Posted in music | pictures on November 23, 2012

photos by Sachyn Mital

"Conor Oberst was nothing short of spectacular tonight at Carnegie Hall" - Conor Merryman

"conor oberst at carnegie hall was an amazing evening." - Dustin Hellinger

Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst has been on a solo tour which he brought to NYC's historic Carnegie Hall on Thanksgiving Eve (11/21) for a show with Ian Felice (of The Felice Brothers). Conor played a bunch of Bright Eyes cuts like "At the Bottom of Everything," "Lua," "First Day of My Life," and others. Check out the setlist below. Plus, he played material from Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Monsters of Folk, and a few new ones, including one called "Common Knowledge," which you can watch a video of below. Conor brought out a handful of guests on stage including Nate Wolcott, and others.

More pictures from the show, a couple videos, the setlist, and a list of all remaining tour dates, are below.

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(photo via Allison Mutz)
Conor Oberst Setlist

Conor Oberst - "Common Knowledge" (new song) at Carnegie Hall - 11/21/12

Conor Oberst - "Make War" / "Waste of Paint" at Carnegie Hall - 11/21/12

Conor Oberst at Carnegie Hall - 11/21/12 Setlist: (via)
The Big picture
First Day of My Life (Bright Eyes song)
Common Knowledge (new song)
Lenders in the Temple (Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band song)
Cape Canaveral
Southern State (Bright Eyes song)
Classic Cars (Bright Eyes song)
At The Bottom Of Everything (Bright Eyes song)
Ladder Song (Bright Eyes song)
New Song
Ten Women
Laura Laurent (Bright Eyes song)
Map of the World (Monsters of Folk song)
June on the West Coast
(Bright Eyes song)
Landlocked Blues
Breezy

Encore:
Lua (Bright Eyes song)
Make War (Bright Eyes song)
Waste of Paint (Bright Eyes song)

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Conor Oberst -- 2012/2013 Tour Dates
12/06/12 Boston, MA Converse Hall at 88 Tremont St. w/ Willy Mason
12/08/12 Toronto, ONT Massey Hall w/ Cold Specks
12/21/12 Omaha, NE Witherspoon Concert Hall @ Joslyn Art Museum w/ Whispertown
01/20/13 Zurich Volkshaus
01/21/13 Vienna Staadstall
01/22/13 Munich Alte Kongresshalle
01/24/13 Berlin Apostel Paulus Kirche
01/25/13 Copenhagen Bremen
01/26/13 Stockholm Filadelfia Church
01/27/13 Oslo Sentrum Scene
01/29/13 Hamburg Kampnagel *
01/30/13 Brussels Ancienne Belgique
On-Sale: Mon 24th Sept - 11am CET
02/01/13 Amsterdam Paradiso *
02/02/13 Paris Café de la Danse *
02/04/13 London Barbican *
02/05/13 Dublin National Concert Hall *
* - w/ Simone Felice

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Comments (155)

Wait that was Maria Taylor singing with him? Show was brilliant except for the guy that kept coming up to front of the stage to take couple pictures even though the ushers asked him to sit down couple times. It was almost like he was a papparazzi!

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 12:21 PM

maria taylor wasn't there. he played 2 new songs, not 3. was the person who wrote this even there..?

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 12:33 PM

show was absolutely amazing

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 12:35 PM

And you are absolutely an idiot with terrible taste 12:35. You and your disgusting buddy at 12:21 who uses the word brilliant to describe this show.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 1:02 PM

1:02 get a life

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 1:07 PM

The girl who sang was Rachel Cox from Oakley Hall.

Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2012 1:17 PM

1:07, I have one and you know why. Cause i'm not a fucking moron who listens to this piece of shit and his crap music.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 1:22 PM

But 1:22 why did you want to look at Conor Oberst pictures and read how the show was? Were you took broke to buy a ticket;)

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 1:30 PM

Hating on Conor in 2012 is like being Trump and bitching about Obama two weeks after the election. Your horse lost buddy....

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 3:33 PM

Conor >>> Dylan. That's right I said it; Conor Oberst is the greatest songwriter of all time!

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 3:50 PM

There will always be people who think Obama is an alien from outer space, a socialist, and destroying our "freedom". There will always be people who think global warming is just made up.

