Tonight: Flobots at Meridian

Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

Denver alt-rappers Flobots, whom you only think you've never heard of, hits town tonight. If you've been anywhere near a radio lately, you'll recognize Flobots as the group behind that "Handlebars" song, which is in fact called "Handlebars." Here we go...

It's been an age since a song by a socially conscious backpack hip-hop group has crossed over to Top 40; according to their PR, Flobots formed in 2005 as a "cohesive alternative organism." Hippies. Sigh. It seems to be working though - "Handlebars" is currently No. 41 on Billboard's latest Hot 100 chart, up five spots from last week.

Remember, that's how people thought of the Black Eyed Peas once. Anyhow, it's hard to hate too much on any group with a member named Brer Rabbit. Our colleagues at Denver's Westword have been covering the 'Bots since the beginning. Check out a couple examples here and here. - Chris Gray

Doors at 7 p.m. With Doomtree and POS.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.