The Airborne Toxic Event at the Newport
The Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake has a reputation in the national media for being a hipster haven of sorts, but like its Brooklyn counterpart, Williamsburg, Silver Lake seems pretty gentrified at this point. From Silversun Pickups to Local Natives, the bands that emerge from that area sound like the musical equivalent of steamrolling an ethnic market to make way for Urban Outfitters.
Consider The Airborne Toxic Event, whose second album, "All At Once," continues to gussy up iPod-commercial rock with shout-along choruses and occasional orchestral flourishes. They should sound pretty humongous Sunday at the Newport, even if such Bono-worthy histrionics are the latest evidence that "indie" has been almost entirely bled of meaning.
Voxhaul Broadcast opens.
Newport Music Hall
7 p.m. Sunday, May 15
1722 N. High St., Campus