album review: conor oberst:: conor oberst::: merge
  • MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008

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What's in a name? If you're indie rock's most emo-centric pusher of pouty, acoustic poetry, plenty...especially considering this release marks the first time in thirteen years Conor Oberst hasn't hid behind any trusty monikers (Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos, Commander Venus). Free of pseudonyms, this self titled affair should, by definition, come detached from the puppet masters strings. Honest, stripped down, a piece of meat ready for your consumption; Oberst tears the doors off the closet here. Except, he's always done that with his various projects, so what exactly is the point? KEEP READING - david pitz

conor oberst on tour
08/22/08 - Festival Grounds - Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM
08/23/08 - Academy 2 - Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
08/24/08 - Festival Grounds - Reading, UNITED KINGDOM
08/26/08 - Wedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth, UNITED KINGDOM
08/27/08 - Electric Ballroom - London, UNITED KINGDOM
08/28/08 - Manchester Academy - Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
08/30/08 - Inveraray Castle - Inveraray, UNITED KINGDOM
08/31/08 - Stradbally Estate - Co. Laois, IRELAND
09/02/08 - Melkweg - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
09/03/08 - Botanique - Brussels, BELGIUM
09/04/08 - Den Atelier - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG
09/05/08 - Rote Fabrik - Zurich, SWITZERLAND
09/07/08 - Backstage - Munich, GERMANY
09/08/08 - Studenski Centre - Zagreb, CROATIA
09/10/08 - The Roxy - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
09/11/08 - Columbiaclub - Berlin, GERMANY
09/12/08 - Gloria - Cologne, GERMANY
09/13/08 - Le Nouveau Casino - Paris, FRANCE
09/14/08 - Support Act - Lemon Tree Gardens - North Dorset, UNITED KINGDOM 09/20/08 - Anchor Inn - Omaha, NE
09/21/08 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN
09/22/08 - Bijou Theatre - Knoxville, TN
09/23/08 - George's Majestic Lounge - Fayetteville, AR
09/24/08 - The Lyric Oxford - Oxford, MS
09/25/08 - Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
09/27/08 - Zilker Park - Austin, TX
10/02/08 - Palace Theatre - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
10/03/08 - The Tivoli - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
10/04/08 - Enmore Theatre - Newtown, AUSTRALIA
10/21/08 - Music Box @ Fonda - Los Angeles, CA
10/22/08 - Music Box @ Fonda - Los Angeles, CA
10/24/08 - Warfield Theatre - San Francisco, CA
11/08/08 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
11/09/08 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY

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Conor Oberst on Myspace

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