The Airborne Toxic Event w/Alanna Royale, The Electric Hearts, & SwayzePop/Rock
Maybe California indie rockers The Airborne Toxic Event aren’t your thing. Big and somewhat melancholy anthems aren’t always the prescription for our fever, either, though the ones penned by ATE’s leader, novelist and onetime NPR music reviewer Mikel Jollett are well-crafted and worth a listen. Like The National, they’re an exceptional example from a crowded field. And the pot is sweetened to the point of irresistible with the addition of some locals. Alanna Royale makes the most of every opportunity, whether down the Road to Bonnaroo this June or to the upcoming Austin City Limits Festival in August, barely a year after the band’s first gig. We say this often enough, but it bears repeating: If you dig old-school soul, catch this band now while they’re still in small clubs! The Electric Hearts’ soulful blues-rock, fronted by Wanda Jackson-channeling Jessica Breanne, is a force to be reckoned with, and will only get stronger following the June release of their latest EP. Swayze, a transplant from Bowling Green, Ky., has a voice well beyond his years, and his brand of rock ’n’ soul is a fine way to kick off a party.
Sat, Jul 27 | 8:00 PM
Marathon Music Works
18 and over