Bright Eyes

Fri Jun 24 2022

7:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

SOMA - Mainstage

3350 Sports Arena Blvd San Diego, CA 92110

$42.50

All Ages

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Friday June 24, 2022

Bright Eyes
with Special Guests
Hurray for the Riff Raff

Bright Eyes has a special show planned for you highlighting their latest album, Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was, as well as selections from their entire catalogue.
 

 
On their current tour, Bright Eyes (Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, and Nathaniel Walcott) are performing as a 14-piece band including Down in the Weeds contributors Jon Theodore, Macy Taylor, and Miwi LaLupa, and an 8-piece chamber orchestra featuring arrangements written by Walcott specifically for this tour.

Presented by Live Nation & Casbah


Bright Eyes have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 per ticket goes to supporting the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project and their work to provide over 200,000 asylum seekers with legal and community support https://www.asylumadvocacy.org/
 

Spotify Presale: 2/2 at 10am to 2/4 at 9am PST
Bright Eyes Presale: 2/2 at 10am to 2/4 at 9am PST
Live Nation Presale: 2/2 at 10am to 2/4 at 9am PST
General Onsale: 2/4 at 10am PST


All patrons, guests, and staff must present either proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hrs.

Masks will be required for entry and must be worn at all times except when eating or drinking.

Clear Bag Policy 
To Reduce staff contact with guest belongings, the following bags are allowed.
• Clear Plastic, Vinyl, or PVC Bags (Maximum Size: 12”x6”x12”)
• Small Clutch Bags Approximately the size of a hand (Maximum Size: 4.5”x6.5”)

Thank you for your cooperation.



 

Live Nation & Casbah presents..
Bright Eyes

  • Bright Eyes

    Bright Eyes

    Alternative Rock

    Sometimes it feels like you hear a Bright Eyes song with your whole body. From Conor Oberst’s early recordings in an Omaha basement in 1995 all the way up to 2020, Bright Eyes’ music tries to unravel the impossible tangles of dissent: personal and political, external and internal. It’s a study of the beauty in unsteadiness in all its forms – in a voice, beliefs, love, identity, and what fills up the spaces in-between. And in so many ways, it’s just about searching for a way through.
    The year 2020 is full of significant anniversaries for Bright Eyes. Fevers and Mirrors was released 20 years ago this May, while Digital Ash in a Digital Urn and I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning both turned 15 in January. The latter, a singer-songwriter tour-de-force released amidst the Bush presidency and Iraq war, wades through incisive anti-war rhetoric and micro, intimate calamities. On the title track and throughout the record, Oberst sings about body counts in the newspaper, televised wars, the bottomless pit of American greed, struggling to understand the world alongside one’s own turmoil. In its own way, I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning carved out its place in the canon of great anti-war albums by being both present and prophetic, its urgency enduring 15 years later.
    In 2011 the release of The People’s Key, Bright Eyes’ ninth and most recent album, ushered in an unofficial hiatus for the beloved project. In the time since, the work of the band’s core members – Oberst, multi-instrumentalist Mike Mogis, and multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Walcott – has remained omnipresent, through both the members’ original work and collaboration.
    In recent years, Mogis produced records for beloved folk acts First Aid Kit and Joseph, among others, as well as mixed the fine-spun ennui of Phoebe Bridgers’ breakthrough 2017 debut, Stranger in the Alps. Mogis and bandmate Walcott also teamed up to write the original scores for The Fault in Our Stars, Stuck in Love, and Lovely Still, and Walcott worked as a solo composer scoring number of independent feature-length films. Walcott spent extensive time on collaboration; in addition to his arrangement work for Mavis Staples, First Aid Kit, and M. Ward, he contributed studio work to artists ranging from U2 to jazz guitarist Jeff Parker, and also traveled the world as a touring member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  
    Oberst, who’s nearly 30 years into a prolific musical career, spent the last decade in similarly productive fashion. Across three years he released a string of solo albums: Salutations (2017), Ruminations (2016), and Upside Down Mountain (2014), as well as guested on records by First Aid Kit, Phoebe Bridgers, and Alt-J. His punk band, Desaparecidos, emerged from a 13-year hiatus in 2015 with the thunderous sophomore LP, Payola, a white-knuckled disarray of hollered political fury. And at the top of 2019, Oberst and Bridgers debuted their new band, Better Oblivion Community Center, digitally dropping the critically-lauded eponymous debut LP alongside a surprise performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

