Home / Events / Music Calendar / The Airborne Toxic Event

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
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Andrew Bayer

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015

[MINIMAL EDM] No matter the politics behind fabricating and mass producing a genre, EDM is exploding in popularity. Until recently, the sounds of EDM were equally as ...

10 pm | $15 advance, $20 day of show.
The Whiskey Bar 31 NW 1st Ave. Portland Map

Mastodon, Clutch, Big Business

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015

[PROG-POP] For most Mastodon fans, the steely, prog-rock riffage and ambitious zeal of Georgia’s biggest metal titans peaked long before the release of 2014's O ...

7:30 pm | Sold out.
Roseland Theater 8 NW 6th Ave. Portland Web | Map

We Got This Showcase: Tiger Fresh, Chase Manhattan, Chrome Wolves, Exodub, Doc Riz, Prism Lab

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015

[CREW LOVE] Mixtapes, live painting, a weekly mix series, traditional releases and a coast to call their own: The We Got This Crew has earned its name. At times it c ...

9 pm | $10.
The Liquor Store 3341 SE Belmont St. Portland Web | Map
Also At Crystal Ballroom
There's no more events in Crystal Ballroom
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close