Live Concert Photos: The National

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Enjoy Matt Apps‘ stunning shots from our sold out show with The National at the Orpheum.   You can check out even more photos from the evening on his page.

We’ll have more of Matt’s work to share soon, including shots from Savages, Local Natives, and Wild Nothing, so don’t stray far!

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Catch Some Of “The Greatest Live Acts” In Madison This Fall!

 

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Rolling Stone has compiled their much-anticiped list of the “50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now.”  We were pleased to see more than a few names that True Endeavors has had the pleasure of working with in the past included, as well as The National (#37) and Tame Impala (#41, pictured), who will be heading to Madison this fall!   Click here to pick up your tickets to their shows.

Which of these artists have you had the pleasure of experiencing in concert?  Who would you add to the list?

The National At The Orpheum Theater: SOLD OUT!

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The National’s September 15 concert at The Orpheum is now sold out, though some additional tickets may become available closer to the show date.  Thanks to everyone who bought theirs early!  We’ll see you there.

Over or Under? The National Weigh In

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Listen to The National sound off on The Police, shorts, Scientology, mushrooms and more in this recently released new episode in Pitchfork‘s entertaining Over/Under series.

The band’s September 15 show at the Orpheum will be here before you know it.  Get your tickets now

The National’s Matt Berninger Chats With NPR

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The Boston Globe remarked that The National’s latest album, Trouble Will Find Me, is “a haunted and lugubrious meditation on loss and despair.”  Not exactly party tunes, but that hasn’t stopped the indie world from embracing the band’s music with a warm embrace.  Rather, perhaps it’s because of the heavy, sincere emotions that they conjure that their art feels much like an old friend.

NPR recently spoke to frontman Matt Berninger about those feelings, where the band has been, where they’re headed, and family ties.  Read their full interview here.

Catch The National in Madison on September 15 when they play the Orpheum Theater with Frightened Rabbit.  Click here to get your tickets now.

Out Today: The National’s “Trouble Will Find Me”

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As of this morning, fans can finally get their mitts on the latest release from The National.  Check out the critic’s lovely words for Trouble Will Find Me:

“The guests on Trouble Will Find Me are equally impressive (Sufjan Stevens, Sharon Van Etten), but the National, no question, are the real stars of the show.” – The Observer

“The National are such a powerfully gifted band, they need no theatrics to deliver an absolutely stone-cold beast of an album. With the music that is on here there is yet another thirteen songs to savor and salivate over until the next batch of songs comes about.” – Delusions Of Adequacy 

“The warm but haunting Trouble Will Find Me will surely cement their accession to the rock mainstream.” – The Independent 

Don’t miss the band when they come to Madison on September 15 with special guests Frightened Rabbit. Tickets are still available here, but going fast! 

The National Perform Six Hour Set Of “Sorrow”

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That’s quite the setlist!  We’ve certainly been to a few shows here and there that seem to resemble marathons more than concerts, but The National‘s recent MoMA PS1 performance will surely go down in history as being in a league of its own.

Pitchfork reports that on May 5, the band played “Sorrow” (a fan favorite from their acclaimed album High Violet) 105 times.  In a row.  Over the course of six hours.  Six.  Hours.   We’re speechless.   Here’s the original:

Are there any other songs out there that you’d voluntarily listen to for six hours straight?

Click here to grab tickets to their less lengthy, but no less memorable, Madison show at the Orpheum Theater on September 15.