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Posted at 4:53 PM ET, 12/13/2010

Week ahead: Gil Scott-Heron hunkers down at Blues Alley; R. Kelly releases "Love Letter"; Aloe Blacc plays "Fallon"

By David Malitz

TITLESick of holiday songs? Gil Scott-Heron at Blues Alley could be what you're looking for. (Mischa Richter)

If you go to one concert this week, make it: One of the great comeback stories of 2010, Gil Scott-Heron. He's not just the voice that ends Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" (that's him shout-asking "Who will survive in America?!") but he also released the mighty fine and fragile album "I'm New Here." He plays at Blues Alley from Thursday through Sunday, two shows each night.

If you buy one album tomorrow, make it: The latest from R. Kelly, "Love Letter." He keeps it pretty tame this time around.

And if you stay up late to watch one performance on TV, make it: Reinvented neo-soul crooner Aloe Blacc, who was impressive a month ago at the Rock & Roll Hotel, when he performs on "Fallon" Thursday night.

By David Malitz  | December 13, 2010; 4:53 PM ET
Categories:  Future days  | Tags:  Aloe Blacc, Gil Scott-Heron, R. Kelly  
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