This time last year, members of the National were wrapping up 2010 by nabbing sweet spots on a bevy of Top-10 lists with their fifth album, High Violet. Twelve months later, the Brooklyn gloom merchants are shutting down 2011 with a week’s worth of shows at the 2,800-capacity Beacon Theatre, each featuring a different indie-famous opening act. So cheer up, dudes—you’ve made it!
Tue., Dec. 13, 8 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 7, 2011