MD in the Mix: Washington’s (Antibalas / Flobots)
Come out and hang with the Music District team at Washington’s on Thursday, March 29th to catch sets by Antibalas, Flobots, and Funk Club w/ DJ Jason Heller!
Learn more and get your tix here.
MD in the Mix: hang with the Music District crew at venues far and wide as we find our place in music at radical performances, festivals, and much more!
The musical collective known as Antibalas (Spanish for bullet-proof or anti-bullets) was conceived of in
Mexico City and formed in Brooklyn New York. The early nucleus of the group was composed of the
band’s founder Martín Perna and included several members from the Soul Providers / Dap Kings band,
performing their first show in May 1998 in Harlem, NY.
From the beginning, Flobots’ sound defied categorization. Weaving conscious hip-hop lyrics and classical viola solos over live instrumentation, their anthems captured attention from all directions. When Flobots first catapulted onto the global scene in 2008 with their platinum single ‘Handlebars’ it was the fastest charting song debut by a new artist in 10 years. Released during the frenzy of that year’s election, the band’s call to envision “another America” resonated with a generation experiencing a sense of profound political and social awakening. In a span of months, Flobots went from playing at local clubs to selling out tours internationally, performing on late-night television, signing a major label record deal, and receiving constant rotation on alternative radio. Now, a decade later and with three critically acclaimed albums under their belt, Flobots are still dedicated to creating and performing anthems for a better world. And in 2017, amidst a nation taking to the streets, for Flobots that means delivering a unique brand of protest songs. After almost four years of light touring as they worked on their non-profit, http://www.youthonrecord.org, they have their first album since 2012, NOENEMIES.
About Funk Club w/ DJ Jason Heller:
FUNK CLUB is a monthly dance party in Denver that celebrates OLD SCHOOL FUNK on vinyl 45s, led by DJ Jason Heller (a resident DJ at Mile High Soul Club).