Everything Changes and Nothing Changes (self-released)
If the name Dave Smallen doesn’t ring a bell, try Street to Nowhere. That’s the talented young East Bay singer-songwriter’s former band, signed to Capitol Records in 2006 and later disbanded. His solo debut is more mature and subdued than STN’s wild-eyed pop-punk, comparing favorably to the likes of Bright Eyes and the Counting Crows.
At Bottom of the Hill (1233 17th St., San Francisco) on November 27. 9:30 p.m., $12