Category Archives: Monsters of Folk

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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Review: Jim James funks out Slowdown, invites Mike Mogis onstage for a half-Monsters of Folk reunion

The highlight of Jim James’ show was when he invited Mike Mogis onstage during the encore. Some people buzzed that Conor Oberst was going to show up, but I figured that wouldn’t happen. Mogis, one of James’ Monsters of Folks … 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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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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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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Listen to Mike Mogis play on the new M. Ward single

When M. Ward decided it was time to record a new album, he called on old friend and fellow folk monster Mike Mogis for some help. A portion of Ward’s upcoming album, “A Wasteland Companion,” was recorded in Omaha at … Continue reading

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Watch: Monsters of Folk on Austin City Limits

Did you catch Monsters of Folk when they were in town? I saw them in Omaha in late 2009. I’ll give you the short version in case you didn’t read my review from two years ago: It was about three … Continue reading

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M. Ward: New Monsters of Folk record? ‘Absolutely.’

M. Ward called this afternoon to talk about the upcoming Omaha show featuring She & Him, his indie folk project with actress Zooey Deschanel, and the duo’s latest album, “Volume Two.” That performance will go down Aug. 28 at the … Continue reading

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Are the Monsters of Folk coming back?

So, the Monsters of Folk are confirmed as performers for Austin City Limits, the Oct. 5-7 festival in Austin, Texas. It’s run by the same folks that run Lollapalooza and basically has the same format. It begs the question: Will … Continue reading

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Monsters of Folk ARE NOT working on a new album

Big news this morning was that the Monsters of Folk are working on a new album. NME.com reported it after reading about it on Conor Oberst’s supposed Twitter account. (UPDATE, 1:32 p.m.: NME has taken down the story, but it … Continue reading

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