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Atmosphere performs tonight on Conan O'Brien

Posted by: Chris Riemenschneider under Music, Late-night TV, Minnesota musicians Updated: June 19, 2014 - 12:01 PM

The last time Atmosphere performed on Conan O’Brien’s show, he was still taping in New York City for NBC and saying nice things about Jay Leno. Today (Thursday), the Minneapolis hip-hop vets are in Los Angeles for another Conan appearance, this time for his TBS series – which reaches the youngest demographics of any of the late-night TV shows (prime targeting for an indie-rap act). The show airs at 10 p.m. Minnesota time tonight.

Word is they're going to play "Kanye West" for the telecast, which could be a source of amusement for the show's host even though it's not really about Kanye. Slug and Ant also performed “You” on Conan’s old show in 2008.

Tonight’s TV appearance coincided with this morning’s distribution of the July 12 MLB All-Star Game concert at TCF Bank Stadium, in which Atmosphere will represent their hometown music scene opening for Imagine Dragons. The free tickets were gone within a half-hour after they became available at 10 a.m. today.

Atmosphere released a new video this week for “We Ain’t Gonna Die Today,” a rather amusing clip directed by their rapper pal Blueprint. The Current also hosted an in-studio session this week with the duo (plus new third guy Plain Ole Bill), which is archived online here.

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