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Kara's Flowers was a Los Angeles-based punk-pop/power-pop rock band that is most notable for having evolved into the funk-pop band Maroon 5.
Kara's Flowers is related to Weezer in that Mykel and Carli Allan ran the Kara's Flowers Fanclub. Kara's Flowers also contributed the exclusive track "Yesterday When I Was Handsome" to the 1997 Vast Records album "Hear You Me! A Tribute To Mykel And Carli."
While attending Brentwood School, Adam Levine and Jesse Carmichael joined up with Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick to form Kara's Flowers, and played their first gig at the Whisky a Go Go on September 16, 1995. During the late 90's, Kara's Flowers performed shows with notable bands such as Chopper One and Ozma. When Valentine joined in 2001, the band adopted the name Maroon 5.
The band released one album as Kara's Flowers, 1997's "Fourth World," which was recently put back into print.