The National ATP?
rather doubt they would add an expensive artist to an already sold out festival...
the line-up was all finalised before the tickets went on sale. That's what one person told me anyway. I'm still holding out for St Vincent/David Byrne and Sufjan in some form. That might be futile holding out, but still.
Cat Power is touring Europe around then and has the whole ATP weekend free, I wanna get tickets but would rather see her at ATP if she's playing!
how much more expensive The National line up must've been in comparison to the Shellac one. Guess it was meant to be at a bigger venue, though.
ATP's precarious financial position, i would probably stick to the london date if you have to see her. It'd be less than 5% chance of her doing the ATP: her fee would be profit ATP are missing out on. Not like they need to sell any more chalets
ATP very kindly replied to an email I sent just 10 minutes ago.
I've seen a bunch of stuff there (including Cat Power a few years back), and it's always seemed perfectly designed to remove all atmosphere and make the sound as poor as possible.
regret it. I've seen her around 8-10 times since the late 90s. She's been appalling live everytime. The best time I saw her was at The Garage in August 2001 and that's because Lift To Experience were the support. I'm a fan of her on record but a sucker to buy a ticket when she plays live.
That's put a dampner on things. I've never seen her and was really looking forward to it. Damn.
Did you not think, after maybe a couple of times, or maybe even five or six times, that it wasn't worth buying a ticket? In fact, why have you just booked a ticket to the Roundhouse show?!
Cat Power is almost a unique artist for me. I love her albums but have always not enjoyed her live. I certainly don't go to the gig wanting to dislike her set but always tend to. I almost always buy a ticket as perhaps I want her to prove me wrong. The opposite would be The Trail Of Dead. I've seen them more times than I can think of since the late 90s and have hated them on album but loved their gigs.
Most others at the gigs of hers that I've been to seem to enjoy themselves and the reviews are usually good too. I'm sure you'll have a great time as I'm in the minority. I remember seeing her at probably the second or third stage at Reading 2001. Her voice was barely a whisper and accompanying instruments were so sparse that the sound from the main stage drowned her out fot a lot of her set. I then saw her on August Bank Holiday at The Garage when I got back to London (that I mentioned in my first reply). Anyway, for what it's worth I'm probably too harsh a critic. I'd go by others' views.
But others have said she was notoriously awful early on. Shy, something like that... When I saw her in ... erm, bout 2 years ago, she was exuberant and graceful and wonderful. :)
Though I once saw her at Union Chapel and in her drunk days and even though she was a mess between songs, when she played it was stunning.
Seems to be soldout everywhere. If so please send me a Note. Thanks.
on there now but they very often, almost always, release a few tickets now and again.
Refunded within a few days.
quickly if you're interested in going. I got mine about two minutes ago. I was in a queue as there was a lot of internet traffic on The Roundhouse website. Hopefully she turns up this time around. I think she's playing a festival and so it'll be in her financial interest to play the gig.
I hope it's a proper straightforward gig rather than the car crash sets that I've seen a few times albeit ten years ago. I love her new album and am looking forward to it.
That was easily the best Cat Power gig that I've been to. For a start, I didn't walk out. Some songs like I Don't Blame You and Manhattan were messed up. But on the whole it was pretty good. Human Being was probably the highlight.
There's always going to be some bad spots given whats she brings to a performance but I couldn't say that her voice wasn't up to par/she was out of it/wasn't interested etc.
Some real high points throughout the gig which I'm delighted to have witnessed.
Really liked what she did with The Greatest.
Nothing But Time was great.
And Metal Heart was phenomenal but I just adore that version of the song.
Will be at Glastonbury but not sure how it'd translate to that setting. I wanted to see her in the optimal environment.
It was much better than the last time I seen her but still was slightly disappointed though.
Thought it started really well but kind of dipped after about five songs. Also could not really hear her voice half the time. First time at the roundhouse and thought it's quite a good venue.
I thought it picked up again in the last 3rd.
whenever it reopened. That was my first gig at that venue. Last night was a massive improvement on that show. I walked out within 20 minutes before as it was so piss poor.
only saw her once before, playing to 250 in probably an 8,000 cap tent at Oxegen. it was incredible.
last night had some great moments but pretty average otherwise. plus only one slow emotive song really (Bully), which is what i went for, personally. i would have killed for Good Woman.