Live Shots: K.Flay, Bottom of the Hill, 02/21/2010

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After braving crummy weather and the odd timing of her Sunday night show, I finally got to see my new favorite female rapper K.Flay live. To be honest, K.Flay a San Franciscan by way of Illinois, is way more than just a rapper. She makes her own beats, mash-ups, and plays guitar, in addition to rocking a mic and a party.

I originally stumbled across her mixtape "Mashed Potatoes," a 12 song mash-up album in which she tweaked some classics for exciting results. Put it in your CD player while driving across the Bay Bridge and you'll discover that a Red Hot Chili Peppers' classic was ripe for K.Flay's interpetation in "On the Bridge." She also flips Eminem's "Crack a Bottle," as a dedication to her favorite drink, Vanilla Coke (in a bottle not a can).

The show had a pretty good turnout for a rainy Sunday night. While I showed up a little late, K.Flay already had the crowd jumping around by switching off between rapping, making live beats, and playing guitar. Despite a few technical difficulties, she moved the show along, held the crowd's attention, and kept her cool at the same time. Go, K.Flay.

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I've never been to the Bottom of the Hill and aside from the awesome music, the quesadillas w/ ham were amazing! KFlay has a bright future and to this day, "Crazytown" remains my favorite song...love the guitar though. And, those killer yellow shoes!

Thanks for a great show! I’m going back to the Bottom of the Hill for sure!

-ds

Posted by DS on Feb. 25, 2010 @ 11:37 am

The MC Lars/ K Flay show on Sunday evening @ Bottom of the Hill was Amazing! I have to admit I went to see K Flay perform and Lars was a Bonus(Although I had a blast jumping around during the Lars set and 23 was chilling but a raw moment none the less)! K Flay is all that and a glass of milk and her performance reminded me of the first time I saw brother Ali at slims opening up for slug and murs back in 2002. I'm looking forward to the New Album coming out and all the many more shows to come!! Peace

Posted by Guest on Feb. 25, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

I wasn't fortunate enough to be at this show, but I saw K.Flay and Lars open up for Zebrahead at the end of 2009. She is one of the best performers I've seen in a very long time. She can impress you in so many areas, from MC'ing to DJ'ing, to playing guitar. Can't wait to hear more from her and hopefully see her again live.

Posted by K.Gee on Feb. 25, 2010 @ 9:28 pm