Bright Eyes


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Conor Oberst brought his head-banging punk band to Turner Hall, inciting a mosh pit, spitting on stage and covering The Clash. more

Sep 15, 2015 10:00 AM Concert Reviews

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Photo credit: CJ Foeckler

Conor Oberst didn’t leave the sold-out crowd at the Pabst Theater hanging too long Saturday night. Just three songs into his set he played the first of what would turn out to be a very generous he,Concert Reviews more

Jun 2, 2014 10:00 AM Concert Reviews 1 Comments

After a second bow with his best-known project Bright Eyes, indie-folk singer Conor Oberst is back to his solo ways. On May 20, he'll release a new solo album on Nonesuch Records, Upside Down Mountain —no Mystic Valley Band this time, which hopefu.. more

Feb 11, 2014 4:00 PM On Music

If many of Wisconsin's alt country/Americana practitioners skew toward honky-tonk good times and general hilarity, Green Bay's Midwestern Charm brings grim equilibrium on the band’s self-titled debut. Loneliness, regret, angst... more

Oct 14, 2012 2:31 AM Album Reviews

It's a big week for new indie-rock albums. For cash-strapped consumers, the revelatory PJ Harvey record is the new release that'll yield the most returns, but listeners able to drop a fifty at the record store can treat themselves to a great spree.. more

Feb 16, 2011 8:48 PM On Music

Bright Eyes will return to Milwaukee for a Sunday, April 3 show at the Riverside Theater, the venue announced this morning. The group will be touring behind its first album in four years, The People's Key, which frontman Conor Oberst recorded afte.. more

Jan 11, 2011 4:11 PM On Music

Saying Titus Andronicus singer Patrick Stickles bears a resemblance to Conor Oberst is akin to saying Owl City sounds faintly like the Postal Service. Stickles’ throaty quiver is the mirror image of Oberst’s, indistinguishable in both timbre and c.. more

Mar 12, 2010 3:50 PM On Music

It’s only February and the 2010 Milwaukee County budget is already imploding—just like all of Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker’s previous budgets that eventually crashed and burned.Walker and a county board committee have agreed more

Feb 25, 2010 12:00 AM Expresso 3 Comments

It looks like that long-rumored Conor Oberst/Jim Jones/M. Ward collaboration is actually going to happen: Monsters of Folk—wow what a name—will release their debut album on Sept. 22, according to a press release sent out this morning that promises.. more

Jun 12, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

The Milwaukee Brewers face off against their rivals to the south, the Chicago Cubs, again today at 6:05 p.m.,Today in Milwaukee more

May 9, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

The band name "Soy un Caballo" means "I am a Horse" in Spanish, the group's lyrics are in French and the main songwriting duo of Aurélie Muller and Thomas Van Cottom come from Belgium. Luckily for those skittish about a little taste,CD more

Apr 21, 2009 12:00 AM Album Reviews

It’s a morose thought, but could the country’s economic situation actually be A Christmas Carol ,Today in Milwaukee more

Jan 2, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 1 Comments

The last several years have seen Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith, who plays an 8 p Destination Unknown ,Today in Milwaukee more

Sep 28, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 1 Comments

Eisley is an odd but promising indie-rock act prone to poppy, Coldplay-ish pianos and com Cassagaga ,Today in Milwaukee more

May 3, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Probably 20 million raised and spent for a third place finish in the New York suburb of Florida, and Rudy is ready to walk the plank. How sad. Think about the advisers to Rudy, including Bob Kasten and Norman Podhoretz who demanded that we bomb Ir.. more

Jan 30, 2008 5:00 AM News Features

January 03, 2008 Althoughit can sometimes feel like Milwaukee's music scene is a t Shepherd Express ,Music Feature more

Jan 3, 2008 12:00 AM Music Feature

October 25, 2007 Indie rock took a beating in the blogosphere last week. In a series o New Yorker ,Concert Reviews more

Dec 12, 2007 12:00 AM Concert Reviews 1 Comments

Sure, everyone demands MPS do something about its horrendous achievement gap between black Could you describe or explain the Guest Expressions campaign? ,Taking Liberties more

Nov 12, 2007 12:00 AM Taking Liberties

Bright Eyes' grand return to the Pabst was a little anticlimactic, although that's not necessarily a bad thing. Last time Milwaukee saw young Mr. Oberst, he was being dragged off stage by an exasperated handler, following a clusterfuck finale fill.. more

Oct 23, 2007 4:00 AM On Music