Milwaukee Concert Ticket Giveaway: Cat Power

Cat Power

Beloved indie songwriter Cat Power is coming to Milwaukee’s Turner Hall Ballroom next Monday (October 29) in support of her latest album, Sun, of which Magnet magazine declared, “This is easily her fullest-sounding, most animated record to date, dense with layers upon layers of sound… and copious multi-tracking of Marshall’s intimate, elusive, dispassionately soulful voice, which is richer and more versatile here than ever before.”

One blog reader will get to attend this highly anticipated show on us!  Find out how, after the jump…


Monday, October 29, 2012

The Pabst, Frank Productions, and True Endeavors present


Turner Hall Ballroom/ Milwaukee, WI – 8pm – $35.50 – General Admission – All Ages

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS: Cat Power, a.k.a. Chan Marshall, is an artist who constantly seems to be re-inventing herself with every new album’s release, and has us thinking about other chameleon-like musicians out there.  Who are some of your faves?  Tell us in the comments section below, and you could win a pair of tickets to the show!

Please have your responses posted by 6:00 pm this Saturday, October 27.  A winner will be chosen and notified shortly thereafter.  Good luck! 


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9 Responses

  1. Great question: Beatles, Dylan, Bowie, Neil Young come to mind immediately, seems like many the greats felt compelled to change.
    Beastie Boys, Beck, Bjork, to name just three (relatively) recent artists, all change(d) their sounds frequently to varying levels of success.
    But, given that this is thread is related to Cat Power, I think her nearest contemporary is PJ Harvey: punk to pretty to political, I can’t think of a more versatile artist over the last 20 years who has been so consistently good with different sounds.
    (okay, maybe Wilco, but they just don’t fit with Cat Power)

  2. Top 3 Past:

    1.) Miles Davis
    2.) The Beatles
    3.) The Zombies

    Top 3 Present:
    1.) Animal Collective
    2.) Flying Lotus
    3.) M83

  3. Chan is definitely a chameleon. I saw her back in 2004 at Sasquatch music festival in Washington state and she was so intoxicated she didn’t even perform her full 45 set time. Instead she lip synched to multiple smoosh covers for 20 minutes. Super weird non the less, but a priceless concert moment. I would love to see her again with the big band (2 drummers!) and a bit more polish.

    As far as the question, my favorite musical re-inventionist would be Paul Simon. Look at him still going strong and spans over 4 generations of hit music that people can look back to and get into. Graceland is still priceless and he can still bring it with his newer material.

  4. Fleetwood Mac sort of had two acts to their career; I just recently found out about the earlier jazz instrumental stuff and It’s been fun to go back and check that out. It sounds like a completely different band. I also really like folk acts that sort or run back and forth between acoustic, alt-country, punk etc-Jeffrey Lewis, Bright Eyes, Ben Kweller, Iron and Wine. For electronic stuff Animal Collective is my saving grace. The songs on the new album sort of pop off right away like a pinball game, but I’m more into the rawer build of their older tracks. And Merriweather Post Pavilion is just beautiful…

  5. I think there are two bands that come to mind about re-invention. One is Goldfrapp- who are always changing their sound from album to album. The other is Blur whose evolving sound to me really helped define them in that Britpop era.

  6. I’d have to say the Boomtown Rats as all of their LPs sound completley different. As to female artists-I’d have to compare Cat to someone like Grace Slick as shes political, unique and awesome -just like Cat!

  7. First artist that came to mind was Beck (i.e. album Sea Change).

    Second, Nora Jones.

    Third, Fiona Apple (…genre change no, style and depth of vocals yes).

  8. This is a hard question because I feel like most artists, at least the ones that I enjoy, are constantly evolving. My favorite is David Bowie. He is a true genius and always surprising his fans. Along with that I would have to say Brian Eno, David Byrne, Herbie Hancock, Akron Family, Sonic Youth, Frank Zappa,and Grizzly Bear….just off the top of my head.

  9. Jenn got the tix to this one. Congrats!

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