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Sunday, March 16 • 1:00am - 1:30am
The Airborne Toxic Event

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Their name might reference post-modern novelist Don Delillo's White Noise, but Los Feliz, California's The Airborne Toxic Event are hardly a group of detached intellectuals commenting from the sidelines. Formed in the wake of a series of personal tragedies in the life of front-man Mikel Jollett, the band has gathered a reputation for one of the most exciting and energetic live shows in years. Stomping, screaming, wailing, crooning through bony rock songs and enormous dark anthems, the band embodies the desire to live life fully in the face of a world saturated with media and fear. The Cali five-piece's eponymous debut EP includes nods to rock music's most transcendent tidbits: subtle references to the sad-eyed melancholy of The Cure, the balled-fist intensity of the Fall, and the art school disaffection of the Velvet Underground. In just one year, the band has already toured the UK, become west coast radio darlings (on KROQ, KEXP, Indie 103.1, etc..). As an unsigned band, the Airborne Toxic Event remained on the National Specialty Radio Top 25 for five straight weeks, peaking at number six in the country. The LA Times, in a recent Calendar section cover story named them one of the three bands to watch in 2008. Previous honorees in the LA Times yearly wrap-up included: Cold War Kids and Silversun Pickups. If you don't know them yet, you will soon...

Sunday March 16, 2008 1:00am - 1:30am
Cedar Street Courtyard 208 W 4th St

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