1. The National's Aaron Dessner & Chef Claus Meyer Cook Up a Menu And a New Festival

    July 19, 2017 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Steak tartare can be a tricky thing to plate. Chefs will stuff it into stainless steel molds so it becomes a perfect circular brick, or scoop it into spheres that are topped with micro greens or flowers or sometimes a cloud of shredded cheese -- all ...

  2. The National's Aaron Dessner & Chef Claus Meyer Cook Up a Menu And a New Festival

    July 19, 2017 8:00 AM EDT Steak tartare can be a tricky thing to plate. Chefs will stuff it into stainless steel molds so it becomes a perfect circular brick, or scoop it into spheres that are topped with micro greens or flowers or sometimes a cloud of shredded cheese -- a ...

  3. Madison Square Garden Co. Takes Controlling Stake in Boston Calling Events

    July 06, 2016 1:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Madison Square Garden Company has made its first major entry into the festival market, buying a controlling interest in Boston Calling Events, (BCE), producers of the Calling Music Festival in Boston. BCE co-founder and CEO Brian Appel will cont ...

  4. Bon Iver Debuts New Music as Inaugural Eaux Claires Festival Reaches its Climax

    July 19, 2015 11:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 We don’t talk about Bon Iver’s name enough. A homonym of “bon hiver,” or “good winter” in French, the words recall a wooden Wisconsin cabin, probably with the chimney puffing and snowbanks heaped outside. But this Friday and Saturday in that very st ...

  5. Eaux Claires Music Festival 2015 Day 1 Highlights: The National, Spoon, Boys Noize & More

    July 18, 2015 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Once the clock hit noon on Friday, July 17, a cheer went up in Wisconsin. In the small city of Eau Claire, gates had just opened for the inaugural Eaux Claires festival, which was founded by musician Justin Vernon founded. Thousands of ticket holder ...

  6. Boston Calling Brings (Some) Local Bands, Sam Adams, and Hometown Pride

    May 21, 2014 12:32 PM EDT When Brian Appel announced the inaugural Boston Calling music festival last spring, the reaction was, “great idea, great lineup, terrible location,” he says. The former director of marketing at local radio station WFNX and now-defunct alt-weekly ...

  7. Local Natives Preview 'Hummingbirds' at Private Show

    December 17, 2012 6:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Band talks "personal, direct album" at KCRW concert The Local Natives performed eight of the 11 songs from their upcoming second album "Hummingbirds" at a Dec. 13 private concert for Santa Monica radio station KCRW that will be b ...

  8. Backbeat: The Walkmen Preview Upcoming Album 'Heaven,' Sponsor Captain Morgan

    April 13, 2012 5:28 PM EDT (Photo: Andrew Hampp) The Walkmen previewed tracks from upcoming album Heaven (out June 5 on Fat Possum/Bella Union ) at a private concert held Wednesday night at New York's 8 Bond Street. The appearance was the kick-off of a 10-city event se ...

  9. Sharon Van Etten Sings Her Sorrow With Help From The National on 'Tramp'

    February 07, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Before Sharon Van Etten became your favorite band's favorite singer, before she recorded three deeply personal, haunting albums and definitely before she played "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," her best reason for playing music was jus ...

  10. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys to Honor George Harrison, Pitchfork Fest Comes to NYC

    October 12, 2011 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Alicia Keys' Charity to Honor George Harrison Alicia Keys' charity will pay tribute to late Beatle guitarist George Harrison with a star-studded concert in New ...

  11. The National: Heads Of State

    April 23, 2010 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 For a band that's considered to be one of the leaders of Brooklyn's indie-rock enclave, the National has a fairly conflicted relationship with New York. "Go out at night with your headphones on, again/Walk through the Manhattan valley ...

  12. Roots, David Byrne Join Dirty Projectors In NYC

    November 23, 2009 1:01 PM EST 0 0 0 D avid Byrne and three members of the Roots made surprise appearances with Dirty Projectors on stage Sunday night (Nov. 22) at New York's Bowery Ballroom, capping a four-show local run by the Brooklyn-based critical darlings. For the evening� ...

