Category Archives: Bright Eyes

Live Review: Conor Oberst plays new songs, old favorites at Joslyn

Conor Oberst delivered an early Christmas present on Friday. Longtime fans were treated to a show featuring selections taht dated back to when he was a warbly-voiced teenager as well as a bunch of brand new tunes at Friday’s show at … Continue reading

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Live Review: First Aid Kit plays slow set, ends with a bash

The Waiting Room Lounge had a packed house last night, especially considering it was a Monday night and the perfomers were a little-known Swedish folk duo. Of course, First Aid Kit is known a little better around these parts because they … Continue reading

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Rock Candy Interview: Denver Dalley of Desaparecidos

Ten years ago, Desaparecidos disbanded. Frontman Conor Oberst went on and did some Bright Eyes albums and tours. Other members focused on projects including Statistics and Little Brazil. Then two years ago, band members got a call from Oberst: “Would … Continue reading

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Conor Oberst had a big weekend

On Friday night, Conor Oberst played a little show in advance of the Newport Folk Festival (where every good band seemed to play over the weekend). At that show, Dawes opened and also sat in with Oberst during his solo … Continue reading

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Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band releasing outtakes album and film

Via Twitter, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band announced it’s releasing “One Of My Kind,” a film about the band as well as an album of outtakes. The film was shot by Phil Schaffart - a friend of Oberst’s, his … Continue reading

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Conor Oberst and Phil Schaffart play a secret show in Omaha

Conor Oberst (Credit: Alyssa Schukar/The World-Herald) “Phil and Conor are playing at Krug Park tonight. Don’t tell too many people…” That was the text I got at about 6 p.m. last night. The “Conor and Phil” in the text were, … Continue reading

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Bright Eyes covers White Stripes’ “We’re Going To Be Friends”

Conor Oberst – Photo by Alyssa Schukar/The World-Herald For part of a charity project, Conor Oberst and his pals in Bright Eyes covered the White Stripes’ “We’re Going To Be Friends.” (Listen over at Pitchfork.) The female singing parts are … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza: Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes performed Friday afternoon to what looked like 20,000 people. The lawn by their stage (one of the two largest at the fest) was an ocean of people. It’s pretty amazing to me to see a band of (mostly) … Continue reading

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Live Review: Bright Eyes at Westfair Amphitheater

Conor Oberst performs with Bright Eyes at Westfair Amphitheater on June 4, 2011. Photo: CHRIS MACHIAN/THE WORLD-HERALD Sorry that I’m so late in posting this, but better late than never, right? Anyway, I feel safe in saying that Saturday night’s … Continue reading

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Live Candy: Several great shows this week

A lot of good live shows are coming this week in Omaha, starting tonight. Portland, Ore., indie punks The Thermals play tonight at The Waiting Room with Kentucky band Morning Teleportation and local favorites (now with keyboards!) Little Brazil. Should … Continue reading

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