Known for their fiery live performances, the Flobots return to Downtown Brew tonight, Thursday, November 19th. The show is all ages and doors open at 7:00pm.
Featuring dual MCs as well as a full band, the Flobots are a progressive rap group from Denver, CO, with a political conscience, musical chops, and a powerful live show. Influenced by progressive rappers such as the Roots and Common as well as alternative hard rock bands such as Rage Against the Machine and Tool, the Flobots were founded in 2005. In 2008 the group re-released Fight with Tools, which captures their youthful ambition and willingness to explore new sound. Good points are made with skill and fine wordplay, the guitars and drums crunch along driving home the message with head-bobbing grooves, and then album opens up with the marvelous “Handlebars,” a carefully crafted, slowly building tale of the ego run wild via some beautiful muted trumpet. All the while, the group is putting the final touches on its sophomore album. Tentatively titling the album Survival Story, the group has been hard at work with producer Mario Caldato Jr. (of Beastie Boys fame).