Events

MIAMI: Janelle Monae at SVEDKA Listening Session

by Winston "Stone" Ford

RSVP: http://www.giantstep.net/svedkalistening1

Giant Step Presents SVEDKA Vodka Sessions
Featuring A Special Listening Session Appearance by Janelle Monáe
to Celebrate the Release of Her New Album The ArchAndroid
May 13th at The Florida Room at Delano.
WHAT: Giant Step and SVEDKA Vodka bring you the latest installment of the popular SVEDKA Vodka Sessions. This event is the first in a series of exclusive listening sessions of music from today’s hottest new artists at Morgans Hotel Group properties across the country. Janelle Monáe will be making a special appearance to play her highly anticipated album, The ArchAndroid, and take part in a Q&A with her fans.
WHO: A ground-breaking, genre-blurring singer, songwriter, producer, and performer, Janelle Monáe’s inventive style melds a refined pop sensibility with an extraordinary postmodern mash-up of soul, funk, and rock ‘n’ roll. The ArchAndroid, which will be released May 18th, follows Monáe’s two acclaimed EPs, 2008’s Metropolis: The Chase Suite (Special Editon) and Metropolis: Suite I of IV, both of which received extensive critical praise upon their initial releases. The album features appearances by an array of talented artists including “Big Boi” of Outkast, who appears on the infectious lead single “Tightrope” and is co-executive producer of the album, as well as renowned poet Saul Williams, the psychedelic dance-punk troupe Of Montreal, the punk prophets Deep Cotton, and the Wondaland ArchOrchestra.
WHERE: The Florida Room at Delano
1685 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
WHEN: Thursday, May 13th
Starts at 10pm, Q&A at 11pm