The National

Singer Zac Brown has brought new meaning to country music and will headline the day’s Amphitheater show. If your tastes run toward alternative rock, the Miller Lite Oasis is the place to be for Guided by Voices and The National. Read more

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Lonely Island, The National, Brandi Carlile, Chaka Kahn, Lizzo, CHVRCHES, Guided By Voices are among Summerfest's 2019 headliners. Read more

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Though the indie-rockers have lost some of their volatility over the years, they still deliver quite a spectacle. Read more

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The indie-rocker describes her acclaimed new album “Historian” as a song cycle of loss, perseverance and, ultimately, optimism. Read more

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Riverwest gears up for another epic Riverwest 24, during a weekend featuring no shortage of notable outdoor events and festivals. Read more

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The veteran indie-rock band will make their long-awaited return to Milwaukee July 31 at the Riverside Theater. Read more

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The aptly named Bowls, a fast-casual restaurant that opened in Walker’s Point in June, has an entire menu dedicated to smoothie bowls, grain and green bowls, and even pudding. Read more

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Fans who bought advance tickets to this summer's second annual Eaux Claires festival in Eau Claire just got a collectible surprise in the mail. The festival sent out exclusive mixtapes (literal tapes, as in cassettes) to early ticketholders, featu.. Read more

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Jennifer Grundy and Gil Petrovic run 5 Lilies artisanal jam, which offers several varieties available year round and several seasonals as well. Gift baskets are also on offer and, Grundy says, “Homemade jam has the opportunity for multiple ... Read more


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Matt Berninger made the most of his holiday from The National Friday night with his side project EL VY. Read more

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Milwaukee boasts many ethnic traditions and culture, including bakeries that are still holding on to their roots. Read more

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Justin Vernon's inaugural Eaux Claires festival succeeded where most music festivals fail. Read more

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The National (839 W. National Ave.) is a great place to linger over coffee and conversation at breakfast time. Everything is made from scratch and the happy clatter from the kitchen only enhances the homey feel. Housed in a rehabbed Cream C... Read more

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The National’s albums don’t come easy. Most of the veteran indie-rock band’s records have been the product of turbulence and bickering, with singer Matt Berninger butting Read more

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This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's near-weekly klatch between station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, I float the theory that indie-rock is in decline, and explain why that might be a good thing. T.. Read more

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As it is wont to do on a Monday, The Pabst Theater Organization announced a pair of high-anticipation indie-rock shows this morning. Forlorn Brooklyn rockers The National will return to the Riverside Theater on Monday, Aug. 5 as part of their tour.. Read more

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“The thing about revisiting cities: People ask what your favorite city is and what you're looking forward... Read more

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The National (839 W. National Ave.) is a nice neighborhood café that serves breakfast and lunch. The menu, listed on chalkboards, is friendly to vegetarians. Breakfast options include a vegan burrito and omelets made from organic eggs. Be s... Read more

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The first thing to learn from Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World is that one of America's premiere tattoo artists really is an artist. The engaging documentary by Emiko Omori shows Hardy at work with pen and paper; he knows how to draw and speaks of fi.. Read more

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Following up their dazzling, sold-out concert in Milwaukee last August, The National will return to the Riverside Theater on Tuesday, April 26, the venue announced today. The bill has subsumed a smaller concert already scheduled for that date. The.. Read more

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