Featuring Laura Stevenson,
Camonghne Felix, Sam Kirk, and more.
/ vincent martell
“You don’t really know liberation until you know yourself.”
“Chicago sound is so distinct. Chicago music has such a lineage between blues music and house, soul and more. I think that’s what a lot of Chicago artists and myself sound like an iteration of soul and the hustle of the city, with a sweetness that’s sort of haunting but honest.”
/ quinta brunson
"I think the internet is the most powerful tool we have. And it's not even about your follower count, it's about creating compelling work."
/ hanif abdurraqib
“I like to be out in the world talking to people about what songs they like. Or concerts they were at, what it was like for them to step outside after that concert and feeling like air, holding hands with someone they cared about. Or the way songs build a whole world. I want to hear those things from people. That’s why I write.”
/ sam bailey
"There's nothing about Hollywood that I am trying to preserve. I don't want to be attached to anything or anyone that is harmful to communities that I am a part of or adjacent to. I don't want to help sustain that. So I say burn it all down."
/ hop along
“we want to be experienced, and yet there is a terror in leaving childhood.”
/ fatimah asghar
"I want to build active solidarity for persons of color. How do I should up for other groups of color? How do I constantly want to learn and be in solidarity with other people? I am pro people of color telling their own stories."
/ jaboukie young-white
"I don't think I'm moreso a political person as I am an intentional person and I just try to stay aware of actions having implications. People brand it as 'political', but I don't think necessarily that I'm more political than the next person, I just try to approach my decisions with self-awareness."
/ japanese breakfast
"create these challenges for yourself that are very small, that help you survive."
"don't be afraid to be curious."
/ nnamdi ogbonnaya
"I want to convey to people to do the most good whenever you can, wherever you can, however you can."
/ november 2016
this issue features interviews + features on pwr bttm*, sam bailey - director + producer of the web series brown girls, volumes bookcafe, bianca xunise, the women of VAM, post-election guide to healing & activism + more.
CW: *In November of 2016 we released an issue with the cover and feature on PWR BTTM, who in the past year had become a safe space for a lot of the queer community. In May of 2017, allegations were brought to light regarding sexual abuse and antisemitism involving band member Ben Hopkins - it is crucial for us to be vocal about this and say that at Hooligan, there is no space in our community for abusers and those who may use their power to take advantage of safe spaces. Hooligan is a safe space. We fight to maintain and organize a community that supports + promotes healing, and we continue to stand with survivors.
julien baker /
"you can choose to say nothing at all and promote passivity and negativity, or you can choose to actively promote goodness."
/ webster x
"yes, we're looking at ourselves and we're the reflection of you, you know, you are the listener, you are the audience."
jasmine barber /
"find your voice and don't be afraid of how it sounds because the folks whom your work was made for will hear it and enjoy it. choose very wisely in who you trust to edit your work. get a mentor who really cares about your development. fill up the room."