There will always be people who think Conor Oberst writes brilliant songs. Nothing to get worked up about.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 4:00 PM

Even though he's been releasing mostly outstanding music for over 15 years now, he still needs some time before they put him on the Mt. Rushmore of songwriting with the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, John Lennon, etc. I will say that no else over these past 15 years or so has the ability to write lyrics like him. Much like Dylan he truly is the counter-culture voice of a generation.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 4:09 PM

I like to think that Oberst's career is very much comparable to Wes Anderson. Some people think he's brilliant and other's just don't seem to get it. As both of their profiles continue to grow, the audience that "gets their brilliance" continues to grow as well. There is no doubt in my mind that 40 years from now, Conor Oberst will still be relevant, just as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen are today.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 4:15 PM

Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen are relevant today? Interesting.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 5:03 PM

This was a really good show. Fuck trolls.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 5:52 PM

The real songwriter at the show was Ian Felice.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 6:23 PM

Fantastic show, whatever haters.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 7:17 PM

You've got to be a twee ass dude to be listening to this shit. Guys whose girlfriends made them go get a pass.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 7:37 PM

this was a really special night that i will remember for the rest of my life

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 8:00 PM

"Offense is improving. Tebow could have played and the patriots are not that much better than us." - Rex Ryan today during press conference

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 10:19 PM

Remember when people thought Conor Oberst was the next Bob Dylan? Ha! What a riot. By the time Bob was 25 he had released FreeWheelin', Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde. What did Conor do by that age? Oh boy he released 'Bowl of Oranges', kick ass!

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 10:20 PM

By the time he was 25 Oberst had released the Desaparecidos album, Fevers and Mirrors, Happiness, Lifted, Digital Ash, Wide Awake and Every Day. What had Dylan done by then? Released Mr Tambourine Man. fuck a duck.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 10:47 PM

Ariana FTW

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 11:50 PM

10:47

Those albums you listed don't stand up to what Dylan put out. Come on! What planet are you living on? Planet Williamsburg? #GrowUp

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 12:19 AM

10:20

The press said the same shit about Beck in 1996. Again they were wrong, Wrong, WRONG! Let people develop a career and dedicated following before the labels get tossed around.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 12:21 AM

Cassadaga killed the Bright Eyes moniker forever. It was a lame follow up to two really good albums in Digital Ash and Wide Awake. Plus M. Ward became more trendy in the press by 2007 anyway.
"IT'S BETTER TO BURN OUT THAN TO FADE AWAY..."

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 12:25 AM

Anybody else find it strange Conor dated Winona Ryder? I mean they looked like brother and sister for crying out loud! However, Ryder has some fantastically big tits.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 12:30 AM

I'm getting real tired of these "next Dylan" statements by the press. First it was Beck in the mid 90s. Then it was Badly Drawn Boy over in the UK around 2000. Now it is Conor Oberst in 2012. Gimme a fucking break.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 12:43 AM

Thank you 6:23. Ian Felice WAS a gem. Those of you who were there may never forget the feeling of that room full of people crammed up to the ceiling staring down at a skinny boy with his instrument on an empty stage. The Mating of the Doves had everyone holding their breath, so it was no surprise that when he cried his last note and casually walked off the stage, the room erupted with a standing ovation they couldn't even muster for the main attraction.
No, the rest of the show wasn't brilliant, but it also wasn't a show. It wasn't Bright Eyes. It was Conor Oberst... and if you think Conor Oberst isn't relevant, you're ignoring your contemporaries.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 1:04 AM

I once saw Ethan Hawke at a Bright Eyes show in 2007 at Town Hall. We did the "nod". No words spoken. He really rocked it out in Gattaca!

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 1:09 AM

Bob Dylan >>> Conor Oberst

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 1:37 AM

12:43

Now England is screaming that Jake Bugg is the new Bob Dylan. It never stops. At least Jake Bugg is insanely talented songwriter and is only 18 years old.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 1:44 AM

"counter-culture voice of a generation" I can't stop laughing

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 2:07 AM

@1:09

That's so weird that you say that. I was with my brother and a dude walked by and I said "holy shit, that guy looks exactly like ethan hawke"....didn't think much more of it, but now I'm pretty sure it was him. Otherwise our stories are a super coincidence

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 2:17 AM

"M. Ward became more trendy in the press by 2007 anyway" This statement is laughable. No one would even know who M Ward was if it wasn't for Oberst bringing him along on early Bright Eyes tours. Conor Oberst is not Dylan and there will never be another Dylan. But, there is not a single songwriter writing songs today that is on Oberst's level.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 11:49 AM

11:49

Noel Gallagher and Thom Yorke are both BETTER than Conor Oberst.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 2:56 PM

2:17 AM

I too have seen Ethan Hawke around NYC. Mostly in the Chelsea area walking his dogs. He looked just like he did in Reality Bites and wears a denim jacket. Troy Dyer forever!

