Flobots

Greenhouse Productions Presents

Flobots

Bang Data

Tue, November 28, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Flagstaff's Green Room

Flagstaff, AZ

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is 21 and over

Flobots
Flobots
Alternative hip-hop band Flobots’ highly anticipated fourth album, NOENEMIES, will be released May 5, 2017. NOENEMIES is, without question, Flobots’ most ambitious and sophisticated statement to date - both lyrically and musically. Funded entirely by a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $80,000, the music on NOENEMIES is undeniably Flobots music, but it’s also assuredly music made by artists who have matured and expanded their horizons. Influenced by stories shared by Flobots’ friend and longtime mentor and Southern Freedom Movement historian and professor - the late Dr. Vincent Harding, and inspired by the band’s recent grassroots community work hosting workshops, classes and keynote speeches about using collective song to build social movements, NOENEMIES is a body of songs that speak to the urgency of the current moment. Each of the tracks on NOENEMIES serves as a powerful, poignant new anthem, many packed with surprises both subtle and grand. Taken as a whole, the album is enormous in breadth, envelopingand electrically charged, befitting of the finely crafted, carefully chosen words. NOENEMIES virtually begs the listener to delve and to contemplate, to share and revel. For the recording of NOENEMIES, Flobots’ core trio - emcee’s Brer Rabbit (Stephen Brackett) and Jonny 5 (Jamie Laurie) and drummer Kenny Ortiz - enlisted the help of trusted musical friends to bring their vision of the album into reality. Musician/Producer Gabriel Otto worked intimately with the band to craft a distinct sonic landscape, recruiting a string section, horn players, and a gospel quintet to layer recurring motifs over the band’s signature grooves. They teamed up with founding Flobot Mackenzie Gault (viola) and longtime musical collaborator Serafin Sanchez (saxophone, keys) to co-write a number of songs. The band incorporated voices, melodies, and words from throughout their collaborations - both on and off stage - into the songs on NOENEMIES. 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’ from their first album release Fight With Tools, 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. Enter NOENEMIES - bringing the songs back to the people.
Bang Data
Bang Data
Based in Oakland, California -Bang Data, lead by Deuce Eclipse on vocals and producer/instrumentalist Juan Manuel Caipo, have created a mix of sounds and rhythms that unmistakably has become their own by layering bi-lingual rhymes and melodies over electro-acoustic beats. The fusion of styles go from Cumbia, Reggae, Ska to Hip Hop & Rock ."

Deuce Eclipse who’s well known by hip-hop fans as an accompanying voice to the legendary Zion I and Caipo has become a sought out name producing & mixing in the San Francisco music scene and abroad. The two met in 2008 through a mutual friend while Deuce was working on his solo effort with Amp Live of Zion I . Soon after, Deuce and Caipo began collaborating in the studio and began approaching ideas with an openness to experiment and combine influences from different genres. Within a few months of work they decided to re- lease they're first EP Maldito Carnaval. In 2010 the EP landed them a song feature on Itunes Latino with the track “Drivin Steady”. "

In late 2011, a highlight in the bands journey was a song placement of the self-titled track “Bang Data” from their album La Sopa” on AMC’s hit TV Drama ‘Breaking Bad’ Season 4, Episode titled ‘Salud’. The song kicks in right after Don Eladio, played by Steven Bauer, makes a toast and says “Salúd” then shouts ‘Traigan a las chicas” before realizing he was poisoned by a Cartel business partner.!

Other Tv & Film placements include: the film Spare Parts, featuring George Lopez, Criminal Minds:Be- yond Borders. Bang Data also provided music for El Rey Networks Wrestling Show ‘Lucha Underground’ f!or two seasons, as well as being the house band."

Bang Data’s 2014 album, Mucho Poco, refines their style even more and offers 10 songs, among them “Amor Califas”, a thumpin’ samba-electro-cumbia take on Dr. Dre’s & Tupac’s “California Love” celebrating latino leaders and life in Califas. “Candela” a hypnotic beat with fearless rhymes makes you move as the chant “La Candela, prende la vela...” surrounds you. The title track “Mucho Poco” opens another dimension for the band breaking it down acoustically with in-your-face vocals and a touch of melodic emotion. "
Bang Data’s 2014 album, Mucho Poco, refines their style even more and offers 10 songs, among them “Amor Califas”, a thumpin’ samba-electro-cumbia take on Dr. Dre’s & Tupac’s “California Love” celebrating latino leaders and life in Califas. “Candela” a hypnotic beat with fearless rhymes makes you move as the chant “La Candela, prende la vela...” surrounds you. The title track “Mucho Poco” opens another dimension for the band breaking it down acoustically with in-your-face vocals and a touch of melodic emotion. "

The album includes special guest appearances by Chico Trujillo and Wil-Dog of Ozomatli, Colombia’s Alguacil & Binghy Fyah, Hector Guerra and Karl Perrazzo of Santana. "
Check out the first single “ Bailazo” here: https://soundcloud.com/bangdata/bailazo-single-2014"

On stage, Bang Data take the songs to a whole other level when performing live. The energy and power of the bands thumping and contagious grooves pushes Deuce Eclipse singing and flow even further, including the occasionally freestyle. "
Bang Data has performed with Calle 13, Bomba Estereo, Cafe Tacvba, Ozomatli, Nortec Collective, A Band Of Bitches, Enanitos Verdes, among others."

On recent news, Bang Data recorded John Fogerty’s classic “Fortunate Son” fusing Rock and Cumbia rhythms as the canvas for Deuce’s vocals including a fearless rap section. The recording will be part of a Latin Creedence Clearwater R evival tribute album entitled “Quiero Creedence”, to be released Summer 2016 on Concord Picante. "
The album includes tracks by Enrique Bunbury, Los Lobos, Juan Gabriel, Salvador Santana ft Juanes and Asdru Sierra, Billy Gibbons & Santa Cecilia, Los Lonely Boys, Enjambre, Enanitos Verdes just to name a few. Caipo helped conceive the idea of the CCR Tribute album and has been part of the team behind the project producing and mixing several tracks."

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Venue Information:
Flagstaff's Green Room
15 N. Agassiz St.
Flagstaff, AZ, 86001
http://www.flagstaffgreenroom.com/