Johnny Brenda's Presents

Kacy Hill

MAY RIO

Ages 21 and up
Friday, May 31
Doors: 8pm
$20

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*

8 PM – Doors
9 PM – Show

KACY HILL
Singer-songwriter Kacy Hill has spent her entire career growing in a musical cocoon. With three studio albums, Like A Woman, Is It Selfish If We Talk About Me Again?, and Simple, Sweet, and Smiling, and high-profile collabs with artists like Travis Scott (“90210)” and Kid Cudi (“Releaser”), she spent years flexing her musical wings in every direction. But on her incoming 2024 album BUG!, Hill has hatched into her most realized and refined self. Recruiting sonic innovators such as Bartees Strange, Nourished by Time, and Jim-E Stack to nurture the potency of her vision, BUG! is a tapestry of earthy folk, dream-pop, and spacious Americana — all orbiting the themes of angst and the clarity of confidence patiently waiting on the other side of it. Being applauded by song-writing giants like Lana Del Rey and Lorde and industry definers such as Vogue, Pitchfork, Ones To Watch, PAPER Magazine, HYPEBEAST, V Magazine, Interview Magazine, DAZED, COLORS, Perfectly Imperfect, and Nylon, Hill certifies that her metamorphosis into her final form is only just beginning.

MAY RIO
May Rio’s first record Easy Bammer was released in June 2021 via DPI (Grace Ives, Model/Actriz), right as New York’s nightlife began to rouse from its pandemic slumber. Ready to meet the moment, May threw herself into a trial-by-fire gig grind, playing upwards of three shows a week for months on end. During this self-prescribed performance bootcamp, she befriended a group of like-minded emerging artists.
Over the past year May has brought her innate knack for melody to a variety of features including The Dare’s indie sleaze hit “Girls” and Blaketheman1000’s underground smash, “Blake 2.” If there’s a keystone to New York’s downtown music sphere, it might very well be May.
Her latest solo release is, French Bath, which takes its title from a deceptively luxurious act of dousing oneself in cologne to disguise an unsavory stench. From the beautiful models with rotten hearts that stalk the streets on the syrupy daydream “NYC UMTs” to “Mr. Horny Puke Man”’s shallow indie rock lothario, May holds a mirror to the many different ways we attempt to fill our own voids. But rather than passing judgment, May empathizes with these lost souls: she’s been there.

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