Cat Power

time Charlyn Marshall played Minneapolis, her set was half songs and half
nervous chatter, owing to the notorious self- consciousness that occasionally
overshadows the subtle beauty in her music. But her 2006 triumph, The Greatest,
has given the shy and sad kid a renewed sense of confidence that will only be
further buttressed by her pro backing band, The Dirty Delta Blues. Expect
plenty of The Greatest, along with a generous assortment of masterfully
evocative tunes from her new Jukebox, which, like The Covers Record from 2000,
consists of stark interpretations of an array
of old classics. If nothing else, count on the beguiling Marshall to
deliver more bangs for your buck.

First Avenue, 701 First Avenue North, Minneapolis; 612-338-8388.