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Owen, Tim Kinsella, Victor Villarreal All Ages Early Warnings (Music) Recommended Soundboard

When: Sat., Jan. 3, 6 p.m. 2015
Price: $20, $17 in advance
Not only did singer-songwriter Mike Kinsella get back together with mathy experimental band Owls this past year to release their belated second album, he also reunited his influential and fiercely beloved emo powerhouse American Football—which means much of his 2014 was spent on projects once considered long gone. Tonight, following a four-night block of local American Football shows (12/30-1/2), Kinsella continues along the way-back-when thread by celebrating the ten-year anniversaries of a pair of releases he made in 2004 under the name Owen: both the split EP he put out with the Rutabega and the full-length I Do Perceive will be played in their entireties. I’m not convinced that either is more special than any other Owen release, but Kinsella does exhibit the intimate charms that give all his records their own indelible fingerprint. Here his featherweight sighs at the end of “That Tattoo Isn’t Funny Anymore” and the quiet grandeur of “Bed Abuse” are particularly enchanting. Plus any excuse to see Kinsella play an Owen set is a good one. —Leor Galil
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