Portugal. The Man and Roy Choi Reunite for KCRW and Good Food’s Virtual Event Series “Sound Bites”

The FLOOD 8 cover stars reconvene for the free three-part series’ first installment.

In Conversation: VP Records VIP Miss Pat on Her New Autobiography

The keeper of the castle that is Jamaican music, Patricia Chin tells the story of her life’s work with “Miss Pat: My Reggae Music Journey.”

In Conversation: Jenny Owen Youngs and Kristin Russo on Their Podcast “Buffering the Vampire Slayer”

The duo discuss the genesis of the “Buffy”-themed podcast and their musical-inspired episode, “Once More with Once More, with Feeling.”

In Conversation: Hanif Abdurraqib Discusses His New Book on Black Performance in American Culture

The author talks “A Little Devil in America,” the “multitudinous multiverse of Black performance,” and finding inspiration from binging “Soul Train.”

Introducing “Serving Sound,” a New Audio Series from FLOOD and Snacky Tunes

The first episode of the series documenting field recordings from the culinary world features Moroccan chef Najat Kaanache.

Barbarous Nomenclature: Devendra Banhart Shows Off His Paintings in His First Solo Art Exhibition

Banhart walks us through his new exhibit “The Grief I Have Caused You,” which runs through March 20 in LA and virtually.

In Conversation: The Weird World of Lushlife

With a recent children’s book, a new single, and an up-coming EP, Raj Haldar proves he’s all in the family.

In Conversation: Grouplove’s Hannah Hooper and Designer Julian Gross on Their “Healer” Artwork

In addition to being the frontwoman for Grouplove, Hannah Hooper is a gifted visual artist who’s established herself via her captivating paintings and the hand-painted…

The Best Songs of 2020

10 tracks that make the best of a chaotic year.

Announcing Shepard Fairey x FLOOD Signed & Numbered Screen Print Benefitting #SaveOurStages

Fairey also discusses engaging in activism through public art in our new video interview.

The Laid-Back Activism of Chad and JT

Orange County-based surfer bros employ radical kindness, an “aura of stoke,” and hilarious city council appearances to slyly promote grass-roots engagement.

Art for Our Sake: Amplifier’s Art Machine for Social Change

Founder Aaron Huey and Executive Director Cleo Barnett on how the Seattle-based design lab harnesses the change-driving power of analog art in a digital age.

Tenacious D Filmed an Operatic Cover of “Time Warp” From “Rocky Horror Picture Show”

Pretty much everyone from Senator Elizabeth Warren to Eric Andre cameo in the video.

The Power of Produce: Artist Lauren Halsey on Caring for Her Community with Summaeverythang

Halsey’s South Central LA hub provides her neighborhood with just what its name suggests—resources spanning from fresh produce to martial arts training.

30 Years of Music’s Influence on Voter Registration

Organizers of HeadCount, Rock the Vote, and other youth-empowering voter education groups—and some of the artists they work with—share how music continues to push for democracy.

Phoebe Bridgers, Michael Stipe, Hayley Williams, and More to Celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Honor Her Wish will unite artists and politicians fighting to honor RBG’s dying wish that her seat be filled after the inauguration next January.

David Byrne’s Undivided Attention

“We Are Not Divided,” the new project from Byrne’s solutions journalism site “Reasons to Be Cheerful,” finds lots of ways to heal our political divisions—and to feel a lot better.

Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner’s Memoir is Coming Next Year

“Crying in H Mart” is set for release on April 20 via Knopf Publishing.

LA Phil’s SOUND/STAGE Lineup Includes Sets from Kamasi Washington, Chicano Batman and More

J’nai Bridges, Andra Day, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet round out the event, launched last Friday.

David Byrne Launches Multimedia Project “We Are Not Divided”

The six-week project aims to dispel the popular notion of America’s political division.

Michael Stipe, Flea, and Rain Phoenix Remember River Phoenix on What Would Be His 50th Birthday

In honor of River’s birthday, his sister Rain reveals two new Aleka’s Attic tracks with the vinyl release of “Alone U Elope.”

Shepard and Amanda Fairey Unveil “Artists Band Together” Initiative to Benefit Voter Registration

The line of bandanas designed by world-class artists goes on sale today on eBay.

Tenacious D Is Embarking on a Virtual Book Tour for “Post Apocalypto”

Jack Black and Kyle Gass’ week-long over-Zoom book signing has already sold out.

Limited Edition Nick Cave Toy Comes with “Red Right Hand”

The vinyl figure is being released in time for Comic-Con@Home 2020.

Photographer Kyle Johnson Talks About Life During COVID in Debut Episode of Our New “Field Recordings” Series

The series will offer an inside look at how individuals across the country are coping with the pandemic.

Catch Phoebe Bridgers on the Debut Episode of Zack Fox’s Live Stream Series “RELEASED!”

Kitao Sakurai and IHEARTCOMIX are behind the program launching this Sunday on Twitch.

Banksy Proposes Replacement Piece for Bristol’s Colston Statue

The anonymous street artist’s installation piece involves dragging the disgraced statue of a slave trader out of the harbor.

Join Willie Nelson, Jeff Bridges, and More Tonight for Come and Toke It Live Stream

Nelson is launching a massive live stream this afternoon in support of the Last Prisoner Project.

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