Given the recent popularity surrounding superhero films, you would be forgiven for thinking that Janelle Monáe has come straight out of a comic book. And not just because of the skin tight numbers she wears. At first glance, Monáe may look like any other R’n’B artist, but with an alter-ego called Cindi Mayweather who hangs out with androids, far-reaching musical influences and a strong concept behind each of her songs and videos, it’s fair to say that the young Monáe does things a bit differently.
Here for one night only, I’d hazard a guess she’ll be playing to a sell-out crowd; after all, it’s not every night you get to see an android in action. Signed to Bad Boy Records, Monáe received a 2009 Grammy nomination for her single ‘Many Moons’ in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category. The mistress of funk punk also supported No Doubt last summer and plans to create not only a graphic novel but also a film based on her latest album, ArchAndroid If her set is anything like her music videos, prepare to be moonwalking home after the show.