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Gritty Hip-Hop Duo Kill The Vultures Swoop into McNally Smith for First Sound Bite Concert of 2013

Spring Semester is in full swing, and with it comes the return of the Sound Bite Series! Things are about to take a turn for the gritty, as Kill the Vultures descend upon McNally Smith College of Music Thursday, January 24, lending their unique style of avant garde hip-hop to what has been a stellar 2012-13 line-up.

Crescent Moon (Alexei Moon Casselle) may be the Twin Cities’ most harrowing emcee, delivering dark narratives in the form of raw beat poetry atop DJ Anatomy’s (Stephen Lewis) jazzy, urban noir soundscapes. Following a few dormant years during which Casselle focused on his successful roots-folk project Roma di Luna, Kill The Vultures is back and better than ever. After touring extensively with Atmosphere in 2012, the duo is currently hard at work on a follow up to 2009’s Ecce Beast.

Doors open to the Sound Bite Cafe* at 6:00 p.m., music starts at 7:00 p.m., followed by an informative Q&A session led by 89.3 The Current DJ Dave CampbellA limited number of tickets are still available to the general public via McNally Smith College of Music and 89.3 The Current. Interested parties can send an email to to be added to the guest list (limit 2 tickets per request).

*The Sound Bite Café is located on the third floor of McNally Smith College of Music, 19 Exchange Street East, St. Paul, MN, 55101.

About the Sound Bite Series:

McNally Smith’s Sound Bite Series, now in its second season, delivers free, on-campus concerts by prominent national and local music acts. Held in the cozy confines of McNally Smith’s Sound Bite Café, students (and a few fortunate members of the general public) are treated to intimate performances from the likes of P.O.S.Motion City Soundtrack, and Peter Wolf Crier. In addition to experiencing exclusive concerts, attendees glean precious insight via informative Q&A sessions led by 89.3 The Current DJ Dave Campbell following each show.

About Kill The Vultures

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.