6/25/13 - London, England, Roundhouse

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6/25/13 - London, England, Roundhouse

Post  Cokelike on Sat 22 Jun - 20:37

6/25/13 - London, England, Roundhouse

Soundcheck (incomplete):
Silent Machine

Setlist:
The Greatest
Cherokee
Silent Machine
Manhattan
Human Being
King Rides By
Bully
Angelitos Negros
Always On My Own
3, 6, 9
Nothing But Time
I Dont Blame You
Metal Heart 
Shivers
Peace And Love 
Ruin

This was the 35th performance of the year and the 53rd performance of the "Sun" tour.

Poster for the canceled concert:




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Post  Nicolaoua on Wed 26 Jun - 10:22





and other pics here: http://www.gettyimages.ae/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=171254246&EditorialProduct=Entertainment

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Post  Nicolaoua on Wed 26 Jun - 15:19

Review: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/music-review-cat-power-provides-smoky-vocals-at-the-roundhouse-london-8674356.html

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Post  Nicolaoua on Thu 27 Jun - 17:03

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Post  Cokelike on Sun 30 Jun - 20:09

The entire concert here:
 http://www.youtube.com/user/Andunemir/search?query=cat+power

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Post  Cokelike on Sun 21 Jul - 23:54

Review
http://migrantpress.blogspot.com/2013/06/review-cat-power-at-roundhouse-london.html



It must be difficult being Cat Power. Having made her name writing and performing fearless songs with depth, intelligence and soul, there's not much opportunity for levity at her gigs. The set list of a Cat Power concert resembles chapters in a Virginia Woolf novel, and while there is no doubting the brilliance and bravery of her output, it must be restricting, having to go onstage and bare her soul - again. No wonder she suffers from nerves. What happens if she is having a ciggy in the wings and is in a really, really good mood  - jolly, mischievous, hilarious - knowing that soon she has to flay herself, and the audience, with a song like "Bully"? Watching Cat Power's powerful, moving show last night, I was struck by the grooves (non musical) that artists dig for themselves by virtue of audience expectations of them and their material. What if Angus Young decided to dispense with the school uniform and play a depressive acoustic set based on his discovery of Kafka? What if Jonathan Richman decided he hated being winsome, and wanted to be all Death Metal. What if Cat Power wanted to stroll on stage whistling, and play some happy go lucky upbeat pop, like CSS?

Of course, that's not the point, is it? Nor is it fair to the artist that is Chan Marshall, who came on stage last night with a joss stick, and went straight into a brutal, pared down version of The Greatest, with full, blinding stage lights on the audience for much of it. You don't go to a Cat Power gig for light entertainment, and from the start this was hard core. Though she smiled last night, her performance was edgy, full of tics, uncertainties, hesitations. In the audience, as on stage, you could never really relax.

That's what makes Chan Marshall so compelling, and so important as an artist. Part of the discomfort of a Cat Power show is the contradiction between the content and expression of the performance, and the tight, bland strictures of a rock show. Here comes Cat - people whoop and whistle. She sings Cherokee, in a performance of such graceful beauty that it brings a tear to the eye. It finishes - people whoop and whistle. Even the architecture of the Roundhouse is inappropriate for a Cat Power gig. Half way though a searing version of  "Bully", I was was joined by two blokes from the bar at the back, who stood with their beers and laughed and joked all the way through it. I wanted to say something to them, but hey - they were at a rock gig, and surely there shouldn't be all these hurt silences when the murmur of the bar echoed around the hall. You don't get that problem with The Darkness.

That said, there were some upbeat moments, though, tinged with fragility. Manhattan saw Chan swaying and clapping, smiling as she sang. Not exactly Sweet Home Alabama, but the closest we got to a sing song. But that's OK. This is better than a rock gig - not a rock gig, but a thrilling, high wire performance.

As I walked to Chalk Farm tube later on, I reflected on what a huge star Cat Power is. She has sold out the huge Roundhouse twice, and can fill theaters around the world as long as she wants to turn up. This fame and acclaim is actually quite inspiring. Through not fitting in, not faking it, not compromising, Cat Power appeals to lots of people who also are unsatisfied with bland corporate mush that is modern music. In Cat Power we have something rare in popular culture. A serious artist.

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Post  Cokelike on Sat 27 Jul - 21:14

Bully 2:

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Post  Cokelike on Sun 22 Sep - 22:35

Review:
http://www.crowsnbones.com/2013/07/cat-power-roundhouse-london-250613/

 I’ve never been to the Roundhouse- one of London’s legendary venues- so I jumped at the chance to catch Chan Marshall (a.k.a Cat Power) there, just a few days before her Glastonbury appearance. Despite her well- documented stress and substance abuse issues (that may have contributed to the cancellation of the same gig a few months ago), Marshall seemed rejuvenated and cheerful and gave an erratic but crowd- pleasing performance.

The Roundhouse turned out to be a unique venue with its’ two- storied, pillared circus tent shape and well- managed bar (the beer was excruciatingly overpriced as usual but that’s London). We ran into Marshall’s band, loitering outside the place and I had the chance to admire her bass player who is looked sexy as Hell in her bell- bottom trousers and waifish figure (great bass player too, as it turned out). The gig was absolutely packed. Inside it was hipster central basically, all chunky glasses, asymmetrical haircuts and idiotic sartorial choices, sort of like a Hello Giggles convention. OK that was mean. Anyway, everybody looked happy and anxious to see the show.     

Marshall seemed cheerful and slightly shy as she strode on stage, giving a rousing rendition of The Greatest, but her voice between songs was down to a whisper, perhaps as a result of a cold or something. Over the course of the gig, she was occasionally drowned out by her band, but her enthusiasm won everyone over. Cherokee was soulful and euphoric and Silent Machine sounded bluesier and harder live. Human Being would have sounded corny done by anyone else, but she is never less than sincere.

Some of the songs’ arrangements were reworked from the album versions, resulting in less soul and more restrained dissonance and others (a rapturously received Metal Heart comes to mind) provided release in the audience. She finished with Ruin and, instead of an encore, she stood on the edge of the stage and threw flowers at the audience as a show of gratitude. From the evidence here, Marshall has no reason for stage nerves at all. Her audience worships her.

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Post  Cokelike on Tue 10 Jun - 4:03

Ruin 3:


Nothing But Time:


Silent Machine 3:


Human Being 2:

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