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Music, All Shook Down Conor Oberst Inc. Takes Over the Fillmore

Conor Oberst Inc. Takes Over the Fillmore

Conor Oberst M. Ward The Felice Brothers The Fillmore, San Francisco October 3, 2015 Better Than: Listening to I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning alone in your room and trying to understand why high school is so cruel. “Conor and…
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Music, All Shook Down Weird Al Gets "Tacky," Eddie Vedder Gets Angry, and Conor Oberst Gets Vindicated

Weird Al Gets "Tacky," Eddie Vedder Gets Angry, and Conor Oberst Gets Vindicated

"43 Bumper Stickers and a "YOLO" license plate, Bring along my coupon book whenever I'm on a date."Lyrics from "Tacky", Weird Al Yankovic's parody of Pharrell's "Happy". The video features Margaret Cho in yellow lederhosen -- yay! "At some point…
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Music, All Shook Down David Bowie Is Too Cool For Awards Shows

David Bowie Is Too Cool For Awards Shows

This week's music news, via the mouths of musicians: "I just watched Ellen Page come out! Wow! What a speech! Congrats! #HRC #TimeToThrive"Lance Bass, in the audience, as the actress came out at a Human Rights Campaign Event (Twitter)"Never underestimate…
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Music, All Shook Down Music Quotes of the Week: Yeezy Gets Humble, Odd Future Gets Rejected, Madonna Gets Sick

Music Quotes of the Week: Yeezy Gets Humble, Odd Future Gets Rejected, Madonna Gets Sick

A summary of this week's news, via the mouths of musicians and media:"If we can raise $300,000 for Cancer For College I will face off with you in the greatest drum vs. cowbell showdown the world has ever seen. We…
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Music, Hardly Strictly Surprises That Won't Be in the Park

Hardly Strictly Surprises That Won't Be in the Park

As Bush-era Secretary of Defense and aspiring Zen poet Donald Rumsfeld once said, there are known unknowns and unknown unknowns. That is, there are things we know we don't know, and things we don't know we don't know. This bit…
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Music, Presented by Conor: How Bright Eyes Got a Stage at Hardly Strictly

Presented by Conor: How Bright Eyes Got a Stage at Hardly Strictly

Conor Oberst is the unwaveringly frank songwriter and voice behind Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos, and the Mystic Valley Band, sure, but he's also got another cool gig: guest booker at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. For the past three years, Oberst has had…
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Music, How to Do Hardly Strictly: Four Ways to Approach the Massive Music Festival

How to Do Hardly Strictly: Four Ways to Approach the Massive Music Festival

You can't just go into a festival with more than 80 acts on the lineup willy-nilly. You need a plan, a strategy, a set of reasonable goals. But given the sprawling stages, and the musical variety at hand, how should…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • The best of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Conor Oberst's rollicking roots-rock, numerous unscheduled appearances by Led Zep members Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, Del McCoury's bluegrass band taking requests, and the fact that the free festival wasn't insanely…
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Music, All Shook Down The Best of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2012: Friday, Oct. 5

The Best of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2012: Friday, Oct. 5

See also: * The Best of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Saturday, Oct. 6 * The Best of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Sunday, Oct. 7 * Slideshow: Onstage at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass * Slideshow: The Faces of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Chuck Prophet takes…
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Music, All Shook Down Photos: Conor Oberst, Ben Kweller, and Jenny Lewis Play Impromptu Set at the Riptide

Photos: Conor Oberst, Ben Kweller, and Jenny Lewis Play Impromptu Set at the Riptide

Conor Oberst Jenny Lewis Ben Kweller Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 The Riptide Behold, the embarrassment of riches brought by Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: After the three of them spent the better part of Friday afternoon rocking the Rooster stage at the…
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Music, All Shook Down Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2012: The Full, Final Lineup Is Gigantic

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2012: The Full, Final Lineup Is Gigantic

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is the music festival that just won't stop growing. We've posted pieces of the lineup as they've become public -- and thought we'd seen most of it -- but it turns out there have been even more…
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Music, All Shook Down How to Get Your Band a Record Deal (Without Being on TV)

How to Get Your Band a Record Deal (Without Being on TV)

So you're in a band, you're just starting out, and, yes, you want a record deal so the world can hear your musical genius. We all know the big boys only sign people from reality television competitions now, so what…
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Music, Hear This Bright Eyes: Show Preview

Bright Eyes: Show Preview

Two words: Conor Oberst. We'd put money on the fact that a whole bunch of people reading this just swooned at the mere sight of his name, because the Bright Eyes frontman has enjoyed (and at times suffered) a near-obsessive…
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Music, All Shook Down Helpful Advice: How To Survive NOT Going To SXSW

Helpful Advice: How To Survive NOT Going To SXSW

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Music, All Shook Down Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Day 1: This Is About Coming Together

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Day 1: This Is About Coming Together

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Day 1Oct. 2, 2010 @ Golden Gate ParkBetter than: chasing a fox out the hen house.  San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
festival sings America. The annual outdoor concert is about coming together:
scores of rootsy musicians, a half-million or more…
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Music, All Shook Down Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: 10 Bands You Should Not Miss

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: 10 Bands You Should Not Miss

San Francisco's annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival is kind of like a choose-your-own-adventure novel. You could pick any number of themes to select the acts you want to see -- old punk pioneers, roots music up-and-comers, etc.-- and follow one…
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Music, Hear This The Bridge School Benefit

The Bridge School Benefit

In the fall of 1978, Neil Young's rather prosperous '70s came to a heartrending halt when his son was born with cerebral palsy. Neil coped, as he puts it, by "shutting it down totally." Wife Pegi coped by co-founding the…
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Music, Still Flyin’ hosts the reggae pop party

Still Flyin’ hosts the reggae pop party

It's said that history repeats itself, a tenet to which music certainly isn't immune. This past decade bears striking similarities to the dawn of the DIY era, in the build of a serious music movement counterbalanced by bands bent on…
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Music, All Shook Down The Weekend Hitlist: Mountain Goats, Exotic Erotics and A Big Benefit

The Weekend Hitlist: Mountain Goats, Exotic Erotics and A Big Benefit

It's another beautiful San Francisco weekend, and as usual there are lots of great things to do around the city after you've gotten your High School Musical 3 fix: Friday night join me at the Fillmore to see the Mountain…
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Music, Reviewed Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst

Oberst has the tendency to be heavy-handed with metaphor and with language in general, often reading like a hipper, more literate version of a 16-year-old's poetry journal. His newest effort, recorded in a rural Mexican locale dubbed Valle Místico, doesn't…
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