Houston Music

Mobley: Austin Band Confirms Houston Scene Is "Excellent"

Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to [email protected].

The Artist of the Week mailbox is littered with all sorts of pleas from out-of-towners looking to secure a spot in this here line-up. They're usually of the mind that - gasp! - a musical community exists outside of Houston that should be appreciated as well, and - double gasp!!-- we'd somehow benefit greatly by not being ignorant of that fact.

And to that we say, NAY. Nay, nay, nay. Nay like a motherfucking chardon.

But this here band, Austin's slick little electro indie-rockers Mobley, they didn't do that. They simply said, "Hey, we're a band and this is our music and we hope you like it." And you know what? It was good. And interesting. And definitely worth the time.

So we reached out to talk about to them about things, including their upcoming show in town, Ahab and more. Aces.

Rocks Off: Tell everyone everything they need to know about Mobley in exactly six words.

Mobley: You have to see them live.

RO: In Houston, we've come to recognize our music scene - rap, indie-rock, alt-country, everything - as pretty top-notch. What's the view like from outside our little ecosystem?

M: Speaking as an outsider, I'd say that Houston's music scene is excellent. There seems to be a good deal of camaraderie and support. That's key.

RO: Is there any possible way we could get you to record a song called "Captain Ahab and Mobley's Dick"?

M: Everything is possible, but some things will never happen.

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Shea Serrano