Author: Rob J

Hey, I'm Rob. I'm 33 years old with a wife and 2 awesome kids. I am from NJ, I love God, and enjoy listening to and making music in my project No Lost Cause.

June 20, 2017

April 19, 2017

Kevin Kiehn to release EP this Fall!

Years ago, I came across a band called The Wedding online and instantly fell in love with their music, every aspect of it. On their self-titled album and their sophomore release, “Polarity”, vocalist Kevin Kiehn did an amazing job on vocals, helping to make those albums quite memorable and still favorites of mine to this day. Continued →

April 4, 2017

April 3, 2017

Free Album Download from David Curtis

This past September, David Curtis (ex Run Kid Run) released his most recent album, One Voice. I’m only about halfway through it right now, but it is one great worship album, and David has rather generously made it a free download for a limited time on his bandcamp page, where you can also find his other releases as well. Continued →

March 28, 2017

Introducing: Silent Culture

New Jersey isn’t one of the biggest states in the country, in fact it’s one of the smaller ones. Despite that, it’s still large enough, in it’s own right, to inspire surprise that there aren’t more Christian musicians here who are willing and able to take their gifting beyond the four walls of the church. Continued →

January 25, 2017

Leaked Islander Track

So the guys in Islander came across a track of theirs called “Wake Up!” that had been leaked online and were cool enough about it to share. I’m assuming the song was recorded during their time in the studio recording their most recent album, “Power Under Control”. Continued →

January 3, 2017

The Best of 2016: Rob Jensen

In 2016, I saw my tastes in music grow a bit more. This would account for why you’ll see some albums make an appearance on this list that, if you know me, you wouldn’t normally expect to see here. Overall, I thought it was a pretty good year for music, but a number of times some of the albums I was most excited about lost something after numerous listen throughs. Continued →

December 16, 2016

City Rockfest Tour

With dates going from February all the way through May, the City Rockfest Tour will be making the rounds in 2017. Boasting a rather impressive lineup, this tour promises to be nothing short of amazing. For a full list of dates and to keep updated on potential new additions, be sure to check out their Facebook page at City Rockfest TourContinued →

December 15, 2016

November 28, 2016

REVIEW : JJ Heller - Unto Us

In writing reviews, occasionally you come across an artist or band you’re entirely unfamiliar with. There can be a number of reasons for that, but nevertheless, when I come across them, I look forward to writing the review. It’s often a great way to find and share new artists/bands to listen to and you know you’re sure to present a fresh take on the album you’re reviewing. Continued →

SCORE: 4 / 5   |   READ THE REVIEW

November 15, 2016

Arms for Elephants-The Laws That Guide My Feet

If you downloaded our most recent comp, “Hearts Bleed Passion, Vol. 6″, you may have heard this song. Definitely one of my favorites on it. Here’s a brief explanation of what it’s about from the band’s vocalist, Matt Evans:

” “The Laws That Guide My Feet” is kind of an anthem for people who feel lost and out of place. Continued →

November 14, 2016

REVIEW : Lacey Sturm - Life Screams

2012 saw the departure of Lacey Sturm from Flyleaf. She announced to her fans that it was her desire to take some time off and focus on her family, an admirable and noble decision for sure. In the hearts of her fans was a feeling of support for her decision, yet at the same time, those feelings were mixed with a hopeful wondering of whether or not we’d hear from Lacey again in the music arena. Continued →

SCORE: 4 / 5   |   READ THE REVIEW

November 8, 2016

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January 15, 2014

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June 18, 2012

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October 18, 2011

September 21, 2011

September 9, 2011

INTERVIEW : 20 Questions with Wretched of Grave Robber!

Many of our readers here at IVM are familiar with Grave Robber. I was first introduced to the band via a myspace friend request a few years ago and my first impression was simply “whoa”. After checking out the songs, reading the lyrics, and so on it was impossible for me not to love what they’re doing. Continued →

July 10, 2011

REVIEW : Ed Kowalczyk - Alive

I remember being in high school and rocking out to Live’s albums Throwing Copper and the Secret Samahdi. Still great albums today. Some of the songs were just so infectious that getting them stuck in your head on a near daily basis was simply inevitable. If you’re familiar with the band I’m sure you can relate.

SCORE: 4 / 5   |   READ THE REVIEW

June 10, 2011

REVIEW : Hello Kelly - EASYFORYOUTOSAY

I got my first listen of Hello Kelly by pure chance. I was walking through the store and came across the self titled album sitting on the shelf and for some reason or other went to the computer and sampled it and liked what I heard. That was about 3 years ago. 3 years later, we’re about to see the release of the band’s follow up album, EASYFORYOUTOSAY and it will not by any means disappoint. Let me break it down for you…

SCORE: 3 / 5   |   READ THE REVIEW