Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on July 9, 2009

photos by Tim Griffin

Janelle Monae

"The other day I attended the Afro-Punk Festival at the BAM skate park. I had the pleasures of seeing Janelle Monae and Saul Williams. There were also cats skating [and biking] around and doing tricks. All around there was just a good ol' merry vibe and I had fun for the short time I was there." [Phantastictful?]
Janelle Monae has been added as opener to the Erykah Badu show happening on the beach at Governors Island on August 4th. Tickets are still on sale. More pictures from Monday's Afro-Punk Fest show, below...

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Comments (21)

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Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 2:59 PM

Janelle's version of "Smile" was amazing. Wonderful live show. On a side note when everyone is wearing those doofy Urkel glasses you are no longer "unique" I swear it was like 2 out 5 ppl were wearing them. Most of them without glass in the frame.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 3:13 PM

Good work, Tim.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 3:22 PM

This was an incredible show. Great vibe with tons of energy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 3:34 PM

Wow...Janelle looks like she a photographers dream, wasn't she? Unfortunately I missed her.

I did catch Saul Williams though and his set was amazing. I've seen his spoken word several times back in KY, but this was my first time to catch his music...world's apart

Posted by Cory | July 9, 2009 3:36 PM

Also, who was the gorgeous woman with the star on her eye...I missed her name

Posted by Cory | July 9, 2009 3:38 PM

Where was NatureBoy Jim Kelly?????????????????????????

Posted by karen | July 9, 2009 3:54 PM

"Also, who was the gorgeous woman with the star on her eye...I missed her name"

Sandflower

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 4:07 PM

saul needs to do another tour with the band asap.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 5:51 PM

Is there anyone more photogenic than this lady Janelle?

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 5:55 PM

Sorry I missed this. Saul is a god.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 6:03 PM

Anybody catch B L A C K I E?

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 10:42 PM

Great pics!

Posted by i want my daddy's records | July 9, 2009 11:58 PM

Sometimes I wonder if Janelle Monae is like Ernest P. Worrell, and she has an entire closet of nothing but identical outfits.

Posted by Sean | July 10, 2009 9:58 AM

janelle is so gorgeous. wow

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2009 11:43 AM

Painting on stage! Fucking awesome. It's so clear that Janelle is a natural born star!

Posted by blackhat | July 10, 2009 11:59 AM

@5:55pm

No. Janelle is, at this point in time, without doubt the most photogenic performer to shoot. I got to twice, and it was one the most fun I've ever had shooting a gig.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2009 4:03 PM

Janelle has a very Powerful Voice!!! The tunes don't really move me but I think she can sing her ass off!!! Just wish she can change stylist, I would die if I had to wear the same thing for 3 YEARS!!!!!
I loved the look but some body needs to tell her to keep it moving. If your outer appearance is another form of expression, then she needs to take her finger off the repeat button.

I was excited to see her hit the canvas with mike in hand, but her first choice of expression is the winner.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2009 4:39 AM

She is sooo pretty, and has a nice hairdo)))

Posted by Julianna | July 1, 2010 7:48 AM

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Posted by cn arabic | October 28, 2012 9:22 PM

thank you for this nice post, but sorry to tell you that i heat him so much.

Posted by cn arabia | April 11, 2013 9:58 PM

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