Celebrating their newest record, Vacation In Hell, Flatbush Zombies were one of the most delightfully strange and thoughtful concerts I have seen. Only there could I be asked by a random, shoeless stranger, “Have you seen my shoes?”, and proceed to see one white man stop another white man from using the “n-word” by saying “Respect the black community!” Their show was a ripe blend of splashiness and “wokeness” displaying you will get called out for having archaic notions of race and class because progressivism is also an aesthetic; it is acts like Flatbush Zombies. Everything they did, even take off their shirts, was emulated by the crowd, who thought them coolly virtuous and the epitome of fun, which is the point of soft power; to make you a political influencer. They truly were the only group I have ever seen to do a speech on compassion and then proceed to begin a mosh-pit after declaring their potential, presidential candidacy. #thisisAmerica [Diandra Reviews It All]

Flatbush Zombies are on tour now supporting their killer new record Vacation In Hell, and having played a very intimate hometown show back in April, they returned to NYC to play the larger Terminal 5 last night (5/23). They unsurprisingly had the place going wild, and they brought out hometown pals A$AP Ferg and A$AP Twelvyy which made things even crazier. Pro Era's Nyck Caution and Kirk Knight opened, and Funk Flex DJed. Pictures are in the gallery above.

A$AP Ferg also made a surprise appearance at that same venue with Joey Bada$$ last month, and he's playing his own show there on July 26 (tickets). Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachivers and more will all play the fourth annual Steez Day on July 8 at Central Park SummerStage (tickets).

Flatbush Zombies were also just on Power 105.1 FM's The Breakfast Club for a half hour interview, and you can watch video of the whole thing below.

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photos by Kenneth Bachor