Thursday, April 14, 2011
bright eyes @ the fox theater pomona 4.13.11
ps it has been many years since i saw bright eyes play live. when the tour dates were announced i didn't see dates for la? come now.. coachella has taken bright eyes from the la people not attending. later after the announcement to play at coachella there was an update for their tour schedule and pomona being the closet to la. i scored a ticket from my friend and we ventured to pomona, a place that i have never visited. bright eyes consists of conor oberst (vocals and multi-instrumentalist), mike mogis (multi-instrumentalist), nate walcott (trumpet and piano player), and a rotating lineup of collaborators such as andy lemaster (now it's overhead), scott mcpherson, clark baechle (the faint), and laura burhenn (the mynabirds) and 2 others. people of all ages gathered to hear the versatile beauty of bright eyes play a sold out show at the fox theater of pomona. oberst is a master with words, a true inspiration, and an energetic guitarist whose impassioned prose tumbled out under stark stage spotlights in this art deco landmark. the setlist was a daze of beautiful songs filled with emotion, with each memorable moment seeming to eclipse the one before it. this show was filled with everything that makes bright eyes so phenomenal, featuring sounds of many genres while still maintaining the folkiness and authenticity that fans have come to expect. after reading this go purchase tickets to catch their show in your area!
ps ps yay conor for mentioning bob dylan's lyrics, " do your thing, you'll be king."
thank you much, much, much to bright eyes for an amazing show!
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now magic to your ears...