Fresh off last month’s well-reviewed release of High Violet, formerly moody and mopey the National plays Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday the 16th. The Antlers, who have recorded a highly enjoyable album about cancer, will open (8 p.m., $39.50). As we do not have tickets to this concert, we will instead watch the “Bloodbuzz Ohio” video a couple times. It’s just Matt Berninger hanging out in black and white for four and a half minutes. Sometimes he wears a trench coat.
Also promising: Oregonian noisemakers Blitzen Trapper come to Webster Hall, also on Wednesday, June 16, also at 8 p.m. Their newest album-Destroyer of the Void-came out the 8th.
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