Flobots, Teddy Thompson entertain at eTown in Boulder - Reverb

Live review: Flobots, Teddy Thompson @ the Boulder Theater (eTown)

Last night’s eTown taping brought together Denver-born Flobots and singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson at the Boulder Theater.

Flobots opened the evening strong with tracks off of their 2010 album “Survival Story.” Compared to my last experience seeing them play on the University of Colorado campus for a college-aged crowd, it was nice to see gray haired men enjoying the music as much as the 20-somethings. The following interview, with eTown host Nick Forster, revealed plans to begin work on their third album following the band’s upcoming tour in Europe.

Teddy Thompson has an incredible voice. Helen Forster relayed the story of asking a friend of hers whether it was possible to run off with a voice and whether that would count as adultery. If there is but one shortcoming of Mr. Thompson, it is that he knows just how good he is. His interview was marked with many allusions to his own musical prowess.

The finale of the night brought both bands on stage to sing a unique version of a classic Beatles’ tune that brought out Thompson on lead vocals and included an interlude with freestyling from Jonny 5.

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Nathan Rist is a freelance photographer and a regular Reverb contributor. He hails from the mountains of Telluride, but he’s currently studying at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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  • DonChucklez

    Teddy Thompson was amazing as always. His sense of self confidence is obviously a satire and a compensation for his own self confidence. If one listens to his music, then it is very clear that he is tortured in many ways yet provides an outlet through satire and self deprecation. It is impossible for him to be raised by the parents he had and actually be the person he comes off as being in his interviews. If you watch his fidgety nature while being interviewed, he is obviously uncomfortable and is compensating through joking about how awesome he is… Well there is no joke there, he truly is amazing. n All in all, it was an amazing show altogether. I was happy to finally see him.