Kristoff Krane in-store tonight at Eclipse Records

Kristoff Krane in-store tonight at Eclipse Records

In last week's Gimme Noise column, I reviewed the new album by local MC Kristoff Krane, a frenetic, intelligent, articulate young poet with loads of potential. Here's an excerpt from my column:

Chris Keller, who raps under the pseudonym Kristoff Krane, is a young, ambitious force to be reckoned with. In person, he speaks animatedly with an infectious intensity that makes just about anything he says believable; relentlessly positive and grandiose in his demeanor, Keller plays the role of the guy who every person in the room wants to be friends with. Similarly, on his new solo album, This Will Work for Now, Keller raps quickly and expressively over beats that are simultaneously strange and wondrous, pulling the listener in with a unique style of hip hop that sounds more like a caffeinated intellectual philosophizing into his laptop than any typical interpretation of the form.

Kristoff Krane celebrates the release of his new album (along with a self-published book) tonight with an in-store performance at Eclipse Records. All Ages. $5. 7 p.m. 1922 University Ave., Saint Paul.

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