Giveaway: Conor Oberst plays indoors at the Fillmore

You might have heard recently that, for the first time in a number of years, '00s indie star Conor Oberst is not — we repeat, NOT — playing Hardly Strictly Bluegrass this year. But fear not! You won't have to go through 2018 without your annual Oberst fix. On the very same weekend of this year's festival, Oberst is playing the revered Fillmore for show with his longtime band the Mystic Valley Band behind him, as part of their tour of the West. For those who were too young or too old to absorb new music in the early aughts: [...]

By |October 3, 2018|Tags: |

Review + Photos: Conor Oberst at the Fox

Conor Oberst (photo: Jon Bauer) Also Titled: How To Be Sad in Public I have seen Conor Oberst live over 15 times in the last seven years, but the last time I saw him at the Fox was in 2011 with Bright Eyes. Within time, I have gone from a fangirl waiting outside for hours to someone that gets there 30 minutes before door. I hug the friends I've met since the first time I saw Oberst at Hardly Strictly in 2010. Somehow their infatuation with him hasn't shimmered down. I join them by the front of the stage, until I [...]

By |May 15, 2017|Tags: |

Conor Oberst, Jim James welcome M. Ward to Fillmore for Hardly Strictly encore

Conor Oberst (photo: Joshua Huver) Conor Oberst convinced his friends to stick around Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival an extra day for a special engagement at The Fillmore on Saturday night, October 1. One day after commanding the lineup at the festival’s Rooster Stage all day on Friday, Oberst brought Miwi La Lupa and Jim James of My Morning Jacket for an encore performance indoors a few short hours after the festival had wrapped up for the day. Oberst even convinced M. Ward to show up early and stay late to twice perform a pair of songs from their 2009 folk supergroup [...]

By |October 4, 2016|Tags: , |

Conor Oberst, Jim James heavy features for Hardly Strictly 2016

Conor Oberst, the prince of early 2000s indie giant Bright Eyes, will be a major feature in this year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Not only is he getting an entire stage to curate on Friday, September 30, but he and fellow crooner Jim James of My Morning Jacket will be sharing a special headlining bill at The Fillmore on Saturday, October 1. The theme for Hardly Strictly's Rooster Stage on Friday is listed as "Conor Brings Friends For Friday" and features Twin Limb (who will be hitting the road in support of Jim James in November), MiWi La Lupa, who opens [...]

By |September 26, 2016|Tags: , |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Milo Greene, Conor Oberst and more

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Thursday, October 1st Parade of Lights, LEX, Stefan Pruett @ Rickshaw Stop 8pm, $12, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, October 1st The Word, Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers @ The Fillmore 9pm, $27.50, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, October 1st Milo Greene, Over [...]

By |September 30, 2015|Tags: , |

The emo kid’s guide to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

The first time I went to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass was 2010. This was the first time I saw Conor Oberst live. I had been a fan for 5 years, but I was barely 18 and barely going to shows on a monthly basis. My friends were more consumed by the fact that Kirsten Dunst could be seen backstage from where we were standing, while I was consumed by the fact that I was quickly becoming obsessed. Since then, I have seen Conor Oberst (in all his projects, except Monsters of Folk) 13 times, (which can either be the most impressive [...]

Review & Photos: Conor Oberst, The Felice Brothers @ The Fillmore, 10/5/13

After a Friday performance at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Omaha's Conor Oberst extended his Bay Area weekend with an evening show at The Fillmore on Saturday evening. Admittedly, having not attended Friday's daytime outdoor show, I report without the preexisting knowledge of how Oberst approached his HSB set. Regardless of what he had already played for the day-drinking Golden Gate Park audience, Saturday night's setlist certainly felt like a special one. To say that Conor Oberst's career has been longwinded would be an understatement. Under the 18 year old moniker Bright Eyes, Oberst churned out an epic 9 studio albums, a [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Conor Oberst, The Felice Brothers @ The Fillmore

Fall at The Fillmore marches on this Saturday with an evening of monster indie folk acts featuring Conor Oberst and The Felice Brothers and, once again, The Bay Bridged has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky fan. Oberst, known for his work with Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos, and Monsters of Folk, has reportedly been playing tracks from all of these acts on his tour with Catskills natives The Felice Brothers, and the recently reunited Desaparecidos just released their third new recording, a 7-inch featuring the tracks "Te Amo Camila Vallejo" and "The Underground Man", which you can [...]

No service fees tomorrow on select Warfield, Regency Ballroom, & Mountain Winery shows

In a special one-day deal, Goldenvoice will be charging no service fees for tickets purchased on October 1, 2013 from 10am to 10pm for select October shows at The Warfield, Regency Ballroom, and Mountain Winery — be sure to use the password "Rocktober". You can buy tickets at Next month's highlights include the emo-folk of Conor Oberst, Scottish post-Britpop alt-rock band Travis (whom some would argue were like the original Coldplay, but better), and British DJ Bonobo. This post is sponsored by Goldenvoice.

By |September 30, 2013|Tags: , , |

Fall at The Fillmore starts tonight with Superchunk & Mikal Cronin; The Bay Bridged giving away tickets to 8 shows!

San Francisco's The Fillmore is bringing back its annual Fall at The Fillmore series for 2013, and things will kick off tonight with sets from Superchunk and the City's own Mikal Cronin. Superchunk is celebrating the release of its tenth studio album, I Hate Music, out August 20 on Merge, the label founded in 1989 by the North Carolina punk act's Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan and which released Cronin's latest and greatest album MCII back in May. This year, The Bay Bridged is teaming up with the legendary venue at the corner of Geary and Fillmore for a series [...]

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