Concertgoers traditionally hold up lighters at concerts during ballads so that heartbroken moths know where they can go and, for once, not be judged. Get drawn in with this GrouponLive deal to see My Name is Kay at the Virgin Mobile Mod Club. For $15, you get one ticket for general admission on Sunday, September 16, at 6 p.m. (up to a $22.25 value, including all fees). Doors open at 5 p.m.
Kay Boutilier displays all the swagger you might expect from a pop star whose breakout single repeats her own first name 17 times. But the video for that single—which attracted the attention of local music managers, Los Angeles hitmakers, and a bunch of other people named Kay after she uploaded it to YouTube—shows another side of the brassy blonde, the one who grew up in a tiny town on Cape Breton and moved to Vancouver to seek her fortune. In "My Name Is Kay," her light, girlish singsong takes her through such glam-free spaces as the kitchen of a pizza parlour, the apartment of a Star Trek fan, and a playground full of schoolkids.
Since then, she's ascended rapidly through the ranks of pop stardom, opening for LMFAO, singing on Far East Movement's track "Flossy," and even becoming something of a style icon. Her hip-hop-infused sensibility is exemplified on her single "Diddy Dum," which kicks off with a soulful, accordion-accompanied intro before dropping into a bass-soaked romp sprinkled with playful rhymes. Toronto-based heartthrob and former member of pop group I.D. Jesse Labelle opens the evening with soulful lyrics about broken hearts and shattered relationships that float on soaring electronic melodies.
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