Eight Gigs: Dev

Fri., May 8, 7 p.m., The Boardwalk, $15

Dev (Devin Star Tailes) grew up writing rhymes in the sleepy town of Manteca. When she was 21, the Cataracs took notice of her homemade beats and their resulting collaboration “Like a G6” blew up worldwide. Since then she was signed by Universal, released two albums, and recorded with Timbaland and Demi Lovato. Her song “Bass Down Low” was used during volleyball and basketball games during the 2012 Olympics. Recently, she started releasing music on her own and the 25-year-old's now working on a new album. In the meantime, the videos for those first two electropop hits alone have combined to exceed 150 million hits. 9426 Greenback Lane in Orangevale, http://devescaliente.com.