FLATBUSH ZOMBIES The last time these guys were.
The last time these guys were in town – back in October at Wrongbar – they admitted they were tripping on acid.
It sort of gives you an idea what Flatbush Zombies are about: the Brooklyn trio of emcees – Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice and Erick “Arc” Elliott – are part of a new wave of psychedelic-drug-positive musicians (with their Beast Coast associates the Underachievers and Chicago’s Chance the Rapper, among others) making and performing music with a new box of creative, er, tools.
After collaborating with A$AP Mob on the song Bath Salt in 2012, they released their own tune Face-Off, which pairs characteristically sexually graphic lyrics with snippets of news broadcasts about the infamous “bath salts” face-eater.
Their new It’s All A Matter Of Perspective EP drops later this year, and its first single, LiT, is a smooth slice of golden-era hip-hop production.
One thing’s for sure with this group: there’s never a dull moment.
Friday (May 9) at the Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), 11 pm. $26 or festival wristband.
Cameron House Back Room (408 Queen West), Thursday (May 8)
The Garrison (1197 Dundas West), Thursday (May 8)
Punk-rocking, doo-wop collaborators.
The Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Thursday (May 8)
Wrongbar (1279 Queen West), Thursday (May 8)
Hard Luck Bar (772a Dundas West), Friday (May 9)
Experimental punk from Cali.
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Friday (May 9)
Beloved alt-country singer/songwriter.
Mod Club (722 College), Saturday (May 10)
Local pysch-influenced hard rockers .
Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth), Saturday (May 10)
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Saturday (May 10)
Cross-cultural world music fusionist.
Mojo Lounge (1305 Dundas West), Saturday (May 10)
Global bass producer.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Sunday (May 11)
Baltimore girl-guy indie-folk duo.
Kool Haus (132 Queens Quay East), Tuesday (May 13)
Oxford indie-rock quintet.
Sony Centre (1 Front East), Tuesday (May 13)
Sultry chamber pop superstar.
Smiling Buddha (961 College), Wednesday (May 14)
Doom-ish grunge metal.