Alexei "Crescent Moon" Casselle on Duluth, Coloring Time, and Red Stag Block Party
|Photo by Carrie Thompson|
Bastille Day Block Party, Red Stag Block Party Lineups Announced
Kill The Vultures, Kristoff Krane, and No Bird Sing form F to I to X
Alexei "Crescent Moon" Casselle is a renaissance man who has left his mark in many places
around the Twin Cities, most recently in his groups Kill the Vultures and Coloring Time. The performer is currently working on a new project, F to I to X, with longtime friends and stage cohorts No Bird Sing and Kristoff Krane. Between his many projects, Alexei still finds time for family and teaching at FAIR School in Downtown.
Gimme Noise caught up with Casselle to ask him about what he's been up to as of late before his upcoming show with Kill The Vultures at the Red Stag Block Party on Sunday, August 5.
Gimme Noise: You were up north recently during the flood in Duluth. What were your thoughts watching this unfold?
Alexei Casselle: I was in a cabin thirty miles north of Duluth when the rain was at its most intense (10" in 24 hrs), so I was fairly secluded from most of the damage that was being dealt by mother nature. Aside from debris in Lake Superior and live reports of the storm on the radio, I mostly saw the damage online like most people. I did have my family with me, so that always raises the concern and anxiety level in any potentially dangerous situation, however we made it back to Minneapolis safely.
You do a lot with the community, including teaching at FAIR School. Can you tell me more on what you do there?
Outside of Kill the Vultures, you've been performing with Coloring Time, which is essentially improv. What goes through your head when you have no set song while performing? Is there structure with what you do? Can you tell me how it differs performance-wise from Kill the Vultures?
What has Kill the Vultures been up to lately? Any new music in the works?
KTV is performing at Red Stag on Sunday. Are you planning on catching any other bands' sets? Who should we check out? What can we expect from your set?
Lineup for Red Stag Block Party
Jack Klatt & The Cat Swingers with Dakota Dave Hull
Kill the Vultures
All Tomorrow's Petty
Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theater
MC Foxy Tann
Sunday, August 5--All Ages, Free, 3-10 pm
Red Stag Supperclub
509 1st Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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