Aloe Blacc is a great believer in keeping
things smooth. When the Laguna Beach, Calif.-bred, Los Angeles-based
singer, born Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III, was choosing the first name
of his alias, he went with a plant associated with a famous kind of
As the music recording business continues
to shrink, the music merchandising business continues to grow. In the
last few years, one of the most unusual burgeoning merch trends has been
bands attaching themselves to alcoholic beverages.
Yvette is one of those bands whose music,
at its best, sounds like something going really, really wrong. The
Brooklyn, N.Y., team of vocalist/guitarist Noah Kardos-Fein and drummer
Dale Eisinger generate wild, anxious, Industrial-skewing Noise Punk that
constantly thunders, squirms or drones.
In the bustling, sprawling world of music
— really, any medium — there will always be worthwhile artists who go
generally overlooked. Though they have achieved some underground fame,
The Lawrence Arms are one of those bands that deserves better.
the decades have passed and several members have moved in and out,
Supersuckers remain committed to flippant, hooky, high-energy,
underground-friendly Rock & Roll that heavily draws from Rockabilly,
Garage Rock, Country and Punk.