We got the pleasure of checking out Cat Power’s set at 3rd & Lindsley last week as part of a solo tour around the country to support her most recent album, Sun, which made our list of top 10 albums of 2012. Undoubtably, this show was going to be one to remember. 3rd & Lindsley is such an intimate venue, so it made for a wonderful setting for a toned-down, solo show by Chan Marshall (Cat Power’s given name). As we told you last week in the preview, we were chomping at the bit for this show to arrive. Check out our full review below and some awesome photos from the night by Kelsi Alexander.
The night began with Nico Turner, who we knew previously as a superstar drummer, but weren’t as familiar with her solo work. We were not disappointed. Nico had such a charisma and charm with the crowd, and she was cute as can be. It was obvious that she was totally in her element. She is the true definition of an artist and musician, and it was so neat to see her creating and totally vibing on stage right in front of us. Nico told the crowd that she has been thinking about moving to Nashville, and we really hope this happens because we would love to see more of this girl. She definitely won us, and the crowd, over.
After Nico was superstar Cat Power. Where do we even begin? This is definitely an artist that we have be highly anticipating seeing, and her set was killer – just as we expected. Chan played with no band: herself, her guitar, a piano, and a music stand (way more stripped down than anyone is used to seeing), but it was so great. We got to really see Chan as an artist and not just a performer. That was unforgettable in of itself. She played hits from records new and old, which was really pleasing to the crowd (which was an interesting mix of people and age groups) and to us as well. The highlights of the night, for us, were the moments where it seemed like she was having a hard time, simply because we got to see how full of love and support Cat Power fans are. They’ve been through a lot with her over the past few years, and it was great to witness the vast amounts of encouragement coming from the crowd throughout the night.
All in all, this show ruled. If you weren’t able to make it out, check out some of the photos by Kelsi Alexander below and keep an eye out for both of these ladies in the future!