Our situation requires immediate legal action and a campaign for public awareness (there has been very little press on this). Charlie, I promise you, if this Fremont law had been passed Statewide instead of in a rural town of 25,000 people, I would be the first to call for a boycott of my home state.
Oberst was serious about taking action immediately. He — along with Cursive, Lullaby For The Working Class, and a reunited Desaparecidos — will play two shows in Omaha on July 31. Both shows benefit the Nebraska ACLU, who are challenging the law in Fremont. It’ll be the first show for the band since 2002, the year Desaparecidos released their only record, Read Music/Speak Spanish. Get tickets here.