Also Tonight: Kristoff Krane, Sadistik, Sarx, Graves 33, No Bird Sing, The Illusionists at Chop Suey 9/29!Posted by Bebe Besch
What is Left Field Underground Hip-folk-Hop? It’s Kristoff Krane, from St. Paul, Minnesota. Krane is an artist amongst others (including fellow MN artist, Astronautalis) pushing the bounds of originality and genre-blending. Krane exhibits multi-talents as he takes over a stage with songs in different executions of rapping, singing over a piano melody, or looping a created- live song with an audience through pedals. Krane previously was a co-contributor in two of Minneapolis’ most prominent hip hop groups, Rhymesayer’s Face Candy (Eyedea’s all free-jazz-rap group) and Saturday Morning Soundtrack (Ecid, Impulse,and Capaciti) which backed Krane with experience and ability to undertake his solo project. Kristoff Krane has shared the stage with other admired acts such as Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Dialated Peoples, Aesop Rock, Murs, Blue Print, I Self Divine and POS.
Krane is not only influential within his local hip hop scene in MN, but continues to also support the community as a whole. Krane is known for his involvement in youth schools and recently published his book, The Other, which is a “compilation of poems, theories, short stories/parables, scripts and song lyrics that all intertwine with one another and promote perspective taking”.
Opening for Kristoff Krane we have a slew of astonishing talents including many local Seattle rappers: Sadistik, Sarx, and Graves 33. Sadistik is a rapper with a unique vision of rapping with honesty and lyrical wit. Sarx also sets the stage with rap laced over mixtures of metal, alternative, and progressive rock. Graves 33 appears before him, who has a background of spinning turntables that aid the experience of his rap style which was influenced by classic rock and jazz which meets hip hop and electronica. Artists No Bird Sing, an innovative hip hop band made up of raw sounds from on guitar, one mic, and drums from St. Paul, MN, and The Illusionists, a hip hop/punk band from Eugene, OR, open the bill for the night.
See how Kristoff Krane’s creative hip hop techniques compare to those of artists in Seattle, at Chop Suey on 9/29!