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The Ames Hotel Acoustic Session with The Airborne Toxic Event, Boston MA ~ April 7, 2010


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“It was my first time seeing Airborne Toxic Event, and for it to be in such an intimate, casual setting was a real treat. We were able to get a sense of the personalities of every band member in the WFNX interview, particularly via the easy, witty banter among them. The music – well, it was much more impressive live than anything I heard (mostly YouTube) leading up to the concert. Mikel’s vocal style and lyrics feel very personal, and the band’s instrumental and vocal accompaniment was rich and full-bodied. The violin viola definitely adds a sweet tone to the mix. This mini-concert definitely left me wanting more! I look forward to their return to Boston, and in the meantime, to the release of their new CD whenever it is.” – Renee

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Boston welcomes The Airborne Toxic Event… and um, Jack Daniel’s


Since this isn’t your typical show, this isn’t your typical show preview. But I had to mark the occasion somehow, in my usual over-the-top fangirl style that I reserve exclusively for this particular band. So welcome to Boston, guys. It’s been nearly six months since we last saw each other – too long, too long… I mean, we know you’ve been busy writing and recording a new album, but still…

Last we heard, you were deciding on a producer for the new album. Producer, huh? As in someone other than you yourselves? I suppose that’s ok. So long as we don’t get Ludacris or Fabolous doing a guest rap on “Half of Something Else”, everything will be just fine. More than fine.

[The Airborne Toxic Event with Vivian Darkbloom at The Royale Wednesday, April 7 (sponsored by Jack Daniels Studio No. 7). You *might* be able to still win tickets by listening to WFNX (101.7FM). There will also be an acoustic session at the Ames Hotel that afternoon with The Airborne Toxic Event, sponsored by WFNX and the Ames Hotel. ‘FNX has contests going on for that. The session will be aired on WFNX (101.7FM Boston; 92.1FM NH and on Monday, April 12th at 11:00 pm, during its new music feature “The Nightly News.” WFNX and Ames plan to release a compact disc of songs from these Ames sessions in late 2010.]

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The Best Music Poll Concert, City Hall Plaza, Boston MA, August 1, 2009

Best Music Poll concert, City Hall Plaza, Boston - August 1, 2009

A beautiful day for The Best Music Poll Concert @ City Hall Plaza.

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On the one year anniversary of my first Airborne Toxic Event show…


Well yes, I’m feeling rather nostalgic, because exactly one year ago today, in fact at the precise time I’m writing this, I was deliriously enthralled with this brand new band I was seeing for the very first time. The Airborne Toxic Event at WFNX’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Jose McIntyre’s in Boston. Stuffed into an upstairs room with maybe 100-150 revelers – scantily clad women in lingerie and stiletto heels; creepy guys in bathrobes and cowboy hats. At the time, I remember thinking how completely bizarre and unlikely a venue this was for such a band… Knowing now what I know of Airborne Tox, their sense of humor and irreverence, and their amazing journey this past year, I have to say nothing could have been more perfect and oddly apt.

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