Meet Carla X: The Cutest Little Monster That Could Ever Eat Your Soul
Making an appearance at our website’s first anniversary show this weekend is Carla X. She’s bringing friends and they’ll be around all night entertaining and dancing to the music provided by our live bands and resident Churchill’s DJ. Carla X is a performance artist, a go-go dancer, model, dreamer and self-proclaimed cutest little monster that could ever eat your soul.
Appearing out of your most exotic and stimulating dreams, Carla X will be joined on stage by Sacred Owls (from Orlando), Jellyfish Brothers, Bleubird (Death Jam), The Riot Act, Sandratz and DJ Skidmark, who’ll be on the ones and twos.
Before her appearance at this weekend’s show I got a chance to speak with Carla X.
TuffGnarl.com: When did you start modeling/performing?
Carla X: My first gig was in 2010, but I did not do much for a while after that since it was not yet in my mind something I wanted to pursue as heavily as I have and am now. I would say that I officially started building my name as a performer later into 2011.
What led you into modeling/performing? Were you discovered or did you work your way into the field?
My path started back in 2010, when a couple of my DJ friends asked me to go-go dance, create costumes, and organize dancers for an event called Masquerave which they were organizing at Club X-It in Hollywood, FL. Prior to this, it was not a thought in my mind to become a performer, I only knew two girls back then that where go-go dancing for events, and I had no clue on anything about the industry or that it even existed. Modeling came long after and it’s just kind of something that happened and went hand in hand with being a performer.
What would you like your audience to get from a performance of yours?
I would like my audience to be captivated by my performance, I want them to feel the same release and joy I get from performing for them by watching me on stage, and to bring them into my world so that I and everyone else involved with the production of the event are able to create.
What’s the best part of your job?
The best part of my job has to be the job itself. The main part for me however, is being able to create/design and wear one of a kind costuming.
How do you come up with your costume designs? What’s your inspiration? Has anyone influenced your style?
My designs are inspired by many different things, mostly by different types of cultures, as well as from illustrations and other forms of artwork. There are specific people that influence me greatly as well, and I am thankful to say that they are some of my closest friends.
If you hadn’t been a performer/model what might you have been?
I’m not certain, but I imagine and hope it would be something that would allow me creative release. I like playing with hair and makeup and plan on being a certified cosmetologist in the near future, and sometimes I sew and craft things to sell in my little online store theperfectdose.storenvy.com.
Art usually evolves. Where do you see your performing taking you in the future or where would you like it to take you?
Right now the goal is to focus on what’s ahead, to create, learn new skills, and work my way to bigger and better things. What I am able to achieve today will determine where I can go tomorrow. In the grand scheme of things I want to be able to make a business as a young entrepreneur in the entertainment industry that will carry me even when I am no longer able to be the face on stage. I would also like to expand into film and many other artistic fields and I hope that my professionalism and background in this industry will help me achieve that.
After seeing your Facebook page there’s one thing I’d really like to know: what exactly makes you the cutest little monster that could ever eat your soul?
I’ve always been told that my friendship is enthralling, but you don’t want to cross my path, and if I told you more I’d have to take your soul.
Do you have anything special planned for this weekend’s show?
You’ll have to come to the show and see.
If you’d like a sneak preview of what’s to come, check out some of Carla X’s past performances below.
The Sybarite Pig, JoltRadio.org, Laser Wolf and Tuffgnarl.com present An Evening of Rock & Roll Debauch! Featuring the Sacred Owls, Jellyfish Brothers, Bleubird, the Riot Act, Sandratz, Killmama and DJ Skidmark at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 20 at Churchill’s Pub, 5501 NE 2 AVE, Miami. $8 at the door. Call 305-757-1807 or visit churchillspub.com.
(Slider image credit from Ricardo Reyes)
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