Sometime around midnight
Anna Bulbrook on keys and frontman Mikel Jollett mid-song during an incredible set by The Airborne Toxic Event (named after a term in Don DeLillo’s novel “White Noise”) at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco. I’ve been dying to see this band since I first heard their single, “Sometime Around Midnight,” while driving back from dinner in LA on a business trip down there in June–it came on a local radio station. The band is out of Los Feliz, and has been touring like mad in support of their first album. The Bottom of the Hill show was sold out…and I suspect it may be the last time they play such a small venue in the area. The full band line-up includes Mike Jollett, Steven Chen on guitar and keys, Daren Taylor on drums, Anna Bulbrook on keys and violin and viola, and Noah Cohen on bass.