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Conor Oberst

  • Music

    November 28, 2013
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    May 13, 2013

    The ten most timid musicians

    There's a long history of musicians who suffered from and overcame (or sometimes didn't overcome) crippling shyness, anxiety and stage fright to fulfill their dreams of standing in the spotlight. That spotlight, it's a cruel, uncaring light. So bright. So uncomfortably warm. Everyone's staring at yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: the Fray, the Lumineers, Leftover Salmon, Drake and more

    Welcome to the weekend! The sun's hiding this morning and rain's in the forecast for the next few days, but even that can't dampen spirits today. The Nuggets destroyed the Lakers last night, and you've got another full slate of local goodness on tap this weekend: Tonight the Fray kicks off a two-nig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Review: Cursive at Larimer Lounge, 2/12/12

    CURSIVE @ LARIMER LOUNGE | 2/12/12 If it's possible that there's a good time to find out that the first person you said "I love you" to is marrying the girl he dumped you for, you could do worse than the middle of a Cursive show. I'm not saying this happened to me (Congratulations, Joey), but if it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Summer's Ending: 8 Great Weekend Roadtrips You Need to Take Now

    National Park Service​It's the first week of August, so it's likely that many of you are experiencing Endofsummeritis. You may think there's nothing you can do but watch the slow creep to winter, and before you know it, you will be shoveling your car out of six feet of snow while icicle tears form ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Review: Bright Eyes at the Fillmore, 6/5/11

    ​BRIGHT EYES at THE FILLMORE, 6/5/11"It was a bit bittersweet to think that this might be the last time Bright Eyes plays Denver."

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Bright Eyes Boulder Theater show announced

    ​Anyone who missed Bright Eyes' show last night at the Fillmore, will get another chance to see Conor Oberst and company, as the Boulder Theater just announced a date with the band on Tuesday, August 9. Tickets ($30 in advance and $35 day of show) go on sale this Friday, June 9.

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Tonight: Little Brazil at the Hi-Dive

    ​Little Brazil (playing tonight at the hi-dive with the Photo Atlas and Take to the Oars) began as the solo project of Landon Hedges, following his time in big name acts like Tim Kasher's The Good Life and the Conor Oberst-led Desparecidos. Eventually Hedges decided fill out his pretty guitar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Win Bright Eyes prize pack, including merch and a pair of tickets to the Fillmore show

    Bright Eyes has sure come a long way since we saw him open up for the Gloria Record up in Boulder at Club 156 sometime in the late '90s. Back then, Conor Oberst was awkward kid with a guitar slung over his shoulder singing awkward songs with a tentative voice. Since then, of course, he's grown into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Indie collaborations: Are they taking cues from hip-hop?

    ​The National and Sharon Van Etten recorded a song for the Win Win soundtrack. It leaked yesterday, but Fox Searchlight has pretty well scrubbed the legal-ish streams. Regardless, the two artists are a good fit, Matt Berninger's sleepy baritone makes a seamless companion for Van Etten's own ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus talks bagpipes, Bright Eyes and the Boss

    ​ Titus Andronicus is frightfully serious about punk rock. The group of well-read, New Jersey-bred twenty-somethings recently released The Monitor, a concept album about the Civil War that contains spoken-word, era-appropriate interludes, male-female call-and-response, and three track punk su ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2010

    Titus Andronicus

    Wednesday, September 15, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Band of Horses at the Ogden: It's that booty-rocking funeral music!

    Photos by Joe Tone​Band of Horses • Co. • 03.16.10 | Ogden Theatre There are certain tricks storytellers use, moves that keep the audience's minds or livers from getting anxious and hitting the bar. Band of Horses owns a heavy arsenal of those tricks -- but we'll get to that shortly.

