Queensbridge MC NAS has had a long and uneven career, from creating a classic debut in 1994's Illmatic to crafting ambitious but uneven epics such as 2002's God's Son and 2004's Street's Disciple. It's his ability to weather a career's peaks and valleys, along with a hugely influential narrative rap style, that makes him a modern icon. He's currently on a triumphant national tour that reaches the Tabernacle Tues., APRIL 10, thanks to his excellent new disc Hip-Hop Is Dead. $32.50-$35. 9 p.m. 152 Luckie St. 404-249-6400.