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PHOTOS: Janelle Monae at Schubas

By Lizz Kannenberg in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 30, 2010 6:00PM

If you don't know Janelle Monae, there's a good chance you will by the time the weather warms up and her single "Tightrope" is blasting out of stereos and drop tops everywhere. The R&B sprite with the throwback 50's pompadour and the robotic, krump-y dance moves has lent her monster pipes to various Outkast-related projects for a couple of years, and if last night's barnburner spectacle at a sold-out Schubas was any indication, Monae is poised to make a significant mark of her own in the near future. More tickets for her second show tonight were released this morning but quickly sold out, so keep your ear to the ground for future shows and your chance to catch Monae in person.