VUCA is a manifestation ~ the working of an art collective.
A community is only as healthy as its artists. Our combined efforts explore the nexus of technology and art, seeking new environments for artists to discover and advance.
VUCA couples each project with an essential nonprofit partner to help raise awareness and resources for our community.
Rock the Stream @ 7PM
WorldWideDG: performs EP, "Threaded", produced by Dave Olson & Deputi
Barbara Stephan performs "Lovely Child"
'The Blood is at the Doorstep' film trailer - Directed by Erik Ljung. Premiered at SXSW (2017), earning the critics' pick from The Hollywood Reporter
Lex Allen performs "Shine" with Barbara Stephan Music & WorldWideDG
#RockTheStream: Get to know #artcollective VUCA, Next Door Foundation & Mothers for Justice United
WorldWideDG original music is written from his life experiences and dreams, and his life has not always been easy. That’s an understatement. His songs have an honest intensity and catchy vibe that virtually anyone can enjoy. He transcends genres for sure. To see him live, playing the guitar and singing impressive melodies and rhymes about life, love and happiness, is unforgettable. WorldWideDG is not ashamed of where he has been and what he’s been through. You can feel the potent mixture of confidence and humility in his songs. His talent and ambitious goals are legit. DG, the songwriter, singer, musician and actor, truly is an artist!
Dark, cinematic and beautiful - Deputi and World Wide DG team up on Threaded. Full of deep textures and soaring vocal melodies, Threaded is an experience in a genre that is hard to describe. Lyrics and vocals by WorldWide DG. Produced by Dave Olson & Scott Radke of Deputi. Additional production by Dylan Taugher. Album artwork by Jonna Olson.
July 1, 2020 @ 7pm CDT
Next Door Foundation
Next Door's mission is to support the intellectual, physical and emotional development of children by partnering with their families for success in school and the community. Next Door’s vision is to position neighborhood children and families for long-term success.
Mothers for Justice United
Mission: peer support and advocacy for families of victims of police and racist vigilante violence
MOTHERS FOR JUSTICE UNITED
Barbara Stephan brings a far-reaching variety of experiences, styles, sounds, and talent to her recordings and performances that is fun, refreshing, uplifting, innovative, bold, and sassy. Yet simultaneously, for all her ingenuity and modernity, Barbara reaches back to the days of old – back to the R&B and soul that put the likes of Memphis and Detroit on the music scene map – for her fountain of inspiration. She makes it all look seamless – so natural and easy – this is certainly going to put her on the map as one of the must-see shows of the year.
The Blood is at the Doorstep, a feature length documentary (SXSW 2017) directed by Erik Ljung chronicling a family's fight for justice after Dontre Hamilton was shot 14 times and killed by a Milwaukee Police Officer in 2014. Offering a painful, yet hopeful glimpse inside a movement born out of tragedy.
Awards: Best Documentary at the Monmouth Film Festival, Excellence in Documentary Storytelling at the Destiny City Film Festival
Lex Allen, is a Soul Pop singer/songwriter that connects all ages, genders, genres and races at his over the top emotional roller-coaster of a live show. Lex creates musical space for those who need something to help through the hurt and connects with those who need to hear something inspiring to help them see their self worth. He makes music for that 5 a.m. listener who needs something loud and maybe a little ratchet to get them through their day. Allen's music breathes love and liberation.