Christopher Owens Photo by Hedi Slimane

In just a few short weeks, San Francisco will be welcoming home one of it’s most beloved local artists: Christopher Owens. After burrowing himself into the city’s music landscape with his former band Girls, Owens stepped away from the project to pursue a solo career, simultaneously breaking the hearts of rock and roll fans everywhere and cementing Girls as an indie rock legend.

Within months of the band’s 2012 breakup, while his fans were still licking their wounds, he announced his debut solo effort, Lysandre. Released in January of this year, the album chronicles his experiences on the first Girls tour, with a particular focus on the romance he found along the way, and although its quite a departure from his previous work, the record is colored with the familiar, never ironic, sometimes obvious but always honest lyrics we have grown to expect from Owens.

On his current tour through Europe and the US, he’s been treating audiences with full performances of Lysandre from start to finish, along with a handful of cover material (sorry guys, no Girls material!), and will be bringing his refined, mellowed-out neo-folk vibes to San Francisco at the end of this month. We are giving away three pairs of tickets to his show at The Palace of Fine Arts on March 23rd, so don’t miss the chance to catch one the best songwriters around serenading the city he calls home.

To enter, submit an email to with your full name in the body and “Christopher Owens” in the subject line. The winners will be chosen at random.

Christopher Owens
The Palace of Fine Arts
March 23, 2013
8pm, $25