Posted in Contests | TV | music on June 17, 2014

The National @ Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris Graham and Rae Graham)
The National

The National kick off their three-night run at Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park tonight (6/17). Tonight's show with Phosphorescent is sold out, but you can still get tickets to Wednesday (6/18 w/ Lord Huron) and Thursday (6/19 w/ MS MR). If you'd like to go to the Thursday show for free, we're giving away a pair of tickets to that show. Details below.

MS MR were just at Bonnaroo where they performed their cover of LCD Soundsystem's "Dance Yrself Clean" as well as their Arctic Monkeys cover and "Bones" which was used memorably in the trailer for S3 of Game of Thrones. The duo are set to begin recording their new album this month. Watch a Billboard video where they talk about that, below.

Speaking of Game of Thrones, S4 just wrapped up on Sunday with an action-packed finale that also had some fans of the book wondering where a certain character was. The National recorded a version of "Rains of Castamere" from Game of Thrones way back in Season 2 of the show. They've only played it live once, according to Setlist.FM. Maybe they'll pull it out at one of this week's shows?

MS MR interview video and contest details below...

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For a chance at winning a pair of tickets to see THE NATIONAL AT PROSPECT PARK ON 6/19: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "The National at Prospect Park" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "PROSPECT NATIONAL". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!
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Comments (3)

plz no thunderstorm tmrw night!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 10:36 AM

I'm half expecting this thread to become a book spoiler honeypot. Bring 'em on.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 10:40 AM

caught them last night and have to admit they were much better than expected. Just an all around great performance. Band was tight and Matt seemed in good spirits. Set list is a good indication of how far they've come. Not sure anyone out there come close to visceral nature of their sound live or on record.

Posted by ciao luna | June 19, 2014 10:26 AM

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