Black Carl bringing indie-funk to Rocky Point 10/12

On what continues to be a growing international music scene in Puerto Peñasco, on Oct. 12th the indie, funk rock band Black Carl from Tempe, AZ will be joining Jason Boots at JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay for a night of funk and rock by the bay. (Cover $5 US and show starts at 8 p.m.) Plus, on Oct. 13th, the band will open for Roger Clyne and PH Naffah at Wrecked on the Reef.

RockyPoint360 Contributor Naomi Black shares with us a bit of what’s in store for the night.

black-carl-620x411 Black Carl bringing indie-funk to Rocky Point 10/12

Contributor: Naomi Black

Black Carl is an indie, funk rock band from Tempe, Arizona. They describe themselves as playing a mix of funk, blues, and soul along with “All that was once good in music!”

Black Carl is made up of longtime friends, and has been together since 2007 when John Krause, who has played with other bands, decided to form a new group influenced by the ’60s soul he’d grown to love. He invited drummer Chad Leonard and Emma Pew over to hear some tracks and Black Carl was born, soon joined by a few additional musicians.

When you first hear their funk-soul, you will immediately sense the R&B influences of the greats: Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding. The band names several other influences, including Motown, James Brown, The Meters, Stevie Wonder and (why not) throw in the Beatles, too.

However, the members of the Tempe group don’t exactly look like their influences. Guitarist John Krause says that after listening to their music, particularly Emma Pew’s vocals, people are often surprised to see the band. John explains, “I think it’s a common surprise that it’s a bunch of goofy young white kids.”

Their eclectic humor is easily seen on MySpace where they describe themselves as:

John Krause: drums, guitar, vox, all kinds of randomness. Ian Woodward: bass, guitar, and general suaveness. Chad Leonard: beatbox, drums, guitar, and sexiness. Matthew Noakes: dirty tambo, guitars, general hipness. The beautiful Emma Pew: Vox, ivories, goodies, and you wish you had her “ness.”

Remember: The band will be playing at JJ”s Cantina in Cholla Bay here in Rocky Point on October 12th. The show starts at 8 pm and there is just a $5 charge at the door. They will be sharing the stage with Jason Boots who will open the show.  Don’t miss a fun evening and great music.


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About the author: Naomi Black is a local artist in Rocky Point who transforms objects into amazing, and often wearable, pieces of art

El grupo Black Carl ofrecerá indie-funk en Puerto Peñasco

En lo que sigue convirtiéndose en todo un gran escenario internacional de música, Puerto Peñasco recibirá al talento de Black Carl el 12 de octubre, un grupo de música alternativa y funk proveniente de Tempe, Arizona. Junto con la presentación de Jason Boots, el grupo tocará en JJ’s Cantina en Cholla Bay, a partir de las 8 p.m. (Boletos a solo $5 US).

Naomi Black, colaboradora de RockyPoint360, nos comparte un poco sobre el grupo y lo que nos espera en esta noche musical.

Colaboradora: Naomi Black

Black Carl es un grupo de rock estilo funk, música alternativa proveniente de Tempe, Arizona. Describen su música como una mezcla de “funk, blues, y soul” junto con “todo lo que antes era buena de la música.”

Los integrantes del grupo son amigos desde hace mucho tiempo, llevan desde 2007 tocando juntos cuando John Krause, quien ya había tocado con otros grupos, decidió formar su propio grupo con influencias del “soul” de los 60s que tanto amaba. Invitó al baterista Chad Leonard y a Emma Pew a escuchar unas rolas, y así nació Black Carl. No tardó mucho a que se agregaron otros músicos.

Al escuchar la música “funk-soul” del grupo por primera vez, inmediatamente notarás la influencia de todas las estrellas de la música R&B, entre ellas Aretha Franklin y Otis Redding. El grupo explica que tienen muchas otras influencias como la música de Motown, James Brown, The Meters, Steve Wonder, y (por qúe no decirlo) hasta los Beatles.

Sin embargo, los integrantes del grupo proveniente de Tempe no se parecen exactamente a los músicos que los inspiran. El guitarrista John Krause comenta que al escuchar su música, sobre todo la voz de Emma Pew, frecuentemente la gente se sorprende a verlos. “Creo que es una sorpresa bastante común que somos un grupo de bufones.”

Este sentido del humor se refleja en sus propias descripciones:

John Krause: batería, guitarra, vox, y todólogo

Ian Woodward: bajo, guitarra y en general “suave”

Chad Leonard: beatbox, batería, guitarra y todo lo que es sexy

Matthew Noakes: tambores, guitarra, y en general “bien chido”

La hermosa Emma Pew: vox, piano, todo lo bueno y “en super onda”

Recuerda: El grupo se encontrará el 12 de octubre en JJ’s Cantina en Bahía la Cholla, Puerto Peñasco a partir de las 8 p.m., cover $5 US en la puerta. Compartirán el escenario con el talento musical de Jason Boots. No dejes pasar esta oportunidad de disfrutar de una noche buena onda.



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