Lil Debbie & DEV Bay Nights Tour
May 26 @ 8:00 pm$20
Sean Healy Presents & Tastemaker Live Present:
Lil Debbie & DEV Bay Nights Tour
8PM Doors/ 9PM Show
$20 Advance/ $25 Day of Show
Starline Social Club’s Ballroom is not wheelchair/ ADA accessible at this time . Both staircases leading up to the Ballroom have 28 steps.
In 2011, Lil Debbie appeared in the music video for Kreayshawn’s debut single “Gucci Gucci”. In September 2011, it was reported that Debbie had been kicked out of The White Girl Mob, due to being disloyal to the other members of the group. Debbie stated poor communication and misunderstandings in the group were the main reasons for her departure. Debbie later stated she didn’t have much input in the group and she was just following the others’ decisions. Debbie has also stated that she has no relationship with the members of the group as of 2014.
In 2012, Debbie collaborated with Houston rapper RiFF RaFF on a number of songs together, including “Squirt”, “Brain Freeze”, “Michelle Obama” and “Suckas Askin’ Questions”. Debbie’s videos for “Squirt”, “2 Cups”, and “Gotta Ball” became viral successes, each gaining over 2,000,000 views on YouTube, and the success of the songs helped to catapult her career. Some of the singles released, including “Squirt”, “Brain Freeze”, and “2 Cups”, made it on to Debbie’s first mixtape, Keep It Lit, released in July 2012. In February 2013, the single, “I Do It” featuring K00LJOHN was released.
On October 22, 2013, Debbie released her first EP, titled Queen D, which includes three original songs and two remixes. A second EP, titled California Sweetheart, was set for release in the summer of 2013, but was delayed and eventually released on March 25, 2014. On August 5 of the same year, Debbie released her third EP, a follow up to California Sweetheart, titled California Sweetheart Pt. 2.This was followed by the rapper’s second mixtape Young B!tch, released on November 24, 2014.
On June 10, 2015, Debbie’s single “Lofty” was released on iTunes.
In 2015, Debbie debuted her line of baked goods titled “Cakes” at the Blazer’s Cup in 2015.
On March 3, 2017, Debbie released her fourth EP, titled XXIII, including five originals. Cesqeaux, Moksi, The Galaxy, Yung Felix, Yellow Claw, and FS Green are all featured on the EP.
Dev’s electro style and “sing-talk” vocal style have been compared to fellow pop singer Kesha.Dev responded to this, saying, “I’m confident enough in what I do that people will see me for who I am … I get why people compare us but once people see me live they won’t connect us as much.” While comparing her to Kesha, Idolator wrote that “Dev’s beats come off a bit more mellow and her songs a little bit more electro than pop.” In response to being compared to both Kesha and Uffie, Dev said, “I just feel that I have a lot more to say and the ability to have an eclectic sound, I’m not bashing either artist, but I’m going to be able to give you a little bit more than what you’ve heard on those records. When my album comes out, hopefully I won’t have to hear another reference or comparison.”Much of Dev’s music is inspired by rap music, as she believes that fans respond to “pop music but with rap roots”. She said, “I’ve always been into hip-hop. Eminem changed my life when I was younger.” The Hollywood Reporter compared her “futuristic” and “pulsing” sound to underground electroclash musicians Peaches and Yelle. Dev’s musical genres have been cited as electro-crunk and electropop.