Retro starlet Janelle Monae will grace the Electric Factory stage tonight. Monae released her critically acclaimed third album, The Electric Lady, last month. Despite her old-school flare, there’s nothing dated about Monae’s music. She’ll make you want to dance (“Q.U.E.E.N.”, “Dance Apocalyptica”) and be seduced (“Primetime” featuring R&B crooner Miguel). Check out her new “emotion picture” for the latter below. Get tickets here.
WXPN welcomes Colin Hay (Men at Work) to Glenside, PA’s Keswick Theatre tonight on his “Finding My Dance” tour. Hay released his eleventh album, Gathering Mercury back in 2011 through Compass Records. His sound differs from that of his former band but still resonates. Come witness as Hay shares his songs, stories, and charm. Grab tickets here.
Futuristic hip-hop trio Deltron 3030 invite you to step into their world tonight at the TLA. Their new album, Event II, comes thirteen years after its predecessor due to the group’s perfectionism. Dan the Automator (Deltron Osiris), Del the Funky Homosapien (Deltron Zero), and Kid Koala pair the worlds of rap and sci-fi but strangely enough, it works. Listen to “Pay The Price” below. Tickets can be found here .
Vanessa Carlton at World Café Live (8:00 p.m., $27)
JD Malone at Puck (6:00 p.m., 21+, $10)