Janelle Monae at Skidmore

Could be fun/funky: Skidmore's "Big Fall Show" is pop/hip-hop singer Janelle Monae.

The album Monae released this year, The ArchAndroid, was apparently inspired by Fritz Lang's Metropolis and tells the story of a messianic android. The video for the song "Many Moons" is embedded above.

Critics have raved about the album. Wrote Justin Jacobs in Paste:

The ArchAndroid is a fully immersive, theatrical experience. It's a near-perfect R&B album; hell, it's a fantastic hip-hop, psychedelic, neo-soul, dance and orchestral album too. It's hard to classify but harder to ignore, matching Monáe's massive stylistic scope and ambition with endless melodies, can't-help-but-smile jams and an all-star cast of guest artists, including Big Boi, Saul Williams, Deep Cotton and Of Montreal.

The show at Skidmore is October 1. Tickets go on sale this Friday -- they're $20 for the general public. Neo-soul singer Eli Paperboy Reed opens (he'll also be at LarkFest).


This should be an incredible show! I had no idea she was coming to Saratoga.

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