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May022011

Atmosphere @ Terminal 5 4.26.11 (photos, setlist, review)

Atmosphere (Photos & Review by Keeyahtay Lewis)

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Atmosphere came to NYC on April 26th for a sold out show at Terminal 5, and he brought his "family" with him. The Atmosphere Family tour rocked the house for a sold out show in front of 3000 people. DJ Abilities kept the energy up before the show and between the different groups. He played a mixture of old and new school hip hop, as well as classic rock favorites the whole night. To say he kept the energy high would be an understatement. 

Opening on this night was the group Sab The Artist. Sab brought a long a friend to help out and these guys traded vocals back and forth with ease. Next up was someone who stood out for me above everyone else. Grieves is his name, and along with his partner Budo they grabbed everyone's attention and refused to let it go. He is young, hungry, and really damn good. He reminded me a bit of a young Eminem, not just because of the way he looks, but his vocal delivery was incredible. I had a chance to hang out with him a bit after the show and he just seemed to be having the time of his life. Next up was the critically acclaimed Blueprint. His mix of vocal abilities over synth and keyboard experiments just ratcheted the excitement up another level. All of these artists are on the Rhymesayers Label and they all made sure that they were not just rappers you would forget about. But next up was the headliner, Atmosphere. 

On the heels of their 7th album frontman Slug came out onto the stage with a huge smile and a wave. He held both the smile and the wave just staring into a sold out crowd while they grew more and more excited. Then the bass kicked in and he was off. His set was huge with beats and vocals that hit you in the chest. He had mixed his slower tempo songs in, bringing the energy down a bit just to bring it right back up with the next track. All in all he commanded the stage very well, even keeping the fans in the balcony on their feet. Everyone rocked along to every track with him, and when the show finally ended I think it is safe to say the crowd left pumped up and exhausted at the same time. 

 

Setlist

Just For Show
Shrapnel
God's Bathroom Floor
Gun's & Cigarettes
Bird Sings Why the Caged I Know
Shoulda Known
Sunshine
Modern Man's Hustle
Scapegoat
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Yesterday
Trying to Find a Balance

Reader Comments (1)

How long did each group play for?
July 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwalid

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