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Chicago’s Riot Fest Reveals Daily Lineups

Chicago’s Riot Fest has announced the daily breakdown for their fest, taking place Sept. 12-14. Opening day on Friday will be anchored by Jane’s Addiction, Slayer, The Offspring, Gogol Bordello, Pussy Riot, and Rise Against.


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Lorde, The National, Nas & The Replacements To Play Boston Calling

Other acts performing at the festival, which was co-curated by The National’s Aaron Dessner, are Neutral Milk Hotel, Childish Gambino, Girl Talk, The War on Drugs, The Hold Steady, Future Islands and Sky Ferreira.


Matt Berninger of The National at the GRAMMY Museum with and Ciroc (Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images)

Listen to Matt Berninger of The National’s New Kids Song

We like Matt Berninger ’cause we’re animals, too!


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Live: The National Premiere ‘Mistaken For Strangers’ in Los Angeles

The National and ‘Mistaken for Strangers’ give indie rock its own spectacle, one that brings fans closer to the band than previously thought and reveals even more about the groups dynamics and personality.


Robert Thurman, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and Phillip Glass during the Tibet House Benefit encore (Maria Ives for

Iggy Pop Sings Joy Division, Patti Smith Sings Lou Reed At Annual Tibet House Benefit

If you love the music of ‘Trainspotting,’ this will blow your mind.



Interview: The National’s Matt Berninger on Closeted Indie Rock Deadheads

According to Berninger, the living members of the Grateful Dead are actually pretty stoked about the project. They, unlike many others, don’t find the idea of indie rock acts paying tribute to the most iconic jam band in any way preposterous.


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The National to Make ‘Saturday Night Live’ Debut with Host Lena Dunham

The Brooklyn-based band will take the SNL stage with fellow Brooklyn actress Lena Dunham, who will also make her SNL debut as host.


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The National Honor Valentine’s Day With Sweet ‘I Need My Girl’ Video

The National are known to be purveyors of bummer jams, but in their video for ‘I Need My Girl’, the dour Brooklyn band try their best to brighten things up.


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Frank Ocean, M.I.A, Robyn & OutKast to Play 2014 Sasquatch! Music Festival

This year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival, like Coachella before it, is offering double the fun by expanding to two weekends. But unlike that Indio, California fest, each weekend of Sasquatch! will have entirely different lineups.


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The National Announces North American Tour Dates

The National are readying to hit the road this spring to support their latest album, ‘Trouble Will Find Me.’


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Watch Gregg Allman & The National Team Up for Colbert Christmas Carols

Stephen Colbert is celebrating “Christmas Carol Week” this week on The Colbert Report, kicking things off last night (December 16) with a collaboration between indie rockers The National and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman.


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Listen to The National’s New Song ‘Lean’

For those of us who still want to know more about this teenage battle royale that takes place in the world of The Hunger Games, Matt Berninger echoes our questions in the lolling ballad “Lean”



‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Soundtrack Features The Weeknd, Imagine Dragons & Lorde

The tracklist for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ soundtrack has been revealed and it features a few well-known artists alongside some familiar up-and-comers.




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