2009 Artists


After originally forming as a side project in 2005, Emcees Jonny 5 and Brer Rabbit, violist Mackenzie Roberts, guitarist Andy Guerrero, bassist Jesse Walker, trumpet player Joe Ferrone, and drummer Kenny Ortiz staked their claim as the Flobots. By years end, it was clear that the bands refreshingly positive message and nontraditional instrumentation gave it both a universal appeal and a marketable buzz factor, becoming one of Denver's most influential and popular bands. After selling over 3000 copies of their first recording, Platypus (October 2005), the band released its first full-length record, Fight With Tools (October 2007). The strength of these records and a relentless performing schedule has enabled the band to open for acts like The Fray, Public Enemy, The Coup, Lyrics Born, and Immortal Technique. The Flobots music is a fire-breathing rallying cry for all free thinking individuals fed-up with the violence and apathy that have thus far defined the new millennium. Progressive in both style and message, the Flobots ability to drop from symphonic rock-infused crescendos into stripped-down, string-laden break-beats, has earned them a reputation for both originality and authenticity. Armed with musicianship, intelligence, and an ingrained sense of rebellion, Flobots are looking to engage a new musical culture, one mind at a time.