Rock & Pop

The National--POSTPONED

When: Sat., Oct. 14, 7 & 9:30 p.m. 2017

Back in 2008,​ ​The​ ​National’s​ ​song​ ​​“Fake​ ​Empire” ​appeared​ ​in​ ​Obama’s​ ​election​ ​video: ​We’re​ ​half​ ​awake​ ​in​ ​a​ ​fake​ ​empire​.​ ​The​ ​lyrics​ ​still​ ​​eerily resonate today.​ ​We​ ​can’t​ ​revisit​ ​those​ ​golden​ ​political​ ​years​ ​but​ ​we​ ​can​ ​still​ ​hear​ ​those​ ​same anthems.​ ​The​ ​indie-rock​ ​band,​ ​originally​ ​from​ ​Cincinnati,​ ​Ohio,​ ​​is​ ​making​ ​its​ ​way​ ​through Berkeley​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​its​ ​​tour​ ​celebrating​ ​the​ ​release​ ​of​ ​​its newest​ ​album,​ ​​Sleep​ ​Well Beast​.​ Together since​ ​1999, ​The National​ ​first​ ​rose​ ​to​ ​popularity​ ​around​ ​2005​ ​with the release of​ ​​Alligator​ ​​and ​has​ ​remained at the top ever ​since,​ ​giving us​ ​hits​ ​such as​ ​​“Mr.​ ​November​​,” ​​​“I​ ​Need​ ​My​ ​Girl​,​” ​and, more recently,​ ​“​​Guilty​ ​Party​.”​ ​Continuous​ ​hit​ ​records​ ​aside, the​ ​band​ ​is​ ​composed​ ​of​ ​​awesome​ ​people.​ ​The​ ​National​ ​has​ ​stayed​ ​on​ ​the​ ​social​ ​and political​ ​forefront,​ ​playing​ ​​benefit​ ​concerts​ ​and Obama rallies in​ ​2008​ ​and​ ​2012.​ ​​This​ ​weekend,​ ​we​ ​won’t​ ​have​ ​to​ ​blast​ ​The​ ​National​ ​alone​ ​in​ ​our​ ​rooms,​ ​dancing​ ​by ourselves,​ ​but​ ​instead​ will ​have​ ​them​ ​right​ ​there​ ​with​ ​us.

Madison Silva

Price: $55

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