The National @ Madison Square Garden, NYC [6/19/08]
I've said it many times before, and I'll say it again... The National are one of the best rock bands on Earth right now.
Hell, I'm even considering skipping seeing Pearl Jam and Ted Leo in DC tomorrow night to drive down and try to catch the The National in Richmond, VA. Probably won't happen, but I sure am tempted. That's how good they are.
BTW, the blonde in the last photo is Matt Berninger's mom. I saw her at the band's show in Cincinnati last summer, and she was, once again, let's call it "enthusiastic" about the band's set. Can't blame her.