  13. The National To Play AIDS Benefit Song On 'Fallon'

    April 07, 2009 5:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 The National will play "So Far Around the Bend" with an 8-piece string section when the group performs live on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on May 6. "So Far Around the Bend" is the National's contribution to the ...

  14. Red Hot Indie Rock Benefit Concert Coming To Radio City

    March 09, 2009 4:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Dark Was The Night," a 31-track compilation of indie bands and artists put together by the Red Hot Organization, a group dedicated to raising AIDS awareness through popular culture, is getting the full concert treatment at Radio City Musi ...

  15. The National Writing For New Album

    December 16, 2008 10:59 AM EST 0 0 0 The National is "pretty far into the process of writing" its next album, which the band will record starting in April in group member Aaron Dessner's new home studio in Brooklyn's Ditmas Park neighborhood. The new album will be t ...

  16. Indie Stars Unite For AIDS Benefit Album

    December 15, 2008 12:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Some of the biggest names in independent music have banded together to record exclusive songs for "Dark Was the Night," a double-disc album whose proceeds will benefit the Red Hot organization's work with AIDS research. In the works s ...

  17. Byrne, Feist, Sufjan Join 'Red Hot' Compilation

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Byrne backed by the Dirty Projectors, Feist with Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard, Sufjan Stevens, the Decemberists, Grizzly Bear and Sharon Jones ... David Byrne backed by the Dirty Projectors, Feist with Death Cab For Cutie's Ben ...

  18. Feist Recording During Tour Lulls

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Feist's Grammy-nominated "The Reminder" is only seven months old, but there's already new material brewing for the Canadian singer/songwriter. Feist's Grammy-nominated "The Reminder" is only seven months old, but t ...

  19. The National Unveiling New Album In May

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New York indie rock act the National has set a May 22 release for its second Beggars Banquet album, "Boxer." The set is the follow-up to 2005's critically acclaimed "Alligator." New York indie rock act the National has set a ...

  20. The National Gets Strung Out On New Album

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The as-yet-untitled set will likely be finished in October or November and is due in the spring of 2007 via Beggars Banquet. Indie rock act the National is 16 tracks deep into its new album , which the Brooklyn-based group is recording in Bridgeport ...

  21. The National Hitting The Studio In June

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Indie rock act the National will return to the studio in June to record the follow-up to last year's "Alligator." Indie rock act the National will return to the studio in June to record the follow-up to last year's "Alligato ...

  22. The National Jams With The Boss

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The National, Mark Eitzel, Vernon Reid and Martha Wainwright were among the acts on hand Saturday to perform Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska" album in its entirety at New York's World Financial Center W The National, Mark Eitzel, V ...

  23. The National Fights To The Top On New Album

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The National guitarist Aaron Dessner will remember the era of "Alligator" fairly well in the future. As the band wrote, recorded and rehearsed its newest album (and debut for Beggars Banquet), Dessner The National guitarist Aaron Dessner w ...

  24. Hot Product

    April 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The National Later, 'Gator' New York-by way-of Cincinnati rock outfit the National will release its next album, "Alligator," this week as part of a new deal with Beggars Banquet. The set was primarily recorded in band members ...

  25. The National Preps Beggars Debut

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The set was primarily recorded in band members' home studios in Brooklyn and was engineered by Paul Mahajan, best known for his work with TV On The Radio and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. New York-by way-of Cincinnati rock outfit the National will relea ...

  26. The National Sings 'Sad Songs' On Second Set

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from "Hot Artists" for Artist of the Day feature. A mere 30 seconds into the National's "Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers" lead singer Matt Berninger already sounds spent. The Brooklyn, N.Y., quintet's second album ...

  27. THE NATIONAL

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A mere 30 seconds into the National's "Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers" lead singer Matt Berninger already sounds spent. A mere 30 seconds into the National's "Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers" lead singer Matt Berninger already s ...