LOS DIAS DE LA CRESCENT with Black Carl, Kongos and more


BLACK CARL, Phoenix-based group of over 7 years defines their sound as "desert soul:" beat-driven and meaningful, their unique sound derives influence from the likes of Bill Withers, The Meters and Erykah Badu.

We began writing quicksand in Detroit after doing an on-air performance for NPR. I mention that because we finished it while touring through Alaska a few months later, so it was written in pieces away from home. There is something lost and searching in quicksand, and themes that tend to reoccur in a lot of our music unintentionally. I guess it's no secret that we're striving for something in our music.

KONGOS is a rock band of four brothers (Johnny, Jesse, Dylan and Danny Kongos) - sons of South African/British singer-songwriter John Kongos, best known for his two international hits 'He's Gonna Step On You Again' and 'Tokoloshe Man'. They grew up in London and South Africa and are now based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Their debut album was self-released in 2007, receiving glowing reviews and gaining them local acclaim in Arizona.

After being playlisted on 5FM, the biggest TOP 40 station in South Africa, the first single "I'm Only Joking" from their new album "Lunatic" went on to hit No. 1 on the Tuks FM rock chart and was the most requested song for 11 weeks in a row. The band is now on their 7th single, with 5 TOP 40 hits and several #1/Top 10 hits on various charts, making the album a top seller and the No. 1 download for 6 weeks.

KONGOS followed the South African release of the album (JUST MUSIC) with a sold-out tour of the country which included headlining spots on several major festivals including the world-famous Oppikoppi Festival and Rocking The Daisies.

In July 2012, they followed the "soft-release" of Lunatic with a North American tour, including showcases in LA, Toronto, NYC (CMJ), and 2 sold out shows at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix. They then returned to South Africa in November once more to open for Linkin Park on their stadium tour, playing to more than 100,000 people.

Iamwe has been on earth for about 2.5 years.

During this time the collective synergy of their five minds has brought them to places no one really expected them to go.

Their debut album, Run Wild, has been described as a "cohesive, glammed out, space rock extravaganza" And was named one of Phoenix's Top 10 records of 2012 by Phoenix New Times (Caldwell).

In their short history they have been lucky enough to share the stage with great national acts as well as with the best local bands Phoenix has to offer. Winning a global "battle of the bands" gave them a slot at the "Hard Rock Calling" festival in London, England in June of 2011. More recently, they
toured the East Coast with Anberlin and Morning Parade.

Their most recognizable song to date, "So They Say" has won over the local scene with its infectious percussion and tribal vocals. Their hypnotizing live performance mixed with their haunting lyrics is sure to make a fan out of any music lover.

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LOS DIAS DE LA CRESCENT with Black Carl, Kongos and more with BLACK CARL, KONGOS, SARA ROBINSON AND THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, IAMWE, Dry River Yacht Club., Snake Snak...

Saturday, May 18 · Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM at Crescent Ballroom

Tickets Available at the Door