The ten best concerts in Denver this week
1. CAT POWER @ OGDEN THEATRE | THURS, 1/24/13
Between erratic behavior on stage, substance abuse, mental breakdowns and health problems on and off, the singer known as Cat Power has been making matchless records and equally searing gossip column fodder since the early '90s. But like all of the best stories rock and roll has created, the tumultuous ones often lend to the best catalogs -- and through her public drama, Chan Marshall's voice remains the most compelling talking point. Soulful, scalding and resilient, she embraces blues, punkish minimalism and Dylan all the same. Marshall's latest record, Sun, is an experiment in arrangement, vocal layering and the utilization of autotune as a method of genius manipulation, rather than a bandage. Cat Power's stop in Denver is just one of five dates she'll be performing stateside on her recently revamped tour -- one she postponed late last year due to impending bankruptcy and illness. But luckily for Cat Power fans, with dramatic showmanship comes a voice worth waiting for.