Hardcore as genre tends to have the unfortunate habit of falling prey to its own tropes and as a consequence experiences periods of creative stagnation. Currently it’s in an upswing, as the last few years have yielded many amazing breaking out artists, who have generally been transfusing new crossover blood into genre.
As a whole, punk rock’s golden era of cultural prevalence the late 70s, to the early 90s is a period held such high influential regard, that at any given moment there is always somebody naively attempting to breathe life into the genre’s mainstream relevance.
Vandala spoke with Toby, bassist and Vocalist of Dr. Dog. This band is a no holds barred creative smorgasbord. Bringing crazy fun harmonies, classic rock and now with the addition of a true talent on drums, their new live album is an impressive testament to their unique musical stylings.
Jack Dalrymple has been a fixture in the punk rock scene since way back in 1995 when he formed One Man Army. Throughout the years he’s piled up an impressive discography with some of the scene’s best bands, including the original incarnation of Dead To Me, San Francisco/Santa Cruz legends Swingin’ Utters and short lived
Panda Bear is the King Midas of music. Everything he touches turns to gold! Whether it’s Animal Collective, Daft Punk, or solo – he rocks it. Or ‘experimental psychedelias’ it, whatever category he’s currently occupying. Get it? Because ‘rock’ is a genre of music? Forget you guys.
Danko Jones formed in 1996 in Toronto, Ontario. They released their first record Born A Lion in 2002. Incessant touring and a half a dozen hard rocking albums has given […]
Perhaps the most enduring pop culture anti-hero of the 90’s, Marylyn Manson has sculpted himself a throne of social scorn that is so enduring that neither time, nor the mid diminishing returns of the 2000’s can shake the foundation of it. Even as a fan who was naiveté….
Even though there are few signs of warmer weather Vandala is keeping the heat coming. This month we have an interview with bassist-vocalist Toby Leaman of the creative and crazy […]