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5 Faves: Things we're excited about this week 4/30

The Airborne Toxic Event rescued me from the music graveyard. Three years ago, I thought I had reached the point in my life where I had no room remaining for new bands or new music. I liked what I liked and wasn’t interested in anything new. Then I discovered The Airborne Toxic Event and its self-titled debut album. I get hooked on a band because of its sound, meaningful lyrics or a strong live performance. With Airborne, I got all three. This week, the band released its third studio album, “Such Hot Blood.” I’ll reserve judgment until I can give it a few more spins, but nobody rocks a violin like The Airborne Toxic Event. If you have room for new music, give the band a try. – Jason Schaumburg