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Bright Eyes

You never know which Conor Oberst is going to show up. Last spring at the Ogden, it was the recalcitrant hero, tiny and hidden behind his aren't-I-tortured bangs and a keyboard, reluctantly forging the indie electronica from Digital Ash in a Digital Urn, backed by members of the Faint. Then, of course, there's the larger-than-life garrulous guitar-slinger, swigging bottle after bottle and warming up the crowd with lines like "I'd put a fucking gun to my head before I'd live in your state" -- which Fort Worth was treated to earlier this year. But as any Bright Eyes devotee can tell you, it doesn't matter who appears -- the good, the bad or the ugly -- because the music speaks for itself. Sometimes it even has to apologize. Expect the more polite, folk-rocking Nebraska boy from I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning to be at the Boulder Theater this week -- well, at least on Tuesday night for a live e-town recording with Eliza Gilkyson.


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