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    NPR's All Songs Considered weighs in on the best music of 2009

    ​Last time we checked, there's still a good four months left until the end of the year. Regardless, that hasn't stopped Bob Boilen and company from NPR's All Songs Considered from weighing in on the best music of 2009 (so far). Actually, check that -- the results, which were posted on the show's b ... More >>

  • Music

    July 9, 2009

    David Dondero

    Monday, July 13, Meadowlark, 303-293-0251.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    Rocky Mountain Low top seller at Wax Trax

    Rocky Mountain Low, a compilation of Colorado underground bands of the late 1970s, was the top seller at Wax Trax for the week of May 17. Green Day's new album came in second, while Peaches, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Obits grabbed slots in the top five. See the full breakdown after the jump.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    Steve Earle grabs top spot at Twist and Shout

    Steve Earle, who performed songs from his new Townes Van Zandt tribute album at Twist & Shout last Friday, beat out Green Day for the top spot on the store's best seller list for the week of May 17. Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, Iron & Wine and Conor Oberst continue to hold down spots in the top te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Bob Dylan grabs top spot at Twist and Shout

    Bob Dylan's latest disc, Together Through Life, was the top seller for the second week in a row at Twist and Shout, while new releases from Ben Harper, Isis, Peaches and St. Vincent rounded out the list for the week ending May 10. See the full breakdown after the jump.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Pleistocene top seller at Wax Trax

    For the week ending May 10, local glacial rockers Pleistocene topped Wax Trax's best seller list with their new album, The Mammoth and the Microchip. New releases by Bob Dylan, Metric, Cursive and Isis also earned spots in the top five. See the full breakdown after the jump.

  • Music

    April 2, 2009

    The Show Is the Rainbow

    Friday, April 3, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Week in Review: 1/26/09 - 1/30/09

    In terms of music news this was a slower week in the Mile High City. The biggest items were news of Overcasters being invited to perform at South By Southwest on the heels of a particularly harrowing trip to the East Coast a few weeks ago with the Fluid, followed closely by DJ Vajra's inclusion in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Springsteen, Modest Mouse, Conor Oberst shows announced

    Modest Mouse visits CU's Balch Fieldhouse February 28. As we reported earlier today, Bruce Springsteen's April 10 Pepsi Center show was announced today, but it's also been a busy week for other concert announcements, including Modest Mouse's February 28 gig at CU's Balch Fieldhouse, Conor Oberst's A ... More >>

  • Music

    January 8, 2009

    Zack Nichols

    Bright Eyes EP
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Paper Bird, the Autumn Film, Laura Goldhamer, Chuck Potashner & Rob Drabkin at the Oriental Theater

    Paper Bird, The Autumn Film, Laura Goldhamer, Chuck Potashner, Rob DrabkinWednesday, November 26, 2008Oriental TheatreBetter than: The typical Thanksgiving birdThanksgiving Eve (that's a thing, right?) is always a good night to get out and have a little fun, unless maybe you're the one stuck cooking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008
  • Music

    October 16, 2008

    Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band

    Thursday, October 16, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    August 21, 2008

    Conor Oberst

    Conor Oberst
    Merge Records

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2008
  • Music

    April 17, 2008

    David Dondero and the Entire State of Florida

    Saturday, April 19, Larimer Lounge, 303-292-3666.

  • Music

    April 10, 2008

    Freeloader

    The best in legitimate, artist-approved downloads.

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Year's to You

    The Fray's Isaac Slade and Joe King sound off on their favorite albums of 2007.

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2007
  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Bright Eyes

    Saturday, April 28, Buell Theatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    On the Download

    Linking you to the best in legitimate, artist-approved exclusives.

  • Music

    November 23, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    Jenny Lewis

    Saturday, September 30, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Have Strum, Will Travel

    David Dondero's road-weary folk is picking up speed.

  • Music

    November 3, 2005

    Bright Eyes

    Monday, November 7, and Tuesday, November 8, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.

  • Music

    February 17, 2005

    Beep Beep

    Friday, February 18, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Music

    February 3, 2005

    Bright Eyes

    I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning and Digital Ash in a Digital Urn (Saddle Creek)

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    David Dondero

    Thursday, November 11, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959.

  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    Electric Company

    As pop eats itself, the Faint gives birth to new sounds and vibrations.

  • Music

    April 1, 2004

    Now It's Overhead

    Fall Back Open (Saddle Creek)

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    Statistics

    Leave Your Name (Jade Tree)

  • Music

    October 9, 2003

    Tales From the Script

    With its fourth and most compelling album, Cursive walks it like it writes it.

  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    Critic's Choice

    Rilo Kiley

  • Music

    February 21, 2002

    Spanish Inquisition

    Outspoken and a little bit angry, Desaparecidos uses artful indie pop to question everything.

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

  • Music

    April 13, 2000

    Little Boy Blue

    Conor Oberst sees the world through Bright Eyes.

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