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The National reveal initial lineup for Homecoming (FJM, Feist, Breeders, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The National are throwing their own Homecoming Festival in Cincinnati and playing two ”completely different” sets each night, plus Father John Misty, Feist, Future Islands, The Breeders, Julien Baker, and more will perform.

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An Elegant Uproar: The National goes all in at the Kimmel Center

Source: The Key (WXPN)

An Elegant Uproar: The National goes all in at the Kimmel Center

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Seven records and almost two decades in, you can’t even begin to accuse The National of phoning it in. While I initially mistook a lower-intensity set for a band beginning to show its age, an unusually lucid Matt Berninger was just slyly taking his sweet old time to hit a crowded Kimmel Center where it counts — and on a Monday evening, no less. Opening with deep cut “Karen,” from 2006’s Alligator was a surefire way to get the crowd of loyalists interested, but the song lacks the hallmark intensity of ...

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Review: The National’s ‘Sleep Well Beast’ is their most radical album in years

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

‘Sleep Well Beast’ finds The National at their most depressing, and makes some of the most radical changes to their post-‘Alligator’ sound, introducing synths, electronic drums, guitar solos, and more.

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Five Notable Releases of the Week (7/7)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This week’s Notable Releases include the highly-anticipated, long-awaited Broken Social Scene album, Melvins’ new double album, and more.

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Eaux Claires Fest 2017: more lineup details & tickets on sale

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The fest includes ‘Artists-In-Residence’ which will have “an assembled cast of notable musicians [creating] an integral creative core, ready to jump in and contribute their talents to announced and unannounced performances across the entire weekend.”

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Eaux Claires 2017 lineup (Paul Simon, Wilco, Perfume Genius, Feist, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Bon Iver is doing a set billed as ‘Bon Iver Presents John Prine And The American Songbook,’ the legendary Paul Simon is doing a collab set with yMusic, and the bill also includes Chance the Rapper, Danny Brown, Sylvan Esso, Mountain Man, Collections of Colonies of Bees, and more.

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10 Overlooked Albums of 2016

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It’s the last Friday before the holidays, and the Notable Releases of the Week column is gonna go into hibernation until the new year. In its place, here are ten albums we overlooked in 2016.

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El-P, Killer Mike, Flying Lotus, Sad13, Win Butler, ANOHNI, Aaron Dessner & more musicians comment on Trump win

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Also: Best Coast, Wavves, Chuck D, Snoop Doog, Talib Kweli, Waxahathcee, PWR BTTM, Laura Jane Grace, Modern Baseball, Cloud Nothings, Spoon, St. Vincent, & more.

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Bob Weir played 3 NYC-area shows and ‘Colbert,’ joined by Aaron Dessner & more (pics from the Cap)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The NYC-area shows had three members of The National (including Aaron Dessner, who had to sit out the other tour dates), Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, Dawn Landes’ band The Bandanda Splits, Sam Cohen, and more.

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Matt Berninger joined Bob Weir in LA (but Aaron Dessner had to drop off the tour)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Steve Kimock, who’s been in a number of Dead-related bands including Bob Weir’s Kingfish and RatDog, and Jon Shaw are on the tour in Aaron Dessner’s place. Check out setlists from the tour so far, plus videos of Matt Berninger joining in LA for four Grateful Dead songs.

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Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner announce 2017 Eaux Claires Festival

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon and The National guitarist Aaron Dessner put on their second annual Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival last month, and it had the live debut of the upcoming Bon Iver album, a star-studded Grateful Dead tribute, and more…

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Five Notable Hours of the Week (aka the new Grateful Dead tribute album)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This is a slower release week, and there’s one highly-anticipated release that’s five and a half hours long. In lieu of that, today “Five Notable Releases” becomes “Five Notable Hours.”

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Five Notable Hours of the Week (aka the new Grateful Dead tribute album)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This is a slower release week, and there’s one highly-anticipated release that’s five and a half hours long. In lieu of that, today “Five Notable Releases” becomes “Five Notable Hours.”

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Frightened Rabbit: Painting of a Panic Attack

Source: Short and Sweet NYC » Music

Frightened Rabbit: Painting of a Panic AttackFrightened Rabbit
Painting of a Panic Attack
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Frightened Rabbit: Painting of a Panic Attack

Frightened Rabbit: Painting of a Panic Attack

The three years between Pedestrian Verse and Painting of a Panic Attack marked a shifting point for Frightened Rabbit. The band parted ways with guitarist/keyboardist Gordon Skene, while frontman Scott Hutchison released a solo album under the moniker Owl John. Indeed, Hutchison hasn’t been shy about confessing that he was uncertain whether Frightened Rabbit had a future. Fortunately for all of us, doubt is one of the band’s best muses. Musically, Painting of a Panic Attack is a maturation for the band. While still predominately a guitar band, they’ve allowed keyboards to ...

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The National played “Morning Dew” from the Grateful Dead tribute on ‘Colbert’

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Also: The Dessner brothers and Scott Devendorf DJ the album’s release party in NYC tonight, and Aaron Dessner & Friends play a benefit in Hudson, NY later this month.

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Frightened Rabbit played two Rough Trade shows (pics, setlist & review from early show)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

They opened with the album’s second single, “Get Out,” and debuted some stuff off the album that hasn’t been released yet, but we got old favorites too like “The Modern Leper” and “Head Rolls Off” from the 2008 fan favorite The Midnight Organ Fight. Scott’s funny on stage too, in a self-deprecating kind of way…

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The National: 10 Songs That Defined Me as a Fan

Source: Rock On Philly

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When it comes to the question of who is my favorite band, I never hesitate to tell anyone that mine is The National. The band is comprised of singer/lyricist Matt Berninger, guitarists/composers Aaron and Bryce Dessner, with brothers Brian and Scott Devendorf on drums and bass (respectively). This list comprises of the ten songs that have made me into the die-hard fan who will fangirl over them at the slightest provocation.

10.) “Terrible Love” from High Violet (2010)

I pirated The National’s fifth record, High Violet, after I saw it written up by ...

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