Sunday, May 16, 2010

The National, live from BAM

Last night, The National played a show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, all of whose proceeds went to benefit the Red Hot organization, which funds AIDS research. The show sold out in a matter of minutes, but, fortunately for the rest of us, legendary documentary film maker D.A. Pennebaker filmed the concert and streamed it live on YouTube. (Presumably, a DVD release will follow). The show was excellent, and I'll be posting songs from it over the next couple of days. Let's start with two crowd favorites from The Boxer, "Slow Show" and "Squalor Victoria"

"Slow Show"

"Squalor Victoria"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These are both far superior to the album versions.