Zach de la Rocha may have started the the anti-anti-immigration campaign known as “Sound Strike”, but Conor Oberst has basically taken over. In addition to a new song and an open letter, Oberst will look to further protest some of the United States’ more controversial immigration policies by resurrecting two of his previous musical outfits, including one we haven’t heard from since 2002.
As TwentyFourBit reports, Oberst’s short lived punk band Desparecidos and his acclaimed Bright Eyes project are scheduled to perform at the Concert For Equality. Set to take place in Omaha, Nebraska on July 31, the concert will benefit the Nebraska branch of the ACLUs fight against a recently passed and rather controversial anti-immigration ordinance in Freemont, Nebraska.
Also on the bill are fellow Saddle Creek record outfit Cursive and Lullaby for the Working Class, the Nebraska based indie-folk outfit which has been inactive for over a decade. The group features Curvise guitarist Ted Stevens, Bright Eyes instrumentalist Mike Mogis, his brother, producer A.J. Mogis, and drummer Shane Aspegren of Berg Sans Nipple.
More bands will be announced in the weeks ahead. Tickets, priced between $20 and $50, will go on sale starting July 10th and all proceeds will go to ACLU Nebraska.