Something Indie

Folk-rock star comes to Kalamazoo

Famous for fronting the folk-rock band Bright Eyes, singer-songwriter Conor Oberst will bring his soulful, politically charged music to the State Theatre at 8 p.m. Sept. 10.

Bright Eyes was dubbed the “King of Indie Rock” and Oberst “the best songwriter in America” in 2005 by Rolling Stone magazine. Oberst, who is touring to promote his latest solo album, Salutations, has also performed with Mystic Valley Band, Monsters of Folk and the punk-inspired Desaparecidos.

Tickets are $35 and available at