Event Details

Atmosphere

with The Lioness, Nikki Jean, DJ Keezy
Wed February 5, 2020
( Doors: 7:00 pm ) SHOW: 8:00 pm PST
The Observatory North Park
2891 University Avenue, San Diego, CA
All Ages

Fan Club Presale:
November 6th 9am

Venue Presale:
November 7th 10am

Public Onsale:
November 8th 10am

ALL AGES

This event is open to all ages. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult over the age of 25 with written authorization.

Dinner and drinks are available at our connected restaurant - West Coast Tavern. Happy hour every day from 4 pm to 6 pm. The kitchen is open until midnight every day. More information: www.WestCoastTavern.com

Parking is available at the parking structure directly across the street from us on 29th St. Your ticket fee includes validation for the parking structure, which is redeemable at the venue.

 

Atmosphere

The world is a vastly different place than it was just a few years ago, and Atmosphere’s seventh album, Mi Vida Local, reflects the ways in which the world, and Atmosphere’s place in it¬, has changed. The idyllic domesticity of their past few records has morphed into anxiety over keeping loved ones safe during turbulent times. Instead of bragging about backstage misadventures it’s about grappling with mortality. The easygoing collaboration between Ant and Slug has started to feel more like the life-or-death intimacy of two men trapped together on a lifeboat.
At times it’s a heavy album (“I might be the last generation of grandparents,” goes a key line from “Virgo”), but it’s far from grim. There are jokes being cracked, joints getting smoked, a little trash talking here and there– after all, it’s still a rap record.
And Atmosphere’s never sounded better.
As the name implies, Mi Vida Local is intensely focused on the place it was created– the southside of Minneapolis– where Slug and Ant work tirelessly in their “beautiful basements”, refining their sound without interruption, save for a handful of friends from the Minneapolis hip-hop community who showed up to contribute. A year of one-on-one collaboration resulting in an album that matches complex subject matter with equally deep beats– ones that show a clear lineage back to the psychedelic funk landmarks from an earlier era where America was going through a post-utopian hangover, and prove that there won’t ever be a time where boom-bap beats don’t sound perfectly of the moment.
Mi Vida Local might be the best album Atmosphere’s ever made. It’s definitely the one they needed to make right now, and one listeners need to hear just as urgently. If it’s sometimes an album about how the fight to find happiness never really ends– even after you get the house and the kids and the artistic freedom to make dad-rap records– it’s also about discovering that there’s happiness to be found just in fighting.

 

The Lioness
DJ Keezy