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

Nap Eyes

Monday, Jul 06, 2015

[OLD SOULS] It seems a little strange to reissue a largely unnoticed debut from a largely unnoticed band that was originally released just ov ...

9:30 pm | $5.
Bunk Bar 1028 SE Water Ave. Portland Web | Map

Red Bull Sound Select: Trust, Doubleplusgood, Novosti

Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015

[ACIDWAVE] Bleak even by darkwave standards, Toronto-based Robert Alfons’ particular brand of synthpop sounds like Pet Shop Boys on a bad acid trip. Maybe it’s t ...

9 pm | $3 with RSVP at redbullsoundselect.com.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map

Van Halen

Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015

[ROCK 'N' ROLL CLOWNS] When I logged onto YouTube to listen to the latest Van Halen album, 2012’s A Different Kind of Truth, I was faced with a McDonald’s ...

7:30 pm | $35-$149.
Amphitheater Northwest 17200 NE Delfel Road Ridgefield 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