K.Flay is an absolute whiz kid, not the biggest shocker considering she's a proud Stanford grad. But the Bay Area MC (real name Kristine Flaherty) has an impressive way with words, taking the geeky, inner monologue zipping through her noggin and putting it to the front of what is some of the most fun-loving, party music there. We've seen her before...in Austin TX in fact. Alone, a lap top, a drum machine, some well-timed indie samples, and a mic, K. Flay threw down at The Phoenix...so we knew we had to have her back when we took our Launch Pad Party back to Austin this past spring. Not surprisingly, she killed it again, bringing along a live drummer this time around to give her thing a bit more of a pesky punch. It works, it hits hard. So, as her set plays through, remember to bob and weave. Otherwise, you might find yourself down for the count.