Every morning on WNYC, Soundcheck’s John Schaefer offers listeners a Gig Alert -- a profile of one outstanding artist set to perform that night in New York. Now, Soundcheck is presenting Gigstock, a mini-festival featuring another killer double-bill: Conor Oberst and James Vincent McMorrow.
Conor Oberst is best known for albums released under the name Bright Eyes. Since founding the project in the mid-1990's, Oberst has also been a solo artist and a collaborator in the indie super-group Monsters Of Folk, the Omaha punk band Desaparecidos and more. Before he sets out on a world tour with Dawes serving as his backing band and opening act, Oberst is set to release his latest solo record, Upside Down Mountain. Watch him preview all new material live in WNYC's Greene Space, recorded on April 10, 2014.