Carly Meyers and Adam Gertner of Yojimbo launch ROAR!

A new pop-punk band was recently born in the city of New Orleans. ROAR! blends electronics with live instruments and vocals to create infectious songs that get stuck in your brain.

Carly Meyers is known for her energetic stage presence. She first came to many music lovers’ attention as a member of percussionist Mike Dillon’s band. But she was also playing in New Orleans and touring the country with Adam Gertner in Yojimbo. They are currently on the road for their last tour as Yojimbo supporting Animal Liberation Orchestra.

She is a trombonist from the get-go but has added electronic marimba, you have to hear it to get it, and punk-edged vocals to her considerable arsenal.

Gertner is a drummer who also plays with manic energy matching Dillon in intensity during his tenure with the percussionist. He has a big sound in a town full of drummers with power and finesse.


Together they form ROAR! The duo use pedals and electronic samples united with their live playing to create music filled with deep grooves, drilling riffs, and passionate vocals. They seamlessly blend the two elements creating an organic sound, which keeps dance floors rolling, while simultaneously juggling multiple instruments and effects.

ROAR!’s first EP, “Paint the City,” was released on October 1, 2015. Carly and Adam are currently on a national tour (their final as Yojimbo) supporting Animal Liberation Orchestra. The tour takes them up the east coast, across the midwest hitting the famous Double Door in Chicago, before playing a hometown show in New Orleans on October 18. It winds up the first week of November in Colorado before ROAR! hits the road for the first time as headliners. The dates are here.


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