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Conor Oberst Goes Home

After a nightmarish public controversy and some mysterious health ailments, the singer-songwriter has returned to Omaha and, hopefully, normalcy. 

By Lizzy Goodman

Conor Oberst Wants a Revolution But Can't Lift an Amp

The fans at Bright Eyes show at Radio City last night were as placid and regal as the Christmas-tree chandelier hanging in the lobby. The only time a butt lifted off the velveteen seats during the gig's first twelve songs was when a lone cropped-hair lady standing in front of Conor Oberst danced, uh, wildly for “Old Soul Song.”

Nothing Fancy for Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst
Name: Conor Oberst
Age: 27
Job: Musician; his band Bright Eyes will perform seven nights at Town Hall beginning May 25.
Neighborhood: East Village
Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Sean Foley. What's the best meal you've eaten in New York? Mermaid Inn, oysters and mahimahi.