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Janelle Monae, Roman GianArthur

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8 pm., Tuesday October 29 | $22.
Roseland Theater
8 NW 6th Ave.
 
[SPASTIC SOUL] On tour for her latest album, Electric Lady, Janelle Monae has taken to being rolled onstage in a hand truck, at which point she bursts free from a straitjacket and right into a searing set filled with physical and vocal acrobatics. The entrance is appropriate for the reigning revivalist of funk, soul and R&B. She has provided the music world a much-needed dose of shock therapy, particularly in the realm of female musicians. Rather than relying on sex appeal, Monae’s star power leans on other elements: an innovative blend of classic soul, psychedelic funk and hip-hop; references to androids and other funky science-fiction themes; and a seemingly inexhaustible well of energy. And her signature androgynous style—complete with suspenders and pompadour—is nearly as notable as her music. Bafflingly, she is yet to be recognized in a mainstream way ever since being propped up by Outkast in the Atlanta music scene in 2001, but the steady career aggradation fits her. This is no one-hit wonder packaged for a quick rise and an even quicker fall: Janelle Monae is cultivating a universe entirely her own.

Where: Roseland Theater
Phone: 224-2038
Address: 8 NW 6th Ave.
Website: www.doubletee.com/rose_schedule.shtml

 
 
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