Cat Power hasn't broken into the mainstream, but she proves she has nine lives
She is not afraid of ghosts singing through her, and she could care less about record labels. Cat Power returns with her 10th album and continues to establish herself as an exceptional artist in the music industry. By Nitzan Pincu "My mother abandoned me on the day I was born. My grandmother came to the hospital to take me and she raised me as if I were her daughter, until I met my mother for the first time when I was two and a half years old. From that moment, all the love, care, and protection that every child on this planet deserves, has been given to me in the formative years of my life, and this has made me become the person I am today," says Chan Marshal, aka, Cat Power. Then she begins to cry. It was supposed to be a standard interview for Cat Power's new album, "Wanderer". The plan was to talk about motherhood, her collaboration with Lana Del Ray and the record label that wanted her to sing like Adele and then dropped her when she refused to cooperate. But Marshal is not a standard woman. During the interview she bursts into tears three times, weaving a network of theories about the power of music, the deception of big corporations and her long-standing relationship with ghosts. Her new and 10th album is a development for her, but in some ways leaves her at the same point. Cat Power is a familiar name for indie lovers, but has never broken beyond her status as a cult artist that is known to musicians with a fondness for melancholy guitar. This al
Following the Eurovision 2019: The events of Tel Aviv's White Night have been moved
Following the expected arrival of about 20,000 tourists from around the world who will flood Tel Aviv to see the Eurovision up and close, the city of Tel Aviv has decided to advance the White Night events to be held closer to the dates of the competition.
Tel Aviv’s Winter Festival breathes fresh air into the lungs of the Charles Bronfman Auditorium
While the rest of the world cowers beneath fleece blankets, struggling to escape the warm embrace of their heated homes, Israelis have more than just-bearable weather to nudge them out of the house this winter. After last year’s successful trial run, the second Winter Festival is arriving just in time to cure those mid-season blues. With three consecutive days of diverse talent spanning all genres, ages, and backgrounds, this year’s festival is prescribing a heavy dose of culture in the very suitably-named Culture Palace (otherwise known as the Charles Bronfman Auditorium). “Our goal was to create a wide and varied musical mosaic,” explains artistic director Dudu Zarzevsky. One that includes guest appearances by international singer-songwriters, family-friendly shows and, of course, top-notch performances by Israel’s finest. Yuval Dayan © Tal Avodi In addition to the festival performances, Zarzevsky has worked tirelessly with the Municipality of Tel Aviv to expand their musical scope to include free activities for the public, beer and wine stations, and above all, “a unique festival atmosphere.” Let the intimate stories of Israeli rock troubadour Ehud Banai whisk you away to far off lands in an opening celebration of sounds and words; fall under the spell of the charming Yuval Dayan, then balance young blood with an old soul as rock icon Aviv Geffen surprises audiences with acoustic arrangements; find solace in an unexpected partnership as one of Israel’s most vi
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Tel Aviv nightlife: the top cocktail bars in the White City
The Israeli culture capital is renowned for many things, but it takes less than a week in the White City to recognize its two main local pastimes: the beaches in Tel Aviv and booze. As the sun starts to set, Tel Avivians migrate from the shores of the Mediterranean to the streets of Dizengoff, Rothschild and Allenby for happy hour cocktails before a big night out in the Tel Aviv nightlife scene. Choosing from the wealth of fantastic bars in Tel Aviv can be overwhelming, so we’ve drunk the city dry looking for the best cocktail bars around. Here’s our insider’s guide to Tel Aviv nightlife: the top cocktail bars in the White City.
Tel Aviv nightlife: the best bars in the White City
Israel’s 24-hour party capital may have a village-like feel (going clubbing via bicycle is a rite of passage), but the thriving Tel Aviv nightlife scene features a fusion of parties crammed full of character, chutzpah and never-ending 'carpe diem'.
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Located in the chic Mamilla Hotel, the Mirror Bar is a perfect pick for a romantic date or cocktails with friends in a serene setting. Mirror bar attracts an assortment of people too, from tourists to businessmen, to native Israelis. Want an added bonus? Reflect on the cool cocktail list and get tasting, the food is sumptuous too.