to AOL’s The Interface for a few live songs from Cat Power, as well as an interview lead by an excited accented woman.
Amrit Singh | October 13, 2006 - 2:40 pm

“She Asks Me About My Other Tattoos, I Ask Her About Her Demons”

The last time we sampled hipster erotica, it was a tale of a fantastic tryst with Sufjan (meant to excite the ladies, mind you); Left
Amrit Singh | September 25, 2006 - 4:01 pm

Cat Power Sobers Up

NY Times talks to the now mostly sober (“seven drinks in seven months”) Cat Power: Another day, another fifth of Scotch. And that wasn?t all.
Scott Lapatine | September 20, 2006 - 11:48 am

Austin City Limits: Day One

Yesterday was a scorcher, but we managed to wipe the sweat from Amrit's camera lens long enough to snap shots of our favorite bands rockin'…
Scott Lapatine | September 16, 2006 - 5:24 pm

Stereogum At Bonnaroo Pt. 2

Hey kids. Lots of craziness since my last Bonnaroo update. Let’s start with Friday afternoon. A press conference with Jim James, Lewis Black, Ben Folds,…
Scott Lapatine | June 18, 2006 - 3:35 pm

Stream The New Cat Power

In November we gave you a sneak preview of Chan Marshall’s Greatest album. If you haven’t been paying attention, go to MySpace now and listen…
Scott Lapatine | January 13, 2006 - 10:47 am

Commercial Artistry: Cat Power & Cingular, J. Ralph & VW, Everyone & Coke

First Jack White, now Flaming Lips have jumped on the Coke bandwagon. It appears that Wayne & Co. were commissioned to score a short animation…
Scott Lapatine | November 16, 2005 - 8:19 pm

Cat Power’s Commercial Success

Finally found that Cingular spot with Chan Marshall’s lovely Nerves cover. cingular “alone” (:60) agency: bbdo atlanta director: lance acord music: “hanging on the telephone”…
Scott Lapatine | November 9, 2005 - 6:25 pm
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