Fall/Winter 2017 Vandala Magazine: Talib Kweli, Frank Turner, Freeze, and more

What a year and we are ending with an amazing issue. Firstly we are very proud to end the year with Talib Kweli cover who gives Vandala an insightful and […]

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Album Review: Curtis Harding – “Face Your Fear” + Album Stream

Curtis Mayfield. Sam Cooke. Al Green. James Brown. And then there’s Leon Bridges, Benjamin Booker, JD McPherson, Jack White and The James Hunter Six. This is the lineage, past and present, to which Curtis Harding belongs. Funk, soul, classic R&B. The music pays tribute to hey-day Stax records, the swinging 60’s and the free love 70’s, in equal measure.

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Listen Up! Review of Served Like a Girl Soundtrack feat. Pink, Gwen Stefani and Christina Aquilera.

On the surface, this is a star-studded soundtrack to a documentary that sheds light on the resilience of female veterans who have been wounded in the line of duty. On another level, it’s a megaphone for the voices of the women in the film, allowing them to reach an audience that might otherwise not hear them.

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Album Review: Wu-Tang Clan: The Saga Continues

To clear up the confusion, I’ll start this review by saying that there are two distinct and separate Wu-Tang music brands. There are the albums that are canonical, that is, Wu-Tang Clan albums. And there are albums that are non-canonical. That is Wu-Tang albums. No Clan.

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Album Review: Robert Plant Bares his Heart on Latest Album Carry Fire

Simply put, Robert Plant is a musical genius and his newest album Carry Fire is a demonstration of said genius. The eleven song collection is a divine infusion of abstract musings, poignant observations, ethereal sounds, and tribal rhythms guided by Plant’s omnipotent transmission of emotion.

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July/August 2017 Vandala Magazine: Double Issue! Festival Coverage, Dope D.O.D, Will Varley

The kids will be back in school as we reminisce about all the summer fun we had; as you will see we had a lot of it!  On the cover […]

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Album Review: Otherwise “Sleeping Lions”

Otherwise are back and out of hibernation with their new album “Sleeping Lions” which is the bands third full-length studio release. Known for the rock ballads to powerhouse hard rock songs all amidst passionate lyrics perfectly mixed. Add in balanced guitars, bass and drums they do not disappoint once again.

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