Like they've been doing on tour this year, Portugal. The Man opened with their customized Beavis & Butthead skit playing on the venue's screen, and then came out for a Metallica/Pink Floyd mashup before doing a set that pulled mostly from their last two albums...
The National headline both nights of the Forest Hills Stadium event, with Jason Isbell, Cigarettes After Sex, Phoebe Bridgers and Adia Victoria on Saturday, and Future Islands, Cat Power, U.S. Girls and Bully on Sunday.
The chorus of American Utopia single "I Dance Like This" repeats, "we dance like this, because it feels so damn good." That line is a good summation of the theme of David Byrne's entire "untethered" show: the joy in movement.
The National's There's No Leaving New York festival happens at Forest Hills Stadium in September, and we have a chance for you to win a staycation package that includes VIP passes to the festival, soundcheck access, a two night hotel stay at the ACE Hotel in Manhattan and more.
Arctic Monkeys are currently in NYC, and they're about to begin another leg of their tour supporting this year's great, loungey Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino. Mini Mansions also played their own show at Mercury Lounge last night, and you can check out pictures here...
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