$8 adv / $10 doors / Age 21 And Up
Tickets available at Orange Records, Dempsey’s and
Local support from:
Jantzonia (Grand Forks hip-hop)
ABOUT KRISTOFF KRANE:
Kristoff Kraneis best known for his work as an emcee/frontman alongside Eyedea in Rhymesayer’s free-rap-jazz collective, Face Candy (est. 2005). After establishing his roots as a freestyler, Krane branched off to release several solo albums supported via US tours with acts such asEyedea & Abilities, Buck 65, Sage Francisand a European tour with rapper, Sadistik. Krane has made several appearances at RSE’s ‘Soundset’ (2009, 2010, 2011) and in December 2015, rocked a sold-out crowd at the legendary venue First Avenueduring Doomtree’s Last Blowout EVER. After ten-years-plus on the independent grind, he has successfully garnered a loyal international cult following that continues to grow. His catalog includes collaborations with luminaries such as Slug of Atmosphere, P.O.S, Illogic & Blockhead, Jean Grae, JT Bates (TGNP) and Michael Lewis (Bon Iver, Happy Apple), to name a few.
ABOUT KILL THE VULTURES:
Crescent Moon and Anatomy spent years touring with De La Soul, DJ Shadow, Talib Kweli, Atmosphere, Lyrics Born, Brother Ali, as well as headlining several tours in their antecedent groups Oddjobs and Third Earth Crew, whose fellow members included Jean Grae, Mr. Len of Company Flow, Juggaknots, Masterminds, and Pumpkinhead.
Artistically unsatisfied, Crescent Moon and Anatomy formed Kill The Vultures and immediately began to explore new sounds, blending their love of grit, jazz, punk and tribal beats with beat poet/rap vocals. This sensibility connected with experimental hip-hop fans and critics domestically, as well as in Europe, where Kill The Vultures appeared on the cover of the respected Italian magazine,Blow Up, and received accolades from press outlets includingRolling Stone France,Les Inrocks, andLa Blogotheque. Their debut release also received high praise from U.S. outlets, includingsalon.comwho dubbed it “the best underground rap album I’ve heard this year.”