XPN MusicNotes: Watch The National perform a new song, read George Clinton’s thoughts on retiring from Parliament/Funkadelic

The National | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman |

It does not appear that The National are preparing to release a new album anytime soon —  they did just put out their four-years-in-the-making Sleep Well Beast in September, after all — but they performed a new song at their Homecoming Festival in Cincinnati over the weekend.  Continue reading →


Tonight’s Concert Picks: War and Parliament Funkadelic at Dell Music Center, Psychic Teens and Metz at Kung Fu Necktie, Anti-Nowhere League at Union Transfer

War – the band that released the hip, funky song “Low Rider” in 1975 – will be coming to the Dell Music Center tonight. They will be playing in addition to George Cinton’s late band, Parliament Funkadelic. Tickets are $40 plus fees, the doors open at 6 p.m. Get down and get funky!

Noisemaking goth-punks Psychic Teens return to Kung Fu Necktie, opening for recent Sub Pop Records signees Metz. Like the Teens, Metz makes high-energy wall-of-guitar ragers, like the song “Headache” which you can download below.

English punk band Anti-Nowhere League started making chaos in 1980. And they’ll be heading over to Union Transfer tonight for an all ages show. Tickets are $15 and doors open at 8 p.m. Below you can listen to their song “Let’s break the law”