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Flobots

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Flobot: Progressive's ad agency apparently isn't progressive enough to do a Google search

    Alright, here's something that's been bugging the utter shit out of me for a while now. Have you seen the Progressive commercials featuring Flobot? They're hilarious. Actually, no, they're not. They're completely inane. But whatever. You can say the same about 99.5 percent of the commercials on TV. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Download "Bradley Manning" from Flobots

    Ah, yes, good to see our friends in Flobots are still doing their thing -- and by doing their thing, we mean dependably raging against the machine by being unapologetically outspoken on a variety of incendiary topics. The latest: Bradley Manning, a Private First Class in the United States Army, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    The ten best hip-hop shows in Denver in June

    GETO BOYS @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | SAT, 6/22/13 When it comes to the history of hip-hop in the Dirty South, it begins with Geto Boys and their self-titled, Rick Rubin-produced debut. The group had existed, though with a different cast, since '86, but it wasn't until the turn of the decade -- when it go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Ten best hip-hop shows in Denver this month

    FLOBOTS @ AGGIE THEATRE | FRI, 5/3/13 Half a decade after releasing the platinum single "Handlebars," which made rounds on radios across the country, the Flobots have grown significantly, both as a musical group and as a philanthropic force within the Denver community. Since parting ways with Univer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Nov. 2-4

    Welcome to the weekend! We made it. And as we already noted in Dance Card, there's an extra hour for you to enjoy. Depending upon how hard you go, this will either give you more time to imbibe or an extra hour to sleep off the effects of the night before. Whatever the case, there's plenty of quality ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    New Colorado concerts: The Deftones at the Fillmore, Steve Winwood at the Paramount

    This week, there's only been a handful of new shows announced, but they're all good ones, including the Deftones who are slated to hit the Fillmore in October just prior to the release of their new album, Steve Winwood, who's due at the Paramount in November, and Black Angels who will ring in the Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Photos: Flobots Twist & Shout in-store

    Last night, in celebration of their brand new record, The Circle In the Square, which was released yesterday, Flobots gave a special in-store performance at Twist & Shout and then stuck around afterward to hang out with fans. As you'll see below from the photos of Brandon Marshall, who was on hand a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Flobots frontman Jonny 5 on The Circle In the Square's artwork and wordplay in the liner notes

    On Survival Story, Flobots last album, Jamie Laurie (aka Jonny 5) said he spent hours and hours with Stephen Brackett (aka Brer Rabbit) mapping out cross references between songs and burying hidden treasures, as he put it, for the diehard fans to discover, all of which he revealed was inspired by th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    The new Flobots album, The Circle in the Square, celebrates worlds big and small

    See also: - Remembering Sandy Widener - Flobots ink deal with Shanachie Entertainment - Q&A: Jonny 5 of Flobots on the Occupy Movement - Q&A: Jonny 5 of Survival Story Sometimes Denver can feel like a very hip Mayberry. While waiting to meet the founding members of Flobots at the Denver Bike Cafe, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Flobots, The Circle In the Square: Jonny 5's track-by-track breakdown of the new album

    Westword caught up with Flobots frontman Jonny 5 (aka Jamie Laurie) for a track-by-track breakdown of The Circle In the Square, the new record. If you've bought the record and you're listening right now wondering what the songs are about, wonder no more. You've come to the right place Page down to s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Flobots.org's pop-up brunch hosted by Wheelchair Sport Camp's Kalyn Heffernan

    Hungry for change? Flobots.org have cooked up an idea for a unique pop-up brunch this Saturday, May 26 at the Meadowlark. For the brunch, which is geared toward raising money for Art to Action, a program that works with more than 2,000 DPS middle and high-schoolers annually to provide oft-neglected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Flobots.org break ground on $2.75 million Youth Media Studio at DHA's Mariposa Phase II

    The party most surprised to learn that City Councilwoman Judy Montero harbors a soft spot for the Flobots might actually be the Flobots. According to the District 9 rep, they are her "very favorite band," which explains why she referenced two of their songs -- but, alas, did not sing either -- at an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Flobots ink deal with Shanachie Entertainment

