Remember Girls? That cool indie rock band you were supposed to like a few years ago? They were dope, sure, but never quite to the level of praise they received, right? If this is what you thought, this is the correct opinion—and Christopher Owens, the mind behind that band, agrees with you. A couple years ago, the San Francisco-based songwriter ditched the name and the hype, reinventing his music in a solo project, just under his name. Like Girls, the music is poppy and catchy—think early Elvis Costello—and his upcoming record New Testament continues this sound, but gets weirder and stranger and, ultimately, better.
Wed., Sept. 24, 9 p.m., 2014