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Advance Base, Key Losers 

When: Sat., June 9, 8 p.m. 2012
Price: $7
If Owen Ashworth's last band was called Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, his new one could be called Omnichord for the Criminally Ignored. Okay, that's a little bit of a stretch; I only really hear omnichord on a couple tracks from his new album A Shut-In's Prayer (Ashworth's new band is called Advance Base, by the way), but it's clearer than ever that Ashworth is a songwriter deserving of a much broader audience. The gentle, bummed-out ballads of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone are still in full effect ("My Sister's Birthday" is stunning in its stark emotionality), but there's also an eloquence and depth that Ashworth has been hinting at for years; with Advance Base, and this lovely new record, he's reached it. It's time for him to get his due. NED LANNAMANN

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