By Josiah HughesFollowing the breakthrough success of his "I Need a Dollar" single and subsequent release of his Good Things LP, eclectic soul singer and rapper Aloe Blacc should be resting on the laurels of a year well done. Instead, he recently told Exclaim! that he's working on a hip-hop album with DJ Exile under the name Emanon. On top of that, he's launching the North American leg of his Good Things tour this week.
The run of shows kicks off in Los Angeles today (November 1) and continues up the West coast, where Blacc will make a Canadian stop in Vancouver on November 6. He'll also hit up Canada with shows in Toronto on November 15 and Montreal on November 16. All the dates are listed below.
Blacc recently met up with those classy videographers at La Blogotheque to perform "Hey Brother," "I Need a Dollar," "You Make Me Smile" and "Use Me." Separated into two different videos, all four songs can be viewed below.
11/1 Los Angeles CA - Amoeba 11/3 San Francisco CA - Rickshaw Stop 11/4 Portland OR - Mississippi Studios 11/5 Seattle WA - Nectar Lounge 11/6 Vancouver BC - Fortune Sound Club 11/8 Bozeman MT - Zebra Cocktail Lounge 11/9 Salt Lake City UT - Urban Lounge 11/10 Denver CO - City Hall 11/12 Chicago IL - Schubas Tavern 11/13 Gambier OH - The Horn Gallery 11/14 Cleveland Heights OH - Grog Shop 11/15 Toronto ON - Wrongbar 11/16 Montreal QC - Le Belmont 11/17 Burlington VT - Club Metronome 11/18 New York NY - LPR 11/20 Philadelphia PA - World Cafe 11/22 Washington DC - Rock n Roll Hotel 11/23 Atlanta GA - Masquerade 11/24 Orlando FL - Backbooth 11/30 Phoenix AZ - Rhythm Room 12/1 San Diego CA - Casbah 12/3 Los Angeles CA - Echoplex