Tag: FLOOD 11

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.

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