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Lollapalooza 2011: Day 1 Heats Up with Coldplay, Cults, the Mountain Goats and Le Butcherettes

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With sold-out, record-breaking ticket sales – 90,000/day – and a big proverbial 20th anniversary gold ring for Perry Farrell, the pops of touring festivals took its first breath of three on Friday in its adopted Chicago Grant Park home, humming a far different tune than its Alternative Nation meets circus shit show of yore. Once a breeding ground of Jane’s Addiction’s circle of grunge, I’m not sure anyone would have predicted Coldplay, one of rock’s most chastised mopesters, would be headlining some day.

6 Aug 2011 | 4 comments | More

Bright Eyes Expands U.S. Tour

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Bright Eyes’ seventh studio album, The People’s Key, will be released February 15th on Saddle Creek. To get the music out to more fans, the band has now added further dates onto their U.S. tour, their first in over three years.

11 Jan 2011 | More

Bright Eyes Confirm New Album Details, New York and London Dates

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Indie-folk stalwarts Bright Eyes are set to release their seventh studio album, The People’s Key, on February 15, 2011 via Saddle Creek. Recorded in the group’s homebase of Omaha, NE at ARC Studios with core members Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott…

30 Nov 2010 | 1 comment | More

Monsters of Folk Plot Fall Tour, Will Donate to Local Charities

Monsters of Folk, the big new side project with Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and She & Him’s M. Ward, have just confirmed a fall tour beginning October 13 in Vancouver, that will run through November 22 in Antwerp, Belgium.

23 Jul 2009 | 1 comment | More

Monsters of Folk “Say Please” For Free

They made noise in 2004 with the “An Evening With: Bright Eyes, Jim James and M. Ward” tour, but on September 22nd, Monsters of Folk — an, ahem, supergroup comprised of Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, My Morning Jacket’s James (or, perhaps Yim Yames) and She & Him’s Ward…

20 Jul 2009 | 1 comment | More

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band – “Outer South”

Conor Oberst has done it again. Outer South is comparable to a musical version of The Catcher in the Rye. Oberst explores a coming of age through brotherly love…

12 May 2009 | More