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Aloe Blacc Fall Tour Dates / Live on Fallon with The Roots / Advance Album Release / Download “You Make Me Smile”Posted in News with tags Album, Aloe Blacc, Download, Femme Fatale, Free Download, Good Things, I Need A Dollar, MP3, News, Pre Order, Preorder, Press Release, Preview, R n B, Review, Stones Throw, Tour on September 20, 2010 by E.N.
More news from our fav.artist Aloe Blacc(check for more news at emn and free downloads,videos…) much more 2 come worldwide
Aloe Blacc’s Good Things produced by Truth+Soul will be released worldwide next week, September 28. The limited-edition 3/LP set (2-disc album & instrumentals) will be shipping some time this week. Read reviews for the album today at UK’s The Guardian and NPR, where the album is also streaming.
Tour dates for Aloe Blacc’s Europe & North America tours are announced below. The US tour is being capped off with a TV appearance on the Jimmy Fallon show, where Aloe will be performing with The Roots.
Download MP3 – Aloe Blacc – “You Make Me Smile”
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Carhartt presents Aloe Blacc Live in Europe:
29 Sep: Amsterdam @ Paradiso
30 Sep: Rotterdam @ Rotown
1 Oct: Munster @ Skaters Palace. Tickets
2 Oct: Berlin @ Bohannon Soul Club. Tickets
3 Oct: Cologne @ Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld. Tickets
5 Oct: Vienna @ Porgy & Bess
6 Oct: Munich @ Puerto Giesing. Tickets
7 Oct: Darmstadt @ 603qm. Tickets
8 Oct: Zurich @ Stall 6. Tickets
9 Oct: Basel @ Kaserne. Tickets
11 Oct: Marseille @ Cabaret Aleatoire
12 Oct: Lyon @ L’Epicerie Moderne
13 Oct: Bordeaux @ Barbey Rock School
14 Oct: Paris @ Trabendo
15 Oct: Tourcoing @ Grand Mix
16 Oct: Leuven @ Depot
17 Oct: Gent @ Vooruit
19 Oct: London @ Jazz Cafe
20 Oct: Manchester @ Sound Control
21 Oct: Leeds @ Hi-Fi Club
22 Oct: Bristol @ Metropolis
Aloe Blacc live in North America:
3 Nov, Wed: San Francisco @ Rickshaw Shop (All Ages)
4 Nov, Thu: Portland @ Mississippi Studios (21+)
5 Nov, Fri: Seattle @ Nectar Lounge (21+)
6 Nov, Sat: Vancouver @ Fortune Sound Club (19+)
8 Nov, Mon: Bozeman @ Zebra Cocktail Lounge (21+)
9 Nov, Tue: Salt Lake City @ Urban Lounge (21+)
10 Nov, Wed: Denver @ City Hall (18+)
12 Nov, Fri: Chicago @ Schubas Tavern (21+)
13 Nov, Sat: Gambier @ The Horn Gallery (All Ages)
14 Nov, Sun: Cleveland Heights @ Grog Shop (All Ages)
15 Nov, Mon: Toronto @ Wrongbar (19+)
16 Nov, Tue: Montreal @ Le Belmont (18+)
18 Nov, Thu: NYC @ LPR
22 Nov, Mon: DC @ DC9 (18+)
23 Nov, Tue: Atlanta @ Masquerade (Hell Stage)
24 Nov, Wed: Orlando @ Backbooth (All Ages)
30 Nov, Tue: Phoenix @ Rhythm Room (All Ages)
1 Dec, Wed: San Diego @ Casbah (21+)
3 Dec, Thu: Los Angeles @ Echoplex (18+)
7 Dec, Tue: Live on KCRW ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic’ 11am
16 Dec, Thu: Live on TV’s Jimmy Fallon w/ The Roots
Aloe Blacc’s album Good Things drops September 28. Stones Throw will release deluxe 3LP, 24-track version available, which includes the album on two records and the instrumentals on the third.
Pre-order is available now HERE.
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Aloe Blacc “I Need A Dollar” live in studio. Filmed by Ross Harris.
Aloe Blacc – Good Things drops September 28
Album release date: Sep. 14
“My purpose for music is positive social change,” says Orange County, California native Aloe Blacc. “Even if the music itself does not explicitly express anything that may signify positive social change, the product of the music will.” He is speaking in general terms regarding his career, but more specifically about the circumstances surrounding his upcoming album, Good Things, co-written by the versatile vocalist and songwriter in conjunction with the in-house production team at Truth & Soul Records.
Good Things marks a shift in methodology from personal to political for Aloe, who refers to the project as his report on present conditions—joblessness, homeless, the misappropriation of wealth, pillaging of resources, and a universal lack of compassion from the capitalism at-large under which we all function, but some struggle to survive. Song titles such as “You Make Me Smile” and “Miss Fortune,” coupled with airy, ethereal production from Truth & Soul’s Leon Michels and Jeff Silverman mask a foreboding undercurrent in which Aloe crafts lyrics both thoughtful and thought-provoking. Nowhere is this more evident than on lead single, “I Need a Dollar”—commissioned by HBO as the theme music for the series How to Make It in America—because ultimately, that is how to make it in America.
The first-generation American offspring of Panamanian parents, Aloe has become what writer and activist Amiri Baraka (nee Leroi Jones) once said of John Coltrane. He is a singular “scope of feeling…a more fixed traveler” who has found cohesion in art and life. The path from his 2006 debut, the multi-genre Shine Through, to Good Things is akin to the maturation of Marvin Gaye between That’s the Way Love Is and the What’s Going On masterwork that followed. Aloe has never purported to be any heir to Gaye, but musically, Good Things and What’s Going On are companion pieces as both albums establish a character for the artists that sets them apart from the sea of performers making very vivid and discernible—yet normative and conformist—statements about who they are and what they do. Good Things is a definitive declaration that places Aloe directly in the framework of modern soul.
At the heart of this musical character is a recession-age Robin Hood, whose goal is to sell and profit from his wares with hope of freeing the less fortunate from the capitalist system that serves as both their oppressor and his motivation. A 2001 graduate of the University of Southern California, Aloe credits a myriad of influences—transcendentalist scholars Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, French existentialism, Oprah Winfrey, Tavis Smiley, Cornel West—with leading him from the inner streams of consciousness he possessed as an MC early in his career, to a more disciplined approach to songwriting, and now, the desire to affect change and induce compassion by way of his own success. It is his grand scheme, which, not coincidentally, is also the name of his backing band (The Grand Scheme). The key is compromise and understanding the power of popular art. Aloe is willing to put the gloves on and engage in the marketplace. Good things lie ahead.
– Ronnie Reese
01. I Need A Dollar
02. Green Lights
03. Hey Brother
04. Miss Fortune
05. Life So Hard
06. Take Me Back
07. Femme Fatale
08. Loving You Is Killing Me
09. Good Things
10. You Make Me Smile
11. If I
12. Mama Hold My Hand
13. Politician (Reprise)
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Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar MP3 – 128kbps
Download: Aloe Blacc – Femme Fatale+Video +Grand Journal (on channel Canal+), June 2010+Tour
Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar official video
EMN:Stones Throw’s Massive release(finally),take a listen this two songs,…,its very simple-this album deserves to be nominated in all r’ n’ b and other Grammy categories this year!We really hope so, Aloe Blacc and Stones Throw deserve it! We Said before Artist To Watch!
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