Archive | Conor Oberst

Nana Grizol at the Vera Project / July 2017 / Photo: Liz Tollefson

Liz’s favorites of 2017: albums and shows that were great even though everything else felt crappy

I’m pretty sure once 2017 is over, and even after we get some space from it, I’ll still get a sour taste in my mouth thinking back to the turmoil it inflicted on the world. But, there were some high points that provided inspiration and comfort in these trying times – which I’ll share in […]

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Bumbershoot 2017 Day 2: I Love You Tuba Gooding J.R.!

Show Date: September 2, 2017

After some much needed rest and guitar noodling, it was back to the Seattle Center for me for Day 2 of Bumbershoot! Maybe my back would hurt less today? Hot tip: It didn’t. Shelby Earl From the moment her set started, Shelby Earl had the rapt attention of the KEXP Gathering Space. Her new album’s […]

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Bright Eyes 101 - the Beginner's Guide to the best songs by Conor Oberst

A beginner’s guide to Conor Oberst: 32 of the best songs by Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos, and more

A year after I moved to Seattle, a long time friend visited me in my new home city. The night he arrived, Bright Eyes and Her Space Holiday (neither a band I had ever heard of) performed at the Paradox and my friend said both bands were great and we should go. He was right. […]

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Why seeing Desaparecidos this Saturday {8/25} at the Showbox is more than just recommended…

photo: Zach Hollowell It's only in the past few weeks that I've been able to come to grips with the reality that Conor Oberst and his Bright Eyes-side project band, Desaparecidos will take the stage this Saturday at the Showbox (Market).   It's been over 10 years since I first saw them at the Paradox […]

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Let the Los Campesinos Countdown begin {Neptune, 2/4}

It is just a little over a week until the Los Campesinos! show at the Neptune Theater on Saturday, February 4, 2012 and I am beside myself with pre-show excitement. Every single LC! show I've seen has left me gleefully ravaged by the frenetic enthusiasm and beguiling live set.  For them, it's a moral imperative […]

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The Bright Eyes news I've been waiting for: new album and shows in 2011

{Photo by Etching A. Sketch from the Imaginary Flickr Photo Pool} It’s been a while since the last Conor Oberst release (“a while” by Conor Oberst standards). So, for the past year I’ve lived in fear that there was a new album, tour, or collaboration announced and I didn’t know about it. Now I know […]

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Monsters of Folk: not just another bunch of dudes with beards.

Show Date: October 15, 2009

If this is what the kids are calling folk these days, I’ll take it. It’s been a little bit of a rough go for me, as it has with many people, to get past the band name “Monsters of Folk.” Really. Partially because it’s just bonkers, and partially because the “folk” part conjures up old […]

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Win tickets to see Monsters of Folk (and find out if M. Ward continues to be the last hold out on Monster beardedness)

It pains me that I’ll be out of town the night that Monsters of Folk take the Paramount Theater stage on Thursday, October 15, so I want a lucky imaginary reader to go and weep and cheer and love it all in my place. Want to be my stand in? Email [email protected] with the subject […]

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A whole lotta news about Monsters of Folk

Have you heard about Monsters of Folk yet? If not, it’s probably because you’re not lucky enough to get PR emails. Our imaginary inboxes have been full-to-overflowing with news of the project, a collaborative effort of three indie-heavyweights: Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, Jimmy James of My Morning Jacket, and singer-songwriter M. Ward. We batted […]

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