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Thursday, June 02, 2005

Conor Oberst--The Indie Rock Bruce Willis?

Tiny Mix Tapes reports--I kid you not--that Saddle Creek Records, the precious Omaha, Neb.-based label co-founded by indie heartthrob Conor Oberst, has proposed a $10 million development project in downtown Omaha to include a concert hall, bar, pizza shop, and movie theater. It'll be called the Slowdown--apparently Planet Omaha was already trademarked.

Ryan Adams has reportedly responded with his own plans to open DenimWorld™, a competing complex in Carborro, N.C., to feature slot machines, an animatronic facsimile of a drunk Adams making late-night phone calls to hostile rock critics, and cocaine.