Author: Eric Pettersson

Eric Pettersson is from Reading, PA and a graduate of La Salle University in Philadelphia with degrees in Communication and Religion. He wrote regularly for IVM 2005-2011. Now he has his own website, Explore Reading, "a progressive guide to the city of Reading, Pennsylvania. Follow him at

March 13, 2013

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February 8, 2013

Where Have All the Teachers Gone?

A few weeks ago I was browsing through the used section of my local record store and was thrilled to see a whole bunch of old school Christian “punk” CDs. For $3 or $4 each, I got albums by The Insyderz, Twothirtyeight, Value-Pac, Ill Harmonics, and Pedro the Lion. Listening to each of these compelled me to pull out other records that I’ve had for years: Five Iron Frenzy, The OC Supertones, MxPx, Brave Saint Saturn, and more. Even though this music was once the only stuff I ever listened to, it had been a while since I’ve really dug into it, and one thing shocked me as I started jamming out to them again today.… Continued →

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August 17, 2011

REVIEW : Sainthood Reps - Monoculture

All you modern Tooth and Nail haters can finally relax, because Sainthood Reps brings the label back to the days of Frodus, Blenderhead, and 90 Pound Wuss. This is grungy post-hardcore with a Long Island twist.

August 15, 2011

August 9, 2011

August 2, 2011

REVIEW : The Make - This Box EP

Number One Gun's Jeff Schneeweis and Trevor Sellers are back together, adding Sarah Ann from See You Soon to create a new, catchy indie rock sound that is equally mature, fun, and emotional.

July 29, 2011

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July 13, 2011

REVIEW : Jonathan Jones - Community Group

With his second full-length solo release, the lead singer of Waking Ashland and We Shot the Moon delivers more of those signature melodies while finally letting loose, somehow getting deeper and having more fun at the same time.

July 8, 2011

June 22, 2011

June 15, 2011

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May 26, 2011

REVIEW : Baretta May - Signals Vol. 1

Baretta May’s experimental blend of post-hardcore, indie rock, and jam band sounds is highly impressive and well worth checking out for anyone bored with run-of-the-mill rock bands and wanting something fresh and different.

May 17, 2011

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April 30, 2011

REVIEW : Great Awakening - Songs in Secret

As the name suggests, Songs in Secret are personal and intimate expressions of love towards God. Great Awakening’s “adult alternative” sound will click well with fans of anything from Coldplay to The Glorious Unseen, bringing music that is both enjoyable and uplifting.

April 20, 2011

REVIEW : Glen Galaxy - Thank You

The leader of the experimental hip hop outfit Soul Junk branches out for a "solo" worship album, producing some lo-fi indie rock that takes seriously the call the make a "joyful noise" to the Lord.