LA Weekly's LA 101: Airborne Toxic Event, Tokyo Police Club and More
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
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Featured review from Jessica Wilson
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I really enjoy the Gibson Amp. It's a cozy venue, great sound system!
All the bands were amazing, rocking in their own right! I love Tokyo Police Club and I was blown away by The Airborne Toxic Event! This was one of the best shows I have seen in a long time! :)
The headliner for this year’s LA Weekly Presents LA 101 is Los Angeles’ own Airborne Toxic Event.
Held at Gibson Amphitheatre, the all-ages festival features music, art, vendors and food trucks, starting at 3:00pm. Supporting musical acts include Tokyo Police Club, Built To Spill and Delta Spirit.
The outdoor stage features: Electric Guest, Jenny O., Vlado Artists, The Drowning Men.
Known for rock music brushed with sweeping orchestral arrangements, Airborne Toxic Event followed up its 2008 self-titled debut this past spring with All at Once.