Preview: Cat Power: Not to be confused with Thunder Cats…

The Ark is a wonderful venue in Ann Arbor. They are skilled at bringing lovely musicians to the area and have recently been kicking off some new album tours, the most recent of which was Ingrid Michelson.
Cat Power has been performing on and off since the mid-90’s and has recently come out with a new album: “Sun.”
I was introduced to her music in 2007 in a mix CD from a crush. Her sound is somewhat reminiscent of MOBY. She has a beautiful voice and clearly has a finely tuned ear for music.

“Sun” is a blend of electronica, ethereal vocals, and computerized ticks. “Critics have noted the constant evolution of Cat Power’s sound, with a “mix of punk, folk and blues” on her earliest albums, and elements of soul and other genres more prevalent in her later material. [3] [4] [5] Her 2012 album Sun incorporated electronica, in a self-proclaimed move from the “really slow guitar songs” she initially wrote for the album. [6]” ( “Really slow guitar songs” are what Cat Power has filled previous albums with. Her early music has a little Patty Smith flavor through out it’s execution. It is refreshing to experience an artist with such a past in the industry reinventing her sound for this album, the first original she has released in Six years. These style changes are not always well received within the music critic and listening community.

This show takes place on Saturday October 27th at the Royal Oaks Theater

Learn more about this talented lady:

Cat Power: Ruin: \”Sun Announcement\” – Video