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

Watch Bob Boilen's Favorite Live Shows of 2011

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

Read 50 Favorites Of 2011: B-E

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

25 Favorites: From Bon Iver To Diego Garcia

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

Bright Eyes recently performed on World Cafe.

Read Bright Eyes On World Cafe WXPN

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


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.

Watch Bright Eyes, Live In Concert: SXSW 2011

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


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.

Listen Conor Oberst Leads Immigration Law Protest In Song

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


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Read First Listen: Bright Eyes, 'The People's Key'

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

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Listen New Music From Bright Eyes, G-Side And More

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


Read The 50 Most Important Recordings Of The Decade: A-C

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

Listen Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band In Concert

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


Listen Bright Eyes: New Ideas from a 'New Dylan' WXPN

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


Listen All Songs Considered Listeners Pick The Best Music Of 2007

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


Listen Bright Eyes: The Mellowing of a Protest Singer

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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