Few musicians can really tell a story, let alone one after another. The kind that weighs heavy on your heart with just the smallest details. Conor Oberst has always been that type of artist. The singer/songwriter/guitarist played with The Mystic Valley Band at the Fox Theatre in Pomona last night and good friend Jenny Lewis [...]
October 4th, 2012 · No Comments
October 7th, 2010 · No Comments
On Thursday night Conor Oberst stopped by SoHo with friends, the Felice Brothers, who were billed as both the opening act and his backing band. Oberst played a 17 song set consisting of songs from both Bright Eyes and the Mystic Valley Band, which was sure to please most everyone who was packed in for [...]
October 27th, 2009 · No Comments
Anyone who watched Cool Runnings as much as I did as a kid knows how relevant it is to most parts of life: work, school, relationships. And yet I was still surprised to discover just how closely the Monsters of Folk concert experience—featuring M. Ward, Jim James, Conor Oberst, and Mike Mogis—resembled that inspiring story of the Jamaican bobsled team coached by John Candy.
June 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Chabot talks about swimming across a lake in Michigan to see the absent Michael’s monkeys before jumping into “Biophelia,” his faraway voice kicking the band into 23rd gear. Rather than the vocals vanishing into the mesh of the song to become another instrument – cf. Skullflower’s Matthew Bower – it’s a voice to which you’d pay attention even with those gale-force winds of rock blasting past.
April 21st, 2009 · 4 Comments
L.A. RECORD put photographer Lindsey Best through three dessicating days at the Coachella fun factory and she returned with this giant pile of beautiful photos and without any evidence whatsoever of sun damage to herself. Captured in full glory here are TV On The Radio, Leonard Cohen, M.I.A., No Age, Antony and the Johnsons, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Morrissey, Lykke Li, Public Enemy and many more!