In 1997, hip-hop duo Atmosphere dropped Overcast, its first official album. The record included the song “Scapegoat,” which would become a college radio hit, and launched the Minneapolis-based group into what would become a 20-year run that’s still going. Comprising rapper Slug (Sean Daley) and DJ/producer Ant (Anthony Davis), Atmosphere helped put DIY hip-hop on the map and grew a rabid fanbase to, well, atmospheric levels. The duo’s latest offering, 2016’s Fishing Blues, features heavy-hitters the Grouch, Aesop Rock, DOOM and Kool Keith.
INFO: 9 p.m. Friday, August 11. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 423-1338. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.