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The Conor Oberst Holiday Show Will Feature Laura Marling, Natalie Merchant And Felice Brothers

November 18th, 2014
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On December 8, Conor Oberst and a number of other artists will play the WFUV Holiday Cheer Benefit at the Beacon Theater in New York.
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Jenny Lewis And Conor Oberst Say They Made A Record Ten Years Ago Called Blood On The 4 Tracks

October 16th, 2014
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At Mexico City’s Corona Capital festival, Jenny Lewis and Conor Oberst sit down for a quick chat.
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Outkast, Jenny Lewis And Flaming Lips Will Participate in Black Friday Record Store Day Events

October 15th, 2014
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Organizers of Record Store Day will release limited edition vinyl at participating indie stores this year on Black Friday, which falls on November 28th, and will feature releases from artist like Outkast, Jenny Lewis, and The Flaming Lips.

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Girl Admits She Was Not Raped by Conor Oberst

July 14th, 2014
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Joanie Faircloth, who accused Conor Oberst of raping her in 2004, has now come forward to admit it was all a lie. Faircloth made these claims about Oberst last year.
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Conor Oberst @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 9/20

May 30th, 2014
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Image Credit: spin.com

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Conor Oberst is an American singer-songwriter best known for his work in the musical group Bright Eyes. He has also played in many other bands, including Desaparecidos, Norman Bailer, Commander Venus, Park Ave., Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, and Monsters of Folk.

Throughout the end of 2012 and the start of 2013, Oberst went on his first solo tour of North America and Europe with Ben Brodin on guitar and vibraphone for support. Although he was on his solo tour, he continued to play songs from his other projects as mentioned previously, including  Bright Eyes, Mystic Valley Band, etc. He also played his solo work.

Oberst’s solo record, Upside Down Mountain, was released on May 20 of this year. Oberst worked with producer Jonathan Wilson (Dawes, Father John Misty) and the Swedish duo First Aid Kit. The record, according to Oberst, is a return to an earlier style of his songwriting. Oberst explains how his album is like a language to Nonesuch Records.

“It’s more intimate or personal, if you will. Even if all my songs come from the same place, you make different aesthetic decisions along the way. For me, language is a huge part of why I make music. I’m not the greatest guitar player or piano player—I’m not the greatest singer, either—but I feel if I can come up with melodies I like that are fused with poetry I’m proud of, then that’s what I bring to the table. That’s why I’m able to do this.”

Conor Oberst at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Tickets: $30

Doors: 7 PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

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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