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I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Author: Dan Nailen
11/03/2005 | Salt Lake City Tribune | www.sltrib.com/themix/ci_3181113 | Live Show Preview
See this show: Last year, Bright Eyes leader Conor Oberst attracted
attention thanks to his participation on the "Vote for Change" tour
alongside rock veterans like Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M. and Pearl Jam.
Earlier this year, his profile grew even larger when Bright Eyes' most
recent two albums, the folk-rock of "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning" and the
more experimental "Digital Ash in a Digital Urn," debuted in the Top 10,
despite being released on Oberst's hometown label, Omaha's Saddle Creek
Records.

Though he'd been dogged by "new Dylan" comparisons for most of his
professional life, the one-two punch of "Awake" and "Digital" showed that
Oberst should be an artist to watch for the next few years at least. Bright
Eyes headlines Kingsbury Hall at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25,
available at all Smith's Tix outlets and the venue. Sons and Daughters open
the show.


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