The Airborne Toxic Event

The Airborne Toxic Event is named after a section in Don DeLillo’s novel “White Noise”. The group is known for its blend of rock music and orchestral arrangements, having performed frequently with the Calder Quartet, a string quartet based in Los Angeles. The group has also played concerts with the Louisville Orchestra and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. In this episode, we explore the unique musical journey of lead singer, Mikel Jollett’s, and his textured storytelling songwriting landscape.

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