Cat Power covers familiar turf

PERFORMING UNDER the moniker of Cat Power, Chan Marshall got her start as an avant-garde indie folk singer on the Atlanta club scene. Though her experimental approach has remained a part of her signature sound, which incorporates blues and pop elements with unconventional and experimental song structures, she has honed her performing and songwriting skills to become an indie rock favorite.

Also known for covering a wide range of folk and soul artists during performances, Marshall has released two covers albums, including her most recent, "Jukebox."

Like 2000's "The Covers Record," which features reworked versions of songs originally made popular by the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and others, "Jukebox" not only includes songs by Hank Williams, Joni Mitchell and Billie Holiday, but also sees Marshall reinterpreting one of her own tracks (the original version of "Metal Heart" appeared on 1998's "Moon Pix").

Currently in the midst of a European tour, Cat Power makes a special appearance in Atlanta this weekend backed by the Dirty Delta Blues Band after a performance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee.

And with Sunday's show at the Tabernacle being Marshall's only non-festival performance in North America until September, her hometown fans should consider themselves lucky to be able to see her return to a somewhat intimate setting again.

THE 411: Cat Power. $26.50. 8 p.m. June 15 (doors open at 7 p.m.). The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Fairlie-Poplar District. 404-659-9022,,

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