Carla Morrison, DJ Angelfuck, DJ Ron Solera | Darkroom | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Carla Morrison, DJ Angelfuck, DJ Ron Solera Soundboard

When: Fri., July 1, 9 p.m. 2011

CARLA MORRISON Singer-songwriter Carla Morrison took a big leap on last year's eight-song EP Mientras Tu Dormias (Cosmica); with production help from brainy Mexican pop star Natalia Lafourcade, she brought out the sophistication in her exquisitely catchy songs. A 25-year-old native of Tecate in Baja California, Morrison moved to San Diego at 13; she bounced between Mexico and the U.S. and went to college in Phoenix, Arizona, where she formed an alt-rock band called Babaluca. She started her solo career after returning to Tecate a few years ago, using looped keyboards, guitars, and vocals. On the EP Lafourcade brought in extra musicians to flesh out the sweetly melodic tunes—she loves doo-wop and 50s dream pop, and on some songs it's clear Morrison feels the same way—but the heart of the music remains Morrison's simultaneously gauzy and forceful Spanish-language singing. For her Chicago debut she'll perform solo and with drummer Carlos Maria. —Peter Margasak

Price: $20, $15 in advance

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