    It's official: Flobots are no longer without a label. After parting ways with Universal Records in December 2010 -- the label that issued the band's last full-length, Survival Story -- the band has officially been picked up by Shanachie Entertainment, a prominent independent label founded in the mid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Flobots.org seeking donated instruments for its Art 2 Action and Youth on Record programs

    Have an old guitar lying around collecting dust that you've been meaning to play but somehow just never got around to actually playing? Yeah? How about putting it to use? Flobots.org is seeking donated instruments for its Art 2 Action and Youth on Record programs. As you're probably aware, the names ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Win tickets to Flobots Bowling Ball 3 tomorrow night at Lucky Strike Lanes at Bellmar

    For the past three years, the members of the Flobots have enlisted a bunch of their friends to lace up their bowling shoes and hit the lanes in the name of charity. In past years, the event their buddies in bands like the Fray and Rise Against and Tickle Me Pink. This year's edition of the Bowling B ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011
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    April 15, 2011

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend, April 15-17, 2011

    "That Girl" by Jason Thielke​This weekend is jam-packed with lots of expensive gathering and events, but for those looking to live life on the edge of a Hamilton, we've got you covered. With StarFest in town this weekend, a couple theaters are following suit with science-fiction themed classic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Flobots no longer on Universal Records

    ​Yesterday, Ricardo Baca from the Denver Post reported that Flobots' relationship with Universal Records has ended. Stephen Brackett, aka Brer Rabbit, confirmed the split and went on to say that the separation was amicable.

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Flobots Jonny 5 updates "By the Time I Get to Arizona"

    ​ In case you just joined us, Flobots are notorious when it comes to fighting injustice and standing up for the rights of all human beings. So it comes as no surprise, really, to discover that the act's outspoken frontman Jonny 5 has taken it upon himself to update Public Enemy's incendiary a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Flobots, Gorillaz top sellers at local record stores

    ​Flobots' Survival Story, released last week on Universal Republic, grabbed the top spot at Albums on the Hill, while coming in second behind Ludacris' Battle of the Sexes at Independent Records. Gorillaz's Plastic Beach was also a strong seller for the week ending March 21. See the full brea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Moving Pictures: Flobots at the Ogden Theatre

    Flobots • The Pirate Signal • Air Dubai03.12.10 | Ogden Theatre We regret to inform you that Friday night's revolution was not televised. It is, however, available for streaming this morning on Vimeo. The production stars Flobots, of course, in their first local performance in more than a yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Moving Pictures: A first look at Flobots' "White Flag Warrior" video

    Ah, now, see, this is why you reserve judgment until you see the final product. Last week, we posted a behind the scenes clip about the making of Flobots' new video for "White Flag Warrior," the first single from the act's sophomore album, Survival Story, due in stores tomorrow. Before we got a lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    The Weekend Showdown: The Flobots Big Party will not be denied.

    ​ We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down five of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments. This week, a pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Poptimystic: Will Flobots new Story resonate as much as the last one?

    UPDATE 02.10: Flobots are slated to release Survival Story locally with a show on Friday, March 12 at the Ogden Theatre. KTCL has set up a special presale event on TicketMaster in which you can purchase tickets tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. before they officially go on sale on Friday, February 12. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 17, 2009
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    September 3, 2009

    Bowled Over

    Love the Fray? The Flobots? Then bring it on!

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Flobots check in from the Blasting Room to hype the Bowling Ball

    In case you've been wondering where Flobots have been for the past six months or so, we've got the drop: Apparently, besides cropping up periodically at various events across town such as the Westword Music Showcase this past summer and attending to the launch of their non-profit Flobots.org, headq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Flobots' Jonny 5 rallies the troops for higher ed

    Jonny 5 of the Flobots is performing and speaking tomorrow on the Auraria Campus as part of a rally to protest $452 million in proposed cuts to higher education in the state. Like most such mass-action political events, attendance is not only free but they'd love to have you come down and show solid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Cacheflowe teams with Brer Rabbit for dubby goodness

    Denver's own glitch-hop/dub-step/experimental electronic music wunderkind Cacheflowe has just dropped a killer platter of tracks called Cache, Stacks & Queues. It features a jungle-influenced neo-dub sound and some excellent guest appearances, most notably by Brer Rabbit of the Flobots on the cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Rap-Up: Flobots.org host Fight With Tools National Conference

