Rock

Bright Eyes, Mountain Goats

When: Thu., Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. 2011

Conor Oberst threatened to retire his band Bright Eyes a while back — he said the relevant words to Rolling Stone in 2009 and has spent the last few years recording and touring solo and with his Mystic Valley Band. But, those were just idle threats, and he’s back with a new Bright Eyes album this year — a slightly more concise than usual effort, The People’s Key — whose release preceded this summer tour. Another indie-rock giant with a quivering, emotive voice, a rather devoted fan base and a band whose only core member is its lead singer — John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats — will open the proceedings.

Price: $29.50 advance, $35 door (plus fees), all-ages

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