March 18, 2010
Webster University presents break-through band the "Flobots"
Webster University welcomes breakthrough band the "Flobots" to the Grant Gymnasium, 175 Edgar Road on Friday, April 16. This high-impact, Alternative/Hip Hop group performs at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) Tickets go on sale March 30 and are available to the general public for $10 each. Tickets can be purchased at the University Center information desk M-F 8 a.m.-10 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is available at Garden Park Plaza, at 568 Garden Avenue. For more information call the Multicultural Center at 314-246-7596 or Campus Activities at 314-246-7708 or visit www.webster.edu/mcisa.
Known for their unique sound and social activism, the six-member Flobots band was recognized as innovative agents of cultural change during their mainstream rise, with media outlets such as “USA Today” praising their "stinging social commentary," and the “Boston Herald” calling them "rap's most singular breakthrough act in years." Flobots' innovative music, vigorous community networking and uplifting calls to action reflect the generational shift of priorities reverberating throughout the entire country.
This concert is on the heels of the release of their sophomore album “Survival Story.” "Survival Story" is the follow-up to their 2008 game-changing, 300,000-plus selling Universal Republic debut album, 'Fight With Tools.' The new album was helmed by noted producer Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys, Beck, Jack Johnson, Moby), and finds the group at yet another turning point of inspiring transformation. The first single from the new album is the pummeling "White Flag Warrior," featuring a guest appearance by Tim McIIrath of influential Chicago band, Rise Against.
The concert is brought to you by Webster University’s Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs, Campus Activities and the Student Activity Fee.