Kill the Vultures
Kill the Vultures have gone three albums and an EP deep into a career devoted to giving you a distinct feeling of noir-tinged unease. Their first two full-lengths, the self-titled 2005 debut and 2006's The Careless Flame, stand up there with Buck 65's more out-there work in the pantheon of hip-hop-styled attempts to replicate the strange rustlings going on in Tom Waits's brain. Their 2007 follow-up, Midnight Pine, upped the stakes by working the graveyard shift with early Sun Ra and '50s pulp paperback versions of modern urban travails. And with 2009's Ecce Beast, Crescent Moon's ragged beat-poet lyrics and Anatomy's loping, bone-rattling beats combined for an even deeper cinematic experience, fusing night-terror bop, keening free jazz, Hitchcock-score orchestration, and evocative tales of blood-shedding misdeeds both criminal and psychological. With a new album on the horizon for summer's end, expect a few new angles on an already deep career to appear during this show. With No Bird Sing, Kristoff Krane. (Photo by Carrie Thompson)
Fri., Aug. 17, 9 p.m., 2012
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