Tag: FLOOD 8
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya’s Rubber-Hose Raps Are Fit for Saturday Mornings
With a musical portfolio as diverse as it is outlandish, the Chicago-based rapper and multi-instrumentalist rightly insists that you could never be a Nnamdi.
RECAP: FLOOD 8 Launch Party with Roy Choi and DJ Anthony Valadez
In celebration of our eighth print issue, Roy Choi offered up food wisdom for the ages.
Situating the In-Joke Canvases of Morgan Blair
Between the dregs of Craigslist’s free-stuff listings and “Seinfeld”‘s most obscure moments, there’s always something familiar in the imagery of the NYC-based artist’s work.
You’re Alone, But You’re Not: Falling, and Getting Back Up, with Andrew W.K.
In the wake of a frustrating unplugged set, rock’s leading party philosopher addresses failure, his first record in nine years, and—of course—the parameters of the party mindset.
Dr. Octagon Gave Us Two Decades to Catch Up, But They’re Still a Thousand Years in the Future
Tired of waiting for everyone else to join them, Kool Keith, Dan the Automator, and DJ QBert have touched back down on Earth.
Will the Real Gus Van Sant Please Stand Up
On the inscrutable filmmaker’s career, his penchant for troubled, self-medicating men, and his biopic on cartoonist John Callahan.
The Dueling Talents of Lola Kirke
Now splitting her time between acting and music, the “Gemini” star is conducting to her own tune.
Courtney Marie Andrews Writes Country Music with a Worldly Perspective
Once a touring member of Jimmy Eat World, the Phoenix-born country artist recalls her maturation from emo to emotional.
In Conversation: Wyatt Cenac Has Some Problems to Discuss
The “Problem Areas” creator navigates diversity in the writers’ room, gentrification, and the surreality of modern America.
The Breeders Splash Again
A quarter of a century after “Last Splash,” Kim Deal recalls The Breeders’ bitter dissolution, successful reunion, and the fractured recording process resulting in the utterly cohesive “All Nerve.”
Hop Along Make Contact with the Outside World
Frances Quinlan’s decreasingly solo project shifts toward total collaboration on their third album, “Bark Your Head Off, Dog.”
Parents, Assimilation, and BET: Jimmy O. Yang Wrote the Book on It
The stand-up comedian and “Silicon Valley” actor discusses his new memoir “How to American” and the life lessons and empathetic tone behind it.
Bonny Doon Are Who They’re Supposed to Be
For their second full-length (and debut on Woodsist), the Detroit folk-rock quartet stopped thinking too much and just went to the beach instead.
Amen Dunes Is at Your Service
After purging something dark, Damon McMahon came back with something light—”Freedom,” an album meant to pull you up, in one way or another.
The Subtle Sentimentality of Andrew Haigh
“Lean on Pete” projects the English director’s empathetic voice to his largest American audience yet.
Announcing FLOOD 8, Available Now for Purchase and Free Download
Our latest print edition is our first-ever double issue, featuring four cover stories—on Jack White, Courtney Barnett, Roy Choi (in conversation with Portugal. The Man), and Kate Berlant and John Early.
The Apotheosis of Jack White
With the release of his third solo record, “Boarding House Reach,” the musician, label-head, and unabashed retrophiliac surveys his career—and the chance cult of personality he’s built along the way.
Kate Berlant and John Early Are Hungry: A Love Story in Four Courses
With their cunning comedic personas and unique kinship, this one-of-a-kind twosome provides a breath of fresh air…even at their most breathless.
100 Percent Happy: Courtney Barnett Is Letting It All Go
Courtney Barnett has been building quite the home for herself in our cultural pantheon. But she needs a place for her cat to stay, too.
Soul Food: A Meeting on the Fringe with Roy Choi and Portugal. The Man
On a rainy day in Watts, Los Angeles, John Gourley and Zach Carothers of Portugal. The Man joined their friend Roy Choi at his restaurant LocoL for a bite to eat—and made plans to save the world.