Video: Aloe Blacc – “Green Lights” + Tour Dates

 

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Aloe Blacc takes the perfect stroll in the video for his bluesy “Green Lights” tune from Good Things. The video was directed by Colin Solal Cardo of La Blogotheque.

Americans! Check out Aloe Blacc on his US fall tour starting September 4th.

Tour Dates
Sep 04, Sun: Virginia Beach VA @ The Jewish Mother, 600 Nevan Rd.
Sep 05, Mon: Pittburg @ Stage AE, 400 North Shore Dr. TICKETS
Sep 06, Tue: Boston @ Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Ave. TICKETS
Sep 07, Wed: New York City @ Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. TICKETS
Sep 17, Sat: Austin @ Austin City Limits (11:00AM)
Sep 17, Sat: Austin @ La Zona Rosa, 612 W. 4th St.
Oct 12, Wed: Costa Mesa CA @ Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St. TICKETS
Oct 13, Thr: San Diego @ Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd
Oct 15, Sat: San Francisco @ Treasure Island Music Festival (2:15PM)
Oct 22, Sat: Los Angeles @ El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd

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Video: Aloe Blacc – “Tonight Downtown”

 

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Aloe Blacc does a funky bid for Tanqueray gin with an exclusive track called “Tonight Downtown.” The smokey video displays a chill jam session vibe and provides a nice backdrop for taking a little sip sip.

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‘Red Hot + Rio 2′ In Stores Today + MP3

RH Loft Party: Mia Doi Todd + José González from Red Hot on Vimeo.

Red Hot + Rio 2 is out today! This modern tribute to the late 60′s Brazilian Tropicália movement sheds new light on the songs of this influential, politically charged era, which changed the culture of the country forever. Featuring an impressive 33 original collaborations between Brazilian legends and international indie artists alike, the album features: John Legend, Alice Smith, Aloe Blacc, Cults, Angelique Kidjo, Os Mutantes, Devendra Banhart, Caetano Veloso, Seu Jorge, Beck, Bebel Gilberto, José González, Beirut, Tom Zé, Javelin, Of Montreal, Marisa Monte, Madlib, and others. Red Hot + Rio 2 is the Red Hot Organization’s most recent project aimed raising money for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.

Mia Doi Todd + José González – “Um Girassol da Cor do Seu Cabelo” [MP3]
 

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Giant Step Premiere: Willie Evans Jr. – Billy Lotion + MP3s

 

Straight from Jacksonville, Florida, Willie Evans Jr. brings us Billy Lotion which is an inspired “beat cd” made after listening to Aloe Blacc’s most recent album, Good Times (hence the “inspired” artwork). The emcee, producer, and visual artist will be releasing his full length project, Introducin’ July 19th on High Water Music. Judging from the quality of his music, this is going to be something to look forward to.

Willie Evans Jr. – “MomfordAndSon” [MP3]
 

Free Album Download of Billy Lotion [MP3s]

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Red Hot + Rio 2 Out June 28th + Listening Party in LA

 

We at Giant Step are so excited about this release. Red Hot + Rio 2 is a musical compilation aimed at raising money for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Succeeding the original Bossa Nova inspired 1996 tribute, Red Hot + Rio, this release pays homage to the late 60’s Brazilian Tropicália movement and sheds “new light on the songs of this influential, politically charged era, which changed the culture of the country forever.”

Featuring over 33 original collaborations between legendary Brazilian musicians and other international talents, Red Hot + Rio 2 will leave you overwhelmingly content with its audible treats; this roster showcases many beloved musicians, including Madlib, Bebel Gilberto, Quadron, José Gonzalez, Alice Smith, Beck, Seu Jorge, and John Legend, amongst countless others.

more + listening party after the jump