I was hoping that Janelle Monae was gonna tear the roof off the sucka, but as it turned out, she just loosened a few shingles.
Yes, she sang great, especially on “Cold War” and the bouncy soul-pop of “Wondaland.” She’s a born entertainer with oodles of charisma, as was evidenced by her shoot-out with zombie nuns during “Sincerely, Jane.” And the gal can dance, too, especially during the show-closer “Tightrope,” where she flashed some fancy James Brown-like, old-school, soul work-out footwork. And she’s fearless, too, even launching a stage dive out into the crowd during the punkish encore of “Come Alive (The War of the Roses).”
In one of the most anticipated shows of the season, mega-talented sci-fi soulster Janelle Monae will make her Nippertown debut at 8pm on Friday, October 1 at Skidmore College’s Sports and Recreation Center in Saratoga Springs, touring in support of her of new album, “The ArchAndroid.”
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