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The Airborne Toxic Event

JAY HORTON
9 pm., Sunday April 07 | $18 advance, $20 day of show.
Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St.
 
[WHITE NOISE/PINK HOUSES] No matter how ordinarily worrisome the self-conscious excesses an overeducated artiste may wreak upon rock’n’roll (grave crimes have been committed by awfully smart people attempting to show their intelligence through this dumbest of all genres), Airborne Toxic Event continues to succeed despite choices that, honestly, should seem insufferable. Founded by a literary fiction writer-turned-frontman—the group’s name references a Don DeLilo novel—with a penchant for symphonic orchestration, the group’s first two albums arrived overstuffed with hyper-articulate, riff-fueled modern rock confections. While the serrated edges and candied hooks beg comparison to the latest wave of Britpop, the Los Feliz, Calif., troupe is resolutely American. Indeed, it has been inserting a Springsteen-Petty-Cougar medley into recent sets and, though this suggests troubling reports that yet-to-be-released third LP, Such Hot Blood, will focus upon heartland themes, at least it has studied the appropriate canon. 



Where: Crystal Ballroom
Phone: 225-0047
Address: 1332 W Burnside St.
Website: www.mcmenamins.com

 
 

Crystal Ballroom

1332 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
 
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