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Tonight in Rock: Airborne Toxic Event Needs Bigger Venues

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Billy Bragg visits El Rey tonight | Photo by Tracey Ashfield via his MySpace page

It's still a week away from the Airborne Toxic Event's Spaceland show and tickets are already sold out, they wrote in an e-mail annoucement. "Advance tickets for our show at Spaceland on Tuesday, June 17th are sold out. Spaceland is saving 100 tickets for sale at the doors which open at 8:30. We highly recommend you get there early if you'd like those. Also, Indie 103.1 will be giving away tickets on air. We'd love to see you there..." Less than six months ago, Airborne Toxic Event was just starting to get noticed as they played through their January residency at Spaceland, eventually gaining so much popularity throughout the month, the last show left hundreds of fans on the sidewalk.

Also, did everybody see the video of Beck at last night's show? It was a secret invite-only show. Even the LA Times' Soundboard blog printed a story about it, but quickly took it down during the day yesterday.

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Tonight
Billy Bragg @ El Rey
N.E.R.D. @ Virgin Megastore
N.E.R.D. @ Jimmy Kimmel Live
Aimee Mann @ Largo at the Coronet
Jeremy Enigk, Damien Jurado @ Spaceland
Rob Dickinson, The Daylights @ The Viper Room
Augustana, Wild Sweet Orange, Patrick Park @ The Troubadour
War Tapes, Repeater, Years Around the Sun, The Prids @ The Prospector
Priscilla Ahn (CD Release), Jesse Harris, Angie Mattson, Lex Land @ Hotel Cafe

Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Oslo @ Spaceland
Bajofondo Tango Club @ El Rey
Crystal Castles, dd/mm/yyyy @ The Roxy
Priscilla Ahn @ The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Barenaked Ladies @ The Grove (Barnes & Nobles)
Sheryl Crow, Rocco DeLuca & The Burden @ The Greek
Repeater, C.R.A.F.T. Club, The New Room @ Boardner's
Saint Motel, Light FM, The Cheat, United By Sound @ The Viper Room
Eleni Mandell, Princeton, Young Hunting, Olin and the Moon @ Tangier
Daniel Ahearn, Spain, Correatown, CMG & We Are the Night @ The Echo

Thursday, June 12, 2008
Afro Funke @ Zanzibar
Erykah Badu, The Roots @ The Greek
Nellie McKay @ Largo at the Coronet
DJ ?uestlove, DJ Journey @ Crash Mansion
The Builders and the Butchers @ Spaceland
The Detroit Cobras, Les Sans Culottes @ Troubadour
Lucky Dragons, Late Night Date Night, PST, Rale @ The Smell
The Helio Sequence, Talkdemonic, Wait Think Fast @ Echoplex
The Secret 6, CoCo B's, Mezzanine Owls and The Pity Party @ Alex's Bar
Hecuba, David Scott Stone, Fantastic Magic, Voices on Tape @ Echo Curio
Meiko, Astra Heights, Ken Oak Band, Red Yellow Sparks, Andy Zipf @ Hotel Cafe

Friday, June 13, 2008
A.M., Pizza! @ L'Keg
Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
The Submarines, Castledoor @ The Echo
Ailish Tynan and Hugh Tinney @ The Getty
The Ting Tings, Anni Rossi @ The Troubadour
Afrika Bambaataa, Reid Speed, Josh David @ Crash Mansion
Jay Nash, Holly Conlan, Laura Jansen, Courtney Ariel @ Hotel Cafe
Faun Fables, Hour of the Shipwreck, Strangers Die Every Day @ Knitting Factory
Venetian Snares, Otto Von Schirach, Cyrusrex, & DJ Daniel Myer @ Knitting Factory