Conor Oberst “”was outraged, saddened and embarrassed when a city ordinance co-written by Kris Kobach, a contributor to Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 immigration bill, recently passed in Fremont, Neb. In an effort to overturn the new law, Oberst helped organize a benefit show, dubbed Concert for Equality, for the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska.
He reunited his distortion-heavy rock collective Desaparecidos for both of the event’s performances in addition to playing a set with Bright Eyes. Omaha natives Cursive and Lullaby for the Working Class also joined Oberst’s bands in protesting the new law last weekend. You can watch three videos from the event, two featuring Desaparecidos performances and one of Bright Eyes playing protest anthem “”Coyote Song (via Consequence of Sound) below:
Desaparecidos – “Greater Omaha”
Desaparecidos – “Hole in One”
Bright Eyes – “Coyote Song”
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