Mobley – Tickets – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO – March 28th, 2018


Hit Makers Music Presents


Keaton Conrad, Cudo, Belle and the Vertigo Waves

Wed, March 28, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Riot Room

Kansas City, MO

This event is 21 and over

Cutting vocals in the woods behind his college dorm. Mixing in the backseat of a sedan. Sneaking into the music department after hours to teach himself to play new instruments (and sneaking out before the faculty arrived in the morning). From the start, Mobley's work has been marked by solitude, ingenuity, and a drive that could only be called obsessive. Whether you experience his music on record or at one of his live shows (on stage, he's electric), the passion is palpable. Mobley grew up all over the world, from the Spanish Mediterranean to the California coast. Perhaps it's because of this itinerant childhood that he finds it so hard to sit still.

Over the last few years, he's composed dozens of pieces for stage and television (with placements on HBO, Fox, and NBC), played 200+ national tour dates (with the likes of JUNGLE, Mutemath, & Wavves and at festivals like SXSW, CMJ, Savannah Stopover and Float Fest), and recorded (then scrapped) two whole albums in pursuit of the songs that would become his forthcoming full-length debut, Fresh Lies. Mobley wrote, produced, and played every instrument on the album. The music -- which Mobley calls "post-genre pop" -- defies easy classification, drawing liberally (often simultaneously) from an array of musical traditions. He's equally at home on a playlist next to The Weeknd and TV on the Radio alike, while his electronic, dub-dabbling production style calls to mind the intricate work of artists like James Blake and Thom Yorke.

This summer and fall, he'll tour throughout the United States and Mexico in support of his newest EP release, Some Other Country, out April 8th on Violent Films.
Keaton Conrad
Keaton Conrad
Keaton Conrad is a musical artist known for effectively infusing indie rock with diverse genres, such as house, jazz, and hip-hop. A 17-year-old Kansas native, he is influenced by a wide range of artists including Neon Indian, Coldplay, Bon Iver, and Chet Faker. In addition to his singing and musical abilities, he has received recognition and numerous awards for his songwriting and classical composition skills.

Conrad spent two years as the lead singer and keyboardist in the pop rock cover band ChangeUp, performing around the Kansas City area and building a strong following with fans of all ages. In late 2014, he stepped away to focus on writing and pursue a solo career.

In the midst of self-discovery and growth as an artist, Conrad strengthened his production skills and in 2015 released an original five-song EP, Panic & Blame, which is reminiscent of the 2000s pop rock sound he grew up on.

As a follow-up to this release, he recorded his first full-length LP entitled “Waves”. This album proves to be very intimate for him, pulling from various experiences and influences, and the result is a 9 song journey that captures the true soul of this young artist. Ranging in style from pop rock to hip-hop to ambient, this record is innately diverse. It’s a minor departure from Conrad’s previous work, while also being saturated with even more inspiration, emotion, and personality. “Waves” is set to be released in late 2016.

Conrad continues to write and record while also preparing for the release of “Waves”. He is comfortable breaking artistic boundaries, where he has situated himself perfectly among the duality of creative self-expression and commerciality.
Venue Information:
The Riot Room
4048 Broadway
Kansas City, MO, 64111
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