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Hip-hop artist K.Flay

San Francisco-based hip-hop artist K.Flay, aka Kristine Flaherty, used spit-fire rhymes and distorted indie-electro production to get the point across.

Indie-electro artist K.Flay is coming to Manny's for a Wednesday night show.

The show has been changed to an all-ages concert starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or in advance at Ernie November, Rimrock Mall, 866-300-8300 and online at

K.Flay’s new EP, "Eyes Shut," is a response to apathy. Thematically, the disc’s five tracks offer a dialogue about what it means to care — and not care — in the twentysomething era. K.Flay, the moniker for San Francisco-based musician Kristine Flaherty, reacts to this generational indifference musically. Her spit-fire rhymes and distorted indie-electro production are infused with  passion and thoughtful concern.

Flaherty, who grew up outside Chicago and launched her music career while enrolled at Stanford University, arrived at this subject matter after spending nearly a year touring the country solo. Although she was opening for artists like Passion Pit, 3OH!3 and Wallpaper, Flaherty took the stage alone each night, urging a sense of introspection that initially resulted in a mixtape called "I Stopped Caring In ’96."

The mixtape, which Flaherty self-released last spring, initiated the writing process for "Eyes Shut."

“I spent my first few years making music just messing around, not really having a sense of what I was about,” Flaherty said. “With the mixtape, I started to realize my vision for the project. I made it in isolation, which was liberating in a creative sense."




Entertainment Reporter

Jaci Webb covers entertainment for The Billings Gazette.