Music: Atmosphere

The last time Slug felt as sick and contradictive as this was the last time he played a show in Cincy. He and the other half of Atmosphere, DJ/producer Ant, haven't played here since, save a Scribble Jam or two. But the last headlining show that Atmosphe

The last time Slug felt as sick and contradictive as this was the last time he played a show in Cincy. He and the other half of Atmosphere, DJ/producer Ant, haven’t played here since, save a Scribble Jam or two. But the last headlining show that Atmosphere played in Cincinnati was nearly seven years ago. If you’re an Atmosphere fan, then you’ve heard the various references to Top Cat’s and that show. As someone who was there, I remember it being just about as tragically awesome as Slug does, just from a different perspective. From label-mate Blueprint standing on stage, ready to square up with the sound-man to Mr. Dibbs’ (local DJ legend and Atmosphere’s touring DJ at the time) crew of knuckleheads getting in huge brawls to folks vomiting liquor all over “God’s Bathroom Floor.” It takes great artists to make a complete meltdown seem just as awesome as any other show.

The hip hop duo plays Madison Theater Saturday with Blueprint, Grieves & Budo and DJ Rare Groove.  Go here to read Ill Poetic's full Sound Advice.

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