People, places and things on our hot list this week.
May 8 to 14
One of the most anticipated music releases of the year, High Violet by The National, is out this week. This Ohio/New York band has remained something of a cult among music fans so far but that's changing rapidly. Bruce Springsteen and REM are fans, Barack Obama used one of their songs for a campaign video, and tickets for their show at London's Royal Albert Hall sold out in four minutes. In short, they are on the verge of becoming a big name (and what a great name it is). If you are not yet familiar with their epic, stately sound, this is the week to listen and find out. Dh51, Virgin, Amazon, iTunes