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Caleb De Casper

Mar 16, 2024

11:00pm – 11:40pm CT

Chess Club

From the horror cabaret and glam rock of his past to his current dark synth pop sound, Austin-based queer artist Caleb De Casper always brings a stunning in-your-face theatricality to his music and live shows. The classically trained pianist and vocalist stalks the stage in evening gowns, bondage wear, Victorian collars and the ever-present fishnets and heels, confidently declaring that masculinity comes in many different forms. The performance art aspect of this “Rocky Horror-esque piano dramatist and vocal contortionist” (Austin Chronicle) is the bleeding heart of De Casper’s music. With his sparkler fire bra and rock and roll energy, De Casper was named a Best of SXSW 2023 by Austin Culture Map, and went on to headline Art Car Ball in Houston to much excitement.

De Casper has been named KUTX Artist of The Month, had "Caleb De Casper Day" proclaimed by the City of Austin (which landed him in Teen Vogue), played The Long Center and his video for "Do It Baby" premiered nationally via New Noise Magazine. His performance at ACL Fest 2022 was met with critical acclaim, and he is currently working on a sophomore dance pop studio album.

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Austin, TX, United States
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