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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.
Ghetto Kumbé on Embracing Cumbia, Indigenous Communities, and a Politics of Forgiveness
The incendiary music-making trio from Colombia’s Caribbean coast fuse Afro-house and Indigenous rhythms with a frank, humanist political stance.
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.
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.
Nabhaan Rizwan Is All About Intentionality
The “Informer” and “Industry” actor discusses the political motivations for his hip-hop alias El Huxley, and why he’s adopted Solange’s mantra “nothing without intention.”
Nailah Hunter on Building Fantasy Worlds Rooted in Healing
The Kali Uchis and John Carroll Kirby collaborator reclaims the witchcraft aesthetic with her soothing harp music.
Young Americans: The “Boys State” Filmmakers and Subjects on Their Film’s Unique Political Microcosm
Directors Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine and subjects Steven Garza and René Otero reflect on the new doc about the American Legion’s Boys State program.
Sooper Records Gives Back to Chicago
NNAMDÏ, Sen Morimoto, Glenn Curran, KAINA, and Blacker Face, the label’s co-founders and artists, wind up succeeding as activists without thinking too much about it.
In Conversation: Keedron Bryant Is the Voice of the People
Producer Dem Jointz and the thirteen-year-old vocalist discuss Bryant’s powerful viral hit “I Just Wanna Live” and collaborating on a full EP.
ART Is ACTION: Michael Stipe, Cat Power, Patti Smith, MUNA, and More Define Political Action
What does taking social, political, or artistic action look like for you? Rain Phoenix reached out to Melody Ehsani, Grouplove, Aloe Blacc, and other creative activists for their input, as well as to learn what causes they’re most passionate about.
Nicholas Braun Talks “Antibodies,” the Song of the Non-Summer
The “Succession” actor is using his first proper foray into music as a means to help underserved communities fight COVID-19.
S.G. Goodman on the New, Fresh, and Politicized Country of “Old Time Feeling”
The Kentucky-born-and-bred singer-songwriter is shutting down small-minded prejudices.
Juan Wauters’ Immigrant Song
Juan Wauters recalls his immigration from Uruguay to Queens, which he commemorates on his recent LP “Introducing Juan Pablo.”
Wayne Coyne’s Bubble Full of Thoughts
Flaming Lips’ leader on COVID, community, and promoting pet causes on social media.
The Wonderful World of Ho99o9
Eaddy and theOGM trace the lineage of conservative fear-mongering in music to the present day, which sees the release of the punk-rap duo’s politically charged “BLURR” mixtape.
Dinner Party Make Room at the Table
Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder, and Terrace Martin on how their new supergroup is fit for the post–George Floyd world.
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.
Simple Man: Revisiting the Rock & Roll Presidency of Jimmy Carter
Director Mary Wharton and producer Chris Farrell discuss their new documentary, which showcases the former President in a new light.
The Provocation and Paradox of Vic Mensa
The Chicago-reared rapper returned home before recording his latest project, the “V TAPE” EP, and engaging in the city’s turbulent moment in politics.
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.
Announcing FLOOD 11: The Action Issue, Featuring H.E.R., David Byrne, Vic Mensa, Shepard Fairey, and More
Our latest print issue focuses on artists engaged in all forms of activism, including features with Wayne Coyne, Keedron Bryant, Dinner Party, Ho99o9, and Lauren Halsey. All proceeds from the issue benefit the NIVA’s emergency relief fund.
H.E.R. and Cordae Will Lead You to Truth
The two songwriters talk collaboration, inspiration, and fighting the good fight.
Clubs in Crisis: The Battle to #SaveOurStages
With artists and venue staff at the forefront of the fight to keep live music alive, we talked to Best Coast, Phantogram, illuminati hotties, and more artists and club owners about the industry’s future.