    The Flobots are finally home this week but they're not arriving quietly. Along with their New Year's Eve show at the Gothic Theatre, which benefits Flobots.org, the band will be hanging out with more than 100 people from Fight With Tools street teams from across the country at the first official Fig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Flobots nominated for Music Choice awards

    If the Flobots are bummed with the recent bad show review they got, maybe the news from Music Choice will excite them. The band's video, "Handlebars," was nominated in two categories in the channel's Most Demanded: Music Choice Video On-Demand Awards '08. The first was "Alternative Video of the Year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    The Flobots get a nod from NPR's All Songs Considered

    Photo: God knows, we love NPR, especially All Songs Considered. So it's pretty great to see the Flobots getting a nod from that show as one of this year's Overlooked Gems. Wait... what? Overlooked? Really? Not sure how Bob Boylan and company managed to miss the Flobots. "Overlooked" isn't exactl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    The Flobots acheive platinum status

    Dave Nesi The Flobots have officially been certified platinum for one million downloads of "Handlebars." The announcement really comes as no surprise. After the single was shipped to radio a few months after the first of the year, it reached "Crazy"-like ubiquity almost immediately. The Flobots a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, October 14 edition

    Conan O'Brien and the Flobots' Andy Guerrero share a fashionable moment. Blogs away! Backbeat Online entertains and informs about stuff like the Flobots' appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Also on display: a preview of Roe's new recording, news about free tracks by Hello Kavita and a lo ... More >>

  • News

    August 28, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 8/28/2008

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008

    Rage Against the Machine at Denver Coliseum, with Flobots, the Coup, State Radio, 8/27/08

    RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE @ DENVER COLISEUM | 8/27/08 Live blog: 11:10 a.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2008: It's just after 11 a.m., and things are just getting underway at the Denver Coliseum. State Radio just took the stage and is in the midst of playing an energetic set in front of a half-filled aren ... More >>

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    August 27, 2008
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    August 26, 2008
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    August 25, 2008

    Last Night: DNC Media Party at Elitch Gardens

    Photo: Hugh Graham Flobots rockin' Elitch Gardens Flobots, Railbenders Saturday, August 23, 2008 Elitch Gardens, DNC Media Party Better than: A vacation at Pleasure Island. It’s a scene that’s disturbing in its darkness, and eerie in its implications. In Walt Disney’s 1940 feature film Pin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Flobots to critic: "I can take a hit with humility. With humility ..."

    For more on the Flobots, check out Adam Cayton-Holland's cover story in the August 21 issue of Westword. You can also read Dave Herrera's 2007 profile here. Flobots, Denver's fast-ascending hip-hop ensemble, caught a rare bit of bad press this week, when a music critic in Cleveland previewed their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    A first look at Flobots "Rise" video

    Flobots' new video rises to the occasion. Just in time for their spate of performances at the DNC in the coming weeks, Flobots have unveiled their new video for "Rise" on MTV's website. The four-minute clip, which opens with a brief, establishing aerial shot of the Denver skyline, prominently featu ... More >>

  • Music

    August 7, 2008
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    May 22, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Fighting with Tools

    By the end of the 20th century, our capitalist economy had grown to revolve around three key roles. Most importantly, there was the Customer. This entity defined the needs of the marketplace and received goods and services, usually in exchange for cash. Next in importance was the Supplier. This behe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008
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    May 1, 2008

    Flobots Blowback Begins

    With "Handlebars," the first single from Fight With Tools, continuing to surge up the modern rock charts, Flobots are just starting to register on the radars of critics and bloggers nationally. Earlier this morning, as part of a frequent feature it runs called "Corporate Rock Still Sells" in which A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2007

    Review: Westword Music Showcase @ DC10 - 6/16/07

    Slide Shows Part 1 Part 2 Westword Music Showcase June 16, 2007 DC10 Better than: KS107.5’s Summer Jam (cheaper too!). This is real hip-hop. DJ Bedz kicked off things at DC10 this past Saturday afternoon around 2 p.m. before a rather sparse crowd -- a stage manager, a sound guy and a couple of b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2007
  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    Flobots

    Platypus (Self-released)

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    Feeling the Flo

    More chefs equal more flavor for the Flobots.

  • Music

    April 14, 2005
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