Tuesday, July 17, 2007



Tuesday, July 27, 2007
Richmond Coliseum @ 7:30pm
Richmond, VA



Friday, August 17, 2007
@ Kanawha Plaza in Richmond, VA
Price: $36.20


August 31, 2007
@VCU (Go RAMS Go, we beat DUke!!!)
show starts @ 4:00 pm

we will keep you informed of ticket prices!!!

Check Her Style: Janelle Monae

Don't sleep on this chick, she is certified FIRE! Not only are her songs such as Violet Stars Happy (which has been on my Myspace page for about a month because I can't get enough!!!) innovative, but so is her fearless sense of style. Donned in black and white, who else do you know can pull off a first grade private school staple, Saddle Shoes! Wow!!! Her eclectic style paired with her soulful sounds can only conjure up one thought in my mind. HIT! Not your Beyonce or Rihanna, this Janelle Monae isn't a marketing strategy she is herself. Bright colors, natural hair, and funky accessories adorn her frame. Like I said don't sleep on this one mannnnnnn!
To get her look try:
Natural Hair
Saddle shoes duh
A Chanel inspired head to toe black and white outfit
Bold accessories i.e. a men's tie or glasses
Skinny black pants

-Doe Chee$e

Spotlight On: Patricia Field

Four words....."Sex and the City". Everyone watched it for the fashion happenings (don't front you know you did) of those four city girls, but who was really behind the styling of the show? Patricia Fields has been the stylist behind so many of the movies that start fashion trends, such as The Devil Wears Prada. Now Miss Fields ( not the cookie lady hehe) has a boutique in New York and an awesome website. The website, http://www.patriciafield.com/ carries everything from home decor to clothes.The website is a little pricey but its worth it. You can find Betsey Johnson, White Trash Jewelry, and her own designs on the site. The website also features the latest trends such as colored jeans. The silver Cadillac bag is one of my personal favs, along with the vintage Burberry shades and the crushed Budweiser necklace. Go check it out, I'm sure you will love it!

-Doe Chee$e

The Underground: Janelle Monae

Let me just start by saying that when I heard about Janelle Monae from one of our readers I was eager to check her out. I did assume that she would be a carbon copy of Amy Winehouse or Corrine Bailey Rae, but I was in for a huge surprise. As I type this I have listened to Janelle Monae's song "Peachtree Blues" about 5 times in a row. I can not seem to get enough of her 1940's Billie Holiday type feel. As a lover of old movies and all things vintage, I especially cling to this song. Her new albums are entitled Metropolis, and will be released in "suites". They contain songs with techno beats, traditional R&B, Blues, Musical Theatre inspired songs, doo wop, soul, and even things that remind you of happy-go-lucky-Disney. A record that holds this much diversity is worth listening to. If you think Miss. Monae looks a little familiar she was the girl in Outkast's "Morris Brown" video with the crazy hair do. Her appearance is not a coincidence, Janelle is signed to Big Boi's Purple Ribbon Label in collaboration with Wondaland Arts Society (http://www.wondaland.blogspot.com/) , who knew a label could give an artist this much creative freedom-there really is a God lol!!! Her inspirations are as diverse as her sound, they include Bjork, Fiona Apple, Janet Jackson, Madonna, and of course Outkast.

Janelle's story of discovery is in traditional form, like that of a fairy tale: Young country girl from Kansas moves to the Big Apple after high school, attends The American Musical and Dramatics Academy (AMDA), graduates, moves to the ATL, and gets discovered by Big Boi after singing a politically controversial song, entitled Dear Mr. President...well maybe her story is a bit different, who knew SCAM-DA, i mean AMDA could produce a new super talented star? Janelle Monae is truly my new favorite "newbie" on the music scene. Visit her website http://www.janellemonae.com/ for tour dates and travel information!

Check out these songs:
Peachtree Blues
Violet Stars Happy Hunting

Janelle Monae Information:

Metropolis: Suite 1 "The Chase" IN STORES AUGUST 21!!!!!!!!!!!
"Queenie Valentine says Butt Buddies are Fun!!",
love the infamous,
Kimmie E

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