Flatbush Zombies can ride a damn beat! The trio of rap mercenaries, Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice, and rapper-producer extraordinaire Erick The Architect, are bound for the Fillmore Silver Spring with their new sophomore studio album Vacation in Hell in tow. For the uninitiated, listening to the Zombies can sound like hip-hop past, present, and future all at once. With co-signs from legends like RZA and Ice-T and name-dropping influences like Onyx and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, the group are undoubtedly students of their craft. The group helms an underground following in sonic opposition to the mumble rap trend that has claimed a chunk of today’s hip-hop. While their first studio album 3001: A Laced Odyssey was met with critical acclaim, Vacation in Hell has enough juice to launch them into the mainstream “What’s next?” category, with outlets like GQ and The New York Times taking notice. Read more>>> Flatbush Zombies perform at 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $54–$150. (301) 960-9999.fillmoresilverspring.com. (Hamzat Sani)

OH AND ALSO

Brooklyn noise rock trio A Place To Bury Strangers performs at DC9. 8 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12–$14.

David J. Linden, professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, speaks at Politics and Prose at The Wharf about the book he edited, Think Tank, in which he asks and gets answers from 40 neuroscientists about what aspect of brain function they would most like to explain to the world. 7 p.m. at 70 District Square SW. Free.

Canadian indie rock band Suuns performs at Union Stage. 8 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. $16.

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