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The Strange Is Gone From San Francisco

Now that all my friends are gone / I walk these streets, but don’t belong / I’d keep the faith but I’m not that strong / There’s so…
Steven Edelstone / May 31, 2016

Girls’ Christopher Owens Just Surprise Released ‘Chrissybaby Forever’

Last week, former Girls frontman Christopher Owens released a track called "Selfish Feelings," and now he's followed that up with the surprise release of a…
Brennan Carley / May 27, 2015

Watch Christopher Owens Eat at Bob’s Big Boy in Tour Diary

During Christopher Owens' time with Girls, the singer routinely posted behind-the-scenes footage for each month that band was on the road. Owens dramatically split from…
Daniel Kreps / January 30, 2013

Christopher Owens, ‘Lysandre’ (Fat Possum)

Last July, Chris Owens — the boyish, melancholic singer-songwriter behind indie-rock band Girls — announced he was going solo. Well, what he announced was that…
Mike Powell / January 14, 2013

Hear Christopher Owens Opener Melted Toys’ Synth-Baked ‘Always’

As former Girls frontman Christopher Owens sets out on tour in support of solo album Lysandre, he has tapped another San Francisco-based group, Melted Toys, to…
Marc Hogan / January 9, 2013

Christopher Owens Brings Bleating Saxophone to ‘New York City’

Mayor Bloomberg has long fought traffic congestion, but there's a whole lot of honking on "New York City," the latest track to surface from Christopher…
Marc Hogan / December 10, 2012

Ex-Girls’ Leader Christopher Owens Plays ‘Lysandre’ In Full at Solo Live Debut

Everything about ex-Girls frontman Christopher Owens' solo debut show last Friday night felt special. First there was the ride in what its operator declared was…
Barry Walters / November 12, 2012

Christopher Owens Will Preview ‘Lysandre’ Live

Christopher Owens will be taking his solo debut Lysandre on the road, and he'll be playing it in full from beginning to end, the Girls frontman…
Marc Hogan / October 29, 2012

Girls’ Christopher Owens Is Going Solo: Hear Two Baroque-Pop Tracks

When Christopher Owens said in July that he'd be leaving Girls but not music, he wasn't just teasing, though his recent modeling work had us…
Marc Hogan / October 25, 2012

Did Christopher Owens Quit Girls to Become a Model?

Back in July we shared the unfortunate news that Christopher Owens left Girls, the San Francisco band he'd started with bassist-producer Chet "JR" White. He's…
Chris Martins / September 12, 2012

Hear an Early Recording of Girls’ ‘Forgiveness’

"And I can hear so much music / And I can feel everything now," Girls' Christopher Owens sings on "Forgiveness," from the San Francisco duo's…
Marc Hogan / July 23, 2012

Girls’ Christopher Owens Quits Band, But Not Music

Girls' Christopher Owens is leaving the band he formed with bassist-producer Chet "JR" White, the San Francisco-based singer and songwriter has revealed.
Marc Hogan / July 2, 2012

Girls (the Band) Were on ‘Girls’ (the Show) Despite Tweet Beef

The Girls fight is over! Or, at least, Girls frontman Christopher Owens appears to have set aside his grudge against the HBO show to license…
Alyssa Noel / June 18, 2012

The Boys of ‘Girls’

In all of the chatter about HBO's Girls — Is it racist? Are they annoying? — there hasn't been all that much discussion about the…
Joe Gross / May 29, 2012

Girls on TV: Band Plays ‘Conan,’ Bitches About HBO Show

Girls will be Girls. The enigmatic San Francisco pop-rock classicists, in between weekends of Coachella, appeared on Conan last night to perform gospel-tinged heart-wringer "Love…
Marc Hogan / April 19, 2012

Best of SXSW 2012, Thursday: Bruce Springsteen, Kendrick Lamar, Girls

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Can’t blame the guy for being a little reflective of late about the entirety of pop music and…
SPIN Staff / March 16, 2012

Watch a Mom Make Funny Faces in Girls’ ‘My Ma’ Video

Christopher Owens' mother must not have told him that if you keep making that face it'll stay that way. The video for Girls' gently rocking…
Marc Hogan / February 27, 2012

In My Room: Girls’ Christopher Owens

ABOUT OUR HOSTHaving escaped the controversial Children of God cult when he was 16, singer-guitarist Christopher Owens, 32, has no shortage of fascinating stories —…
Jennifer Maerz / October 21, 2011

WATCH: Girls Frontman Finds His Dream Babe

Girls frontman Christopher Owens has a taste for the finer things in life, like beautiful women and classic American cars, and he reminds us yet…
William Goodman / September 20, 2011
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