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: , |

Review & Photos: Jim James @ The Fillmore, 5/12/13

On Sunday night, May 12, Jim James floated onto the Fillmore stage looking like he had just been electrocuted. His mess of hair and beard frizzed wildly in every direction and his crazy-eyed stare poured into each fan in the front row, one by one, as he reached out to touch their fingertips - and then bowed to the crowd in Namaste. His humble entrance was endearing, and kind of hilarious. His wide-eyed stare got comically creepy after piercing my soul for a few seconds too long and about two feet away from my face, but it was obvious he [...]

By |May 14, 2013|Tags: |
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