Stones Throw artist Aloe Blacc is gifting the world with some Good Things this fall. On September 28, 2010 he will release the album featuring the hit "I Need a Dollar", the theme from HBO’s How to Make it in America.
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A first-generation American offspring of Panamanian parents, Aloe is an Orange County, CA native with international flair, having made fans all over the globe. The names Gil Scott-Heron, Gnarls Barkley, Andy Bey, Bill Withers and Curtis Mayfield have all been bandied about as comparisons, but Aloe is a true modern original, telling today's stories with an eye toward positive social change.
The press has certainly taken notice with everyone from People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Fader, The Guardian, Complex and Okayplayer – to name just a hand-full – weighing in with positive things to say. Television is feeling the groove too as high profile performances will be announced soon.
Aloe Blacc is pleased to announce his North American headlining tour following his string of European dates. His backing band The Grand Scheme will join him. Aloe will also be making an appearance on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" on December 7th.
Aloe Blacc North American Tour:
3 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Shop (All Ages)
4 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios (21+)
5 - Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge (21+)
6 - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club (19+)
8 - Bozeman, MT @ Zebra Cocktail Lounge (21+)
9 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge (21+)
10 - Denver, CO @ City Hall (18+)
12 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern (21+)
13 - Gambier, OH @ The Horn Gallery (All Ages)
14 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop (All Ages)
15 - Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar (19+)
16 - Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont
18 - New York City, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
22 - Washington, DC @ DC9 (18+)
23 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell Stage)
24 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth (All Ages)
30 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room (All Ages)
1 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah (21+)
3 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (18+)
7 - Live on KCRW "Morning Becomes Eclectic" (11am Pacific http://www.kcrw.com)