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Phoebe Bridgers & Conor Oberst brought Better Oblivion to NYC (pics, video)

Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst‘s tour supporting their debut album as Better Oblivion Community Center stopped in NYC on Friday for the first two of three sold out “meetings” – Bowery Ballroom on Friday (3/29), and Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (3/30). Along with songs from their new album, Conor and Phoebe performed joint takes on a few Bright Eyes songs, including “Lua,” (where they traded verses like they have in the past) “Easy/Lucky/Free,” “Lime Tree,” and “Train Under Water.” Their set also included some songs from Phoebe’s debut album Stranger in the Alps, and a cover of The Replacements’ “Can’t Hardly Wait” that they’ve been doing throughout the tour. See setlists and video from the first two nights in NYC below, and check out pictures from Friday at Bowery Ballroom in the gallery above.

Lala Lala and Christian Lee Hutson opened, with Christian pulling triple duty, playing in the Better Oblivion Community Center band and joining Lala Lala for a song in addition to his own set of folk songs with wry lyrics. They’ll do it again tonight (4/1) at Brooklyn Steel for BOCC’s third NYC show, which is sold out.

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Setlist: Better Oblivion Community Center @ Bowery Ballroom, 3/29/2019 (via)
My City
Big Black Heart
Sleepwalkin’
Lime Tree (Bright Eyes)
Forest Lawn
Exception to the Rule
Can’t Hardly Wait (The Replacements)
Chesapeake
Dylan Thomas
Service Road
Little Trouble
Lua (Bright Eyes)
Funeral (Phoebe Bridgers)
Didn’t Know What I Was in For

Encore:
Scott Street (Phoebe Bridgers)
Easy/Lucky/Free (Bright Eyes)
Dominos

Setlist: Better Oblivion Community Center @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 3/30/2019 (via)
Didn’t Know What I Was in For
Dylan Thomas
Big Black Heart
Forest Lawn
Would You Rather (Phoebe Bridgers)
Exception to the Rule
Can’t Hardly Wait (The Replacements)
Chesapeake
Service Road
Little Trouble
Sleepwalkin’
Train Under Water (Bright Eyes)
Funeral (Phoebe Bridgers)
My City

Encore:
Scott Street (Phoebe Bridgers)
Easy/Lucky/Free (Bright Eyes)
Dominos

photos by Ellen Qbertplaya

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