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Concert photos: Atmosphere at the Pageant, Wednesday, August 17

Concert photos: Atmosphere at the Pageant, Wednesday, August 17 Kelsey McClure
Written by Kelsey McClure
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I don’t make it to many hip hop shows but after last nights performance by a Rhymesayer heavy line-up at the Pageant that is certain to change.

In thinking the doors were at seven and show at eight, I arrived at the Pageant about 7:30 to find out I thought wrong.

DJ Babu did an early set, which I missed and had I not heard the bass kick while killing time in the Halo Bar there's a chance I would have missed Prof, who turned out to be my favorite performance of the night. His rhymes were clever, his beats were catchy and his syllables per minute were Twista-esque.

There was hardly a break between sets, which kept the consistently growing crowd on their toes and amped up. Plus with four acts on the bill it was simply necessary. Blueprint followed Prof and kept the momentum strong. I picked up on some serious soul throughout his set and with the addition of the bass player, maybe even a hint rock 'n roll (which was confirmed after just reading the bio on his MySpace). 

Though I missed his solo set, DJ Babu backed Evidence and the two of them lit up the stage. The combination just felt right, a match made in hip hop heaven.

When Atmosphere's Slug came out of the darkness and stepped onto the Minnesota, backwoods farm designed stage instantaneously hands were thrown up in the air and bobbed up and down in unison. It was clear he wanted to focus on his newest album "The Family Sign" but he by no means neglected older tracks. It was a solid show that needed no encore. And while some say Atmosphere has gone a bit soft, that was adversely proved by the close of the night. He put it down and the Pageant ate relished in every single moment of it.

All photos by Kelsey McClure. See more at my Flickr stream.

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