Watch Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst Reunite Better Oblivion Community Center

The audience at Oberst's Teragram Ballroom residency in Los Angeles last night didn't know what they were in for

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Mar 22, 2024

By most accounts, boygenius is the superior supergroup that Phoebe Bridgers is a part of — but man, I really liked that Better Oblivion Community Centre self-titled album, too. After Bridgers and Conor Oberst released that record back in 2019, they went on tour, and the Bright Eyes frontman also appeared on 2020's Punisher.

Since then, the pair haven't really done anything together, and the internet has been all a flurry with rumours about the evolving nature of their relationship. But, despite her plans to "take a massive step back" in 2024, Bridgers made an onstage appearance at one of Oberst's Conor Oberst and Friends residency shows at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles last night (March 21).

After Maria Taylor from Azure Ray came out for a couple of songs, Bridgers joined Oberst during the encores. He introduced her as having come "all the way from Pasa-dangerous, California" and they gave each other a big hug. The duo proceeded to make a beautifully harmonized duet out of the Bright Eyes' I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning staple "Lua," and performed BOCC's "My City" and Oberst's 2014 solo single "Double Life" from Upside Down Mountain together.

Check out fan-footage of the onstage reunion below.



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