Cat Power Comes To Higher Ground

Cat Power’s Chan (pronounced “Shawn”) Marshall exists on a plane somewhat different than yours or mine, as anybody who has heard her sing knows. Her voice is unlike anyone you’ve heard before, combining raw intimacy with a gruff, chalky confidence, and while any attempt to interpret her lyrics comes up short, their plain-spoken lines belie an otherwordly perspective on primal human emotions. She’s abstract, but always honest and true. That awareness has caused a tidal wave of adulation for Chan from her giant fan base, one that has tripled with each new record released. They’ll go anywhere with her, trusting that it always leads to a familiar place that will never seem the same.Cat Power is a good cop, or at least she tries to be a good cop, but in her Miami, one good cop is about as useful as one good paper towel in a hurricane. Cat Power is constantly bested by people tougher and meaner than she is, she’s contantly lied to and betrayed, she’s constantly faced with the futility of what she’s doing, and yet she keeps moving doggedly forward, and among the greater hopelessness she does bring off some modest- and very satisfying- successes. Cat Power will be performing Friday April 11th. Doors open at 8 pm. Tickets are $12 advance and $14 day of show.-Press Release