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Conor Oberst @ Union Transfer 5/21

March 21st, 2014
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Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst will be embarking on a solo US tour this spring, with a stop at Union Transfer on May 21st. The tour is in support of his newest album, Upside Down Mountain, due for release on May 20th, just one day before the Philly stop. Upside Down Mountain will be released by Nonesuch Records, who will also be releasing a limited edition 7-inch single for Record Store Day. The single will feature the already released album track “Hundreds of Ways” along with a B-side track “Fast Friends.”

The last time we heard from Oberst was in 2011 with the Bright Eyes album The People’s Key, the band’s 8th studio release. His most recent solo offering was 2009’s Outer South. But this upcoming album will be a bit different in sound, described as a country-inspired album. Recording the album in Nashville, Conor Oberst got a little help from Father John Misty producer Jonathan Wilson. The album also features vocals from First Aid Kit, the Swedish folk duo comprised of sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg.

There is no word yet on who will be opening for Oberst when he performs at Union Transfer this May. However, Dawes had previously been announced as the opening band as well as Oberst’s backing band for the extent of the tour, so we can only hope that they will show up in Philly as well.

Conor Oberst @ Union Transfer

Wednesday, May 21

Show @ 8:30 PM (Doors @ 8:00 PM)

Tickets $35

By Jackie VanZelst Posted in Philadelphia ,

Conor Oberst Undertakes Libel Lawsuit in Response to Rape Allegations

February 24th, 2014
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New developments in the rape allegations against Bright Eyes founder Conor Oberst. The singer-songwriter is launching a libel lawsuit in response to accusations made by Joanie Faircloth. Details below.

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Conor Oberst Announces New Album Upside Down Mountain for May 2014 Release + New Track “Hundreds Of Ways”

February 11th, 2014
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Bright Eyes founder and Monsters of Folk member Conor Oberst will be releasing a solo album on May 20, 2014.
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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Announces 2013 Lineup Including Conor Oberst, Father John Misty, Mark Lanegan and More

August 21st, 2013
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San Francisco’s beloved Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival has announced its 2013 lineup. The annual free festival will feature Bonnie Raitt, The Devil Makes Three, Chris Isaak and many more. Read more…

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Conor Oberst’s Desaparecidos Release Streams of Two New Tracks “Te Amo Camilla Vallejo” and “The Underground Man”

August 6th, 2013
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Desaparecidos, one of many projects of iconic folk singer Conor Oberst, has released two tracks exclusively on their website. The 5-piece band has made a 7-inch available as well for the songs, called “Te Amo Camilla Vallejo” and “The Underground Man.”
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Newport Folk Festival Announces Inaugural Way Over Yonder 2013 Featuring Conor Oberst, Neko Case, First Aid Kit, and More

June 11th, 2013

One of the oldest American festivals is coming to the California coast. The Newport Folk Festival is packing up and heading West for two days of folk, rock, blues and beyond. Read more…

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Photos: Jim James, Live at The Fonda

June 5th, 2013

Backed by four talented musicians and bursting strands of light, My Morning Jacket lead singer Jim James brought his much anticipated solo act to a sold-out audience at The Fonda in Los Angeles.  Playing through his entire magnificent album, Regions of Light and Sound of God, James carelessly whipped his hair throughout the entire set, culminating in a Monsters of Folk mini-reunion with Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst for the track “Dear God.” With just over a handful of mostly festival dates left, be sure to catch Jim James and his new friends before he returns to his “day job”.
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Conor Oberst Announces Solo Shows and Tour With Desaparecidos for Fall 2013

May 12th, 2013

After an extensive hiatus, Conor Oberst’s Desaparecidos have returned with a renewed passion for left-wing politics. The political punk group will head out on tour in the fail. Oberst is also intending to play several solo shows around the same time with support from the Felice Brothers.

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Desaparecidos @ Union Transfer 2/23

December 4th, 2012


When the name Conor Oberst comes up, most people immediately think indie folk. Whether it’s under Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band or as part of the supergroup Monster of Folk, Oberst has made a name for himself in that realm. One thing that would not come to mind for most people when they hear is name is punk. However that’s exactly what the Desaparecidos are. Yet another band fronted by the Omaha, NE native, the Desaparecidos formed in 2001. They were extremely short-lived though, only staying together for a year. In 2010, the five-piece came back for a single night at the Concert For Equality in their hometown. In 2012, the band again reunited for several festivals as well as a short summer tour. The Desaparecidos continue their streak into 2013 as they carve their way through the east coast for a short tour beginning in February. They stop in Philly on 2/23 when they come to Union Transfer.

The Desaparecidos released only one full length album in their short span. The record, Read Music/Speak Spanish was released on Saddle Creek Record and featured Oberst in a completely new and different light. The band gained some notoriety while they toured with groups like The Promise Ring and Jimmy Eat World. However with Oberst focusing more attention on Bright Eyes as they too became more popular, the Desaparecidos quickly faded away. With their return to touring earlier this year, the group released two new songs, their first since Read Music/Speak Spanish.

Saturday, February 23rd
Union Transfer

Doors 8PM | Show 8:30PM
Tickets $22 (adv/dos)
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By Matt Kelchner Posted in Philadelphia , , ,

Watch: Full My Morning Jacket Performance From Newport Folk Fest 2012

August 3rd, 2012

My Morning Jacket headlined the Newport Folk Festival and were joined by many special guests including Conor Oberst, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes and Laura Veirs. Watch their complete set here. Read more…

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