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See Cat Power Play the Hammerstein Tonight

October 23rd, 2012

While her material has shifted from folk to punk to blues over the years, from the time Chan Marshall (DBA Cat Power) wrote her first song in fourth grade, she’s crafted soulful, emotionally revealing music that leaves nothing on the table. The sultry-voiced singer-songwriter has released nine albums over the past 17 years while still finding time to occasionally act and model. Her newest release, last month’s Sun—which Pitchfork labels a declaration of independence in “just about every way”—was a DIY affair, with Power (above, doing “Women Left Lonely” for KCRW FM) playing, recording and producing the entire blues- and soul-filled LP. And now she’s out on the road supporting it. See her tonight at Hammerstein Ballroom.