If you’re like us, the mere mention of Conor Oberst makes you cringe just a little bit. Now, once upon a time, those two EXCELLENT records, Digital Ash in a Digital Urn and I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning, made Bright Eyes a favorite of 2005. But sometimes those records feel like a flash in the pan – so much of the rest of his catalogue sounds like whiny drivel. There’s something about his voice. It has a unique tenor, no? But it’s malleable and sometimes he uses that tool for good. Screaming, punk-flavored metallic good. Seriously, almost ten years ago he had a punk band called Desaparecidos that rips. Desaparecidos is a spanish word for someone who has disappeared, presumably killed by the military or police. Doesn’t really roll off the tongue, but it doesn’t matter once you hear them play.
Today, he announced that they’d play a string of shows and Union Transfer’s on the list. Nine dates and Philly’s got one. On February 23rd, they’ll make their way up from Atlanta, Georgia before finishing the mini-tour in Boston and New York.