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Concert Tue Mar 23 2010

Janelle Monáe at Schubas next Monday and Tuesday


Janelle Monáe is a cybertronic soul/funk/pop diva, ready and waiting in the wings to save the world from the bland stereotypical roles of female musicians. Already a Grammy nominated artist (on just an EP alone), Monáe is gearing up to release her debut album The Arch Android on May 18th, but you can catch her live before then as she sets up shop for two nights at Schubas next week.

After moving to Atlanta, Monáe met Big Boi of OutKast (which lead to her being featured on a few tracks of the Idlewild soundtrack) and helped found The Wondaland Arts Society, which released her EP Metropolis. The EP caught the attention of many, which led to the Grammy nomination and her signing to Bad Boy/Atlantic Records. Her music is a melange of genres, flipping from pop to funk to classical and big band sounds. I highly suggest you download the EP to fully understand her goal artistically. She's also got killer style, which has been profiled in numerous publications including Vogue, GQ, and Paper. Live, she's been called a "female James Brown," so be prepared for a high energy show full of soul and funk, and get ready to cut a rug and juke the night away.

She's being declared one of the "next big things" (cliché as that sounds) so make sure you grab a ticket and see what all the well deserved fuss is about next week at Schubas.

Janelle Monáe plays Schubas, Monday March 29th and Tuesday March 30th. The Monday show is 18+ and the Tuesday show is 21+ with both shows starting at 8pm and costing $14. You can buy tickets on Schubas site.

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a.m. / March 31, 2010 12:03 PM

I saw Janelle in DC! I was blown away! I'm going to see her in NY too! I can't wait until 'ArchAndroid" drops May 18th!!!!

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Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

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  Chicago Music Media

Alarm Magazine
Big Rock Candy Mountain
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Brooklyn Vegan Chicago
Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
Chicago Reader Music
Chicagoist Arts & Events
Chicago Music Guide
Chicago Singles Club
Country Music Chicago
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Dark Jive
The Deli Chicago
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Fake Shore Drive
Gowhere Hip Hop
The Hood Internet
Jaded in Chicago
Largehearted Boy
Little White Earbuds
Live Fix Blog
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Oh My Rockness
Pop 'stache
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Resident Advisor
Sound Opinions
Sun-Times Music Blog
Theft Liable to Prosecution
Tribune Music
UR Chicago
Victim Of Time
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Windy City Rock


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Beat Kitchen
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The Mutiny
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Park West
The Promontory
Red Line Tap
Reggie's Rock Club & Music Joint
The Riviera
Thalia Hall
The Shrine
Symphony Center
Tonic Room
Uncommon Ground
The Vic
The Whistler

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He Who Corrupts
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mP Shows
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Southport & Northport Records
Thick Records
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