10:30 a.m., Oct. 23
Up until around ten years ago, the way one usually became a pop star was to get a record contract, appear on a TV show, or be a moonlighting movie star, and that was pretty much it. Nowadays, there are countless ways to catch the public eye, and Kacy Hill first did so while still in high school, modeling fashions in the American Apparel catalog, where teens are usually outfitted either like pop stars or junkies or a combination of the two. It’s been three years since she made her debut as a headline singer with her “Experience” single, as she’s gone on to collaborations with Rick Rubin, Jack Garratt, and dancing behind Kanye West on his Yeezus Tour. West apparently didn’t even know his dancer was shooting a video for “Experience” during tour rehearsals until, on hearing the trip-hop R&B track for the first time, he was impressed enough to sign the 21 year-old to his G.O.O.D. Music label.
It’s been a few weeks since the release of her debut full-length, Like a Woman, and so far neither the title single nor “Hard to Love” is making much of an impression with buyers and bloggers. However, her next music video is said to be a career-defining promo directed by fashion photographer Rankin, and she’s still being talked up by taste-making collaborators like producer DJ Mustard, so it’s possible you’ll catch an emerging star on the rise on November 6 when Hill plays the Casbah.
- Age limit: 21+
- When: Monday, November 6, 8 p.m.
- Cost: $12 - $14 | Get tickets