There are some artists a publication has a special connection to, for TCM one of those artists is K.Flay. We covered her as fledgling blog at Go96’s first Go show at Aria, a great set at the Varsity, and headlining shows at the Fine Line. She just released her second full length album “Every Where Is Some Where” last month and her tour promoting it, is coming to First Avenue on 5/17. Tickets are still available HERE.
Supporting her are Missio a very cool band whose song “Middle Fingers” is all over radio right now.
Since making her debut in 2010, K.Flay has spun fearlessly detailed lyrics that show the bright and dark of the world in her head. For her second full-length Every Where Is Some Where, the L.A.-based alt-pop/hip-hop artist pushed deeper into introspection while adding an element of political commentary. The result is her most deliberate and dynamic work yet, a thrillingly vital album that channels the frenzy and anxieties of today’s world.
The follow-up to her 2016 EP Crush Me—whose lead single “Blood in the Cut” hit the top 5 on Alternative radio—Every Where Is Some Where amps up its defiant spirit with a densely textured yet gritty sound. “After Life as a Dog I was listening to so much late-’90s/early-’00s rock,” says K.Flay, aka Kristine Flaherty, referring to her 2014 full-length debut. “I was absorbing the energy of people like Karen O, Shirley Manson, and Emily Haines and feeling totally inspired by it, so there’s lots more live guitar, bass, and drums on this record.” Working with producers like Mike Elizondo (Twenty One Pilots, Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, Skylar Grey) and Tommy English (BØRNS, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Ladyhawke), K.Flay deftly infused the album with the same raw intensity she’s revealed in touring with such artists as Passion Pit, Icona Pop, Awolnation, and Theophilus London.
May 17 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
May 20 PIQNIQ Chicago, IL
May 27 Vinoy Park St Petersburg, FL
May 28 Pompano Beach Amphitheater Pompano Beach, FL
May 29 Jacksonville Landing Jacksonville, FL
Jun 14 The National Richmond, VA
Jun 15 Firefly Music Festival Dagsboro, DE