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Mikel Jollett

Musician Known As the Frontman for Indie-Rock Band The Airborne Toxic Event; Author of "Hollywood Park"

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 Mikel Jollett Biography

Mikel Jollett is a musician who is best known as the frontman for the Los Angeles-based indie-rock band The Airborne Toxic Event.

In 2020, Jollett's memoir, "Hollywood Park," was released. "Hollywood Park" details Jollett's experience growing up in an experimental, infamous cult named Synanon. When the commune became violent, Jollett left Synanon with his mother and brother to live in Salem, Oregon.

Jollett eventually moved to live with his father and stepmother in Los Angeles, where he attended Westchester High School, graduating with a 4.3 GPA. He later attended Stanford University, graduating with honors in 1996. While at Stanford, Jollett was a member of Claude Steele's lab group in which he conducted research on the concept Stereotype Threat. Jollett's work focused on how negative racial stereotypes negatively affected the identity and test performance of high school students.

In the summer of 2008, McSweeney's issue 27 published Jollett's short story, "The Crack," which appeared between short stories by Liz Mandrell and Stephen King. He was a frequent contributor to All Things Considered on NPR, the Los Angeles Times, an editor-at-large for Men's Health and the managing editor of Filter magazine. Jollett was accepted to Yaddo Writer's Colony to complete his novel based on "The Crack" but did not attend, choosing to pursue music instead.

In keeping with his literary background, Jollett named The Airborne Toxic Event after a section of Don DeLillo's postmodern novel "White Noise," which won the National Book Award in 1985. In the book, a chemical spill from a railcar releases a poisonous cloud, dubbed by the military and media as an "airborne toxic event." Jollett chose to name the band after the event in the novel which triggers the fear of death that fundamentally alters the protagonist's outlook on himself, his family, and his life. The band was born of a similar life-altering sequence of events, and thus, the themes of mortality and media consumption that arise from the novel's toxic cloud serve as a major impetus for Jollett's creative drive.

The Airborne Toxic Event's debut album received favorable reviews from such outlets as the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Q, and Entertainment Weekly. Notably, the Boston Herald named the band's album "The Debut Album of the Year." In addition, iTunes named "Sometime Around Midnight" the #1 Alternative Song of the Year on their "Best of" list. The song went on to become a certified gold single.

The band has developed a loyal live fan base with performances at many festivals including Coachella and Lollapalooza while headlining shows at the Greek Theatre, Central Park's Summer Stage, and Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony.

Jollett resides in Los Angeles.

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Mikel Jollett Biography

Mikel Jollett is a musician who is best known as the frontman for the Los Angeles-based indie-rock band The Airborne Toxic Event.

In 2020, Jollett's memoir, "Hollywood Park," was released. "Hollywood Park" details Jollett's experience growing up in an experimental, infamous cult named Synanon. When the commune became violent, Jollett left Synanon with his mother and brother to live in Salem, Oregon.

Jollett eventually moved to live with his father and stepmother in Los Angeles, where he attended Westchester High School, graduating with a 4.3 GPA. He later attended Stanford University, graduating with honors in 1996. While at Stanford, Jollett was a member of Claude Steele's lab group in which he conducted research on the concept Stereotype Threat. Jollett's work focused on how negative racial stereotypes negatively affected the identity and test performance of high school students.

In the summer of 2008, McSweeney's issue 27 published Jollett's short story, "The Crack," which appeared between short stories by Liz Mandrell and Stephen King. He was a frequent contributor to All Things Considered on NPR, the Los Angeles Times, an editor-at-large for Men's Health and the managing editor of Filter magazine. Jollett was accepted to Yaddo Writer's Colony to complete his novel based on "The Crack" but did not attend, choosing to pursue music instead.

In keeping with his literary background, Jollett named The Airborne Toxic Event after a section of Don DeLillo's postmodern novel "White Noise," which won the National Book Award in 1985. In the book, a chemical spill from a railcar releases a poisonous cloud, dubbed by the military and media as an "airborne toxic event." Jollett chose to name the band after the event in the novel which triggers the fear of death that fundamentally alters the protagonist's outlook on himself, his family, and his life. The band was born of a similar life-altering sequence of events, and thus, the themes of mortality and media consumption that arise from the novel's toxic cloud serve as a major impetus for Jollett's creative drive.

The Airborne Toxic Event's debut album received favorable reviews from such outlets as the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Q, and Entertainment Weekly. Notably, the Boston Herald named the band's album "The Debut Album of the Year." In addition, iTunes named "Sometime Around Midnight" the #1 Alternative Song of the Year on their "Best of" list. The song went on to become a certified gold single.

The band has developed a loyal live fan base with performances at many festivals including Coachella and Lollapalooza while headlining shows at the Greek Theatre, Central Park's Summer Stage, and Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony.

Jollett resides in Los Angeles.

Mikel Jollett Videos

  • Mikel Jollett from The Airborne Toxic Event Interview
    Mikel Jollett from The Airborne Toxic Event called in to discuss songwriting, touring, writing Sometime Around Midnight and more.
  • Mikel Jollett of The Airborne Toxic Event - Interview by Andy ...
  • Airborne Toxic Event - Sometime Around Midnight | Live @ JBTV ...

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mikel Jollett for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Mikel Jollett, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mikel Jollett or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mikel Jollett?

    Booking fees for Mikel Jollett, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mikel Jollett, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mikel Jollett?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mikel Jollett for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mikel Jollett for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mikel Jollett or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mikel Jollett or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mikel Jollett is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mikel Jollett for your event is available upon request. Mikel Jollett generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Indigo De Souza, Big Red Machine, The Nude Party, The Revivalists and Lake Street Dive. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mikel Jollett for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Mikel Jollett from The Airborne Toxic Event Interview
    Mikel Jollett from The Airborne Toxic Event called in to discuss songwriting, touring, writing Sometime Around Midnight and more.
    Mikel Jollett of The Airborne Toxic Event - Interview by Andy ...
  • Airborne Toxic Event - Sometime Around Midnight | Live @ JBTV ...

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