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.