While Conor Oberst has been busy crossing the country as a solo artist and with the Monsters of Folk for a few years, the moniker that brought him into the limelight has been put on the back shelf a bit (save for alleged plans to record a final Bright Eyes album before retiring the moniker, of course). Well, Oberst, producer/Monster of Folker Mike Mogis, and company are back in their hometown of Omaha, NE this week possibly recording said album(?) and, more importantly, to play a benefit concert for Haiti relief.
Omaha’s Slowdown (a club named after an early pre-Saddle Creek, pre-Cursive band) will host the sold out “A Benefit For Haiti” concert this Thursday (Jan 28), featuring “20 minute sets from 8 of Omaha’s finest bands to benefit Doctors Without Borders.”
Tilly and the Wall, Simon Joyner, McCarthy Trenching, and criminally the underhyped Simon Joyner of Oberst’s Team Love Records will perform, as well as Bright Eyes, The Mynabirds, It’s True, and Brad Hoshaw.