Conor Oberst returns in Dolores Diaz and the Standby Club; Titus Andronicus/Craig Finn March 12…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , , — @ 6:47 pm December 15, 2015
Conor Oberst at Sokol Auditorium, June 4, 2014.

Conor Oberst, left, at Sokol Auditorium, June 4, 2014.

by Tim McMahan,

Well, I guess Conor Oberst is feeling better.

Today our friends at fabulous O’Leaver’s announced a very special show for Jan. 3 at the club. The featured act: Dolores Diaz and the Standby Club. The country cover band’s all-star line-up includes Dolores Diaz (of course), Matt Maginn (Cursive), Dan McCarthy (McCarthy Trenching), Ben Brodin, Phil Schaffart (Con Dios), Miwi La Lupa, Roger Lewis (The Good Life), Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes) and Conor Oberst. If that weren’t enough, opening the show is good ol’ Johnathan Rice.

With the usual O’Leaver’s door price of just $5, something tells me this show will sell out. Better get on the guest list (which will be a mile long). To my knowledge, this is the first show Oberst has scheduled since Desaparecidos cancelled its fall tour Oct. 28 after Oberst fell ill in Jacksonville, Florida, and was briefly hospitalized due to laryngitis, exhaustion and anxiety.

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That’s not the only interesting show announced today.

Lookout Lounge keeps hosting bigger indie shows. This time it’s Titus Andronicus with Craig Finn of The Hold Steady March 12. Also on the bill are Universe Contest and Gordon. I’m told Lookout Lounge will sell around 300 tickets to this show. How will the bar handle such a large crowd? $16 advance tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m.

Then there’s Wolf Alice April 12 at The Waiting Room. Winter hasn’t even started and it feels like spring is almost here.

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  • Perpetual Nerves booked the Titus Andronicus show. Not the Lookout Lounge. FYI.

    Comment by The Coreector — December 15, 2015 @ 7:47 pm

  • Who is Dolores Diaz?

    Comment by Kampala — December 16, 2015 @ 6:08 am

  • I assume it’s been sold out. I can’t find a number or anything where I can find a ticket. If by chance there is one available, please let me know how to purchase one.

    Comment by sean bradrick — January 2, 2016 @ 5:47 pm

  • I am one with a long standing mental illness. I have been depressed and anxious and generally suicidal for a few years now. Conor’s words and songs have helped me through a lot of it. I just wish I could have the experience of seeing him live.

    Comment by sean bradrick — January 2, 2016 @ 5:49 pm

  • Sean, there are no pre-sale tickets to this show. You have to pay at the door. Get there early and you should be fine.

    Comment by tim-mcmahan — January 2, 2016 @ 7:24 pm

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