Wonder Ballroom Northeast
Sat., Jan. 20, 9 p.m. 2018 All Ages
There's something I immediately like about Kristine Flaherty, AKA K. Flay, and it's not just because she's a female rapper. Her songs are electronic and hiphoppy, but have more substance than most hiphop, and more structure than most electronica. I'd imagine having a conversation with her at a bar would be much like her lyrics: slightly offbeat, but very dark and sexy. Her flow hits the notes of Die Antwoord if they were produced by Kid Cudi. The sound of an electro/indie/hiphop act would normally make me dubious, but K. Flay manages to intertwine these genres into something undeniably unique. ROSE FINN
128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"