Guitar player and lead singer Christopher Owens weaved together timeless rock clichés, familiar pop hooks, and straight-forward lyrics into some of the best music to come out in the late 2000s. Considering that he liquified the band in 2012, he’s released three solo records. His first was the sax- and flute-heavy, prog-folk-influenced Lysandre, in 2013. The method was a little odd for Owens, who appears to stand out when simplicity is front and center. With each subsequent album, he’s gotten closer to the formula that made Women so great. He describes his newest, 2015’s Chrissybaby Forever, as a “back to essentials” album where he played all the instruments himself. You might recognize a couple of melodies by bands such as Blondie, but for Owens, this is an essential part of his imaginative expression..
Friday, Sep. 1, 9 p.m., $20, $25, 1743 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, TheNewParish.com.
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