The National plays the Neptune on November 30 and Dec. 1. Tickets are $49.50 and the shows are all-ages.
The National is one of those bands that I listen to so much and so intently for periods of time that I literally forget they exist during the downtime. Their haunting, immaculately crafted songs are among the best of the era, and their slow-burning, radiant live shows surprise with their bubbling intensity with a grin. They sound exactly like Renee's picture above.
The band recently announced a short string of shows--a victory lap, of sorts--to wrap up promotion of their 2010 record High Violet. They'll be joined by Local Natives and Wye Oak at these pleasantly intimate shows.