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    The
    National
    , with special guest Owen Pallett, are playing a show Monday
    night, September 27 at the Brown Theater. Although they are now based in
    Brooklyn (like every other indie rock band, seemingly), The National
    has its roots in Cincinnati where singer Matt Berninger and bassist
    Scott Devendorf first met while attending the University of Cincinnati.
    The rest of the band is made up of Scott's brother Bryan on drums and
    another set of brothers, guitarists Aaron and Bryce Dessner.

    One
    of the most distinctive things about The National's sound is the deep
    baritone of its lead singer, Berninger, who also writes most of the song
    lyrics. Similar to Springsteen, his songs tend to tell stories about
    everyday people wrestling their demons, trying to make relationships
    work, facing dead-end jobs and debt -- certainly more serious adult fare
    than the average indie rockers. Their new album High Violet has
    garnered great reviews that will probably propel them even further into
    the mainstream.

    Opening
    for The National is young, Toronto musician Owen Pallett, a vocalist
    and violinist, specializing in a baroque style of pop. It should be a
    interesting night.

    It's
    not too late to get seats for this Monday night show (September 27),
    happening at 7:30 p.m. at the Brown Theater. Tickets are available via
    the Kentucky Center box office for $35.

    Below is The National's video for "Bloodbuzz Ohio":

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