Phoebe Bridgers releases Conor Oberst cover to help support LA’s Bootleg Theater
During this concert-less time, a lot of venues need support and have been launching fundraisers to help stay alive while they're forced to temporarily close, and Phoebe Bridgers is helping out one of those venues, Los Angeles' Bootleg Theater. She says it's the venue where she met her Better Oblivion Community Center bandmate Conor Oberst, and she tweeted out a video of herself covering Conor's "Mamah Borthwick (A Sketch)" from his 2016 album Ruminations, along with a link to a GoFundMe to help out Bootleg Theater. The cover sounds as great as you'd expect -- watch/listen:
Here's more from the Bootleg Theater's GoFundMe:
As most of you know, we here at Bootleg Theater are a small, independently-run team dedicated to providing a safe space for some of the most cutting-edge performances and unforgettable experiences in Los Angeles. It deeply saddens us that due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), our only viable option for now is to close our doors and hope for the best. It is uncertain if and/or when we will be able to open our doors again, so we would like to take this time to thank every single one of you who has supported us before in any way, shape, or form.
Our box office staff, bartenders, security, sound engineers, and day-to-day staff rely on our regular programming for work. Today, we are asking you to help our incredible, dedicated staff members make ends meet during this time of crisis in which we cannot operate as expected. All proceeds will be dispersed evenly to our staff. Thank you so, so much in advance for your time and kindness.
You can donate here.