Bright Eyes, M. Ward to play Barack Obama rally tonight


Perhaps you remember Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst as the guy who toured with the Boss in support of 2004 Democratic candidate John Kerry? Well, now Oberst is jumping onboard the Barack Obama bandwagon alongside fellow supporters Wilco,, and, um, Goo Goo Dolls, not to mention the three-fourths Pearl Jam song "Rock Around Barack," which you can download here.

This very evening, Oberst and Co. will suit up alongside rumored collaborator M. Ward, Sparta frontman Jim Ward and Secret Life of Sparrows for an old-fashioned political rally at Saddle Creek-owned Omaha venue Slowdown.

Barack the vote:

7 - Barack Obama Rally w/ Bright Eyes, M. Ward, Jim Ward of Sparta, & Secret Life Of Sparrows - Omaha, Neb. @ Slowdown

Related links:
Possible Bright Eyes/M. Ward Collaboration in the works
M. Ward Teams Up with Zooey Deschanel for new album

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