Language Advisory: This is a live concert recording, and may not contain language suitable for all audiences.
One of the great recent records to accompany a late-night drive through the city, Aloe Blacc's Good Things synthesizes the sounds of vintage soul with a contemporary vision and an ear for brilliantly chosen covers. (How many R&B singers would think to reinvent The Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale"?) Born Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins, Blacc is barely into his early 30s, but his music reflects the social awareness and eras-spanning musical understanding of a man twice his age.
Recorded live at The Gorge on Saturday, May 28, Aloe Blacc performs here as part of the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival outside Seattle, Wash.