El Corazón Eastlake
Fri., Dec. 15, 8 p.m. 2017 All Ages
Recommended by Joseph Schafer
The word “progressive” in the context of music usually means a band trying to push the instrumental and theatrical boundaries of the genre. In almost every other subject, “progressive” means radical political egalitarianism. Hiphop act Flobots embody both senses of the word. Instead of a DJ, they employ horns, funky bass, and rock instrumentation to bring their music to life, instead of preprogrammed samples, their lyrics center on humanitarian challenges such as immigration reform.