photos by Luis Ruiz

"Well, Janelle Monae at the Apollo was one of the best concerts I've ever seen." - Isaac Butler

"Janelle Monáe tore it up Apollo Theater - What a fantastic Concert! She is definitely the #1 #ElectricLady" - Tracy Iglesias

"Words can't express everything that truly happened in Harlem @ The Apollo Theatre last night. Thank you from the heart." - Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo
Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

While many of us were caught up in the craziness that is CMJ this past week, there were some other big NYC shows going on too, like Janelle Monae's tour stop at legendary Harlem theatre The Apollo on Friday (10/18). The forward-thinking funk/R&B singer is out supporting her new album, The Electric Lady, the worthy followup to her imaginative debut, The ArchAndroid. Pictures from the Apollo show, including opener Roman Gianarthur, are in this post.

This weekend (10/26), Janelle will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live with host Edward Norton. The week after that (11/2), Eminem will appear with Scandal star Kerry Washington. Eminem recently released a new song, "Rap God," from his upcoming MMLP2, and also announced he'd be touring Australia with Kendrick Lamar (who tours North America with Kanye West).

More pics from Janelle's Apollo performance below...

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Roman Gianarthur

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo

Janelle Monae @ The Apollo