On Learning to Consume Hip-Hop Responsibly
What business do I, a middle-class girl from Canada, have listening to music rooted in black history and struggle?
Refunds Be Damned: Austin City Limits Marches On
For anyone who didn’t want to be at festival so soon after the Vegas shooting, ACL offered full refunds. But the festival didn’t back down—and the result was a weekend of mutual love and appreciation.
Rostam Basks in the “Half-Light”
After leaving Vampire Weekend, collaborating with Hamilton Leithauser, and producing just about all of your favorite pop stars, the LA-based musician is ready for his moment in the sun.
LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Panorama (7/28–30/2017)
Setting sail to Randall’s Island.
I Got So Much Magic, You Can Have It: How the Near West Side Was Won at Pitchfork Fest
Solange, Angel Olsen, Kamaiyah, and a host of brilliant female artists took over Chicago’s Union Park this weekend.
Oasis: FORM Arcosanti Offers Streams in the Desert
Hundred Waters and Moses Sumney’s fourth-annual gathering reimagines what a music festival can be.
Friends with Benefits: Whitney, Sinkane, Rhys Darby, and More on the Year that Was
Our pals from the worlds of music, film, and TV offer their lists for the best of the year.
The FLOOD Top 40
Our favorite tracks of the year, (almost) all in one place.
FLOOD’s Best Records of 2016
Great year for music, terrible year for everything else.
LISTEN: Solange Guitarist Starchild Announces Debut LP, Gets Funky on “Slammin’ Mannequin”
Bryndon Cook steps into the spotlight with “Crucial” on March 18.
Sound Board: The Week’s Best Tracks
Our picks for the best tracks out there for the week of August 24–28, 2015. Headphone-tested, FLOOD-approved.
FYF 2015: The Comeback Special
D’Angelo, Morrissey, and a pinch-hitting Kanye West help FYF’s second staging at Expo Park to find its footing.