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Maybe I’m alone in this, but whenever I hear the name Owen, I think of Anne Ramsey bellowing the name of her son (portrayed by Danny DeVito) in Throw Momma From the Train. But Mike Kinsella has added another Owen to the pop-culture scrapheap in my head. Kinsella—formerly of the much-hyped bands Cap’n Jazz and Joan of Arc—has ventured out on his own under that nom-de-rock and produced a solo effort of surprising beauty and maturity. Gentle, repetitive acoustic guitars are plucked over Enoesque soundscapes as Kinsella gently lays down his vocals, which sound fabric-softener-fresh. But when he sneaks a solid drumbeat into a track such as “Most Days and,” Owen’s self-titled debut proves to be more than just background music—which is good, ’cause I’d really like to get the late Mrs. Ramsey’s mug out of my head. Owen plays with Lois Mafeo & Brendan Canty, Tracie & the Plastics, and Rainer Marians Cait & Kyle at 9:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $8. (202) 667-7960. (John Davis)