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Concerts

Conor Oberst, a rock 'n' roll lifer at the age of 31, played a two-hour set with his band Bright Eyes at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Tex.

April 2, 2011 Watch Conor Oberst cap this year's festival with a monster show from Austin's Auditorium Shores.

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November 10, 2008 Hear the Bright Eyes singer perform songs from his solo album live with the Mystic Valley Band.

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January 29, 2005 Hear Bright Eyes perform live at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club, with Tilly and the Wall, CocoRosie.

Studio Sessions

Bright Eyes recently performed on World Cafe.

May 23, 2011 Oberst discusses the origins of his new album, The People's Key, and performs in the WXPN studio.

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December 26, 2007 The primary musical vehicle for wunderkind Conor Oberst has made him a star.

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Interviews & Profiles

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December 26, 2007 The primary musical vehicle for wunderkind Conor Oberst has made him a star.

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April 10, 2007 In "Make a Plan to Love Me," Conor Oberst and his band craft a gentle throwback to the '60s.

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Discover Songs

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October 11, 2010 Watch videos for two new songs protesting Arizona's immigration law.

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November 16, 2009 We begin our 50 most important recordings of the decade with composer John Adams.

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December 20, 2007 Tens of thousands of listeners voted for the year's best CDs, with Radiohead coming out on top.

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April 6, 2007 Bright Eyes crafts a duet that brings to mind a casual discussion between two world-weary singers.

March 22, 2007 Bob Boilen speaks with reviewers Robert Christgau, Will Hermes and Meredith Ochs about the new C...

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March 8, 2007 Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst is a gifted and prolific songwriter, accomplishing more by the...

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November 16, 2006 A mash-up of Cuban rhythms and Coldplay; Los Angeles rapper Pigeon John; Atlanta art rock trio H...

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December 16, 2005 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen counts down listener picks for the 10 best CDs of 2005, wit...

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December 16, 2005 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen takes an in-depth look at the year's best music.

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November 16, 2005 A stunning live recording from Wilco; Live music from Nebraska's Bright Eyes; Tribal art pop by ...

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August 3, 2005 Halfway through the year and the songs are strong. Newer artists like Bright Eyes and Flotation ...

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January 12, 2005 Bob Boilen speaks with All Things Considered music reviewers Mikel Jollett, Tom Moon and Meredit...

December 27, 2004 Below are the 20 most mentioned songs from both listeners and reviewers with randomly selected c...

November 16, 2004 The pre-teen sister duo Smoosh; Self-professed has been William Shatner; Dream pop veterans Luna...

News

The Antlers will debut the group's new album, live on NPR Music, from the Parish in Austin, TX on Mar. 17.  The band is just one of more than a dozen featured on this year's SXSW coverage from NPR Music.

March 1, 2011 Check out our full lineup of the bands we'll be featuring at this year's SXSW music festival.

Conor Oberst staged a 14-band benefit concert last summer on a street in his hometown of Omaha, Neb., to raise awareness about immigration laws.

January 31, 2011 The Bright Eyes singer says he feels compelled to take a political stand on immigration laws.

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Reviews

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April 6, 2007 Bright Eyes crafts a duet that brings to mind a casual discussion between two world-weary singers.

December 16, 2005 Tom Moon's picks for the year's best CDs range from lo-fi indie folk to rediscovered jazz.

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February 6, 2007 Listeners share their favorite Valentine's Day songs and the stories of how they came to love them.

Sufjan Stevens performing at the bandshell at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park on August 3, 2011.

December 27, 2011 Bob Boilen salutes his 15 favorite live concerts. What were your most memorable shows this year?

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December 5, 2011 The list of our 50 favorite albums includes Bright Eyes and more artists from B to E.

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June 14, 2011 The list of our 25 favorite albums of the year so far includes Diego Garcia and more artists B-D.

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January 30, 2011 Hear the Omaha band's adventurous, career-defining new album before its Feb. 15 release date.

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January 4, 2011 All Songs Considered has a cut from Bright Eyes' new album — arguably the best the band has made.

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