Spencer Owen Timeshare

"Driven by inspirations such as Prince, Laurie Anderson, Gilberto Gil and Todd Rundgren -- among many, many others -- Spencer Owen (b. Los Angeles/1984, r. Oakland) is a musical polymath, interpreting his interests and influences with careful, passionate abandon. Unafraid of eclecticism both sonic and stylistic (not to mention his own powerful, unexpected falsetto), he supplements his gift for melody and arrangement with restless aesthetic creativity in action.

Blue Circle is, by revised count, Spencer Owen's 9th album. 'Revised count' is a phrase referring to the 25+ albums that have been self-released/micro-distributed and then deleted. (See the Discography for a partial listing of these items.) Since childhood, Owen has written and recorded hundreds of songs and pieces, ultimately creating a raw vault of lo-fi art pop, experiments and reference recordings/demos. Entering his 4th decade on the planet, he has officially begun the refinement process.

Owen played his first show in 2003, sharing the bill with then-labelmate Ariel Pink at the Treehouse Gallery in Los Angeles. He spent the next nine years honing his vocal chops and impulse-driven stage movements as a solo performer, singing atop backing tracks issued forth from (in order of techological relevance) a CD player, an iPod and an iPhone, all known as either 'the Karaoke Machine' or 'No Hay Banda.' Since August 2012, he has been backed by a crack team of unbelievably tasteful, soft-spoken musicians now known as the Spencer Owen Timeshare. Over the years, he and/or the Timeshare have shared stages with the aforementioned Ariel Pink, Wooden Wand, Raven Fenbahn, Josephine Foster, Whysp, SAFE, Ava Mendoza, Dominique Leone, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, the Nocturnes, Foxtails Brigade, Bells Atlas, Once & Future Band, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Jackie-O Motherfucker, and, needless to say, more. His live shows are not, in any respect, to be missed."

Little Person

Little Person is a band founded by lead singer and songwriter, Nicky Weinbach, in 2013 in San Francisco, California. Other band members include Max Weinbach on vocals and guitar, Brady Boyle on bass, Wyatt Sweet on keyboard, and Tyler McClellan on drums. Little Person is a pop/rock band with influences that include Michael Franks, Harry Nilsson, Burt Bacharach, Billy Joel, The Beatles, and Bart Davenport.

Denny Denny Breakfast

When you grew up in the 80's and 90s, you were watching horror movies, playing regular nintendo and super nintendo, listening to smashing pumpkins, nirvana, weezer, etc. ( YOU KNOW THE DRILL.) Then you got into death metal later on in high school. brutal metal!!! Then you got into classical music school and then you started getting into weird stuff. Then you got into cuban music and then it's now: Featuring music school alumni from university of miami as well as Mills college with the potential for special guests.

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($6 IN ADVANCE and $8-12 SLIDING SCALE at the DOOR) Advanced Tickets are available online until 6:30pm on the day of the show and a reserve of tickets are generally available at the door that night, unless posted on the Starry Plough website, Facebook and Twitter pages as sold out. http://www.The StarryPlough.com

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