Category Archives: Bright Eyes

Conor Oberst to release new major-label solo album, play Omaha solo show

Conor Oberst is working on a new solo album, “Upside Down Mountain,” which will be released May 20 on Nonesuch Records. The Bright Eyes and Desaparecidos frontman is also working on a new tour that will have him returning to … Continue reading

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Under Review: Broken Bells, ‘After the Disco’

James Mercer’s best quality as a songwriter is that he knows how to write a great pop song. With his indie rock band, The Shins, those songs are masked in shimmering guitar and folk rock sounds. With Broken Bells, you … Continue reading

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Conor Oberst in the studio for solo album; wrote a screenplay about Monsters of Folk

Conor Oberst is in a Nashville studio right now making a solo album. Rolling Stone sat down with the Bright Eyes frontman over sausage pizza in a Nashville bar for an interview about the album and a whole lot of … Continue reading

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Conor Oberst calls online rape allegations ‘flagrant… absolutely, unequivocally false’

I don’t know where to begin other than to tell the story: An anonymous commenter on an xojane.com article told a story from a decade ago about being raped backstage at a concert when she was 16 and the “rock … Continue reading

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Conor Oberst auditioned for ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Before they went after professional actors, the Coen brothers sought actual folk singers to portray the titular singer-songwriter in their much-praised film “Inside Llewyn Davis.” Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst revealed that he was one of the many musicians and actors … Continue reading

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Under Review: Bright Eyes, ‘A Christmas Album’ (reissue)

More than a decade ago, Bright Eyes put out its 11-song album of Christmas classics somewhat quietly. Until this week, the album was only ever available from the Saddle Creek Records online store. “A Christmas Album” has been a holiday … Continue reading

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Interview: Jim James says Monsters of Folk started a new album, talks solo tour

Jim James plays a solo show tonight at Slowdown, and when I called him last week, we got to talking about all kinds of stuff including Monsters of Folk, which recorded its first (and so far only) album here in … Continue reading

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Live Review: Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band play first of two sold-out shows

If you don’t think that Conor Oberst is one of the best (and most versatile) songwriters around by now, I just don’t know what to tell you. In Bright Eyes, he’s all heart-on-the-sleeve. In Desaparecidos, it’s a punk, political growl. … Continue reading

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She & Him’s band to play Wednesday at Pageturners Lounge

If you want an early taste of She & Him, which plays Thursday at Stir Cove, head to Pageturners Lounge on Wednesday night. The Wednesday night gig will feature musicians from She & Him’s backing band including Chriss Scruggs, Mike … Continue reading

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Oberst and Mystic Valley Band to play their only two shows in Omaha

Wanna see Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band this year? You get two chances, both in Omaha and both at Slowdown: July 31 and Aug. 1. The band revealed the info via a tweet that also mentioned it would be … Continue reading

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