May
17
9:00 PM21:00

Oakland: solo piano + voice

I have been invited to perform a solo set at the truly lovely Octopus Literary Salon in downtown Oakland, CA. 

It's a doubleheader with SAINT SOLITUDE, also residing in Oakland (borne of Maine), who will be performing second.

Beverages of many stripes (beer, wine, tea, coffee) will be available, and it should be a soothing, inspiring Spring evening.

Doors: 9pm | Show: 9:30pm | Cover: $5 | Facebook event

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Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

Oakland: Spencer Owen Timeshare

/ INNER EAR BRIGADE
/ QUALIA
/ SPENCER OWEN TIMESHARE

ELI'S MILE HIGH CLUB
$NOT SURE (but c'mon, probably like $8-10)
8 PM (seems like)
FB (for any updates, right?)

This band (the lineup of which is eerily similar to Spencer Owen's Letter Dance) will be playing a few of the songs from the Timeshare repertoire, plus we're working on a new old tune from Approaching the Boy. I can only continue to suggest, as impartially as I can given the context, to make your visits to our shows as regular as possible

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Apr
5
8:30 PM20:30

Oakland: Spencer Owen's Letter Dance

/ LFZ
/ OMMO
/ SPENCER OWEN'S LETTER DANCE

OAKLAND.SECRET
(please find or request address and keep amongst friends/attendees)
$5-10 SLIDING SCALE
8:30 PM DOORS
FB

This band (the lineup of which is eerily similar to Spencer Owen Timeshare) plays a special, second-time-ever, first-in-this-form presentation of a piece called "Letter Dance." This piece was originally conceived and executed in a recording project, and there will be 11 home-dubbed tapes available at the show -- the first-ever physical release of this music.

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Mar
18
8:00 PM20:00

Berkeley: with Portland, OR's Human Ottoman

Spencer Owen Timeshare is returning to the Starry Plough in Berkeley, CA to provide a showcase for a touring band, namely Human Ottoman from Portland, OR. Also joining us are the spectacular local group Wiener Kids. SOT will be playing, as usual, a new song or two. 

In another format:

3. SPENCER OWEN TIMESHARE

2. HUMAN OTTOMAN [Portland, OR] (music)

1. WIENER KIDS (music)

Show at 8; doors at 9. Cover TBD.

Facebook event.

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Oct
29
8:00 PM20:00

Oakland: with Black Spirituals, LFZ (LP release), Offing

The Spencer Owen Timeshare are honored to be part of this bill. This is an event to support the release of Denotation on Stimulus Progression, as well as the release of the debut LP by LFZ (on the same label).

Performers:

BLACK SPIRITUALS / LFZ [Los Angeles] / THE SPENCER OWEN TIMESHARE / OFFING

8 PM, $8 cover.

Facebook event.

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Oct
17
4:30 PM16:30

Oakland: Cassette Store Day/DENOTATION release set

The Spencer Owen Timeshare will be playing some Owen standards and Eno originals at Oakland's finest, Econo Jam Records, on CASSETTE STORE DAY, October 17, 2015, at 4:30 PM. This is a free in-store performance, and a release show.

On this day, Stimulus Progression is releasing a tape called DENOTATION, by Spencer, which is a miniature suite comprising versions of all the songs on ANOTHER GREEN WORLD by Brian Eno. ANOTHER GREEN WORLD is 40 years old.

DENOTATION is an official release of CASSETTE STORE DAY: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2015/09/cassette_store_2.html

Facebook event.

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Aug
4
8:30 PM20:30

Oakland: Night Light with James Rabbit and Sister Girlfriend

The Spencer Owen Timeshare plays its only show of the summer. We'll have it over by adult bedtime.

Bands/artists, in reverse order of appearance:

THE SPENCER OWEN TIMESHARE

SISTER GIRLFRIEND (from Seattle, WA -- day of their EP release!)

JAMES RABBIT (from Santa Cruz, CA)

8:30 PM doors, 9 PM show. Facebook event page.

Cover: $7

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Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

San Francisco: Hemlock Tavern! (Last minute!)

We have been tossed, like so many horseshoes, onto a bill at San Francisco's estimable Hemlock Tavern this Friday. Please know we realize we have been playing almost exclusively in Oakland lately and that it is not an illusion that you have not had many chances to see us in SF. This, now, will be remedied with a set of respect, decency and unfettered art-rock.

Bands, in alphabetical order:

CASH PONY

CROWN LARKS [Chicago]

THE SPENCER OWEN TIMESHARE

Be aware that we are going on first, and it is an EARLY SHOW that must be over BY 11 PM, so we are on at 8 PM SHARP.

Cover at the door: $7. Facebook event.

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Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Oakland: Awaken Cafe

The Spencer Owen Timeshare plays its first non-Oscar-night, actual-weekend-night show of the year at the luxurious Awaken Cafe in Oakland, CA. No stress. No problems. No issues. The BART train's still running when you get out. Just you and a show on a Saturday night. Breathe easy. Enjoy music. Please.

Bands/artists, in reverse order of appearance:

THE SPENCER OWEN TIMESHARE

SCOTT ALEXANDER

WE IS SHORE DEDICATED

7 PM doors, 8 PM show.

Cover: $10 door, $7 advance (buy now! no fees! true discount!).

