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Christopher Owens

Christopher Owens, photo by Misha Vladimirskiy

Christopher Owens announces his first solo tour after the demise of Girls. He's be accompanied by a seven-piece band, and will play tracks from his upcoming solo debut Lysandre. [via Pitchfork]

Two Gallants announce their first headlining West Coast tour dates since the release of their latest, buzzed-about album The Bloom and the Blight. [via email PR land]

Birds & Batteries, which has two band members leaving its ranks, is playing its final show for an indefinite period tonight at 1772 Market Street (formerly Rebel). Catch them while you can! [via The Bay Bridged]

Oakland metal legends Neurosis snagged the cover of Decibel Magazine's December issue. Catch them perform their new album Honor Found in Decay for the first time ever at the Fox Theatre this Saturday, November 17. [via email PR land]

Pretty good news for Outside Lands fans: The annual festival plans to return to Golden Gate Park through 2021, expand to 75,000 attendees per day, and help the city reap additional financial rewards. [via the Examiner]

Oakland band Big Long Now is just getting started, with a successful Kickstarter campaign under its belt to help record its debut EP at Tiny Telephone's studio. Now, we have a raw taste of what they came up with, inthe form of the song "NY Has Cancer" [via The Bay Bridged]

Disco genre-benders Tussle are throwing a record release party from their critically loved new album Tempest (the New York Times and the New Yorker both praised it) at Amnesia this Saturday November 17. It's their first hometown show since September 2011, so they'll definitely bring the ruckus. [via email PR land]

Richmond-raised rapper IamSu!, who has had one of the best years of any hometown MC, talks about his five favorite tracks from his new $uzy 6 $peed mixtape. He performs at the Haight shop True this Sunday, November 18 at 3 pm. [via SF Weekly]