No Bird Sing is an experimental hip-hop band with a reputation as a dynamic and powerful live act. After gaining a loyal following in their native Minneapolis, the trio - Joe Horton (vocals), Robert Mulrennan (guitar/production), and Graham O’Brien (drums/production) - received national and international attention for their sophomore release, Theft of the Commons. No Bird Sing has shared a stage with acts such as Saul Williams, Eyedea and Abilities, P.O.S., Themselves, Dessa, Brother Ali and Peter Wolf Crier.
Kristoff Krane (born Christopher M. Keller) is a Twin Cities based rapper known for his stream-of-consciousness approach to writing, freestyling and performing. Aside from his solo releases, Kristoff has also played with Abzorbr, Saturday Morning Soundtrack, Prey For Paralysis and Face Candy (all-improv rap-jazz band with friend and mentor, Micheal “Eyedea” Larsen) and has made music with artists such as Eyedea, Sage Francis, Slug of Atmosphere, Buck 65, P.O.S. of Doomtree, Illogic, Ceschi and more. He is a nationally and internationally touring artist.
Kill the Vultures have a nocturnal, urban sound, which is undeniably avant garde, yet rooted in the traditions of hip-hop. In addition to their American audience, vocalist Crescent Moon and producer Anatomy have cultivated a sizeable fan base in Europe, where they headlined four successful tours, garnered praise from Rolling Stone and had a “Hip-hop Album of the Year” cover story in respected Italian music magazine, Blow Up. Before KTV, Moon and Anatomy were part of hip-hop group Oddjobs, a member of the Third Earth crew along with Jean Grae, Mr. Len (Company Flow), and Juggaknotts. They have toured with rap acts De La Soul, Talib Kweli, DJ Shadow, Buck 65, Lyrics Born and more. Kill the Vultures recently returned from tour with Atmosphere and are currently working on a new album.