Better Oblivion Community Center is the side project of Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers. Oberst is best known for his work with Bright Eyes, but has been involved in quite a few other projects throughout his career. He hails from Omaha, NE and has become somewhat of an indie-emo icon over the past few decades. Bridgers is a solo artist but is also a part of indie-supergroup “boygenius” with Julien Baker and Lucy Dakus. She entered the music scene in 2015 and has been making big waves ever since.
Better Oblivion Community Center was released in January of this year after some cryptic brochures and a telephone hotline number teasing it’s arrival. They have released one music video for their song “Dylan Thomas” and have played on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Minneapolis indie fans can see Better Oblivion Community Center, along with Chicago-based Lala Lala and Phoebe Bridgers’ favorite songwriter Christian Lee Hutson at First Ave on Friday, 3/22. This show was originally set to be at The Fine Line but sold out so quickly that it was moved to First Ave’s Mainroom.
It’s still currently sold out, but keep your eyes peeled HERE for more information.