Nebraska native and Indie Folk Rock singer Conor Oberst shot to fame after his involvement with the band Bright Eyes. Together they released 10 albums between 1998 and 2007, during which time Oberst released 7 solo albums and involved himself in numerous side projects, including alternate bands such as the “Desaparecidos,” “Commander Venus,” and “Park Ave.,” among others.
Oberst cites musicians like Davis Dondero, Simon Joyner, Neil Young, Daniel Johnston, and Emmylou Harris as his major sources of inspiration. In conjunction with his brother, Oberst founded the “Saddle Creek Records” label and later went on to found the “Team Love” label, which would enable him to work on smaller projects.
Big announcements from Garth Brooks and Lady GaGa, as well as updates from Less Than Jake and Mew, are part of the daily tour recap for October 15, as compiled by TicketNews. Las Vegas will be getting a little country infusion later this year when Garth Brooks comes out... Read more
This fall, theaters and performance hall across North American will bear the name Monsters of Folk. While the supergroup’s moniker may not sound familiar, its cast of contributors includes some of indie rock’s current leading men, from Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst and producer-musician Mike Mogis, to singer-songwriter M.... Read more
Singer-songwriter Conor Oberst is stepping away from his old Bright Eyes moniker for a while longer. The musician will instead pick up two U.S. tour legs this year with his newest backing group, The Mystic Valley Band. The alt-country outfit will kick off the season with a brief spring... Read more
After completing their current European tour, Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band will be back in North America this fall for a series of more than 30 newly announced performances. The second leg of the American tour begins September 20 in Omaha, NE, and concludes... Read more