In the second-to-last performance of his month-long residency, Kristoff Krane will be returning to The Depot in Hopkins Saturday night for another all-ages show along with gritty, introspective MC Ecid. Aside from the full-bodied lineups that have already accompanied Krane at The Depot, including performances by Big Quarters, No Bird Sing, and Ill Chemistry, January has been a big month for the Krane, as he performed with some of the Twin Cities' brightest young talent at First Avenue's Best New Bands showcase. Fans of Krane's ego-less approach to rap would do well to check out Ecid, another in a rash of local MCs to abandon the clichés of hip hop in search of something more meaningful. Saturday's bill will be rounded out by one of City Pages' most recent "Artist of the Year" honorees, MC and spoken word poet El Guante. All ages.
Sat., Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m., 2009