Aloe Blacc Live Video + North American Tour

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We know a bit about Aloe Blaccs live show, having seen him perform at more than one of our NYC events. He has lit up all kinds of stages around here, from small venues to Central Park’s Summerstage. Now he’s embarking on a 2011 North American tour, supporting his recent Good Things album, featuring the worldwide hit song “I Need a Dollar.” The popularity of Good Things has spread to all parts of the globe – come see what the rest of the world is raving about!

Tour Dates

Red Hot + Rio 2 Coming This Summer


Red Hot in partnership with Entertainment One Music is set to release Red Hot + Rio 2 on June 28th. A modern tribute to late 60’s Brazilian Tropicália movement, the album will shed new light on the songs of this influential, politically charged era, which changed the culture of the country forever.

The Red Hot Organization is known for two (very important) things: 1/ having impeccable musical taste; and 2/ the ability to channel that taste into projects that successfully raise some serious money to combat HIV/AIDES. Compilations like Dark Was The Night (2009), and Red Hot & Riot (2002), all the way back to the first Red Hot + Rio (1996) have successfully raised over a million dollars and featured star studded line-ups that reminds one of the Grammys.

Red Hot + Rio 2 features over 30 original collaborations between Brazil’s legendary musicians and today’s international indie artists including John Legend, Os Mutantes, Devendra Banhart, Caetano Veloso, Dirty Projectors, Seu Jorge, Beck, Bebel Gilberto, José Gonzalez, Beirut, Tom Zé, Of Montreal, Marisa Monte, Gogol Bordello, DJ Dolores, Aloe Blacc, Angelique Kidjo, Rita Lee, Madlib, Money Mark, Céu, Apollo Nove, Mayra Andrade, Trio Mocotó, Tha Boogie, Alice Smith, Carlinhos Brown, Los Van Van, Brazilian Girls, Marcos Valle, St. Vincent, Neon Indian, Forró In The Dark, Mia Doi Todd, Javelin, and many more.

Check out Beirut’s lead singer Zach Condon’s cover of “O Leãozinho” (Originally sung by Caetano Veloso) after the jump.

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Aloe Blacc (Alternate) Video – “I Need A Dollar”

Aloe Blacc‘s “I Need A Dollar” was the theme song to last seasons’ big-deal TV show, How To Make It In America. It’s been fantastic exposure for the soul singer and his latest video with dancing genius Baby Boogaloo, “Loving You Is Killing Me” is a big hit. Now the hit from last year, “I Need A Dollar,” has a more appropriate video, more of a storytelling adventure than a commercial.

Good Things on iTunes | Amazon

GPWW 1/5/11: Another Best of 2010

More of Gilles Peterson‘s annual winners this week – as many songs as could possibly fit into two hours. As Gilles said, it was a fantastic year for music. You won’t want to skip any of this mix, featuring Janelle Monáe, Bonobo & Andreya Triana, Joy Orbison, Ramadanman, Tokimonsta, Flying Lotus, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Aloe Blacc and a whole lot more.

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