Aloe Blacc

Grateful: My Best Concerts And Musical Events Of 2019

By Alyson Camus | November 28, 2019

I saw a few legends

Tom Morello, Wayne Kramer, Perry Farrell, Aloe Blacc Support L.A. Teachers’ Strike, Friday January 18th 2019

By Alyson Camus | January 19, 2019

Fists were in the air, red was the color of the day


By Alyson Camus | December 29, 2018

 Ariel Pink is at the Standard Hollywood on NYE

NFL Draft Entrance Songs

By Iman Lababedi | May 13, 2014

Last week a couple of dozen huge and fully grown men graduated from college to the NFL, where they will make millions for a couple of years and let’s hope they save up for a rainy day. If they don’t they will always have the NFL Draft where Mr. Johnny Football got drafted 22nd and Jadeveon Clowney got drafter first and Ha Ha Clinton Dix 21st , thereby giving Jimmy Fallon jokes for years to come.

UK Top 10 Singles 4-26-14

By Iman Lababedi | April 21, 2014

A chick soul singer from Australia, a chick pop singer from Sweden, Pharrell, Lengen and Aloe, and the rest is bass and drums.

UK Top 10 Albums 4-19-14

By Iman Lababedi | April 14, 2014

Less movement on the UK album charts than the hyper kinetic US but the real question is will the will we get this literally last in a lifetime opportunity to see the duo perform together. If the video of their performance is anything to go by, it will be the show of the year if they do.

US Top 10 Singles 4-19-14

By Iman Lababedi | April 10, 2014

Meet the new chart same as the old chart. Well, at least Aloe Blacc is doing well. Plus you wanna see devolution in action? from “Get Lucky” to “Blurred Lines” to “Happy” (to” Sing” -but it will be a coupla weeks till that one shows). There is devolution in action.

UK Top 10 Singles 4-14-14

By Iman Lababedi | April 7, 2014

Take a look at # 4, John Martin. An EDM songwriter from Sweden who has worked with the likes of Swedish House Mafia and Tinie Tempeh before hitting it big with SHM’s “Don’t You Worry Child”. Both “Child” and “Anywhere For You” are EDM by name, they sound like MOR 21st century style.

US Top 10 Singles 4-5-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 27, 2014

We appear to be in a period of extended mediocrity within the upper reaches of the charts. The album charts are so volatile it has no middle ground any more. In 2011 albums were staying in the top ten for months on end, today the album charts reflect something at all. Meanwhile, the single charts are so conservative and static they seem set in stone. Nothing on this list is good enough. It is a dreadful disappointment

US Top 10 Singles 3-29-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 20, 2014

I don’t think much of the brooding Soko’s sound, the French chanteuse has a brooding presence but not musch more. But the vdeo? A collaboration between Soko and Wren “a women’s wear brand” called “First Kiss” is awesome and sexy even if it is manufactured.

US Top 10 Albums 3-29-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 20, 2014

The album charts are so volatile it is like an earthquake. Yet again, six of these albums are new to the charts, it is like they just explode into outer space of sound. Whooomp. all all the charts, whooomp gone again. I have never seen the charts like this before.

Be Here Now: Snapshot Reviews Of New Albums March 11th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | March 11, 2014

As a long time Elbow sneerer please allow me to eat my words as this superbly melancholic and astune album of love’s labors losts will undoubtedly repay close listening with a crying jag. Imagine the National meets Radiohead, now subtract the whimsy – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – A-

10 Songs: What rock nyc Is Listening To 1-20-14

By Iman Lababedi | January 20, 2014

Chuck D wants a national holiday for MLK and will win this one: “Talking MLK, gonna find a way Make the state pay, I’m looking for the day” from 2002 and still an accurate reminder why Hip Hops golden age is over because that should be enough for any song except PE were going after the anti-immigrant Arizona bill as well – A-