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A Double Dose of Bright Eyes

March 4th, 2011


Bright Eyes began in mid-’90s Omaha, Nebraska, when Conor Oberst sought out a new band for his songwriting to be featured, ultimately, on Saddle Creek Records, the label he founded with his brother. Oberst was eventually joined by a rotating group of musicians before he finally settled in with Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott as permanent members. Many years and acclaimed EPs and LPs later, Bright Eyes (above, playing “Jejune Stars” on Late Show with David Letterman) are still going strong, having just released their seventh studio album, The People’s Key, just a few weeks ago. And with that in mind, the band—and Superchunk and Wild Flag—heads our way for two shows at Radio City Music Hall next week. Wednesday’s is sold out, but you can still get tickets to see them on Tuesday. And let’s face it, you really should!