Ep.479 – Atmosphere @ The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA – 08/26/11
Aug 30th, 2011
Category: Atmosphere, Los Angeles, Video Concert Reviews
I have been trying to catch Atmosphere for a few years, but for one reason or another it just never happened. I had listened to Atmosphere’s album, “When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold,” a good 20 to 30 times. That is a lot of times to listen to a record for me.
I can def say that I had an Atmosphere phase, but as time went by, I slipped further and further away from listening to their music. I never lost respect for Atmosphere, but no doubt forgot how amazing they are. Well, after Atmosphere live at the Greek Theatre, they have once again caught my attention and have blown me away.
Atmosphere @ The Greek Theatre Video Concert Review
Atmosphere @ The Greek Theatre Concert Review
From the moment I arrived at the Greek Theatre until the moment that I left, there was a party going on. I was honestly a bit in shock, as I have been to tons of great shows at the Greek, but had never seen an act get a crowd as riled up as Atmosphere did. There was such a passionate energy, it was nearly impossible not to get down. Even throughout the show, Slug, constantly commented on how great the crowd was and how much he enjoyed all the love.
Atmosphere’s live set consisted of Slug laying down some sick as rhymes, Ant dropping the funky beats that have become synonymous with the sound of Atmosphere, Erick Anderson playing the keyboard, and Nate Collis on guitar.
I have to give it to the entire band all the way around, as they were on point. Slug’s vocals came across flawlessly, and as my Cuzn George pointed out, had the demeanor and style of Jay-Z. I couldn’t agree with him more. At one point during the show, I closed my eyes and felt the power I had previously thought only Jay-Z could produce.
In addition to being completely blown away by Slug, the guitar playing of Nate Collis was out of this world. I have to say as of this point in my life Nate Collis has probably played the best hip-hop guitar riffs I have ever heard live. Nate’s guitar playing excellence added a lot to the show and gave the whole performance a kick-ass rock ‘n’roll vibe.
I didn’t know very many of Atmosphere’s songs, but I do know there wasn’t a single second of their 24 song set that I (and the entire crowd) wasn’t jamming out.
A fair amount of Atmosphere’s songs are about the struggles that we all seem to go through at some point in time in our lives. I think the ability to relate and the humor of Atmosphere’s songs def touched the crowd in a positive way throughout the night.
In closing, I thought Atmosphere was incredible and can understand why everyone speaks so highly of their live show. They had energy, style and were able to get the crowd to go out of control. It was just so cool to get to see an act like Atmosphere at the Greek.
Whether or not you like hip-hop/ rap, Atmosphere is sure to impress. The entire night seemed surreal, and for those of you who weren’t there – all I can say is that you missed out. If you were at this show or have ever seen Atmosphere, please comment on this post, because “When You Tell Concerts… It’s Cooler!”. – lorn
Atmosphere @ The Greek Theatre 08/26/11 Set List
- Until the Nipples Gone
- Guns and Cigarettes
- Between the Lines
- Just For Show
- Shoulda Known
- She’s Enough
- Modern Man’s Hustle
- If You Can Save Me Now
- God’s Bathroom Floor
- The Last to Say
- Always Coming Back Home to You
- Say Hey There
- My Notes
- Trying to Find a Balance
- Slug freestyle