Posted in music | tour dates on July 16, 2010

Aloe Blacc
Aloe Blacc

Between Governors Island, Siren, the Pool Party, the African Festival and so many other good show options in NYC this weekend, I almost forgot to highlight the dose of R&B & soul that is coming to town by the name of LA's Aloe Blacc...

"If you didn't already know about Stones Throw's many-talented soul singer/instrumentalist Aloe Blacc, that probably changed back in April when he was revealed as the artist behind the astonishing theme song for HBO's How To Make It in America." [LA Weekly]
Aloe Blacc will headline a show at Southpaw in Brooklyn tonight (7/16). He goes on late if you're still figuring out something to do. Peter Hadar and Kimberly Nichole are also on the bill and tickets are available at the door.

If you miss it, Aloe is also on the bill of Saturday's free show at Central Park Summerstage...

SummerStage Music
A Celebration of Giant Step's 20th Anniversary: Raphael Saadiq, Aloe Blacc, with Special Guests TK Wonder and Vikter Duplaix

When: Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 3:00PM
Where: Central Park/Mainstage
A Celebration of Giant Step's 20th Anniversary: Raphael Saadiq, Aloe Blacc, with Special Guests TK Wonder and Vikter Duplaix
Award-winning songwriting/producer/performer Raphael Saadiq brings new meaning to old soul.

Giant Step is back with its annual SummerStage event at New York City's Central Park with headliner Raphael Saadiq, Aloe Blacc, TK Wonder and DJ Vikter Duplaix. Giants Step has presented many memorable shows including Femi Kuti, Jamie Lidell, Janelle MonaƩ, Seu Jorge and Gilles Peterson at SummerStage. Last year was one of the best with live performances by Q-Tip, Little Dragon, Chester French, and DJ Benji B. This year Giant Step will also be celebrating its 20th anniversary year.

Get there early. It's sure to fill up fast. "I Need a Dollar" and other videos below...

Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar

Billie Jean by Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme

Aloe Blacc, Live @ Massive Attack's Meltdown Festival

"I'm Beautiful" - Aloe Blacc [Shine Through]

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Comments (7)

1st post

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2010 9:31 PM

2nd post

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2010 1:31 AM

good for you faggot ass 9:31

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2010 10:42 AM

Aloe was incredible at Southpaw...such amazing songs, hooks, soul...

Posted by jon | July 17, 2010 10:54 AM

Agree w/Jon show was great! Band was shit hot tight and that Aloe has a boatload of charisma!

Posted by Anon | July 17, 2010 12:10 PM

This show was absolutely tremendous. Aloe Blacc is going to be bigger than Sharon Jones. He oozes charisma, and his voice is like Marvin Gaye. This show blew me away.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2010 3:57 PM

I caught Raphael Saadiq's set at Summer Stage yesterday. He is an excellent performer. The show was great. The was another wonderful free New York City concert! Thanks Raphael!!

You can see pictures and videos of the event on the New York City Summer Blog here:

http://www.nycsummerblog.com/?p=1511

Enjoy,

Terry

Posted by Terry | July 18, 2010 1:45 PM

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