Matt Berninger (The National)

By Kristin Archer
Photos by Lisa Vuyk

It’s going to be very hard to top this! The coolest thing I’ve ever had the opportunity to do so far in the five years of my I Heart Hamilton journey is interview Matt Berninger of The National.

It was serendipitous that my annual live-to-air show on 93.3 CFMU was the same day as the Welcome to Hamilton benefit show, headlined by The National, and organized by their manager Brandon Reid, who is from Hamilton and recently moved back.

It was an honour to get to chat with Brandon and Matt – we talked about the concept behind the benefit show, how Brandon and The National came together, the music industry, and what The National is working on next.

Matt gave such a generous interview and I can’t say enough about how lovely he was to speak with. Thank you, Brandon, for setting this up. This interview meant so much to me. Hope you enjoy!

Listen to the interview

Kristin Archer interviewing Matt Berninger of The National and their manager Brandon Reid. Photo by Lisa Vuyk
Matt Berninger of The National and their manager Brandon Reid. Photo by Lisa Vuyk
Kristin Archer interviewing Matt Berninger of The National and their manager Brandon Reid. Photo by Lisa Vuyk
Matt Berninger of The National and their manager Brandon Reid. Photo by Lisa Vuyk
Kristin Archer interviewing Matt Berninger of The National and their manager Brandon Reid. Photo by Lisa Vuyk
Matt Berninger of The National and their manager Brandon Reid. Photo by Lisa Vuyk
Kristin Archer interviewing Matt Berninger of The National and their manager Brandon Reid. Photo by Lisa Vuyk
Matt Berninger of The National. Photo by Lisa Vuyk
Kristin Archer interviewing Matt Berninger of The National and their manager Brandon Reid. Photo by Lisa Vuyk
Matt Berninger of The National and their manager Brandon Reid. Photo by Lisa Vuyk
Kristin Archer interviewing Matt Berninger of The National and their manager Brandon Reid. Photo by Lisa Vuyk
Matt Berninger of The National and their manager Brandon Reid. Photo by Lisa Vuyk
Kristin Archer interviewing Matt Berninger of The National and their manager Brandon Reid. Photo by Lisa Vuyk
Matt Berninger of The National. Photo by Lisa Vuyk
Kristin Archer and Matt Berninger of The National. Photo by Lisa Vuyk
Matt Berninger of The National. Photo by Lisa Vuyk

 

Matt Berninger and Kristin Archer. Photo by Lisa Vuyk
Matt Berninger and Kristin Archer. Photo by Lisa Vuyk
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Kristin Archer is the creator of I Heart Hamilton (www.ihearthamilton.ca), where she has blogged about experiences around her hometown since 2011, growing an influential social media presence along the way. Encouraging locals to “be a tourist in your own city,” she promotes arts and culture across her various social media platforms, blog, and weekly radio show on 93.3 CFMU.

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