Cat Power

Cat Power hasn’t released anything new since 2008’s Dark End of the Street covers EP, her last record of originals was 2006’s The Greatest, and her website hasn’t been updated for two years. So the fact that she’s one of the most anticipated participants in this year’s City Arts Fest is a testament to her artistic prestige and staying power. Records like You Are Free have stood the test of time, mainly because Chan Marshall’s smoky, searing, oh-so-alluring voice is, in fact, timeless and ever-appealing. Marshall’s spent the year putting in some time as a representative for the Department of Education’s children’s literacy campaign as well as writing for her new LP. There’s no release date or any other concrete details, but tonight she’ll be backed by a full band, and it seems likely that fans will hear some new material. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Thu., Oct. 21, 7 p.m., 2010

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