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Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Oakland: Leo's

We're continuing our never-ending, snail-paced tour of Bay Area venues (over 30 shows in 2 years!) with our first-ever appearance at Leo's, a Parish Entertainment Group venue in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland.

Bands, in order from last to first:

ST. TROPEZ [Oakland, CA]

HUMAN OTTOMAN [Eugene, OR]

THE SPENCER OWEN TIMESHARE

Again, that's Sunday, 2/22. 8:00 PM doors. 9:00 PM show. (Facebook event)

Cover: $10 at door. $7 advance. Buy your tickets now.

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Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Oakland: Awaken Cafe

On the heels of a remarkably successful fundraising campaign for their upcoming record, the Dirty Snacks Ensemble are headlining the Awaken Cafe, and have generously and honorably requested the presence of the Spencer Owen Timeshare.

Bands, in order from last to first:

THE DIRTY SNACKS ENSEMBLE

DENNY DENNY BREAKFAST

THE SPENCER OWEN TIMESHARE

Again, that's Friday, 12/12. 7:00 PM doors. 8:00 PM show. Cover: $10 at door. $7 advance (Facebook event).

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Oct
28
8:55 PM20:55

Oakland: support for Seattle band Neighbors

We're returning from our post-tour hiatus to hit our home venue, the Night Light, with a set of some favorites and some fresh attempts, as part of an evening presented by SLIME CITY and SHRED FOREVER.

Bands (in alphabetical, not necessarily performance, order):

BRASIL

NEIGHBORS

PLEASURE ROUTINE

THE SPENCER OWEN TIMESHARE

Tuesday, 10/28. 8:55 PM doors. Cover: $5 (before 10 PM); $7 (after 10 PM).

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Aug
19
8:00 PM20:00

Oakland: support for the Vancouver band Sprïng

We're coming to the Uptown on Tuesday, August 19 for a really quite unusual and phenomenal lineup of bands. Such a particular blend of sounds I have not encountered in some time. I will recommend strongly visiting from beginning to end. Follow the below links for a preview.

LIKELY ORDER OF BANDS FROM FIRST TO LAST (all bands from Oakland unless otherwise stated):

DENNY DENNY BREAKFAST

THE SPENCER OWEN TIMESHARE

SPRÏNG (Vancouver, Canada)

ST. TROPEZ

Doors: 8 PM. Show: 8:30 PM. Cover: $8.

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Jul
24
10:00 PM22:00

KCSB: Spencer Owen Timeshare + James Rabbit live on air

Josh Redman will be hosting JAMES RABBIT and THE SPENCER OWEN TIMESHARE on his KCSB radio show/podcast 5...4...3...2...fun!

This serves as the Santa Barbara stop on our West Coast tour (except with a larger potential audience).

Tune in live and for free on www.kcsb.org at 10 PM Pacific. The show will also be archived on the 5...4...3...2...fun! website.

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Jul
23
7:30 PM19:30

Berkeley: tour stop with James Rabbit

Fifth installment of the LOUD ASS ROCK FEST series. Bands in order of appearance:

SOLARIS (San Francisco)

JAMES RABBIT (Santa Cruz)

LFZ [a.k.a. Sean Smith] (San Francisco)

THE SPENCER OWEN TIMESHARE (Oakland)

Location: The Foundry (note: upstairs venue, no elevator or ramp)

Doors at 7:30 PM. Show at 8 PM. Cover: $10. Open bar! Facebook event.

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Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

Berkeley: headlining the Starry Plough

Vinyl copies of Blue Circle will be available during this really special evening of local music, to be hosted on June 7 at the Starry Plough in Berkeley, CA.

- The Spencer Owen Timeshare (headlining)

- Little Person (sensational acoustic cabaret yacht-pop)

- Denny Denny Breakfast (unmissable world-bent compositional art-pop)

Doors at 8 PM, show at 9 PM.

$6 advance tickets (buy them here). $8-12 sliding scale at the door.

Facebook event.

(P.S. We're playing live on UC Berkeley's KALX radio, hosted by Matsu, on Wednesday, June 4 at 10 PM to promote this show. Listen online, or locally at 90.7 FM.)

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Apr
1
to Apr 2

Los Angeles: support for the Van Allen Belt

A solo performance at Los Globos in support of two excellent Los Angeles acts and one excellent group from across the states. Vinyl copies of Blue Circle will be available.

The Van Allen Belt from Pittsburgh, PA

Parks Burton [formerly known as Vyxor] from L.A., CA

Beisbol from L.A., CA

Spencer Owen from Oakland, CA (opening set!)

NEW TIME: Doors at 8 PM. Show at 9 PM. $10. Facebook event page.

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Mar
22
9:00 PM21:00

Oakland: playing LETTER DANCE

The Spencer Owen Timeshare is, somewhat clandestinely, performing a live version of the the 2009 piece (and collaboration with James Rabbit) "Letter Dance" at an underground venue in Oakland.

The other groups performing:

Cloud Becomes Your Hand from Brooklyn, NY (on tour supporting their new album, Rocks or Cakes)

A Magic Whistle from CA

Horaflora from Oakland, CA

Show: 9 PM. $6. If you want to attend and can't sleuth out the show location, contact me.

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