Unknownphrazes, label me lecter
Cleveland, OH, 44110
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
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 the Austin-based artist on record or at one of his incomparable one-man band concerts, the passion is palpable in every aspect. He singlehandedly writes, performs, & produces his music, designs his artwork, directs his videos, produces his multimedia live shows, and even builds new instruments to carry out his vision.
Most recently, he's composed dozens of pieces for stage and television (HBO, Fox, NBC), played hundreds of US and international tour dates (with the likes of Phantogram, JUNGLE, Cold War Kids, Mutemath & Robert Delong and at festivals like ACL, SXSW, CMJ, Savannah Stopover and Float Fest), and recorded (then scrapped) two albums in pursuit of the songs that would become his next release, Fresh Lies, Vol. I. The music -- which Mobley calls "post-genre pop" -- defies easy classification, but uses the familiar form of love songs to explore the intricacies of his relationship with his country. The project is the first installment of what Mobley envisions as a career-spanning song cycle addressing the theme, with plans to release a volume for each generation of his family since his ancestors were first brought to the continent.
On tour this summer/fall across the US and Mexico, Mobley will tour as a one-man-band, multimedia experience - singing, playing keys, guitars, drums and a self designed "people sampler" - while also wielding his own programmed light show and accompanying short films for a fully immersive effect.
Over the last few years, he's composed dozens of pieces for stage and television, played 150+ national tour dates (with the likes of JUNGLE, Mutemath, & Wavves and at festivals like 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. The album, on which Mobley plays every instrument, defies easy classification, drawing liberally (often simultaneously) from indie rock, R&B, and pop sensibilities. 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.
Describing himself as a "pop up artist" Unknownphrazes delivers high energy electronic performances displaying versatility by incorporating upbeat new age hip hop. Being one of the members of hip hop collective "Common Ave" unknownphrazes has had the opportunity of doing over 100 shows and is able to control and interact with a crowd making his sets an incredible experience.
label me lecter
label me lecter is an alternative hip hop band from Columbus Ohio. created in 2013, rapper/producer, Brian Penn decided to start a band after ending his career as a solo hip hop artist. he approached his good friend and drummer/producer, Michael Rist and the duo was set. the bands name is a clever play on words that means "call me crazy." their style, sound and show presentation leaves the audience waiting for the unexpected. upbeat production, precise wordplay that delivers true to life content, live drums, piano notes, mid song break downs and fun choruses is the LML sound. after two years of writing and recording, they released their first single, "GO!", December 22nd, 2015. their independent EP debut "sirens x silence" released in March of 2016 to phenomenal reviews.
over the last year and a half, LML's fanbase has consistently grown in the ohio market; mostly Columbus. they opened for K.FLAY in October (2017) to a sellout crowd and rave reviews. their most recent headline show in November (2016) @ A&R Bar, one of Columbus' premiere venues for live music, reached a capacity close to 350. their honesty and self awareness both on and off stage seems to resonate with their listeners creating a natural grass roots style following. the band released their first music video to "count on you" (an ode to the fans, friends and listeners) and are in the writing and recording stages of a follow up ep project, slated for a march 2018 release. stay tuned.
$8.00 - $10.00