Well, lookie here. What you do know? It's the return of Heavy Rotation. Longtime readers of Backbeat will remember this feature as one in which we shared our weekly listening habits in hopes of giving you some insight into our individual sensibilities. It's been dormant for a while, but starting tod ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayTim McIlrath of Rise Against last night at 1STBANK Center at KTCL's Not So Silent Night with Flobots, Air Dubai and Calibrate MeRISE AGAINST at 1STBANK CENTER | 12/6/11 No matter what genre you ascribe to the band -- punk, hardcore, plain vanilla rock from people who wear solid blac ... More >>
Emily Crenshaw, Mary Grace Legg, Sole
Cheryl Shuman.KushConII, December 17-19 at the Colorado Convention Center, has made news over its RTD bus ads, which have drawn protests from law-enforcement. But Cheryl Shuman, the event's international director of PR and media, would rather focus on the event itself, which she says takes me ... More >>
Isaac Sirota.Update: Yesterday, we shared with you AM760 host David Sirota's announcement about the birth of his son Isaac. As for who'll be filling in during his current leave, we know who'll be rockin' the mic today and tomorrow: Flobots frontman Jonny 5. Jonny is so progressive that he mak ... More >>
Update:Congrats to law school student Marc and single mom Kristi, you're our winners. There will be a pair of tickets waiting for you at Lucky Strike Lanes. Looks like Flobots had a ball last year.Next Saturday, October 23, at Lucky Strike Lanes in Belmar, Flobots are hosting their second an ... More >>
The Green Route Festival, taking place tomorrow from 2-11 p.m. at 26th & Walnut, has a pretty stellar local lineup. In case you haven't seen it, the bill includes the Rouge, Air Dubai, the Still City, the Photo Atlas, Soulaju with DJ Cysko Rokwell, Cavem Moetivation and Jonny 5 of Flobots. Th ... More >>
More fresh footage for ya' to make your Monday massive. Our boy Ralphie captured these moving pictures last night at the UMS: Here's Whygeezy rocking the mike with Jonny 5 of Flobots, backed by Big Wheel Electrosoul at Moe's Original BBQ, the new joint on Broadway and Sixth. Enjoy.
UMS Travelogue, Night Thee 7.24.10 | Baker District/South Broadway There's been no shortage of buzz surrounding Air Dubai: Though it has yet to hit the national stage, round these parts we've already as good as coronated the band successor to Flobots. Though the acoustics were terrible in the Im ... More >>
In this week's paper, we ran excerpts of Andy Thomas's recent conversation with the members of Kinetix in Rough Mixes. That Q&A barely scratched the surface. After the jump, you'll find not only Thomas's exchange with band in its entirety but the transcript from Dutch Seyfarth's recent chat ... More >>
Angry Burro Records
Jonny 5 is scaring folks in middle America. Literally. But while the Flobots frontman -- better known to folks around here by his government name Jamie Laurie - has devoted the better part of his adult life to becoming a radical force for change, it's not his politics that making folks in t ... More >>
Just two more days until we get to hear the new Flobots record (they are going to have copies of the new disc, right? It is a CD release party, after all). Suffice to say, we're eager to hear how much, if any, the outfit has grown since issuing its debut, Fight With Tools, in 2008, which Un ... More >>
We weren't on hand to witness this, but apparently Jonny 5 and his Flobots kin received the Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts on Wednesday at the Westin Tabor Center, and played a song from the new record, Survival Story, called "Good Soldier." Luckily, Denver Post scribe John Moore brought a ... More >>
Not to be outdone by Joe Ginsberg's little breakfast quest, it seems Jonny 5 of Flobots fame has embarked on a similar year-long adventure, only this one is slightly little less cereal. From the sounds of it, J5 -- Jamie Laurie, to his mom -- has abundant time to write countless rhymes (see what w ... More >>
The Diamond Boiz.Diamonds in the rough? Today in Backbeat Online: • Update: Diamond Boiz crew ready to bust through. • Over the weekend: Phish at Red Rocks, 8/02/09. • Flobots check in from the Blasting Room to hype the Bowling Ball. • Dialed In: This week's local music radio playlis ... More >>
In an effort to benefit their nonprofit organization, the Flobots and The Fray are coming together for a ping-pong and bowling tournament on Friday, September 4 at Lucky Strike Lanes in the Belmar Shopping District in Lakewood. Think you can beat them? Well, the two bands are giving you a chance ... More >>
screenshot (click to enlarge) straight jacked from Ralphie Another Colorado hip-hop artist has charted on CMJ's hip-hop chart. Massive props go out to Kid Hum, who checks in this week at number eighteen, just one spot being J Dilla, with his latest effort Offshore Drilling. Certainly a good look for ... More >>
Nowadays, alternative rock station 93.3 KTCL is showing more and more love to hip-hop music on the air. First it was the Flobots being added to daily rotation last year, then it was the addition of Judgemental (of Basementalism) to Ralphie's First Trax show on Saturday mornings (6 a.m.-10 a.m.) that ... More >>
Denver's music scene deserves to be heard.
Don't Worry About Me E.P.
This insurgent hip-hop crew will move you by any means necessary.
Always Been (Self-released)
Locals make music to hip-hop over Katrina.
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