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'Inside Llewyn Davis' Gets An All-Star Concert Tribute In NYC

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In case you are wondering what the few people who weren’t watching Breaking Bad were doing on Sunday night, apparently, they were celebrating the folk music of Joel and Ethan Coen’s upcoming film, Inside Llewyn Davis, which is set in the early 1960s Greenwich Village folk music scene/explosion.

Bright Eyes at Sasquatch 2011

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Bright Eyes at Sasquatch 2011
The Who: Bright Eyes (8:15pm Saturday at the Main Stage) What you should know: Bright Eyes is the band fronted by the musical mastermind from Nebraska known as Conor Oberst. Oberst is also responsible for that little record label know as Saddle Creek.

Conor Oberst, The Felice Brothers: Concert Review and Photos

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Conor Oberst at The Echo
With much buzz floating around the internet after two surprise appearances with The Felice Brothers, there was no way we were going to miss out on the chance of seeing Nebraska’s very own Conor Oberst play a set with an amazing set of musicians as a backing band. The suspense in the Echo built up as fast as the tiny venue filled with fans. What set of songs would he be...

Rage Against The Machine To Play Their First L.A. Show In A Decade To...

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Well, it seems as if the controversial Arizona immigration law has truly given the current generation of musical activists something with which to inspire themselves to social action (which is understandable, since, you know, there hasn’t been a long-running or mishandled war to protest or anything like that), or at least something to complain about after catching a few blurbs on...

Conor Oberst Writes Open Letter To Those Who Oppose Arizona Boycott

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As we reported last month, as more and more musicians continue to boycott Arizona due to the state’s controversial immigration law, there has been an anti-boycott groundswell developing in The Copper State, maintaining that a boycott will do more harm than good.  One of the anti-boycotters is Charlie Levy,  an Arizona activist and promoter who states that the boycott harms...

Monsters of Folk Video: Say Please

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Monsters of Folk Video: Conor Oberst
The supergroup Monsters of Folk composed of Jim James, Conor Oberst, M. Ward and Mike Mogis just keeps getting better and better. It wasn't long ago that the quartet released their first album, so it should come as no surprise that they've been featured in our BeatCrave Fav series. For the most part, we're glad when musicians set aside their precious time to start another...

Sunset Junction 2009 Review: Day 1

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Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band - Sunset Junction 2009
The annual Sunset Junction Street Fair officially kicked off yesterday, and BeatCrave was there to cover the goods for you! What started out as a very hot and sticky day eventually transformed itself into the perfect breezy summer night just in time for the late acts such as Delta Spirit and Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band. Although there were three stages altogether at...

Conor Oberst Will Retire Bright Eyes Moniker

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The Omaha World-Herald has reported that Conor Oberst will release one more album as Bright Eyes then retire the moniker [via Pitckfork]. We have Saddle Creek's  president, Robb Nansel, leaning towards the truth of the matter by stating "My guess, based on what he's expressed to me, is that there will be one more Bright Eyes record and that will be...

Conor Oberst Plays a Slew of New Songs For KCRW

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Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band recently stopped by KCRW studios to record a session for Morning Becomes Eclectic. Oberst took the opportunity to play a number of new songs instead of the songs from his recently released self-titled album. Of the seven songs performed, only one, "Cape Canaveral," is from the album. Not only did Oberst play new songs, he let...

Conor Oberst performs new song on Conan

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Conor Oberst, of Bright Eyes fame, performed a new song Tuesday night during his appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brian. Oberst has performed the song “Nicorette” a few times at shows, but never anything quite as public (and as large) as Conan O'Brian . Oberst released his 12 track solo album “Conor Oberst” back in July of this year and is currently on tour with dates...