We sent our new photographer Ben Johnson to the Wonder Ballroom last night to shoot pictures at the Jamie Lidell/Janelle Monae show, expecting some pretty amazing things. And then Monae and Lidell treated one of the most lackluster crowds I've ever seen to one of the sweatiest, most intense two hours of the whole year. And then Ben somehow snuck backstage to catch Lidell in his element. Seriously, why aren't these guys (and girl) huge stars yet? -Ed.
All photos by Ben Johnson