Live Review: Bright Eyes w/ Christian Lee Hudson @ The Anthem — 4/9/22

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Bright Eyes performs at The Anthem on April 9, 2022. (Photo by David LaMason)

Introducing “Mariana Trench,” Conor Oberst, the lyricist/vocalist for Omaha-bred indie folk band Bright Eyes said, “There’s been a lot more ups than downs these last few years.”  “Mariana Trench” is the fourth track on the band’s newest album, Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was, and it was also the fourth song played by the band in their recent set at The Anthem.

Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was was released after a long hiatus — it had been nine years since the release of their previous album, 2011’s The People’s Key — in 2020. As Conor drolly pointed out, it did not go particularly well. They were only now getting to tour behind that album.

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Ticket Giveaway: Bright Eyes @ The Anthem, 4/9/22

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Bright Eyes (Photo by Shawn Brackbill)

Indie rock darlings Bright Eyes returned in 2020 after a nine-year hiatus, and this year the Omaha, Nebraska band is on tour to promote their lastest album, Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was, available now via Dead Oceans! Bright Eyes perform at The Anthem in DC on Saturday, April 9.

Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets for you to see the show!

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Live Review: Better Oblivion Community Center @ Black Cat — 4/3/19

BOCC8 Better Oblivion Community Center rocks the Black Cat on April 3, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

Songwriting partnerships are sort of like a stew — some combinations taste great by themselves but not necessarily together, but then there are pairs that seem to take those individual flavors and create something that you couldn’t conceive of not having existed before. A sold-out crowd at Black Cat sampled such a stew in Better Oblivion Community Center recently. Continue Reading

Ticket Giveaway: Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes) @ 9:30 Club, 7/26/17

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Conor Oberst released his eighth studio album, Salutations, via Nonesuch Records in March. He’s about to launch a tour this week, and he will arrive in DC for a show at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, July 26. You can win tickets to see him with Parklife DC.

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