- Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, 7:30 p.m.
- Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, KU campus, Lawrence
- Cost: $10 - $25
- Age limit: All ages
Conor Oberst has a way with words. He uses a lot of them, and he uses them well. They're often cryptic or nonsensical, but young folks seem to relate nonetheless and respond in kind by putting his songs on mix tapes (er, iTunes playlists?). He's played with dozens of collaborators and helped make Omaha's Saddle Creek Records a smashing success, all the while snubbing his nose at "the man" by banning venues associated with Clear Channel and singing protest songs on David Letterman. While his 2005 release "Digital Ash in a Digital Urn" marked a half-interesting foray into experimental electronica, he remains a folkie at heart who is most comfortable with an acoustic guitar and a bloody heart on his sleeve (though he'll bring a band along this evening).Preferred Student Card Holders: $10KU students: $15 (must present a student ID)General Public: $25