Live Review: The National @ The Anthem — 6/19/19

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The National performs at The Anthem on June 19, 2019. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)

We grow up with the music we love. Maybe that’s the funniest, the best, and/or maybe the very most tragic thing about music and getting older, and maybe that’s why we sometimes stop loving the things we used to love.

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Music Park: The National @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 9/28/18

The National perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD.
The National performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sept. 28, 2018. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

The National stopped at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Friday in their first area appearance since playing The Anthem at the end of 2017, finishing up a string of dates leading up to their own There’s No Leaving New York festival in Queens.

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Don’t Miss: The National @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 9/28/18

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The National (Photo by Graham MacIndoe)

A little over a year ago, The National released Sleep Well Beast, the band’s seventh studio album, via 4AD. They’ve been touring incessantly since, and they are not quite done! The National play a big show at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Friday, Sept. 28.

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Snapshots: The National @ The Anthem — 12/5/17

The National @ The Anthem, Washington DC, 12/05/2017
Matt Berninger fronts The National at The Anthem on Dec. 5, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

The National stormed The Anthem on Tuesday in a sold-out show on a tour coinciding with the release of Sleep Well Beast, their seventh studio album, published in September via 4AD. Paivi caught frontman Matt Berninger and company in action.

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Don’t Miss: Steel Panther @ The National (Richmond, Va.), 4/17/17

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Steel Panther (Photo courtesy AXS)

Steel Panther launch a tour today in their hometown of Los Angeles, leading up to the release of their fourth studio album, Lower the Bar, on March 24 via Steel Panther Inc. The humorous glam metal quartet will play somewhat locally at The National in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday, April 17.

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Snapshots: The National @ 9:30 Club — 1/19/17

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Matt Berninger from The National performing at 9:30 Club on Jan. 19, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Brooklyn post-punks The National teamed up with rapper Common to throw a show in support of Planned Parenthood and the All Access Coalition at 9:30 Club on the night before Inauguration Day on Thursday. (Check out some pix of Common from the show here.)

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