Janelle Monae, the Hardest Working Woman in Show Buisness, at the Fillmore Miami Beach

Janelle Monáe

With Roman GianArthur

Fillmore Miami Beach

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Better Than: James Brown reincarnated as a woman.

Janelle Monáe's set began with four roadies dressed in matching white pants, lab coats, bowties, and glasses clustered in front of the stage, seeming to be in the middle of an important conversation. Three of the men disappeared and the remaining "scientist" introduced himself as Dr. Marlo Mindbender. He hyped the crowd about a patient he would be releasing.

"Some of you look afraid, as you should be. Tonight, Janelle Monáe has come to fuck you up."

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David Rolland is a freelance music writer for Miami New Times. His novels, The End of the Century and Yo-Yo, are available at many fine booksellers.
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