Kristoff Krane

Harmonica Dunn Presents:

Kristoff Krane

Kill The Vultures, Jyroscope

Fri, June 30, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Tonic Room

Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Kristoff Krane
Kristoff Krane
Kristoff Krane is 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 as Eyedea & Abilities, Buck 65, Sage Francis and 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 Avenue during 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.

As a producer/composer, Graham O'Brien has been a strong voice in forward-thinking electronic & rap music - both locally and nationally. Any creation of Graham's that sees the light of day has satisfied his increasingly high standards for innovation and authenticity. Recently, Graham has contributed to several influential projects: Co-producer, Insane World by Mixed Blood Majority (Doomtree/F I X), producer/composer of three electronic/acoustic compositions for A Hill In Natchez by Joe Horton, and most recently, co-producer of Sadistik's forthcoming album, to be released 2017.

Graham has produced and/or composed music for artists such as Moon & Pollution, Kristoff Krane, deM atlaS, Sage Francis, P.O.S, Ceschi, No Bird Sing, Guante, Camp Dark and others. His works have been released on record labels such as, Equal Vision, Doomtree, Strange Famous Records & Fake Four. His musical works have appeared on television shows such as, Mr. Robot, Lucifer, Teen Wolf & Catfish.
Kill The Vultures
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 including Rolling Stone France, Les Inrocks, and La Blogotheque. Their debut release also received high praise from U.S. outlets, including salon.com who dubbed it "the best underground rap album I've heard this year."

After completing three records and five European tours, the duo decided to take a break from Kill The Vultures until they had inspiring new material. Crescent Moon used the hiatus to release projects with Roma Di Luna, which featured his ex-wife Channy Leaneagh of Polica on vocals, as well as releasing an album with Mixed Blood Majority, produced by Lazerbeak of Doomtree, in which he raps alongside Joe Horton. Anatomy decided to veer away from recording and immerse himself in the craft of car restoration. He also stayed connected to music by studying classical guitar.

In 2013, Crescent Moon and Anatomy began working together again, leading to the launch of F I X, an artist-driven hip-hop collective based in Minneapolis. Their passion for Kill The Vultures was quickly reignited as they wrote songs that would eventually become Carnelian. The album is the most creative and exciting work they have produced to date. Carnelian was produced in part by a grant from The Jerome Foundation.
Jyroscope
Hip Hop group from Chicago.
Venue Information:
Tonic Room
2447 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL, 60614
http://tonicroom.com/