Last night David and I made our way to the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City to see Janelle Monáe and Bruno Mars on their Hooligans in Wondaland Tour and we had a BLAST! To be honest, the only reason we went to the show was to see Janelle … and we had no intention of staying for Bruno … but my curiousity got the better of me so we stayed to see the start of his show. David and I were so impressed, we stayed to see the whole show and loved it entirely!
Janelle Monáe is, IMHO, the most electrifying new artist on the scene today. Her music is so inventive and her live performances are always stunning. She manages to infuse musicality with theatrics and has a voice that can blow your mind. I’ve seen her live a few times, most recently when she opened for Prince at The Forum last month, but last night’s show had to be her best yet. I managed to record video of her performance of Come Alive (War of the Roses) … check it out for just a taste of what Janelle‘s live show is like:
Janelle Monáe is a goddess! If you get the chance to see her live … you MUST MUST MUST. She is amazing.
As for Bruno Mars, well, he impressed the Hell out of me. His live show is really fun … we had a blast watching him woo the entire, sold out crowd:
I was actually surprised by how many Bruno Mars songs I knew. I really love that he is teaching a new generation of music fans about rock/soul music. He may have just won a new fan in me last night.
This afternoon, David and I are heading to the airport because we have a flight to Detroit to catch. We’ll be in the Motor City for the rest of the week for Father’s Day. It’ll be great to be back home again, if for only a little while :)
So … I’ll be comin’ atcha from Detroit Rock City from tomorrow ’til Sunday! Woot!