The shows at the beloved Hollywood Forever cemetery have trended experimental lately, with sets by post-dubstep auteur James Blake, instrumental rockers Explosions In The Sky and a totally madcap event curated by the Flaming Lips. But the venue just announced two new shows in September by a couple of the most lauded young songwriters working today.
On Sept. 23, Conor Oberst's Bright Eyes will play outside on the Fairbanks lawn. Though his most recent album "The People's Key" got mixed reviews, he has a huge catalog of material that tracks his growth from the articulating the front lines of adolescent romantic pangs through a disconnected urbanity and twentysomething political rage to his current eclectic spirituality and relatively positive vibes.
Also, Swedish singer Jens Lekman will be performing inside at the Masonic Lodge on September 28. Ticket information for this show will be announced shortly.
Tickets for Bright Eyes go on sale at Hollywood Forever on Friday, July 22, and are $35.
-- August Brown
Photo: Conor Oberst, a.k.a. Bright Eyes. Credit: Butch Hogan.