Black Carl Archive

  • Well, this is a jam packed weekend kids, no doubt about it. There is so much action going on its unbelievable and I’m not just talking about what will be happening in peoples pants, rather, what will be happening at venues across the valley. The kicker for me is that my beloved Jeepster is in the garage and I will be damn lucky if I surface at all this weekend. Thus I encourage everyone to make the most of this incredible list of shows that I will most probably miss. Although, I must admit when I see a lineup like...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    Well, this is a jam packed weekend kids, no doubt about it. There is so much action going on its unbelievable and I’m not just talking about what will be happening in peoples pants, rather, what will be happening at venues across the valley. The kicker for me is that my beloved Jeepster is in the garage and I will be damn lucky if I surface at all this weekend. Thus I encourage everyone to make the most of this incredible list of shows that I will most probably miss. Although, I must admit when I see a lineup like...

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  • The Prowling Kind was one of the best debut acts of 2013, their blistering blend of rock, blues and Americana was some of the finest music I witnessed live on several occasions last year. Sadly, I never got to review their brilliant debut album Tennessee, I never picked up a physical copy and all I had was a soundcloud link that I couldn’t download, I kept meaning to pick it up, but alas never got around to it somehow. I’ll probably correct this soon and write a belated review, because it was one of my favorite albums of last year and...

    VideosAroundTown: The Prowling Kind “Melted Together”

    The Prowling Kind was one of the best debut acts of 2013, their blistering blend of rock, blues and Americana was some of the finest music I witnessed live on several occasions last year. Sadly, I never got to review their brilliant debut album Tennessee, I never picked up a physical copy and all I had was a soundcloud link that I couldn’t download, I kept meaning to pick it up, but alas never got around to it somehow. I’ll probably correct this soon and write a belated review, because it was one of my favorite albums of last year and...

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  • Well, hell it’s been a damned rocky road to get to 2014. I feel like last year I was trucking along full speed and killing it with unbreakable momentum. The fact that I haven’t posted in over a month proves that I hit a roadblock. I apologize for ducking out for an unplanned hiatus. Hey, I’m only one guy–I don’t have a staff and only occasionally do I have other contributors, mostly this is a one man show. A show I intend to get back on the road. The main problem for me began in October when there was a...

    Out with 2013, In with 2014!!!

    Well, hell it’s been a damned rocky road to get to 2014. I feel like last year I was trucking along full speed and killing it with unbreakable momentum. The fact that I haven’t posted in over a month proves that I hit a roadblock. I apologize for ducking out for an unplanned hiatus. Hey, I’m only one guy–I don’t have a staff and only occasionally do I have other contributors, mostly this is a one man show. A show I intend to get back on the road. The main problem for me began in October when there was a...

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  • Seriously, 2011 has raised the bar on what CD Release shows in this town are about. The blowouts held by Lisa Savidge, Dry River Yacht Club, Peachcake, What Laura Says and now, this week, The Whisperlights have all reached a new level of just what a CD release show should be about. These are all out events that completely engage the senses, arranged to delight the mind and whether it’s at the Rhythm Room, Yucca Tap Room, The Icehouse or now, The Duce these shows are equally vying for mindblowing events of the year. These evenings are designed as memorable...

    The Whisperlights “Surfaces” Release Party-The Duce 06/28/2011

    Seriously, 2011 has raised the bar on what CD Release shows in this town are about. The blowouts held by Lisa Savidge, Dry River Yacht Club, Peachcake, What Laura Says and now, this week, The Whisperlights have all reached a new level of just what a CD release show should be about. These are all out events that completely engage the senses, arranged to delight the mind and whether it’s at the Rhythm Room, Yucca Tap Room, The Icehouse or now, The Duce these shows are equally vying for mindblowing events of the year. These evenings are designed as memorable...

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  • This should turn out to be the show of June. Admittedly, I’ve missed a lot of good shows during the last few weeks, I know I’ve missed a lot of great shows, but if I’m not mistaken, this is going to top everything for the month. First off, it’s The Whisperlights releasing an amazing record called Surfaces, an album I have spent quite a bit of time with over the past week or so, working on the July/August feature for JAVA Magazine. After nearly twenty listens to the album, surprisingly, it doesn’t grow old, not so surprisingly, after that many listens you...

    The Whisperlights Unleash Their New Album, Surfaces At The Duce!!!

    This should turn out to be the show of June. Admittedly, I’ve missed a lot of good shows during the last few weeks, I know I’ve missed a lot of great shows, but if I’m not mistaken, this is going to top everything for the month. First off, it’s The Whisperlights releasing an amazing record called Surfaces, an album I have spent quite a bit of time with over the past week or so, working on the July/August feature for JAVA Magazine. After nearly twenty listens to the album, surprisingly, it doesn’t grow old, not so surprisingly, after that many listens you...

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  • Leave it to What Laura Says to throw what was possibly the greatest party of the summer, before summer even technically began. Having had a couple months to fully digest their new four song EP, TALK (Read the full review here), I had been looking forward to the release party for quite some time. I was not, however, prepared for just what a mindblowing event it would be. First of all, they chose what is possibly the greatest venue to hold this event, both aesthetically and sonically speaking, The Icehouse in downtown Phoenix. Secondly, the lineup for the evening couldn’t...

    What Laura Says TALK Release Party-Icehouse 05/20/2011

    Leave it to What Laura Says to throw what was possibly the greatest party of the summer, before summer even technically began. Having had a couple months to fully digest their new four song EP, TALK (Read the full review here), I had been looking forward to the release party for quite some time. I was not, however, prepared for just what a mindblowing event it would be. First of all, they chose what is possibly the greatest venue to hold this event, both aesthetically and sonically speaking, The Icehouse in downtown Phoenix. Secondly, the lineup for the evening couldn’t...

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  • A show doesn’t get much better than this! What Laura Says, Wizards Of Time, Black Carl, Mergence and more! All in one place–this is THE show to be at next week , What Laura Says is throwing this mad bash to celebrate the release of their amazing new EP, TALK. This should be absolutely stellar!

    Friday, May 20, See You At The Icehouse!

    A show doesn’t get much better than this! What Laura Says, Wizards Of Time, Black Carl, Mergence and more! All in one place–this is THE show to be at next week , What Laura Says is throwing this mad bash to celebrate the release of their amazing new EP, TALK. This should be absolutely stellar!

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