You, and some 100,000 of your closest friends, can catch Conor Oberst at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com). Or you can choose a more intimate option for enjoying this fine singer-songwriter. Either way, you can't lose when it comes to Oberst, who is best known for his time spent leading the indie-rock ensemble Bright Eyes.

(9 p.m. Oct. 4; Don Quixote's, 6275 Highway 9, Felton; $35-$40; 831-603-2294, www.donquixotesmusic.info. Also, 8 p.m. Oct. 7; Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.; $25; www.livenation.com.)

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