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Cat Power to Tour in ’08; R.I.P. Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe

Plus news on Moby.

On the heels of detailing her second covers album, Jukebox, a 12-track affair due Jan. 22, Chan Marshall, a.k.a. Cat Power, has emerged to unveil a string of live gigs with the Dirty Delta Blues Band, reports.The brief tour, set to kick off in New York Feb. 6, will then hitcities like Boston and Philadelphia, pop north-of-the-border for a gigin Toronto, and wrap with sets in Chicago and Minneapolis.

Cat Power tour dates:

2/6, New York, NY (Terminal 5)
2/7, Boston, MA (Orpheum Theatre)
2/8, Philadelphia, PA (Starlight Ballroom)
2/9, Toronto, ON (Kool Haus)
2/10, Chicago, IL (Vic Theatre)
2/11, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)

R.I.P. Seattle’s Crocodile Café

Seattle’s downtown haunt the Crocodile Cafe, a decisive venue in the city’s longstanding music scene, which housed shows from Hall of Fame rockers and local legends the Ventures and Nirvana to Yoko Ono and Death Cab for Cutie, has suddenly closed its doors after nearly 17 years in service. According to the Seattle P.I.,the intimate club was packed Saturday night (Dec. 15) for a show fromRobin Peckwood, J. Tillman, and David Bazan, but one day later ownerStephanie Dorgan unexpectedly contacted employees telling them the clubhad been closed due to financial difficulties.

“We all knewthe club has problems with money,” said Eli Anderson, the club’sconcert booker, “but we certainly didn’t think it would be closingright now. I was booking new shows on Saturday, so I was freaking outwhen I received Stephanie’s voicemail.”

Having played acornerstone role in Seattle’s notorious grunge scene in the early ’90s,the Crocodile Cafe is well known for hosting many landmark shows,notably a $3 gig on Oct. 4, 1992 featuring Mudhoney and Nirvana (billedthat night as Pen Cap Chew). Check out footage below of Nirvanachurning out rare track “Talk to Me” in the now defunct club. CrocodileCafe, you are gone but not forgotten! [Via]

Now Watch This:
Nirvana – “Talk to Me (Live at the Crocodile Cafe)”

Moby Unveils ‘Last Night’ Details

Sexy vegan and musical guru Moby will return March 11 with Last Night, his eighth studio LP to date set to arrive courtesy of longtime label home, Mute. According to,the set will be based on a night out in the Big Apple, concluding withhis arrival home as the sun rises. What’s more is the album aptlyfeatures vocal contributions from New York City’s nocturnal, dancefloor rockin’ songstress Sylvia Gordon of Kudu, plus Grandmaster Caz, a.k.a. the ghostwriter behind Sugarhill Gang’s 1979 mega-hit “Rapper’s Delight,” and MC Aynzli and the 419 Crew.

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