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 3:00 PM

A lot of Conor's material soudns very "samey" all the time. Not so much the Bright Eyes stuff but his solo albums and mystic valley band. He should explore the sound he created on Digital Ash.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 3:06 PM

Mike Mogis is the heart and soul of Bright Eyes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 3:12 PM

Forget the next Bob Dylan shit...remember when people said Ben Kweller was the next Conor Oberst? That is absolutely LAUGHABLE.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 3:17 PM

4:09 PM

Things never said:

"I started a band because of Conor Oberst."

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 3:25 PM

My High School yearbook quote from 2000:

"Where have you gone, my Rosealia?" - Bright Eyes

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 3:34 PM

"you better have a bigger posse if you wanna guard your....loot"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJi1umkWUlE&feature=plcp

Posted by A Man Named Truth | November 24, 2012 3:45 PM

Tom Brady listens to Bright Eyes. Mark Sanchez listens to One Direction and Eli Manning listens to Train. Strange days indeed!

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 3:50 PM

I listen to real music like Kid Rock, Bob Seger, and Creed. Bright Eyes and Bob Dylan are for intellectual pussies.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 4:17 PM

"One of My Kind" needs to be played acoustically at these shows.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2yh47p1kP0

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 4:21 PM

I prefer Miles Kane's "First of My Kind". Wake up America. This kid is the new Paul Weller.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 4:30 PM

Kate Winslet's areolas listen to Cibo Matto. Tune in Tokyo, tune in Tokyo!

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 4:35 PM

What's up with all of the Brits commenting on BV? This is 'Merica

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 5:01 PM

Hot Pockets > Black Pudding

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 5:16 PM

Who is this person? I ne'er heard of him, but nobody is better then Dylan...

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 6:41 PM

If Conor Oberst was a college football team, he'd be Rutgers. Dylan is Alabama. Beck is Florida and John Lennon is Notre Dame.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 7:13 PM

Pitchfork turned its back on Conor and so have I.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 7:18 PM

Gotta love the Pitchfork sheep. Go listen to Odd Future, the Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar. Pitchfork lost all of its credibility 3 years ago when Kanye paid $1M for the 10.0. It is nothing but a laughable parody of its former self. But keep listening to all of the shit they tell you is good :)

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 8:36 PM

Let's get real. If Conor Oberst was a college football team, he'd be Nebraska. Dylan is Minnesota, Beck is UCLA and John Lennon is Liverpool FC.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 8:49 PM

When is Ethan Hawke going to release his debut album?

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 9:24 PM

8:36

Pitchfork has a history of loving bands on their way "up". Hates on them when "established" and destroys them on the way "down". They are like that cool kid in high school who hates everything once the masses discover it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 9:48 PM

Pitchfork is doing what Rolling Stone magazine did in the late 70s...losing credibility fast. I'm my own favorite critic. I'm Dave Sitek and I have spoken!

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 9:59 PM

I'm Kyp Malone. I have spoken.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 10:11 PM

8:49

Frank Ocean is Johnny Football

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 10:17 PM

Ian Felice playing "Mating of the Doves" was a highlight of the night...check it out here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP6SAV0MBpM

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 10:34 PM

And Jack Johnson is Manti Te'o.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 10:37 PM

Damon Gough > Conor Oberst

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 12:10 AM

Alice Eve bikini photos...google them.

#YouAreWelcome

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 10:17 AM

Natalie Portman with a shaved head looks like Conor. Strange but true.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 10:23 AM

Liam Gallagher on Total Request Live was the best moment in that shows history. He mocked it and kept it real. Nobody else had the stones to do such. I'm Nigel Godrich and I have spoken!

