Category Archives: Conor Oberst

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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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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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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Mystic Valley Band to play Conor Oberst-less show at Pageturners

Before Conor Oberst brings the Mystic Valley Band back together for a two-night stand at Slowdown, he invited them up to his bar for a turn on that stage as well. Jason Boesel, Nik Freitas, Macey Taylor, Taylor Hollingsworth and … Continue reading

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Interview: M. Ward of She & Him on Zooey D., Monsters of Folk and Omaha’s talent pool

There’s a whole cliche about the sum and the parts and the whole and what have you that I’m not going to use. But I will say that anyone that doesn’t expect magic from Zooey Deschanel’s sweet voice and pop … 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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Column: Pageturners Lounge to host more and more live music

Pageturners Lounge has a laid-back vibe that won’t be changing any time soon, even with the addition of more live music. “There’s no reason we’re doing shows other then we like music and hearing it performed this way. We’ve been … Continue reading

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