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September 10, 2019

Bit of Hell In Everyone

By: Laurie Gallardo

There’s an extraordinary beauty in this portrait of heartache. I Am Easy To Find is The National‘s finest reconfiguration yet with treasures throughout its layers, and a cinematic exploration into the depths of emotional torrent.

I Am Easy To Find is The National’s eighth studio album, featuring solid duets with Gail Ann Dorsey on tracks “You Had Your Soul With You,” “Hey Rosie” and “Roman Holiday,” and French songwriter Mina Tindle on “Oblivions,” and all accompanied by a brilliant 25-minute art film directed by Mike Mills (20th Century Women), but the album/film pairing was not about creating a soundtrack. Both were constructed in a kind of synergetic process, complimentary toward one another as an incredible collaborative experience.

The National is in Austin for a performance tonight at Austin360 Amphitheater, with special guest Alvvays opening the show. Doors at 6 p.m., and the music starts at 7 p.m. Recommended.

-Photography by Graham MacIndoe.


October 30, 2023


Genesis Owusu returns to Austin to perform tomorrow night at Empire Garage.


October 28, 2023

LEVITATION: Saturday and Sunday

AMM picks for LEVITATION weekend, including Amyl & The Sniffers, Durand Jones, Altin Gün and more.


October 27, 2023

LEVITATION: Friday & Saturday

The AMM’s LEVITATION 2023 picks for Fri/Sat, including Alan Palomo, Allah-Las, Queen Serene and more.


October 26, 2023

So Very Curious, Indeed

A Curious Mix of People book launch reunion show, Saturday at The Parlor on Guadalupe.


October 25, 2023

Friday at Radio East

Black Live Music Fund & Radio East present a DAWA benefit with Latasha Lee and Blakchyl.


October 24, 2023

The Returner

Allison Russell brings The Returner Tour to 3Ten tomorrow night.


October 23, 2023

Haunt Me and Dark Shadows

Cover your neck. Or don’t. It’s the Goth Gala tonight at Sagebrush, with Haunt Me, and a screening of the original ‘House of Dark Shadows.’


October 21, 2023

Bienvenido al Laboratorio

Carrie Rodriguez’ LABORATORIO at Stateside on Sunday, with Angélica Garcia & Cat Cardenas.