We had the good fortune of connecting with Kyle Tobar and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kyle, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
I wanna be successful by the end of my career. I hope to inspire others and make new connections along the way. I’m hoping to be somewhere in the music industry by owning my own venue, working at a record label or touring with artists and groups and helping them achieving their goal. I also want to live a life I’m dreaming of.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m 29 and going to be 30 in May. I was born and raised here in Colorado. I reside in Broomfield right now. I’m hard of hearing and also have Moebius Syndrome, which is rare syndrome that affects the facial nerves and expressions and affects other things. I grew up listening to music since I was 3 or 4. I’ve always wanted to be a singer way back in the day and was always drawn to a stage. Through the years, I performed singing in talent shows in school and was in choir. I started playing guitar and self taught since I was 12. I always wanted to be on stage playing guitar and singing but realized that area in the music industry was challenging. In high school, I started to be interested in behind the scenes in the music industry. How shows were ran, how they worked, and how they were put together. I started to be interested in behind the scenes of artists and groups and how they’re creative processes were like. Behind the scenes in the music industry as a whole is very complex and very interesting. I used to run a MySpace profile titled, “KYLEROCKSOUTLOUD” back when that website was cool. On that site, I practiced interviewing bands and artists and sort of worked behind the scenes with the local music scene on my own. After that era, I was working for a while and wanted to get back in the scene and realized my heart was devoted to the music world. From there on, I brought back “KYLEROCKSOUTLOUD” and just turned it into “KYLEROCKSOUT”. I love going to shows and being connected to people so I knew the local scene and what was new and noteworthy. I started my brand up again and started booking shows at the Marquis, Aggie and Summit Theatre. So I’ve been running my brand for quite some time. I recently started a podcast called, “The KYLEROCKSOUT Show” last year during the pandemic, which you can check that out on all podcast platforms. It’s been a lot of fun. Doing podcasts have always been a thing I wanted to do so the pandemic made it easier for me to get started on that. When shows get back to normal, I would love to book more shows I’ve done in the past. They’ve been a lot of fun getting it together and meeting new groups and artists along the way. I just started school last fall so I’ve been focusing on getting my degree in the music Industry and wanting to branch out more than what I’ve been doing. It’s been an experience so far but I’m having fun with what I’m doing right now.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
There’s so many spots in the city that I enjoy. I love walking up and down at the 16th Street Mall since there’s so many stores and food places to enjoy. Love hanging around Larimer Square. I don’t know why but the Union Station always caught my eye and it’s not because I ride the bus and light rail all the time. It’s very historical and it’s fancy and when I travel to there and walk from point A to point B, I always stop and admire the atmosphere there cause it’s amazing. My favorite bar for sure to go to all the time is 1UP. An awesome arcade and bar. My favorite spot, especially after seeing a show, Slice Works. It’s honestly the best spot for me besides Marquis Pizza. Pizza is one of my favorite foods so it’s always a go to for me. If you’re ever catching a show, the Marquis is my favorite venue in Denver. It’s iconic and always has been. Very intimate setting and it gets closer to your favorite artist or band.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I wanna shoutout to all my family and friends. My family has always been supportive in what I do. My friends have always been supporting. I wanna shoutout to the Denver local music scene. There are a lot of people that support me and my endavors in the scene and I wouldn’t be doing what I’ve been doing for a long time if it wasn’t for that. I’m just thankful to be here and keep enjoying life and working hard towards my goals.
Instagram: @kylerocksout and @thekylerocksoutshow
Twitter: @kylerocksout and @therocksoutshow