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Janelle Monae concert on TV this week

Friday on PBS's Austin City Limits, Janelle Monae will be performing. In most markets, it airs 11pm ET, but check your local PBS station for times on November 17, 2018.

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Reply #1 posted 11/11/18 5:15pm

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I'll check this out... Still wish Janelle had followed the direction she was going with Archandroid--really dig that album.

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Reply #2 posted 11/11/18 7:01pm

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Cool.
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Reply #3 posted 11/11/18 7:56pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

I'll check this out... Still wish Janelle had followed the direction she was going with Archandroid--really dig that album.


I hear ya. She certainly had a different approach in production on Dirty Computer. The two previous albums and a very different texture than this one. This one feels more pop/R&B, whereas the other two felt very theatrical and grand.

I almost feel like she's growing tired of the storyline for this stuff. At some point, she has to break out and try something different. Ms. Mayweather might have an adventure in front of her, but the audience is going to move on from it. I don't hear much of the storyline in Dirty Computer either; not as much as I heard it in previous records.

I like her and all, but give Cindy a victory and let's move on from Metropolis.

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Reply #4 posted 11/11/18 9:11pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

purplethunder3121 said:

I'll check this out... Still wish Janelle had followed the direction she was going with Archandroid--really dig that album.


I hear ya. She certainly had a different approach in production on Dirty Computer. The two previous albums and a very different texture than this one. This one feels more pop/R&B, whereas the other two felt very theatrical and grand.

I almost feel like she's growing tired of the storyline for this stuff. At some point, she has to break out and try something different. Ms. Mayweather might have an adventure in front of her, but the audience is going to move on from it. I don't hear much of the storyline in Dirty Computer either; not as much as I heard it in previous records.

I like her and all, but give Cindy a victory and let's move on from Metropolis.

A footnote that may be of interest is that I took my son to see Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars, and Mayer Hawthorne when they went on tour together... It was at a local venue and the tickets were only $35. That's before Bruno blew up as big as he is now... I went because I wanted to see Janelle Monae. The best part of the concert, for me, was Mayer Hawthorne simply because the venue hadn't turned up the volume so loud and it wasn't filled yet. By the time Janelle came on the accoustics were so loud and wonky that I couldn't hear her vocals unless it was a more quiet song, which was a shame. I remember her painting a picture on stage and doing her James Brown dance moves at the time. Then Bruno came on and the place was full of teens screaming and hollering with their wincing parents in tow... LOL I stuffed kleenex in my ears so I wouldn't go deaf... I had to ask two teen girls to stop yelling so loud so I could actually hear Bruno singing. LOL I quite liked him, especially during the accoustic guitar section (when I could actually hear and understand his lyrics) and thought he was talented but I thought he needed to move past the "teen dream" image and do something more substantial with his music....

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Reply #5 posted 11/17/18 11:03pm

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Anyone watch it?

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Reply #6 posted 11/19/18 6:19am

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Just watching clips of MMF and Pynk there. Nice intro and outro to the first, though the new material doesn't seem to be the most exciting live.

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Reply #7 posted 11/20/18 3:23pm

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The full performance is on the PBS site:
https://www.pbs.org/video...ae-ux7rvb/

And there's a bonus clip of 'Electric Lady' on YouTube:



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Reply #8 posted 11/22/18 2:50pm

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purplethunder3121 said:



TrivialPursuit said:




purplethunder3121 said:


I'll check this out... Still wish Janelle had followed the direction she was going with Archandroid--really dig that album.




I hear ya. She certainly had a different approach in production on Dirty Computer. The two previous albums and a very different texture than this one. This one feels more pop/R&B, whereas the other two felt very theatrical and grand.

I almost feel like she's growing tired of the storyline for this stuff. At some point, she has to break out and try something different. Ms. Mayweather might have an adventure in front of her, but the audience is going to move on from it. I don't hear much of the storyline in Dirty Computer either; not as much as I heard it in previous records.

I like her and all, but give Cindy a victory and let's move on from Metropolis.



A footnote that may be of interest is that I took my son to see Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars, and Mayer Hawthorne when they went on tour together... It was at a local venue and the tickets were only $35. That's before Bruno blew up as big as he is now... I went because I wanted to see Janelle Monae. The best part of the concert, for me, was Mayer Hawthorne simply because the venue hadn't turned up the volume so loud and it wasn't filled yet. By the time Janelle came on the accoustics were so loud and wonky that I couldn't hear her vocals unless it was a more quiet song, which was a shame. I remember her painting a picture on stage and doing her James Brown dance moves at the time. Then Bruno came on and the place was full of teens screaming and hollering with their wincing parents in tow... LOL I stuffed kleenex in my ears so I wouldn't go deaf... I had to ask two teen girls to stop yelling so loud so I could actually hear Bruno singing. LOL I quite liked him, especially during the accoustic guitar section (when I could actually hear and understand his lyrics) and thought he was talented but I thought he needed to move past the "teen dream" image and do something more substantial with his music....



Mayer Hawthorne is great anyway and one of the nicest, most genuine guys in the industry. I never knew he toured with both Janelle Monae and Bruno Mars. That's interesting. Must have been a great show. (Apart from Bruno Mars)
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Reply #9 posted 11/29/18 6:16pm

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deebee said:

The full performance is on the PBS site:
https://www.pbs.org/video...ae-ux7rvb/

And there's a bonus clip of 'Electric Lady' on YouTube:



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Reply #10 posted 11/30/18 8:19am

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purplethunder3121 said:

I'll check this out... Still wish Janelle had followed the direction she was going with Archandroid--really dig that album.



I really like both. I imagine she will experiment with a lot of styles throughout her career.
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Reply #11 posted 12/09/18 7:14am

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She got the album of the year nomination at the Grammys for Dirty Computer! The album is a very good pop project but Archandroid was magical imo. It deserved a Grammy.

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Reply #12 posted 12/09/18 6:28pm

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cindymay said:

She got the album of the year nomination at the Grammys for Dirty Computer! The album is a very good pop project but Archandroid was magical imo. It deserved a Grammy.

Agree. So far Archandroid has been her best.

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