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The first Hunger Games movie grossed a million trillion dollars, so you can expect to see and hear a lot about its sequel Catching Fire in the coming weeks. Today, for example, we've got news about…   Read Story »
The Kronos Quartet and Bryce Dessner (of the National) have been busy this year. Kronos celebrated their 40th anniversary over the summer (by covering "Where Is My Mind" and jamming with Dan Deacon,…   Read Story »
The National's smoldering intensity is the sort of thing that travels well; I've seen people in Europe freak out just as hard over them as people back home. And they certainly looked poised on the…   Read Story »
This past weekend, the National were in Austin, Texas for the Austin City Limits festival, and they also played an aftershow at the local venue Stubb's. Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, who had just…   Read Story »
The first of two Austin City Limits weekends took place in Zilker Park over the weekend, with performances by Depeche Mode, the Cure, Kings Of Leon, Atoms For Peace, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend,…   Read Story »
They've already lent music to Game Of Thrones, Bob's Burgers, and Boardwalk Empire, and now the National are continuing their television dominance by appearing on the next episode of Mindy Kaling's…   Read Story »
The Hunger Games was a movie about children who are forced to fight each other to the death in an apocalyptic arena, for the entertainment of millions. The forthcoming sequel The Hunger Games:…   Read Story »
Bryce Dessner, one of the two twin brothers in the National, is the band member who studied music composition at Yale before going on to dour indie rock stardom. A few years ago, he arranged a new…   Read Story »
Watching the VMAs on Sunday night, something struck me: The music videos themselves were fairly beside the point, but almost every video that won a major award was absolute bullshit. Justin…   Read Story »
The Nerdist puts out a ton of great podcasts, you know this, but what you may not know is that they just did a massive interview with Matt Berninger. It's as funny as always, and especially…   Read Story »