Concert Review

PRINCE Photo: NPG RECORDS 2015 PRINCE and 3RDEYEGIRL rumbled through Toronto last night performing TWO shows on the "HITandRUN" Tour with the show just being announced on Saturday and tickets going on sale the day before the shows. Donna Grantis 3RDEYEGIRL Photo: NPG RECORDS 2015 It was a homecoming of sorts for 3RDEYEGIRL guitarist Donna Grantis. All of the photos were posted on PRINCE's Twitter account, which U should be following! The Star and The Toronto Sun have posted reviews of the shows. PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL Photo: NPG RECORDS 2015 For more pics from the show, click here!!!

Neil Young: Photo: LosAngeles-Theatre.com Anyone paying attention knows that Neil Young, the hipster's favorite classic rocker, can plug in and shread with the best of them. But there was a different, quiet, kind of power on display at his solo acoustic show at the Dolby Theatre (best known for hosting the Oscars) on April 2. His voice strong and clear, Young riveted the packed house for two hours, playing a variety of guitars, keyboards and harmonicas during the moving 22-song set. Young ambled across the stage throughout the night, like a grandfather leading the kids on a tour of a cluttered attic, moving from instrument to instrument, at times telling stories, before launching with conviction into another heartfelt song. Setting aside his reputation as "the godfather of Grunge," Young's perfomance was a testament to the enduring impact of what an accomplished artist can do with just a song, an instrument and a spotlight. For the full review, click here

Janelle Monae Photo: Iheartradio.com Special to DrFunkenberry.com Written by Eric Greene. Somebody call Neil deGrasse Tyson, Janelle Monae just set off the second Big Bang! The Electric Lady lit up the stage last week in a breath-taking concert for a few hundred thrilled fans at the I Heart Radio Theatre in Burbank (the former Tonight Show set). Monae opened with a premiere of "What is Love" from the upcoming RIO 2 soundtrack before leading her nine-piece band on a voyage through crowd-pleasers including "Cold War," "Dance Apocalyptic" "Primetime" and "Q.U.E.E.N." Indeed, with her combination of indefatigable showmanship, musical versatility, playful inventiveness and commitment to craft in musicianship, design, dancing and more, Monae is by far the most exciting performer to break out since Prince himself. Part James Brown, part Stevie Wonder, part Erykah Badu and ALL Janelle Monae, the exhilarating scope of her artistic ambition defies simplistic categorization. How many artists simultaneously invoke seminal Buddhist texts and Dorothy Dandridge; gnostic Science Fiction and Neo-soul; Hip-Hop and Torch Songs? Monae does it all with a combination of skill, hard work, charisma and that all-too-rare quality in our narcissism-gone-wild culture: humility. For the full review, click here!