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 11:10 AM

I'm at Perkins for breakfast. Free muffin to whoever shows and says hello.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 11:15 AM

M. Ward is >>>> Conor Oberst

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 11:59 AM

12:10

If you're not just trolling and you really think Badly Drawn Boy is a better songwriter than Oberst, then you are a fucking idiot lol.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 12:00 PM

12:00

Damon won the Mercury Prize in 2000 and his soundtrack album for About A Boy blows Conor and his Mystic Valleymen away.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 12:24 PM

People are really trying to argue that some dude from England who won an award 12 years ago is a better songwriter than Conor Oberst? That is just a nonsensical argument. His career has had its peaks and valleys, but Oberst is generally accepted as the best songwriter of the past decade. His peers during this time being Jeff Tweedy, Jack White, Britt Daniel and Sufjan Stevens.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 2:37 PM

Conor Oberst fans sure are some bossy bottoms.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 2:53 PM

One...two...Kalamazoo.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 3:44 PM

2:37

I bet a lot of people in the UK say the same thing about Conor Oberst. A couple good early albums then blah blah blah, samey type songs over and over again. Ever listen to Badly Drawn Boy? He was called the next Dylan for a reason. Conor is more like the next Gene Clark.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 3:47 PM

What the hell is Badly Drawn Boy?

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 4:26 PM

These comments are hilarious. UK twinks seem to love Badly Drawn Boy and Hugh Grant movies.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 4:31 PM

I gotta apply the "Sick Boy" theory of life to Conor Oberst (Thanks Brits!!!)

"One day you have it. Then you lose it. Then it is gone forever. All walks of life."

* basically sums up Conor's creativity from 2007-2012.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 5:49 PM

Three...four...Jersey Shore...

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 5:54 PM

UK twinks like Badly Drawn Boy while US beta males prefer Conor Oberst. So what? Can't we all get along?

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 5:55 PM

10:17 AM

I just googled Alice Eve in a bikini. THANK YOU!!! Wow what a woman. I heard she is in the next Star Trek movie. Perhaps playing Kirk's lost love and mother to his son, Doctor Carol Marcus?

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 6:00 PM

Forget Badly Drawn Boy (aka Damon Gough). He was soooooooo 2000-01. Hasn't been the same since someone stole his wool hat at a gig. Whatever. The real talk of the town is Miles Kane. He is like a rock love child of Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher. Great debut album. Listen up Pitchfork. Don't be late to the party like you ALWAYS are.

And Yes 6:00 PM....Alice Eve is a total babe.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 6:07 PM

Conor likes to drink beers at Ace bar in the east village. I see him there all the time. Nobody bothers him either. Very cool.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 6:13 PM

M. Ward for President!

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 7:04 PM

Badly Drawn Boy is on President Obama's "Celebrity Playlist" on iTunes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 7:29 PM

I too have seen Conor at Ace Bar totally shitfaced. I'm actually surprised the dude is still alive. I heard he was really into heroin back in 05'.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 7:51 PM

Call me an old fart but I actually prefer Oberst's music from 2007-2012. I'm 55 year's old so it's kind've hard to get into Fevers and Mirrors. Cassadaga is one of my favorite albums of the past 30 years and his solo record was very Dylanesque. The MVB record is basically his basement tapes so I was expecting it to be more laid back, but it actually features some of the best songs he's ever written in my opinion. The MOF album is a real choice joint and I hope they release another record. The People's Key is a standout from 2011 and features some of the greatest lyrics I've heard since T Rex. The song MariKKKopa is great and I wish mor people would speak out for immigration rights. Keep on rocking Conor!

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 8:04 PM

Miles Kane is shit! Nothing but a Rod Stewart wannabe.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 8:13 PM

The best song Conor ever wrote was "Roosevelt Room". "Lua" is not too far behind.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 8:38 PM

"and her name was cassandra!"

Posted by Wayne Campbell | November 25, 2012 8:55 PM

James Blake >>>>>> Conor Oberst

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 9:52 PM

Does anyone else here care that 8:04 is 55 years old? or even find it relevant that he felt so justified to share that?

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 10:12 PM

10:12

I heard that is what people do when having an acid flashback.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 10:13 PM

Is Jenny Lewis hot, hot? Or, is she just hot because she's an indie rock chick in a band?

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 10:50 PM

Don't look now but "Beatle" boots are making a comeback. I've seen evidence of this in Hoboken and Williamsburg. Just a matter of time before Manhattan is invaded.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 11:06 PM

8:04 is a chicken haw.....err Rockin Daddy.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 11:07 PM

8:38 has got it down! roosevelt room and lua are so under appreciated! at lease he played breezy at the show!

Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2012 11:15 PM

10:50

Maria Taylor is a total babe. She should do indie playboy.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2012 11:15 PM

I'm not even gonna mention the part about Gandalf's ovaries.

Posted by feathers joshin' around with a brick wall in a thong | November 26, 2012 12:02 AM

PJ Harvey is also a foxy indie babe. Gimme gimme gimme!

* Won Mercury Prize not once but twice!

Posted by Kevin Parker | November 26, 2012 8:06 AM

You know who has fantastic nipples? Jennifer Aniston.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 8:13 AM

Hahahahahahahahahahaha

Fireman Ed quit his "Fireman Ed" routine at Jet games. What a fucking loser.

Posted by Biff Tannen | November 26, 2012 8:20 AM

I'm 44. Fuck off.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 8:54 AM

One for me, and one for you!

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 10:15 AM

Pitchfork dumped on Rihanna's new album. The backlash has begun! First Mr. Bright Eyes, now Chris Brown's girl.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 10:26 AM

My Bright Eye's best of would include the following:

1. Perfect Sonnet
2. Lover I Don't Have To Love
3. Bowl of Oranges
4. We Are Nowhere and It's Now
5. Lua
6. First Day of My Life
7. Land Locked Blues
8. Road To Joy
9. Gold Mine Gutted
10. Arc of Time
11. Take It Easy (Love Nothing)
12. I Believe In Symmetry
13. Light Pollution
14. Easy/Lucky/Free
15. Four Winds
16. Beginner's Mind
17. Ladder Song
18. One For Me, One For You

........and that fills up an 80 minute CD.

Posted by Conor Mullen | November 26, 2012 10:43 AM

10:43

Is there any extra time for a hidden track? Perhaps True Blue?

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 10:56 AM

What is up with all the Hitler and Evan Braun references sprinkled throughout "People's Key"? Very spooky. Has Conor been reading Hitler's Generals again?

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 10:58 AM

All these comments about Badly Drawn Boy made me go pick up his debut album (got it used for $1). Wasn't familiar with him at all before this comment section. This LP is actually surprisingly GOOD! Seriously, thanks for the comments on this guy. Worth checking him out.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 11:03 AM

When are the Doves going to release a new album? Feels like forever and a day.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 11:24 AM

Conor's favorite artist is Lauren Hill. Strange fact yet true.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 11:54 AM

Conor Oberst isn't the "New Bob Dylan". He's the New Jesus Christ.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 2:32 PM

I farted

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 5:34 PM

11:03

That's the power of music right there. If one person from this comment section gets turned on to a new artist or album well then the message forum served its purpose. If you agree or don't agree is irrelevant. People listening to new discovered music is a good thing. In a show of good faith, and to pass it forward, I will pick up this Miles Kane album. There are enough comments endorsing him and I like what I hear on the iTunes 30 second previews.

That's rock n roll mister!

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 5:45 PM

I'd rather see Marty McFly and the Pinheads

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 7:11 PM

I will be purchasing Badly Drawn Boy, Miles Kane, Jake Bugg and Monsters of Folk. Thanks everyone who posted and fought for their beliefs!

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 8:37 PM

"It's not about selling records man...it's about being real."
- Liam Gallagher to Carson Daly on TRL May, 2000.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 8:42 PM

Finally got around to checking out The People's Key. This album is amazing! The build up on Firewall is incredible and clearly one of the best Bright Eyes songs to date.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 8:44 PM

8:44

Is Bright Eyes still officially a band or did Conor disband it? I remember talk of it about a year ago.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 8:47 PM

Is this thread actually still going? All for this piece of crap. Gadzooks the quality of people reading this blog has gone downhill fucking fast

Also this:
"Oberst is generally accepted as the best songwriter of the past decade."

