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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Solange Kicks Off Her U.S. Tour at the Independent, 2/5/2013

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Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2013
The Independent

Better than: Sitting at home listening to early Janet Jackson records. 

All the cool kids came out of hiding last night to hear Solange play the hits off her new EP, True. The Independent's usual passive crowd was replaced with a bustling sold-out audience ready to clap, sing, and dance on the singer's cue.



Critic's Notebook:

Overheard: "Wait, does she have booty?" and "She sounds like Rihanna."

Sibling Rivalry?: An opinionated member of the audience insisted that I make a comment on the whole Beyonce vs. Solange topic in my review. But, speaking from experience, I don't think it's fair to pin sisters against each other -- especially ones as empowered as the Knowles sisters. There was an obvious presence of Beyonce fans and haters in the crowd. One guy, Brett, insisted that Beyonce had nothing on lil' sis Solange because the elder is an "illuminati." He claimed pop star Beyonce "sold her soul to the devil" and Solange is merely a humble servant to her fans and deserves her success because she's working up the ladder one step at a time. 

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