Janelle Monae

Bonnaroo Is Back In September. Are We Ready For A Comeback Of This Size?

By Alyson Camus | April 1, 2021

looks surreal after a year of isolation

A Growing Number Of Musicians Are Spotted At Black Lives Matter Protests

By Alyson Camus | June 25, 2020

here are a few pics and videos I have been able to find

Why I Find These Quarantine Live Streams Unbearable

By Alyson Camus | May 1, 2020

too much of this ‘in the comfort of your home’ thing

L. A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, APRIL 15TH TO 21ST

By Alyson Camus | April 14, 2019

Janelle Monae is at Coachella on Friday

L. A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, APRIL 8TH TO 14TH

By Alyson Camus | April 7, 2019

Tame Impala are at the Fox Theater on Thursday, headline Coachella on Saturday

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, JANUARY 7TH TO 13TH

By Alyson Camus | January 6, 2019

Jen Awad starts her residency at The Echo

Coachella Announces Its 2019 Lineup

By Alyson Camus | January 3, 2019

On a side note, Kanye West was rumored to perform but he passed

Best Albums Of 2018

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2019

a celebration of “black girl magic”

rock nyc Concerts In Order Of Preference 2018

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2019

it was earth shatteringly loud from the beginning

Top 50 Albums Of 2018 By Preference

By Iman Lababedi | December 27, 2018

best album of 2019

Popular Music In 2018? I Didn’t Care Much!

By Alyson Camus | December 26, 2018

2018 was the year when Post Malone broke the Beatles’ record

Shooting Concerts In 2018: Some Of My Best Photos

By Alyson Camus | December 24, 2018

Shooting concerts has become a passion

My Top Ten Musical Events Of 2018

By Alyson Camus | December 24, 2018

An exceptional, restless, badass performance of a man at the top of his form

rock nyc’s Best Of 2018

By Iman Lababedi | December 11, 2018

Best Day At A Music Fest

Best Of 2018: Songs Through November

By Iman Lababedi | December 1, 2018

her best song, and the best single of the year

rock nyc Concerts In Order Of Preference Through November 30th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | December 1, 2018

it was earth shatteringly loud from the beginning

LISTEN TO A DEBUT SONG BY KELLINDO, JANELLE MONAE’S COLLABORATOR

By Alyson Camus | November 27, 2018

a buoyant ant farm of sonic ideas

The Top 20 Albums of 2018 (So Far)

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2018

the sort of album that opens with a Brian Wilson harmony

Best Of 2018: Singles Through October

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2018

hip hop hook of the year

rock nyc Concerts In Order Of Preference Through October 31st, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2018

a sexual dynamo in sky high good spirits

Best Of 2018: Songs Through September

By Iman Lababedi | October 2, 2018

sad sad song

Music Tastes Good In Long Beach, September 29th & 30th 2018

By Alyson Camus | October 2, 2018

‘This festival has a really really nice vibe, it’s fantastic’

rock nyc Concerts In Order Of Preference Through September 30th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2018

No mid set lull, nothing, nonstop dance, sound, and movement.

Best Of 2018: Singles Through September

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2018

“The symbol of your love is time”

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, SEPTEMBER 24TH TO 30TH

By Alyson Camus | September 22, 2018

Parquet Courts are playing Music Tastes Good on Sunday

RED BULL MUSIC FESTIVAL BERLIN 2018: A Conversation with Janelle Monáe

By admin | September 14, 2018

Janelle Monáe’s conversation will be live streamed online globally

Best Of 2018: Songs Through August

By Iman Lababedi | September 2, 2018

“You tell me you love me well tell me again, I need the reassurance every now and then”

Best Of 2018: Singles Through August

By Iman Lababedi | September 1, 2018

a terrific paean to loving who you want to love

Best Of 2018: Albums Through August

By Iman Lababedi | August 30, 2018

Emo meets mumble rap meets teen angst

rock nyc Concerts In Order Of Preference Through August 31st, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | August 29, 2018

a crowd pleaser to the nth degree

Best Of 2018: Singles Through July

By Iman Lababedi | August 8, 2018

The sound of Gay Teen

Best Of 2018: Albums Through July

By Iman Lababedi | August 5, 2018

there isn’t anything approaching a weak track on this brilliant pop album

rock nyc Concerts In Order Of Preference Through July 31st, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | July 31, 2018

America has never been cooler

Janelle Monae at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, July 18th, 2018, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 19, 2018

The American cool comes to New York City

At The Halfway Mark: The Top Ten Albums Of 2018

By Iman Lababedi | July 3, 2018

I have claimed 2018 as a great year for hip hop and for indie folk, and so it is…

Best Of 2018: Albums Through June

By Iman Lababedi | July 3, 2018

a celebration of “black girl magic”

Best Of 2018: Singles Through June

By Iman Lababedi | June 30, 2018

a world in turmoil

Best Of 2018: Songs Through May

By Iman Lababedi | June 8, 2018

superstar power

Best Of 2018: Albums Through May

By Iman Lababedi | May 30, 2018

sample heaven and strange, druggy sounds

Best Of 2018: Singles Through May

By Iman Lababedi | May 29, 2018

Love Unlimited

Best Of 2018: Albums Through April

By Iman Lababedi | May 3, 2018

“black girl magic”

Best Of 2018: Songs Through April

By Iman Lababedi | May 2, 2018

a strange and wonderful thing

Be Here Now: New Albums Reviewed 4-27-18 – 5-3

By Iman Lababedi | May 2, 2018

This is 2018

Best Of 2018: Singles Through April 30th

By Iman Lababedi | May 1, 2018

Bound to have been Prince approved

The Early Bird: Top New Releases Reviewed 4-27-18 – 5-3-18

By Iman Lababedi | April 27, 2018

Puts Janelle in Beyonce land

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 4-27-18 – 5-3-18

By Iman Lababedi | April 23, 2018

I am gonna go with Monae despite “Pynk”. 

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 2-23-18 – 3-1-18

By Iman Lababedi | February 24, 2018

Prince redux and bi-sexuality

Dance Trumps Rock And Other Lessons From Governors Ball 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 10, 2014

Dance trumps rock, no two ways about it. Skrillex and two thirds of Swedish House Mafia siphoned off 75% of the audience, leaving 25% for Jack White and Vampire Weekend. The sheer numbers were incredible. Broken Bells was free and easy, you couldn’t move at Disclosures set which was occurring on a different stage at the same time.

10 Songs, Sunday, June 8th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 8, 2014

Tightrope – Janelle Monae – Maybe the highlight of Friday’s entire day at Governor Ball on Friday, this is a pure rhythm dance track, ridiculously modern disco blaster. Big Boi’s rap only makes it that much better. Janelle was a star after this – Aroc

Governors Ball Day One, Friday, June 6th, 2014: Glorious Weather, Glorious Music

By Iman Lababedi | June 7, 2014

You should go to Festivals the same way you listen to music in 2014, sample all the goods and then research further. Even bands you really wanna see, headliners Outkast for instance, this might not be the best way to check em out. You’d have to give up too much and wait too long (I figure 90 minutes) to get really great sitelines. That would be, wow, at least four sets.