Thursday, February 28, 2008

Your New Favorite L.A. Band: The Airborne Toxic Event @ Pianos

The Airborne Toxic Event; Bombaldi
@ Pianos
New York, NY - February 27, 2008


With their first few chords, the Airborne Toxic Event instantly became the second best band from Los Angeles (hard to top X y'all). Driving power pop, substantive deeper melodies at work in the background, anchored by the deep, flowing voice of Mikel Jollet - this band covers all the bases and then some. This wasn't just a typical show either. This was a PACKED Pianos waiting for these guys, a band arriving only with 3-song EP at the merch table. Furious yet elegant, the total package, the ATE cover all the bases of rock n' roll and lived up to what were obviously high and enthusiastic expectations.
It felt like a CMJ show. An overcrowded Pianos, managers/publicists swarming the band in seconds after the set was over.
It cannot be overstated what an unbelievably good time this was. It's not even March yet, and this may have been the show of the year. And where the heck did they come from? It may be premature, but we may be looking at the next big thing here...
And as previously mentioned, here is a band with a great literary reference, but they've proven that DeLillo's White Noise isn't just an ode to the wonders of fat chicks. That's what the book was about, right?

Photos
Caught Bombaldi upstairs while waiting for the doors to open. Seem like nice guys working through the pop-rock thing. More hits than misses. Just don't get the costumes though. But at the rate things are going, these guys will be packin' em somewhere soon.

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3 Comments:

At April 8, 2008 at 4:12:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Favorite LA BAND? I don't think that is a title that any real band would ever want to claim. The Airborne Toxic Event, like every other LA Band, is just a less original regurgitation of all the pop that rolls through the city.

This band is lame. Do us all a favor and stick to covering bands that matter.

 
At April 16, 2008 at 12:31:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey look, the above comment was made by ATE's Internet Stalker weirdo dude. He goes around putting shit-talking comments about them everywhere. He stole Mikel's (their singer) e-mail address and sent fake e-mails to people. Mikel had to get the FBI to shut him down. totally creepy.

Airborne are all very cool people and easily the most legit new band in the country.

Just to clarify.

MLE

 
At August 7, 2008 at 9:48:00 PM EDT, Blogger Daniel said...

Hey, here we are in Brazil enjoing ATE...does anyone know the chords for "Does this mean you're moving" on? ?
Thanks

 

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