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Aloe Blacc performs Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse
Featuring Aloe Blacc
Nov 21, 2017 8:30 PM
Sorry Sold Out. A limited number of tickets MAY be available at the door.
Talent: Grammy nominated recording artist Aloe Blacc performs Eugene McDaniels cult classic, Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse.
Originally released by Atlantic Records in 1971, the albums strong political and social content caught the attention of the Nixon administration. Vice President Spiro Agnew placed a call to Atlantic Records head, Ahmet Ertegun, who shortly afterward, halted printing the album and unceremoniously dumped McDaniels from the label.
McDaniels was a prolific songwriter, penning hits like Feels Like Making Love, as sung by Roberta Flack, and later covered by DAngelo and countless others, as well as message music like Compared to What made famous by Les McCann and Eddie Harris. The jazz-soul protest music of Headless Heroes has been sampled over the years by groups like The Beastie Boys and Tribe Called Quest.
"We find ourselves at a precarious time in history where our government is at odds with humanity." says Blacc, when commenting on why this album resonates with him, "McDaniels made his statements quite clear and they resonate as true and vital today as when he recorded them. Also, according to the drummer, Alphonse Mouzon, this album was only ever performed live once at the Apollo in Harlem and never again. I think it should continue to be performed and loved forever."
Dont miss your opportunity to hear this timeless album recreated in an intimate setting for the first time in decades.
Info: Four ticket maximum per transaction. 21+
Doors Open: 8:00 PM
Ages: 21 and up
Items Not Allowed: NO VIDEO OR FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY
The Hotel Café
1623 Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States