Five of This Week's Top Show Announcements: Cat Power, 2 Chainz and More

Cat Power
Friday, January 25, at South Side Music Hall, $30/$35

Chan Marshall is hitting the road after the release of her latest album, Sun, a more soulful, personal work than previous releases, and her first album of original material since 2006's The Greatest. Gonna be a tearjerker.

2 Chainz, Bo Kane
Sunday, December 30, at Beamers, $40

We have a last-minute announcement for ya: A "pre-New Year's Eve" event at Beamers, featuring rapper 2 Chainz, who's still riding around and getting after the release of new album Based on a T.R.U. Story. Grand Prairie's up-and-coming rapper Bo Kane opens. If you're not afraid of partying hard a couple of days in a row, go for it.

Chelsea Wolfe
Chelsea Wolfe
Saturday, February 3, at House of Blues, $12

I can see Chelsea Wolfe getting pretty big one of these days. The singer-songwriter is on tour after releasing her all-acoustic album back in October, Unknown Rooms, A Collection of Acoustic Songs, which followed up the darker songs of 2011's Apokalypsis.

The Band of Heathens
Saturday, March 23, at Granada Theater, $19-$35

Austin's Americana and roots quintet The Band of Heathens is one of those bands you know immediately whether you like or not. Go listen to their bluesy acoustic song "Somebody Tell the Truth" to find out.

Mindless Self Indulgence
Tuesday, April 2, at House of Blues, $25

Wow, this takes me back. See the industrial/techno/goth group Mindless Self Indulgence this spring, as they make their way through Texas for what I'm assuming is an effort to stir up buzz for an upcoming 2013 release. Surely there's no way they won't play the jams, especially from their best work, Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy.

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Jay Sutton
Jay Sutton

No way that 2 Chainz show doesn't get canceled.

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