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Intro 12.12.11: Videos from The National, Devo, Swedish House Mafia and more

Brooklyn's The National, led by singer Matt Berninger

Brooklyn's The National, led by singer Matt Berninger (middle), headlines five shows at the Beacon Theater in December 2011. Credit: Gyrithe Lemche

The National starts its massive homestand at the Beacon Theater tonight, with four more sold-out shows this week.

Intro brings you the week’s hottest videos and shows every Monday. To catch up on all the Intros and to take a look at classic Long Island music scene videos, check out Newsday Music’s YouTube channel at


THE NATIONAL, “Bloodbuzz Ohio.” At Beacon Theater Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
DUM DUM GIRLS, “Bedroom Eyes.” At Brooklyn Bowl Saturday.
XIMENA SARINANA, “Different.” At Rockwood Music Hall Tuesday.
OH LAND, “White Nights.” At Bowery Ballroom Monday.
WYCLEF JEAN, “Gone Til November.” At City Winery Monday.
SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS, “I Learned the Hard Way.” At Bowery Ballroom Tuesday and Wednesday.
GARY CLARK JR., “Bright Lights.” At Mercury Lounge Tuesday.
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, “14th Street.” At Town Hall Thursday.
SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA, “Save the World.” At Madison Square Garden Friday.
DEVO, “What We Do.” At Irving Plaza Tuesday and Paramount Theater Saturday.
ANNA CALVI, “Blackout.” At Music Hall of Williamsburg Tuesday.

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