Mobley – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – July 16th, 2018


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NUEX, KoraTheArtist

Monday July 16, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

GA $10 | Premier Plus $20


This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service

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 Phantogram, JUNGLE, Mutemath, Robert Delong, & 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's touring as a one-man band, singing and playing keys, guitar, bass, drums, and samplers. He's spanning the United States and Mexico in support of his newest EP release, Some Other Country, out now on Violent Films.
Camille, a singer-songwriter and Teddy, a drummer and producer, created NUEX in 2014. Both
lifelong musicians, the pair started recording demos in the basement of Camille’s house just
days after they met. One of these demos would end up becoming Lights Off, their debut single.
In those first few weeks, the duo honed in on a unique chemistry that would eventually define
their sound. The name NUEX, derived from the contextual French wordnue, meaningof the
heavens, sky, clouds, was chosen as a testament to their devotion to create big, beautiful and
otherworldly music, a feat the duo has succeeded in. It is also a representation of what they
want to bring to the table—somethingnew, as the name is pronounced. NUEX first brought
their sound to Liv nightclub in 2014 in D.C., in what would become their first of dozens of
shows along the eastern seaboard. NUEX have checked off spots in Philadelphia, Baltimore
and New York City, and have grown to become indie favorites in their hometown of D.C. They
are regarded highly by many industry insiders, and won the chance to perform and represent
Washington D.C. in Austin, Texas at SXSW in 2017 out of an applicant pool of thousands. NUEX
has had their work featured and mentioned in outlets like Afropunk, Saint Heron, Galore
Magazine, The Washington Post, and Washington Life Magazine.
NUEX’s debut EP,Affectus,is out now.
Kora The Artist was born in North Carolina but relocated to southeast WashingtonD.C. early in life. Kora has always had a fascination with entertaining. As a young girl she would line up her dolls and stuffed animals and organize elaborate performances in her bedroom. She would imagine she was singing in front of large arenas of clamoring fans engrossed in every note she sang. Initially inspired by Britney Spears, Kora would spend hours watching her music videos emulating dance moves and music riffs. Kora always had a deep connection with not only her own emotions but the emotions of others as well. She truly developed her sense of musical direction while her father went through rehabilitation for drug abuse. Kora was raised primarily by her mother and had limited visitation with her father. She cherished her visits withhim because they were not often. He would play Erykah Badu’s “Baduizm” album on repeat. Kora would watch his struggle and correlate his emotions with each song she heard. The music became a soundtrack to their time together. It was a time that shaped her tremendously.

Kora decided then she identified most with strong and fearless women who made bold choices and were not afraid to be unique. Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Jhene Aiko, Sade and of course Erykah Badu influenced Kora to create a sound that encompassed luscious melodies and gentle tones with hard-hitting beats, synthesizers and daring lyrics. Stylist Ariana Soleil helped Kora develop an edgy look that highlighted her unique personality, focusing on bold color and avant-garde textures and prints.
With supreme adoration, love, financial backing and undying support from her mother Kora set out to make her mark on the world. Her first public musical recognition was her sophomore year of college at University of Maryland College Park. Kora performed her single “Sick Of Love” at a Battle Of The Voices event. Though she did not take home first place she was elated with the crowd reception and proud of her dedication to prepare and display true artistry.
Filled with confidence from her first performance Kora went on to sing at BET Music Matters competition at SOB’s in New York City. Shortly after, Kora met producer/engineer Dave Knocks. Dave became one of Kora’s biggest blessings. He believed in her music and her dreams. They decided to merge talents to create an unmatched sound. Dave Knocks executive produced Kora’s new album Vertigo. The album focuses on relationships and love issues and is now available on her SoundCloud.
Kora’s aspiration is to acquire richness in aspects of wealth, charity, philanthropy, activism and love. Her whole purpose is to cultivate something in her image to live on and positively influence the masses.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180