Yeah maybe in the fantasy world you live in you stupid fuck. No one of any merit or with any sense of good taste accepts this.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 9:13 PM

9:13 PM

This threat is still ROCKING and ROLLING. A good old fashioned music chat. Very few threads get this deep these days. I didn't think it took such a polarizing force such as Conor Mullen Oberst, aka Bright Eyes, aka Winona Horowitz lookalike, aka emo girl.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 9:38 PM

The next Bright Eyes is actually Conor J. O'Brien from the band Villagers. They have the same name, same look, same feel. They might be clones in fact.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 9:44 PM

I. Am. Job.

Posted by Miguel | November 26, 2012 10:48 PM

I'd say that when we look back on the 00's Jack White and Conor Oberst will be looked at as the only true rock stars.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 11:04 PM

11:04

WOW...what a statement. So many flaws. Let's start with the obvious ones, you listing Jack White and Conor Oberst.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 11:13 PM

One of my all-time favorite rock disses and it applies to 11:04's comment about Jack White.

“He looks like Zorro on doughnuts.” - Noel Gallagher

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 11:21 PM

I think a better comparison for Oberst would be Neil Young.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 11:37 PM

11:37

UNCLE NEIL !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2012 11:56 PM

Conor Oberst is more like Elliot Smith. God bless his soul!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 11:08 AM

I don't think I have ever met a Conor Oberst fan. Like wise with Nickelback. Who the fuck buys their album? They sell like 7 million every time. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 11:14 AM

Neil Young is God. Conor Oberst is Jimmy Darmody.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 11:40 AM

11:14

You've never met a Bright Eyes fan? You must live in a death metal bubble. Have you ever met an Arcade Fire fan? My Morning Jacket fan? Stephen Malkmus fan? Modest Mouse fan?

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 12:37 PM

Wait...what....there is an arcade on fire?!?!?!?! Somebody call the police and fire department!!!! Get those kids out of there!!!!????!!!!!??????!!!!!!! Arcade fires are the worst.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 12:46 PM

12:37

He said he never met a "Conor Oberst" fan. Not Bright Eyes. He might dislike his solo material...lord knows pitchfork does! I kill myself with these jokes. Too easy. Speaking of Modest Mouse, do they have a new album coming out soon? I feel like it has literally been forever. The world needs more mice in it! Bazinga!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 12:49 PM

You're all wrong. Clearly Conor Oberst = Donovan.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 12:53 PM

Conor = Tiny Tim

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:35 PM

Any news on that arcade fire? I hope all are safe. I remember something similar to that happened at Six Flags Great Adventure in the late 70s.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 2:26 PM

Rock Lobster!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 2:30 PM

Been doing a lot of reading of these comments and here are my rulings:

1. Conor Obest - Talented singer/songwriter

2. Badly Drawn Boy - GREAT debut album, lackluster since

3. Mikes Kane - Very strong debut album and EP. Who knows what he will become.

4. Bob Dylan - Nobody is the new Dylan

5. Neil Young - Still the godfather of grunge

6. comment 10:47 AM sounds like a dick

7. Jennifer Aniston has big nipples

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 3:25 PM

Neil Young and Crazy Horse tonight. Madison Square Garden. Nobody miss it!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 3:44 PM

Ace bar sucks. I like Woody's down in the Chelsea area.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 4:03 PM

3:25

Point #7 on your list is a big "NO SHIT". Who doesn't know that. Every Friends episode featured them. They could cut glass with no problems.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 4:24 PM

I wonder if Conor ever banged Jennifer Aniston. If Adam Duritz did her back in her mid 90's prime, then any male on this planet has a chance.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 4:46 PM

I've had a crush on Jennifer Aniston since I was 13 and Friends premiered on NBC in 1994. What a woman! What awesome nipples! She's perfect.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 5:14 PM

#areolas

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2012 2:50 AM

Neil Young killed it at the garden tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2012 2:59 AM

Arc of Time is a great song

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2012 3:01 AM

The bigger the areolas, the better the woman.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2012 3:01 AM

Ok...so we all know Jennifer Aniston has big nipples right? The question is now whether or not she has big areolas? I say yes!

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2012 3:02 AM

Mike Trout is God

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2012 3:04 AM

I've always wanted to hear Conor cover "Mother" by Pink Floyd. Don't ask why.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2012 3:06 AM

It's kind of unbelievable when you think back and realize how many great songs Conor has written. Truly a new age prophet.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2012 9:46 PM

His magnum opus is Poison Oak.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2012 11:04 PM

How can you people argue over music...conor Dylan and Bob oberst would be ashamed, I'm sure.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 4:27 AM

I TOO HAVE ALWAYS WANTED HIM TO COVER MOTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS AMAZING

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2013 2:38 PM

it most be fun being a musician.

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