Posted in music | pictures on October 12, 2008

Photos by Zach Dilgard

The National

NY Magazine held their 40th anniversary party at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on Friday night (Oct 10, 2008). Their were musical sets by Grizzly Bear and The National, and comedy by Stella's Michael Showalter, David Wain, and Michael Ian Black. More pictures from the evening (Oct 10, 2008) below...

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There's been some confusing press recently regarding the Dept of Eagles record. There are the inevitable comparisons between GB and DoE, which are sometimes annoying but ultimately who cares. Then there is the inevitable dorky wordplay that goes along with two interrelated animal-named bands (soaring with the eagles whilst nesting in the den of the grizzly bear!, etc.). It's unfortunate, but mostly it just confuses my older relatives. So whatever. Problem is this: there have been some suggestions that there is a rift between me and Ed and some offhand comments I've made about the last few years with grizzly bear and my friendship with Ed have been printed out of context, fueling gossip and scaring friends of the band. It doesn't look good, and I feel terrible about it. And I wouldn't be surprised if those remarks are reprinted over and over again in reference to In Ear Park.

Point is, there is nothing but love and respect between me and Ed. The last thing I want is for this DoE record to be seen as some kind of affront to him or the band. It absolutely isn't. It's a tangent from the band that happened while we took some time off. Ed has been incredibly supportive, and working with him on the new record has been amazing. It's an honor and a joy. So let it be known!
[Daniel Rossen]

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Department of Eagles played Town Hall and The Bell House earlier in the week.

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Comments (27)

wow, nice photos

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2008 10:44 PM

national setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2008 11:07 PM

Top 5 bands I'd like to see reunite and tour...

1. Led Zeppelin
2. The Smiths
3. The Stone Roses
4. The Kinks
5. Neutral Milk Hotel

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2008 11:22 PM

lighting is nice, photos are boring.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2008 11:32 PM

Yeah, a Stone Roses reunion tour with Ian, John, Mani, and Reni would be amazing. I'd look forward to hipster trash bashing on them. Stupid kids these days.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2008 11:43 PM

Can't wait for the next National album? That new song they debuted at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last Feb. was great.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2008 11:54 PM

...as was the song the performed on Friday night. It was upbeat and beautiful.

Posted by michaelways | October 13, 2008 1:54 AM

Disagree, 11:43, I think the national photos have a lot of drama, especially the shots of the singer.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2008 2:09 AM

In all honesty - this show really sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2008 8:39 AM

anyone have a setlist for the national?

Posted by wembley | October 13, 2008 9:42 AM

it would've been awesome if the crowd stfu once in a while

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2008 9:42 AM

And when I say sucked, I don't mean the band really, but, rather, the venue, the crowd, and all the other NY Mag bs.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2008 10:00 AM

how is it that everyone in stella is funny on their own, but together totally suck?

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2008 10:05 AM

they're funny because they wear suits.

looks like showwalter is going to need a new suit soon.

Posted by nick | October 13, 2008 10:31 AM

where was rudd

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2008 10:40 AM

can someone please tell the singer of national to stop making the retard hand gestures you see in these photos.

I love their music but every time I see them live I am dissapointed because the singer does not know what to do with himself and does this retarded arm fold.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2008 10:46 AM

i agree that the show kinda sucked. I love the nation and grizzly bear and they played great, but they only sounded great if you were in the front, anywhere else it was muddled sound.

not a good space for shows.

stella blew.


Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2008 11:10 AM

Grizzly sounded great from the balcony, great room for them...the National was meh....The singer kept throwing shit behind the drummer, including the mic stand, which he proceeded to smash into the stage repeatedly...

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2008 12:27 PM

"I love their music but every time I see them live I am dissapointed because the singer does not know what to do with himself and does this retarded arm fold."

That's why all lead singers should play at least some guitar, even if they just pretend to play like Craig Finn, it's better than making all those awkward poses for an hour.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2008 1:16 PM

if you're a lead singer and have stage presence you can command the stage without playing an instrument (and don't have to make awkward poses).
the problem is when a singer feels vulnerable and uncomfortable with the attention paid to them rather than thriving on it and using it to their advantage.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2008 3:00 PM

national setlist:
son
start a war
brainy
secret meeting
baby, we'll be fine
slow show
squalor victoria
abel
all the wine
racing like a pro
mistaken for strangers
1000 black cities??
ada
apartment story
daughters of the soho riots
fake empire
e:
green gloves
velvet underground - don't know the title
mr. november

grizzly bear sounded good, would've enjoyed them much more with a seat and a joint. the national were, i dunno, just ok.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2008 3:05 PM

what did grizbear play?

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2008 3:52 PM

anyone who isn't a complete ignoramus know what VU song they played?

(honestly... who doesn't know the Velvet Underground catalog?)

Posted by wembley | October 13, 2008 4:14 PM

the VU song the national played was what goes on. matt dedicated it to some people and then bryce dedicated it to new york.

also, i think the 1000 black cities may be aka believe me, i think they premiered it in dublin this summer.

ps. i've never seen matt dance that much!?

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2008 4:25 PM

hi, wembley! glad i could share the setlist with you! now kindly blow me. i realize that acknowledging this fact may shatter my coolie cred, but i'm just not a great fan of velvet underground.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 3:18 PM

So NY Mag celebrated 40 years with a party filled with whitebread acts? LAME.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 6:05 PM

douchebag with the tattoo on his chest. that is all.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 1:04 AM

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