Cat Power aka Chan Marshall played her first New York City-area show in years last month at Hammerstein Ballroom. Chan played an amazing live set the last time I saw her at McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg circa 2007, but I could barely recognize the woman onstage at Hammerstein Ballroom 5 years later.
As you may have heard, her shows as of late have gotten mixed reviews. Despite releasing an amazing new album Sun (one of my favorites of 2012), things just didn’t seem quite right. There were moments that went from bad to painful, but when Chan finally found her groove it was a thing of beauty. There were redeeming moments in the show. I refuse to give up on you Chan, but truly wish you would get it together.