michael franti

National Gun Violence Day Honors Victims and Survivors, But It’s Not Enough

I started writing this op-ed at the end of March, just days after the Boulder, Colorado shooting took place at a supermarket killing 10 people.
Michael Franti / June 4, 2021

Cameo Is the New Meet-and-Greet for Musicians and Fans

One of 3OH!3's fans met his wife at one of the duo’s concerts. Years later, he proposed to her while their favorite song from their…
Trey Alston / February 22, 2021

28 Musicians Predict the 2020 NFL Season

Are you ready for some football? Somehow, someway, the NFL season is here. There was no preseason this year due to the ongoing pandemic, so…
Daniel Kohn / September 10, 2020

28 Musicians Predict the 2020 Baseball Season

Against all odds and the advice of many virologists, the 2020 MLB season is finally underway. Whether that's a good idea in the midst of…
Daniel Kohn / July 24, 2020

From Protest to Progress: How to Turn Marching Into Actual Change

Ever since the eight-minute and 46-second video of George Floyd having the life choked out of him by a Minneapolis police officer, while being held…
Michael Franti / July 20, 2020

The First Juneteenth Came at the End of the Civil War, This Year It’s During the Middle of a Revolution

Juneteenth historically has been a series of days, the ‘teen’ days of June, when we celebrate the end of slavery. It commemorates June 19, 1865,…
Michael Franti / June 19, 2020

Michael Franti’s ‘Wake-Up – It’s The Crack of 11:30 am’ Playlist

With everyone sequestered and self-quarantining due to the coronavirus, we’ve asked our favorite artists to come up with playlists that keep you entertained. Here’s Michael…
SPIN Staff / April 21, 2020