DeVoktchKa's Shawn King may not think too highly of didactic protest songs, but he has devoted himself to Dreaming Sin Fronteras: Stories of Immigration and American Identity, a massive theatrical collaboration about "dreamers": undocumented students who have been in the United States since they wer ... More >>
Westword's comics issue is on the street, the first in what we hope will be an annual series. Noah Van Sciver, the creator of our weekly 4 Questions cartoon (and the artist shown at right), had approached us with the idea of a comics contest before last year's Denver Comic Con, but there wasn't enou ... More >>
Yuzo Nieto is best known for his stint as the gifted sax player in Pee Pee and the ringleader of avant-garde jazz and Afro-Cuban outfit Pink Hawks, the latter of which is still a going concern. Nieto has been a music teacher at SOAR Charter School in Green Valley Ranch for the past two years, and th ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
See Also: Best of Denver 2008: Best Singer-Songwriter Since moving to Denver in 2000, Joe Sampson has been a highly visible member of the scene, but it's always been either as member of bands like A Dog Paloma or Bad Weather California, or collaborating on projects like Wentworth-Kersey or playing ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! You've worked hard all week and now it's (almost) time to cut loose. As usual, plenty on tap this weekend. The Cobraconda dudes kick things off tonight at Illegal Pete's with a party celebrating the release of their new disc, Spring Break, while Real Estate showcases its ware ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
Britt Chester DOOMTREE With Yonnas Abraham 11.05.10 | Marquis Theater Doomtree, the hip-hop consortium out of Minneapolis, rocked the house for a sold out crowd on Friday at the Marquis. There's seven members of the rap crew (nine, including producers), so what began as individual displays ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
This insurgent hip-hop crew will move you by any means necessary.
More chefs equal more flavor for the Flobots.