11/2+11/3—El Vy—Doug Fir Lounge

Oh hey, the dude from The National has a new project and long, quasi-creepy hair. It’s with the guy from Menomena, but I don’t really care about him/that band. Your mileage may vary on fairly conventional dude-indie music, and El Vy definitely isn’t The National, but it ain’t bad either. I do have to say, when I saw The National on the Trouble Will Find Me tour, it was pretty earth-shatteringly, tears-on-my-wine-bottle great; Matt Berninger is a fantastic live presence, and this would be pretty much your only chance to see him in a room this small. Plus, this is their tour kickoff, so you’d be among the first people to see them ever.