Janelle Monae

7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 20. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.

In 2010, Janelle Monáe broke out like acne on an eighth grader with her robot-obsessed, asexual and surprisingly human R&B record The ArchAndroid. Filtered through anyone else's vision, such a concept would yield a gimmicky nightmare that would, at best, capture Kraftwerk's coldness. For Monáe, it was the perfect vehicle for her eccentric otherness, like a female Andre 3000, minus the poo-poo jokes. Monáe's next album is in the works; until then, ArchAndroid and her near-hit "Tightrope" — the most genuinely funky song to ever feature ukulele — have pushed Janelle into the space between the lowest rungs of stardom and the upper echelon of the underground.

Location Info


Scottrade Center

1401 Clark Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Category: Attractions and Amusement Parks

Region: St. Louis - Downtown


$45. 314-622-5435.

Last time: Monáe stunned a Pageant crowd opening for her cohorts in Of Montreal. This go- round, Katy Perry's fans get a taste of Janelle's sass and class.–Ryan Wasoba