this video is everything you’d want and everything you’d come to expect from a duo as eccentric as monae and badu. modern, sleek and perfect in its execution – and a hell of a way to put a visual to the new monae album, the electric lady, out this summer.
what a momentous occasion for females and music in general. janelle monae turned plenty of heads on her first LP, the archandroid not but a few years ago. she’s back now, and on a mission to top that affair with the electric lady. for the lead single, she’s managed to bring aboard erykah badu for a feature, which is pretty awesome. they do a mighty fine job of molding together a strong outing, too.
last week, when the flaming lips’ video for ‘the first time i saw your face’ or ‘western esotericism’ hit the web, it would turn out that erykah badu was fucking pissed that wayne and company let the rough edits hit the web. click the link below to read a very long rant from ms. badu herself.
another successful free press summer fest for the houston history books went down this past weekend on the rolling green slope of eleanor tinsley park, and weworemasks was on hand to catch all the sights, sounds, and people our weird city has to offer. and the heat wasn’t that bad this year. plus plus! check out our photo recap and be on the lookout for a full festival recap soon.
Now in its fourth year, Houston’s Free Press Summer Fest fell upon the green slope of Eleanor Tinsley Park, boasting its most eclectic lineup to date. Texas royalty Willie Nelson shared stages with electronic act Pretty Lights. Major Lazer’s dancehall bump prefaced The Doggfather’s haze. A reunite Descendents gave way to avant-weirdos Primus. And all the while the sun beat down with a furious Texas vengeance.
Hit the jump for the full recap and check out our photo recap for more pics.
this weekend, houston’s annual two-day music festival hosted by free press houston will descend upon eleanor tinsley park for its fourth incarnation, boasting its most eclectic lineup to date. we’ll be on hand, as always, to take in the sights, sounds, people, and art our weird city has to offer. make sure you’re following us on twitter for updates and stay tuned for a full festival recap after the weekend, that is if we haven’t melted under the 900 degree heat.
if you haven’t already purchased your tickets, do so now before prices go up at the gates!
mark ronson has assembled quite the dream team for his recreation of new orleans bayou jazz (his bailiwick under the re:generation music project documentary). joining ronson for his late night with david letterman performance of “a la modeliste” are erykah badu, meters drummer zigaboo modeliste, and members of the dap-kings. awrite ya’ll!
just because it isn’t as big as part II, which isn’t even nearly as big as part I, doesn’t mean the third installment of the maybach music series doesn’t deliver. we get great verses from the likes of tip, rawse and kiss and a brand new, re-worked hook from ms. badu. sprinkle that over justice league production, and you’ve got yourself a movie.