The National: Live, and on the Big Screen


I’m stoked to be seeing the National at the State Theatre in Ithaca tomorrow night, where the band is kicking off its Trouble Will Find Me world tour. After being blown away by the band at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in June 2010 (a couple weeks before my son was born), I could not be more excited. In fact, the only disappointment is that I have not yet had a chance to see the documentary on the band, “Mistaken for Strangers.”

The film, directed by frontman Matt Berninger’s brother, Tom, has drawn some real raves at the Tribeca Film Festival and at Toronto’s Hot Docs. Pitchfork unveiled the trailer here a few weeks ago, and the new album is streaming on iTunes. It’s great.


Photo courtesy of the Tribeca Film Festival

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