Oberst joined Cursive, Lullaby for the Working Class, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings in Omaha Saturday for the Concert for Equality
We previously reported that Sound Strike, a collective of musicians boycotting Arizona’s news immigration law SB 1070, was organizing nationwide concerts (well, nationwide except for Arizona) to bring awareness to the law. Now one these concerts has come to fruition featuring one of the more prominent strikers—Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes.
Last Saturday, Oberst reunited his band Desaparecidos in Omaha after an eight-year hiatus for a performance to boycott a anti-immigration law recently passed in Fremont, Nebraska. At The Concert for Equality, Oberst and company joined Cursive, Lullaby for the Working Class, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings. With his current band Bright Eyes, Oberst also took the opportunity to debut a new protest ballad, “Coyote Song.” Oberst gets a little preachy, but you know, getting preachy is kind of the point of these concerts.
Below Desaparecidos performs “Greater Omaha” and “Hole In One” for the first time in a decade, and Bright Eyes performs his new protest number.
Bright Eyes – “Coyote Song”
Desaparecidos – “Greater Omaha”
Desaparecidos – “Hole In One”