Golden Conor 

Critics of modern art (and modern music for that matter) often lament the absence of a classical aesthetic. But perhaps more lacking is the patience needed to construct those masterpieces — no doubt due in part to the lack of time to appreciate them. On Bright Eyes' latest effort, Cassadaga, songwriter Conor Oberst and his band seem to take all the time in the world to build their forlorn, country-tinged folk rock. But it's the subtleties — echoes of distant trains, whistling, lonesome pedal steel — and Oberst's lyrical craftiness that embellish the straightforward simplicity of the tunes. Bright Eyes play with Gillian Welch and My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James at the Greek Theatre on Friday, May 4. 7 p.m., $35.


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