Erykah Badu at the Midland
Erykah Badu is stopping by the Midland on June 8, and she’s bringing native Kansas Citian Janelle Monae with her. Her North American tour, “Out My Mind, Just In Time,” is named after the last track on her latest album, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh. Granted, the latest album wasn’t weird enough for some, but her recent nude forays at the site of JFK’s assassination in her video for “Window Seat” quelled any question that Badu has lost touch with the bizarre. Fiery, beautiful, and slightly deranged, Badu’s siren calls are the stuff of dreams — or nightmares. It’s a good bet that a smoky, soulful show will be put on by these two talented ladies.