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Made In America has always struck me as an odd festival. In these still early years for the event, it's a somewhat small entity. Two days as opposed to others' four or five, or others' double…   Read Story »
Øyafestivalen has now entered its 13th year, and last week, the Norwegian festival's 2014 iteration filled Oslo with excellent artists. There were folk musicians like Angel Olsen and Bill Callahan…   Read Story »
The National's documentary Mistaken For Strangers is out now in theaters and on demand and the online version of the film comes with almost an hour worth of bonus material. The band has shared a few…   Read Story »
Tom Berninger, the younger brother of the National frontman Matt, made the tour documentary Mistaken For Strangers about what it's like to be an underling for his way-more-famous older brother's…   Read Story »
Matt Berninger, the deep-groaning frontman for the National, has contributed music to just about every even vaguely prestigious TV show currently on the air, and he's just added another one to his…   Read Story »
The 2014 iteration of the Danish music festival NorthSide took place this past weekend and hosted a large number of exciting bands. There were the major rocks acts such as Arcade Fire, the Pixies,…   Read Story »
We've been learning a lot about the music theory behind pop music lately, most prominently in Owen Pallett's ongoing essay series. But another place to learn about the nuts and bolts of your favorite…   Read Story »
During their Primavera Sound set, the National brought some special guests up on stage. Justin Vernon (whose Volcano Choir project also made an appearance at the festival) joined them for "Slow Show"…   Read Story »
Yesterday on their Facebook page the National released a statement saying they have cancelled their tour dates for Russia and Ukraine due to "the ongoing political crisis" in the region. Shows were…   Read Story »
The National's singer Matt Berninger might have a sophisticated taste in TV comedy, but he's generally known as an intense brooding type rather than a funny motherfucker. So it's fun to see him flex…   Read Story »