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The National at the Pabst

September 22, 2007


In the middle of the National’s show at the Pabst on Friday, someone in the band thanked Milwaukee, saying, “The last time we played here, there were like, 20 people around.” There were substantially a lot more in attendance that night. It wasn’t a packed house, but it was close to it, and most everybody […]

Those bookworms, the National

September 20, 2007


Here’s what The National is reading on their tour bus: Aaron Dessner is on Marcel Proust’s “Swann’s Way.” His twin brother Bryce is reading a book on Austerlitz, and Bryan Devendorf is reading “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy. At least, that’s what he said over the phone; maybe bands carry around heavy tomes while […]