Want to win a pair of tickets to see Owen with a FULL BAND in Chicago on Sept. 18, plus a copy of New Leaves on limited mixed color vinyl (above)? Of course you do!!! Punknews.org is hosting this awesome contest, so hurry over to their website and enter by clicking the link below.
If you were in Champaign, IL last night and caught Owen's performance with his 5 member band, then you were in for a treat. If you missed it, you can check it out right here thanks to our friends over at SPINearth. Check out songs like "Amnesia and Me," "Nobody's Nothing," and "Bags of Bones" by clicking the link below. Mike Kinsella also sat down with The Daily Vidette to talk about his new album, New Leaves, and the Pygmalion Music Festival. Check it out by clicking the link below.
This year's CMJ is fast approaching and we couldn't be more excited for it. If you're going to be in the Big Apple for all the festivities, be sure and stop by the Polyvinyl showcase. This year's showcase will be held at Brooklyn's Bell House on Friday, Oct. 23rd and will see performances by Japandroids, Headlights, Owen, James Husband, Cale Parks and more! Doors open at 6 pm and the show runs all night, with additional DJ sets by Asobi Seksu after Japandroids perform. Check out the complete list of details and times below. Click each date for ticket info.
Headlights: 10/23 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory / Village Voice Day Party - 3:00 PM 10/23 Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House - Polyvinyl Showcase 12:00 AM 10/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - AAM Day Party - 1:30 PM
Japandroids: 10/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands - Death + Taxes Party - 11:00 PM 10/23 Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House - Polyvinyl Showcase - 1:00 AM
You read it right! Owen will be playing this year's Polyvinyl Records CMJ Showcase with a FULL BAND. If you missed your opportunity to see the band at the New Leaves record release shows in Chicago, come out to Brooklyn! Click the link below to purchase tickets.
Joan of Arc and Owen recently played an outdoor show at Northwestern University and the school's publication, North by Northwestern, was there to document it. They also sat down with both bands to talk about their latest albums, Flowers and New Leaves. Click the link below to check out the photos and interviews.
This year's CMJ Music Festival was one for the books! Even though NYC was pretty much flooded the whole time, festival goers still found time to attend multiple shows and parties going on throughout the city. Nick from Headlights even found some time to crowd surf (above)! Now that everything's over, and people have to get back to their real lives, the internet world has been posting tons of articles about the Polyvinyl artists that were present at this year's festival. Check out sites like Village Voice, Brooklyn Vegan, Stereogum, Prefix, SPIN and more for articles about the festival. Above photo by Carlye Wisel.
Hey Chicagoans! Mike Kinsella of Owen will be playing a pretty awesome show with Bob Nanna, Drew Brown, and Joe Trohman where they'll perform only Morrissey covers! The show will be at Subterranean in Chicago on 12/26. All proceeds go to Girls Rock Chicago. Purchase tickets by clicking the link below.
If you missed the Owen show at Lincoln Hall in Chicago on 4/16, no need to worry! Indie Rock Reviews was there and they wrote up a great review of the show. Mike unleashed a few new songs (like the one above) along with a few surprises. Check out the video along with the review by clicking the links below.
At the crowded Hot Doug's in Chicago, one of Anthony Bourdain's favorite restaurants, Owen sits down with AV Club to do an acoustic cover of Jane's Addiction's "Summertime Rolls." The quiet performance is an awesome contrast to the bustling resaurant behind him. Click the link below to head over to the AV Club to watch the video and read more about how it came to be.
Since Owen's upcoming album, Ghost Town, is about to come out next month, Mike Kinsella's friend Craig Shimala is filming a series of live videos where Mike plays each song off the album in a different location in Chicago. The first video of "Too Many Moons" was just posted today. Check it out above and be sure to follow the Owen YouTube channel to see the others as they get posted leading up to Ghost Town's release on Nov. 8th.
Here's another live Owen video taken from the ongoing series Mike's doing where he plays each track off Ghost Town in a different location in Chicago. "No Place Like Home" is the 2nd track off Ghost Town, which comes out Nov. 8th. Follow the links below to pre-order the album and to check out the previous live video of "Too Many Moons."
Here's the latest live Owen video for you all to enjoy. This time Mike took a trip to The Chicago Theatre to play "O, Evelyn...," which is the 3rd track off the upcoming album, Ghost Town. Check it out above, then follow the links below to watch the past 2 videos and to purchase Ghost Town.
Pick the oddest place to shoot a video, and you've got Owen's latest release. Mike Kinsella plays "The Armoire" in Heads and Threads Boutique in Chicago- surrounded by watching mannequins and wigs, not to mention fans. Shot by Craig Shimala, it features the 5th track off of Ghost Town.
Last week's wig shop video was probably the most interesting location for the ongoing series of live Owen videos, but I think this week's may have just topped it. Watch Mike perform "An Animal" at The Butcher & Larder in Chicago above.
"An Animal" is the 6th track off the new Owen album, Ghost Town, which is out now. Follow the links below to purchase the album through our online store and to watch more live videos.
What better place for an intimate live performance than in the middle of a high-end, bustling kitchen? For Mike's latest live video for "No Language," he hooked up with the people at Graham Elliot's restaurant in Chicago and filmed this piece. Check it out above, then head to the Owen YouTube channel to see the rest of the videos in the ongoing series.
Here's Mike doing a live performance of "Mother's Milk Breath" (track 8 off the new Owen album, Ghost Town) at Salvage One in Chicago. Be sure to check out the Owen YouTube channel for the rest of the videos in the ongoing Ghost Town live series. If you haven't had a chance to check out Ghost Town yet, you can stream it / order it RIGHT HERE.
To close out the Ghost Town live video series, Mike revisited the same location seen in the first video, his own home. Check out this performance of "Everyone's Asleep in the House but Me," the last track off Ghost Town.
Be sure and visit the Owen YouTube channel to see all the past videos. There's one for each song off Ghost Town.