Oct 01 2017
Conor Oberst with Special Guests The Felice Brothe...

Conor Oberst with Special Guests The Felice Brothe...

Presented by Live at the Eccles at The Eccles Theater

Conor Oberst joined his first band at the age of 13 and has been releasing music since 1993. Over the next two plus decades, he’s released cassette-only recordings, split 7-inches, and a dozen albums of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness with his band Bright Eyes, under his own name, as a member of Desaparecidos, as leader of the The Mystic Valley Band, and with the Monsters of Folk supergroup.

“I have always believed there’s salvation through music and love. At least for me. It’s gotten me through the worst of things. But I want it to be that way for the people who listen to it, too,” explains Oberst. “I feel I always make an attempt, even when writing what is a pretty depressing number, to sew some silver lining into it. I think the secret to happiness is making yourself believe that happiness is possible. The first step in overcoming anything is to believe that you can do it. So in my songs there’s always a point where something pulls you out of the hole you’re in”

ABOUT FELICE BROTHERS

The Felice Brothers’ new album Life in the Dark, due June 24 on Yep Roc, is classic American music. At once plainspoken and deeply literate, the band’s latest features nine new songs that capture the hopes and fears, the yearning and resignation, of a rootless, restless nation at a time of change.

Life in the Dark also coincides with The Felice Brothers’ 10th anniversary as a band. Hailed by the AV Club for a sound at once “timeless, yet tossed-off,” they’ve released plenty of music over the past decade, often on their own without a record label, but the new album is the fullest realization yet of the band’s DIY tendencies. Self-produced by the musicians and engineered by James Felice (who also contributed accordion, keyboards and vocals), the Felice Brothers made Life in the Dark themselves in a garage on a farm in upstate New York, observed only by audience of poultry.

Admission Info

For ticket information and prices visit our website.

Phone: 801-355-2787

Dates & Times

2017/10/01 - 2017/10/01

Location Info

The Eccles Theater

131 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Parking Info

The Regent Street Garage is the preferred parking location for the Eccles Theater, located directly behind the venue.

Accessibility Info

In addition to Assisted Listening Devices, engagements may feature performances with Open Caption, Audio Description, and Sign Language. Please contact the box office at 801-355-ARTS (2787) or email a ticketing agent arttix@slco.org for more information.