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Cat Power Warns Miami New Times: "U F#$% With Me U F#$%in With My Whole Crew"

Cat Power (AKA Chan Marshall) is a brilliant indie rock badass.

But she apparently doesn't dig criticism. Especially the kind that she perceives to be unfairly judgmental, arrogant, and "square."

This morning, we here at Crossfade, the Miami New Times' music blog, ran a review of Marshall's Sun tour kickoff concert at Grand Central.

The headline: "Train Wreck." And predictably, Chan wasn't too happy with our version of events.

See also:

-Cat Power: "Miami Beach Reminds Me of Manhattan After a Nuclear War"

-Concert Review: Cat Power's Sun Tour Was a Train Wreck at Grand Central Miami

-The 21-photo slideshow of Cat Power's Sun Tour at Grand Central

To summarize this publication's take on last night's gig: "Marshall was completely torn-down on something ... She looked uncomfortable in her own skin, and in general, lived up to her poor track record as a live performer ... Get Chan Marshall off the road and into proper treatment ... [Because] though it might now be a part of the Cat Power mystique, it is beyond uncomfortable to pay money to watch the unraveling of a woman this talented at the hands of whatever vice has her in its grip."

Cat Power Warns Miami New Times: "U F#$% With Me U F#$%in With My Whole Crew"
Photo by Ian Witlen

Obviously, Crossfade's assessment of the Miami show wasn't a glowing appreciation of Cat Power's onstage magnificence. That would've been dishonest reporting. But it also wasn't mean, insensitive, or unnecessarily preoccupied with the performer's "physical body."

Yet this afternoon on her Tumblr -- AFASM (Arrow From a Southern Moon) -- Marshall shot back at New Times, Crossfade, and the review's author David Von Bader, posting a screenshot and the following all-caps reaction:

DAVID VON BADER IS A SQUARE.

FULL JUDGEMENT OF HIS PHYSICAL BODY, BODY LANGUAGE, CREATIVE APTITUDE WHILE ARROGANTLY MISTAKING & IGNORANTLY MISUNDERSTANDING HIM CRITICALLY WITH SOCIAL EYEBALL, SOON, ON MY BLOG. INCREDTV.COM


Cat Power Warns Miami New Times: "U F#$% With Me U F#$%in With My Whole Crew"
A screenshot of a photo by Ian Witlen via Marshall's personal web log. But a short time after her initial lashing-out, Chan did post the above screenshot of our photographer Ian Witlen's slideshow pic, alongside this hashtagged warning:

THE LOVE THAT WONT SHUT UP. #ufuckwithmeufuckinwithmywholecrewEARTH

Cat Power Warns Miami New Times: "U F#$% With Me U F#$%in With My Whole Crew"
Photo by Ian Witlen


Umm, OK ... There's no real reason for beef, though. Because we love you, Cat Power. We own every single one of your albums. And we think your new blonde mohawk is fucking awesome.

But while there are plenty of fanboys and -girls on Twitter and Tumblr who'll tell you otherwise ... It's just that last night's show sucked.

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