Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"The Wheel Tour" with Black Carl and Jack Littman at 502 Bar, Wednesday Sept. 25th

Black Carl, Phoenix-based group of over 6 years defines their sound as “Desert Soul,” beat-driven and meaningful, their unique music has been compared to Bill Withers, The Meters and Erykah Badu. Fronted by vocalist Emma Pew, BLACK CARL has a live power all its own, while Pew’s confident vocal dynamics range from sentinel to breakable–a modern, white Nina Simone.

BLACK CARL has independently released several records, including a self-titled EP Black Carl (2007), their first full-length Borrowed (2009), a series of 7” vinyl EPs titled The Chariot (2011), The Hanged Man and The Magician (2011) and The Fool (2012), and a second full-length record The Wheel (2013).

BC believes in making music that hits hard and is driven by their friendship and shared desire to connect with an audience through their songs.

Jack Littman is a prolific multi-instrumentalist writer-singer based out of Los Angeles, CA. Jack blends synths, loops, and Kaoss Pad beats with acoustic guitar and his powerful baritone. Add to this his considerable storytelling ability, and the result is a style that is difficult if not impossible to pigeon-hole.

Jack’s songs cover all stages of relationships, politics, and gettin’ funky. He has played with the likes
of Tapes N Tapes, Avi Buffalo, Robert Francis and Busdriver and has just returned from a month long-tour of the Southwest preceded by a five week US tour, playing four FMLY festivals, and legendary venues such as Trunk Space in Arizona and the Knitting Factory Brooklyn.

Jack’s newest release, The Remedy, Vol. 1, was released as a download on February 26th, 2013. His
previous EP, The Mixtape, garnered positive response across the blogosphere. Jack directs his own
videos, the most recent being for the Mixtape track “Little Pretty Thing.” The video exclusively
premiered on the influential site  (Little Pretty Thing - Buzzbands Los Angeles).

While in New York, he performed on Ear Candy: Cold Hard Truth
He just appeared on FortTV for The LA Fort, a new Co-Op in Downtown LA.