Kristine Flaherty left Wilmette to pursue a sociology degree at Stanford, but the education she got was in something else entirely. "I just sort of figured out I could rap really fast," says Flaherty, a rapper-producer who goes by K.Flay. Flaherty says that though she grew up around music ¿ her dad played funk and soul records around the house, and she played the guitar a bit -- it was never a passion. Attending New Trier High School, she says she listened to music as much as anyone, but mostly on the radio, and it certainly wasn't a hobby, let a lone a future career.
9 p.m. Friday at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave.; $10 (17+); subt.net
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