Phoebe Bridgers brought out Conor Oberst, covered Sheryl Crow at MHOW (pics, video)
One of our favorite new artists, Phoebe Bridgers, returned to NYC this week in continued support of her excellent 2017 debut on Dead Oceans, Stranger in the Alps (our 11th favorite LP of the year). She's here for two sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg shows, the first of which was last night (2/22). Phoebe had a few surprises in store, like when she brought out Conor Oberst to sing his part on "Would You Rather," and when she ended the show with a cover of Sheryl Crow's "If It Makes You Happy" with both Conor and opener Soccer Mommy on stage. It was also Phoebe's drummer's 21st birthday, and the crowd sang him "Happy Birthday" and balloons were pushed into the crowd during the song "Scott St."
Opener Soccer Mommy (aka Sophie Allison) is another great act whose music pairs perfectly with Phoebe's. Soccer Mommy is set to release her debut album Clean on Fat Possum next week (3/2), but it's streaming now, so if you went to the show last night and liked what you heard (or you're going tonight and want to get a preview) (or you're just curious), listen here.
Phoebe and Soccer Mommy do it again at the same venue tonight, and again, it's sold out. Watch a video of Phoebe's Sheryl Crow cover and see a pic of the Conor Oberst duet, below. More pics of Phoebe, Conor, and Soccer Mommy are in the gallery above.
photos by Sachyn Mital