Nice outdoor venue, great fall weather and a well-behaved all ages crowd showed up for the Atmosphere show last Friday at The Cabooze Plaza. Kid one and I were surprised to see Slug out front before the show greeting fans and posing for pictures, but she was too freaked out to meet him (again).
City Pages cover boy Carnage the Executioner opened the show and reminded me of a hip-hop version of tUnE-yArDs. We both liked him and would’ve gone to see more at the Triple Rock release party that night, but it was an 18+ event.
I Self Devine was up next and performed an entertaining set. They started off by bringing out the birthday boy and having everyone wish him a happy 40th birthday. There was one song of theirs that had lyrics I particularly liked, but I couldn’t find it online.
Atmosphere started right at 8:15 and had a two-song encore that started with him bringing out his young son during Something So. I tried to get the setlist, but was a little late (even though I stood by the soundboard for the whole show). Kid one said it wasn’t as good as Red Rocks, but I enjoyed it. The Strib music writer said on Twitter they played some rarities (Shoes and Millennium Dodo) and that Slug promised a free local show in October.
We waited to buy T-shirts after the show (which weren’t overpriced) and then got some pizza and pop from their outdoor stand (also good values at $1 per can and $4 per slice). We parked at the overflow lot off of Franklin, which was very convenient (and free).
Up next: David Byrne at McNally Smith next Friday.
UPDATE: The Star Tribune review is up.Originally published by DK on September 9, 2012 at 9:02 pm