Monday, March 24th, 2008

CONTEST – Owen @ The El Mocambo / Why? @ The Silver Dollar – March 27, 2008

Owen photo by Joe Wigdah
Why? photo via

A quick one here, mostly because I’m almost wholly unfamiliar with the artists in question. Okay, a couple years ago opening for Yo La Tengo and I believe I thought they were alright… but apparently not enough to make a strong impression.

Anyway, they’re coming to town on March 27 for a show at the Silver Dollar in support of their new record Alopecia and just across the street that same night, Owen – about whom I only know his name isn’t actually Owen but Mike – is at the El Mocambo in support of his rather old record At Home With Owen.

But far be it for my general ignorance to keep you from a free show. Courtesy of Against The Grain, I’ve got a pair of passes to give away to each of these shows and I will do so to the first person to email at contests AT with either “You ignoramus, I want to see Owen” or “You ignoramus, I want to see Why?” in the subject line and your full name in the body. Since this is a first come, first serve proposition, the contest will close when I have a winner for each.

Update: Contest closed! Thanks, and congrats to Matt and Neil.

MP3: Owen – “Bad News”
MP3: Why? – “Close To Me”
MP3: Why? – “The Hollows”
Video: Why? – “Song Of The Sad Assassin”
MySpace: Owen
MySpace: Why?

By : Frank Yang at 8:14 pm
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  1. Martin says:

    I caught Why? in SXSW. They were good from what I remember (it was a day show and I only caught the last couple songs of their set). I like the Anticon label and been looking to check them out again. Hmmm, choices, Neutral Milk Hotel tribute night or Why?