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Summer Ends Music Festival: Q&A with Black Carl

Black Carl, Summer Ends Music Festival, ticket giveaway

Summer Ends Music Festival will feature live performances by The Replacements, Foster the People, Capital Cities, Descendents, Violent Femmes, Fitz & the Tantrums and more than 20 other popular acts. The inaugural three-day festival will take place September 26-28 at Tempe Beach Park.  Tickets are on sale now: three-day passes for $250 and single-day passes for $65.

Through September 24, The Spec will be publishing interviews with bands on the lineup and giving away tickets to the event.

Everyone’s favorite desert soul musicians Black Carl will play during day two of SEMF. The five-piece blues rock band from Tempe released The Wheel in 2013 and has been touring all over the country since then.

Below, read The Spec‘s interview with Black Carl and enter to win a pair of tickets to the festival…

Song of yours you would recommend to someone just being introduce to your music?

Unexpected talent you or someone else in the band has?
Chad can talk like Donald Duck. He sounds exactly like him.

Must-have thing while on tour or in the studio?
Spitz sunflower seeds. It has to be Spitz and no other brand. We are addicted to those things. Here’s a tip: buy a bag of salt flavor and a bag of pepper flavor and mix them together.

Music award, honor, achievement or induction that you would be most excited to get?
Tough choice, but probably an Oscar.

Explain the moment you knew that you wanted to be a musician.
When I saw The Temptations movie.

Recent concert you attended as a fan and your favorite memory from it.
Went to the Party Gardens show last week. It’s good to see our friends kill live since moving to LA. Favorite moment was when Sean jumped into the crowd.

Finish the following sentences:

Everyone thinks my music is bluesy, but I think it is future soul.

Number one rule of being a musician or in a band is hard work.

Don’t ever underestimate the power of kale.

Summer Ends Music Fest will be better than my hair. Way better. 

Enter below for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Summer Ends Music Festival (the day of your choice). Winners will be chosen on Sept. 24 and contacted by email soon after. To be eligible, you must complete the tasks in the Rafflecopter below, including leaving a comment with the day of the festival you most want to attend. Giveaways not your thing? Purchase your tickets online here.

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Follow The Spec’s continuing coverage of Summer Ends Music Festival here.


  1. Saturday!

    • Friday, Day 1..Thank you

      • Sunday!

  2. I really would like to go Sunday the 28th

  3. Sunday! Thank you!

  4. September 28

  5. September 28, Sunday!

  6. I would love to attend Day #2 Saturday.v since The Repalcements and The Descendents on the same day may make my head explode

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