Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst to open his own bar

Singer and his friend Phil Schaffart are apparently planning to launch a cocktail lounge

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Bright Eyes mainman Conor Oberst is to open his own bar in his home state of Omaha.

The singer, who released his latest album 'The People's Key' in early 2011, is planning the venture with friend and fellow Omaha musician Phil Schaffart.

The bar, which will not host live music, is set to be named 'The Pageturners Lounge' after the bookshop which previously inhabited the space. Oberst and Schaffert bought the premises in February.

Schaffert told the Omaha World-Herald that he and Oberst have been planning to open a bar for years, but they were still at least three months away from being open for business. Oberst and Schaffert will have their application for an alcohol license heard tomorrow (April 24).

It was also revealed over the weekend that Conor Oberst will reunite with his former band Desaparecidos for a one-off show in August.

The band will perform alongside Garbage at the Maha Music Festival in their home state of Nebraska. It is set to be their first show since the summer of 2010.

You can watch a video interview with Bright Eyes from last summer's T In The Park by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

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