    The heart at Bright Eyes’ songwriting still looms culturally, in films and TV shows and through re-imaginings by other artists. Mac Miller covered both “Lua” and “First Day of My Life”; Lorde’s version of the penultimate The People’s Key track, the funereal-waltz “Ladder Song,” was a focal point of The Hunger Games’ soundtrack; The Killers covered “Four Winds” for their Spaceman EP; and Lil Peep’s “Worlds Away” samples
    “Something Vague” while Young Thug’s “Me Or Us” samples “First Day of My Life.”
    Bright Eyes’ expansive catalog has traversed genre, sound, and countless players; unpolished demos or fuzzy folk, electrified rock or country twang. The sharp songwriting and musicianship is all anchored in Bright Eyes’ singular ability to flip deep intimacy into something universal. For so many, for so long, listening to Bright Eyes has been like hearing yourself in someone else’s song – a moment of understanding or illumination, knowing you’re on the same team looking for a way to move through of all this shit.
    And while 2020 is a year of milestones for the band, it’s also the year Bright Eyes returns, newly signed to indie label Dead Oceans. Amidst the current overwhelming uncertainty and upheaval of global and personal worlds, Oberst, Mogis, and Walcott reunited under the moniker as both an escape from, and a confrontation of, trying times. Getting the band back together felt right, and necessary, and the friendship at the core of the band has been a longtime pillar of Bright Eyes’ output. For Bright Eyes, this long-awaited re-emergence feels like coming home.
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff

    Hurray for the Riff Raff

    Americana

    One of the reasons you started listening to music in the first place might have been in the hope of finding the kind of conviction and fierce rawness evident in Hurray for the Riff Raff’s, aka Alynda Segarra’s, “nature punk” manifesto about survival, LIFE ON EARTH. A visionary musician, Segarra (they/she) is an outsider in whose voice you might find echoes of your own. On her eighth full-length album, Segarra is creating music of honesty and portent.

    If there hadn’t been a pandemic, Segarra might have made a very different sort of album from Life on Earth, which became the record she’s waited a lifetime to make. Like the rest of us, Segarra had the disconcerting experience of putting the brakes on life as they knew it in March 2020. “I need to keep moving all the time,” says Segarra on a Zoom call from their light-filled studio in the shotgun house they call home in New Orleans’ Seventh Ward.

    Segarra had been a human embodiment of Newton’s First Law of Motion even before they ran away from their home in the Bronx at age seventeen, illegally hopping freight trains or hitchhiking across the country in the company of a band of street urchins, sleeping rough under dense underbrush at night and hiding in trees for shelter. Coming from a fractured family, they weren’t quite sure what they were looking for, but they had the feeling they would know it when they found it. And they did when they pulled into New Orleans in 2007. There Segarra formed two bands: Dead Man’s Street Orchestra and Hurray for the Riff Raff, releasing an EP and seven albums with the latter.

    In 2015, Segarra temporarily decamped, first to Nashville, then home to New York. Her 2016 Hurray for the Riff Raff album, The Navigator, was a quest to reclaim her Puerto Rican identity. Each song segued into the next in a tight narrative arc, uncovering important hints through the lens of her ancestors.

    “I feel like I’m always leaving clues in my song, hoping my listeners will follow the breadcrumbs,” says Segarra with a short laugh. On Life on Earth, they just might. This time, she’s chosen a topic that affects us all: our relationship to the natural world. “You could call Life on Earth survival music for the end times,” says Segarra. “But not just surviving—learning how to thrive. The importance of adapting and learning from nature—those were the themes that kept coming to me.”

    They continue, “Not being able to travel and get out whenever I felt nervous energy inside me, it really did a lot to bring back memories. It was a very reflective time, and it taught me a lot about trauma and memories being stored in the body,” says the musician. “I started running because that was the best way I could work out all of these weird feelings that were bubbling up and swirling around inside me.”

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Live Nation & Casbah presents..

Bright Eyes

Fri Jun 24 2022 7:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

SOMA - Mainstage San Diego CA
Bright Eyes

$42.50 All Ages

Friday June 24, 2022

Bright Eyes
with Special Guests
Hurray for the Riff Raff

Bright Eyes has a special show planned for you highlighting their latest album, Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was, as well as selections from their entire catalogue.
 

 
On their current tour, Bright Eyes (Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, and Nathaniel Walcott) are performing as a 14-piece band including Down in the Weeds contributors Jon Theodore, Macy Taylor, and Miwi LaLupa, and an 8-piece chamber orchestra featuring arrangements written by Walcott specifically for this tour.

Presented by Live Nation & Casbah


Bright Eyes have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 per ticket goes to supporting the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project and their work to provide over 200,000 asylum seekers with legal and community support https://www.asylumadvocacy.org/
 

Spotify Presale: 2/2 at 10am to 2/4 at 9am PST
Bright Eyes Presale: 2/2 at 10am to 2/4 at 9am PST
Live Nation Presale: 2/2 at 10am to 2/4 at 9am PST
General Onsale: 2/4 at 10am PST


All patrons, guests, and staff must present either proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hrs.

Masks will be required for entry and must be worn at all times except when eating or drinking.

Clear Bag Policy 
To Reduce staff contact with guest belongings, the following bags are allowed.
• Clear Plastic, Vinyl, or PVC Bags (Maximum Size: 12”x6”x12”)
• Small Clutch Bags Approximately the size of a hand (Maximum Size: 4.5”x6.5”)

Thank you for your cooperation.



 

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

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All Ages
limit 4 per person
General Admission
General Admission
$42.50

Delivery Method

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Terms & Conditions

NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES - Refunds will only be issued if and when an event Cancels. Postponed events are not eligible for refunds.