1. 'Boardwalk Empire Volume 2' Soundtrack: Exclusive Album Premiere

    August 27, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Following up the Grammy-winning soundtrack to "Boardwalk Empire," HBO's acclaimed series about 1920s Atlantic City, gave the show's music guru a chance to reward fans with a "cornucopia of musical gems" from that ...

  2. Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli Walk Up for ‘Boardwalk Empire Volume 2’

    August 08, 2013 6:21 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli and Rufus Wainwright are among the big names who’ve recorded cover songs for “Boardwalk Empire Volume 2.” The album arrives next month ahead of season four of HBO’s hit series. New York Dolls’ David Johan ...

  3. The National Stop Fighting the 'Dad Rock' Label: 'This Time, We Didn't Care'

    May 20, 2013 11:00 AM EDT "When we took the pressure off, making the songs became really fun," admits frontman Matt Berninger of the group's fifth LP, "Trouble Will Find Me" The National's frontman Matt Berninger will be taking a nap after thi ...

  4. The National, 'Trouble Will Find Me': Track-By-Track Review

    May 16, 2013 10:55 AM EDT The National embody what a lot of people love in rock bands. It has to do with the concept of paying dues -- a rite of passage we love to see bands earn -- and the National are the definition of it. The Ohio indie rockers have been fighting the ...

  5. 'Mad Men's' John Slattery Stars in The National's 'Conversation 16'

    March 09, 2011 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Two distinct (and distinctly different) TV actors come together for one bizarre music video for The National's "Conversation 16." John Slattery, i.e. silver fox Roger Sterling on "Mad Men," plays a Secret Service agent prote ...

  6. Bonnaroo 2010 Kicks Off With Conan, Kings of Leon, Chromeo & Daryl Hall

    June 12, 2010 8:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Damian "Junior Gong" Marley and Nas brought "Distant Relatives" to Tennessee, Kings of Leon ruled the mainstage and the National put another exclamation point what is quickly becoming the band's best summer yet, but the firs ...

  7. Comedians Play Rock Stars at Bonnaroo

    June 12, 2010 12:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Comedians were living out their rock star (or bluegrass star) dreams throughout the first full day of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. And they showed they can carry a tune, too. Bonnaroo Main | Bonnaroo 2010 Photos 10 Awesome Bonnaroo Moment ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Modest Mouse, The National Opening R.E.M. Tour

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R.E.M. has drafted Modest Mouse and the National as support acts for its upcoming tour, which begins May 23 in Vancouver. The outing comes on the heels of the April 1 release of R.E.M.'s new Warner Br R.E.M. has drafted Modest Mouse and the Nat ...

  10. The National Christens New York's Terminal 5

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The National played to a sold-out crowd of 3,000 last night (Oct. 11) at the newly minted Terminal 5, the first major venue to open in midtown Manhattan in more than a decade. The National played to a sold-out crowd of 3,000 last night (Oct. 11) at ...

  11. The National, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah / Sept. 23, 2005 / Chicago (Schuba's)

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Friday night, the National played two shows at Schuba's, one of Chicago's cozier and more inviting clubs. The first, featuring Talkdemonic opening, failed to immediately sell out. The second, featurin There's a difference between buzz ...

  12. Alligator

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The National's music is centered on Matt Berninger's baritone and emotionally charged narratives. The National's music is centered on Matt Berninger's baritone and emotionally charged narratives. With his situation-specific image ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...