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Atmosphere

Daily from Dec. 14-15
7 p.m.
$30
DJ, Hip-Hop

However you want to interpret Atmosphere’s recent labeling of themselves as “dad rap,” they still retain plenty of the inventiveness that put them at the forefront of Twin Cities hip-hop 20-odd years ago. On their new album, Mi Vida Local, Slug is locked in as a writer, wrestling with themes of mortality, pessimism, and uncertainty over Ant’s sometimes ominous, sometimes somber beats. The LP has special treats for longtime fans of Minnesota rap, too, including a reunion of Slug’s other early group, the Dynospectrum. With Dem Atlas, the Lioness, and DJ Keezy.