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Matt Berninger

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Mistaken For Strangers: The rock documentary that became Tom Berninger's personal journey

    The Berningers are a talented family: Tom Berninger is a filmmaker, and when his brother Matt, a member of the Brooklyn-based band The National, asked him to go on tour as a roadie, he obliged. Tom needed a job and some direction, and his brother's request inadvertently offered both. Tom was fired e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    The seven best band tour documentaries

    The Black Lips are heading to Denver April 2 in support their new album Underneath The Rainbow and also a new documentary featuring their 2012 tour of that took them through Egypt, Cypress, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. Watching this rough yet intimate look at what it's like fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this week

    TUES | THE NATIONAL/LOCAL NATIVES at RED ROCKS | 9/17/13 After finishing their tour in support of 2010's High Violet, the members of the National didn't have any immediate plans to record again. But guitarist Aaron Dessner, whose daughter had just been born, ended up with a lot of time on his hands. ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Aaron Dessner on the National's new record

    After finishing their tour in support of 2010's High Violet, the members of the National didn't have any immediate plans to record again. But guitarist Aaron Dessner, whose daughter had just been born, ended up with a lot of time on his hands. He began writing songs in his backyard studio and giving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    The ten most timid musicians

    There's a long history of musicians who suffered from and overcame (or sometimes didn't overcome) crippling shyness, anxiety and stage fright to fulfill their dreams of standing in the spotlight. That spotlight, it's a cruel, uncaring light. So bright. So uncomfortably warm. Everyone's staring at yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Ten acts that clearly worship The Smiths

    Few bands in history have cast a longer shadow than The Smiths. They've inspired countless imitators and spiritual successors since they called it quits in 1987. While skinny indie kids moaning about the hardships of life are a dime a dozen, tracking down the successful artists influenced by Morriss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Indie collaborations: Are they taking cues from hip-hop?

    ​The National and Sharon Van Etten recorded a song for the Win Win soundtrack. It leaked yesterday, but Fox Searchlight has pretty well scrubbed the legal-ish streams. Regardless, the two artists are a good fit, Matt Berninger's sleepy baritone makes a seamless companion for Van Etten's own ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    The National at Fillmore Auditorium, 10/18/10

    Jon Solomon​ THE NATIONAL 10.18.10 | Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO In a New York Times piece written on the National last April, R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe explained how he took his bandmate Mike Mills to see the group in London. It took half a song for Mills to say it was the most amaz ... More >>

  • Music

    October 14, 2010

    The National

    Monday, October 18, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Monolith Q&A: Red Wire Black Wire

    ​Often compared to New Wave bands of the early '80s -- especially the Human League --Brooklyn, New York's Red Wire Black Wire, uses synthesizers as a primary compositional instrument. Described by the New Music Express as having an icy sound, the immediacy and sincerity of Doug Walters's vocal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2007

    Last Night: St. Vincent and The National @ The Ogden Theater

    St. Vincent and The National September 18, 2007 The Ogden Theater Better than: Anything else I’d be doing on a Tuesday – or almost any day, for that matter. Due to a series of unfortunate events, I missed most of St. Vincent’s opening set. What I caught was certainly intriguing. A one-woman m ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    The National Perks Up

    Despite its reputation, the band isnt all that downcast.

  • Music

    September 22, 2005

    The National

    Monday, September 26, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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