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The National Live! Tune in Saturday @ 8 p.m. (ET)

By Michele Flannery

Music Manager

Acclaimed indie rockers The National, whose new CD High Violet has already been lauded as "potential album of the year" and is currently topping digital sales charts, will be performing this Saturday night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as part of a VEVO event on YouTube. This benefit show was sold-out weeks ago, but you can still attend by joining the live webcast.

Get more details from the band’s Dylan-esque announcement below, directed by the same filmmaker (D.A. Pennebaker) who was at the helm of Don’t Look Back, the documentary about Bob Dylan’s 1965 tour of England, and who will also direct the National’s YouTube webcast with his wife, Chris Hegedus (The War Room). In fact, that’s Pennebaker leaning against the wall in this video:

Proceeds from the concert, which is presented by ZYNC from American Express, will also benefit the AIDS-fighting organization Red Hot. Here, band members explain their connection to and passion for this important cause:

If you want to be sure to enjoy this concert with others, you can join the live Twitter chat during the show on, The band’s label, 4AD, is also posting listening party locations around the country.

However you decide to experience this special event, tune in here at 8 p.m. (ET) for the global broadcast and donate here to support Red Hot.