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April 18, 2021

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Is Punk Dead?

Sure, the title feels trite – a conversation that has happened a hundred times already for decades. But I’m not approaching this from a strictly musical standpoint. Instead, my focus is largely ideological. Punk, and even other genres like outlaw country, centered around ideas that ran counter to the mainstream narrative.… Continued →

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P.O.D. To Play Satellite, Fundamental Elements of Southtown, and a Collection of Hits in a Special 3 Night Set

World renown hard rock/metal band P.O.D. from San Diego, CA. have just announced that they are playing a 3 Day Set of Songs in May celebrating the 20th anniversary of their landmark 2001 album, “Satellite”. The 3 nights will consist of “Satellite” (2001), “Fundamental Elements of Southtown” (1999), and a 3rd day featuring a collection of HITS, Rarities, B-Sides, and Classic Songs from the past.… Continued →

Arthur Alligood Releases New Song Feat. Josh and Dean of Toad The Wet Sprocket

Independent solo artist – Arthur Alligood, is back and with a brand new song titled “It’ll Be Alright” featuring Josh and Dean from Toad The Wet Sprocket. It’s a beautiful song and really well done. Showcases Arthur’s immense talent and his ear for making a great song. Having two members from one of my favorite bands, Toad The Wet Sprocket, just makes this new song all the more special.… Continued →

April 10, 2021

New Music: April 9, 2021

Rock & Metal
Pop & CCM
Electronic & Dance
Folk & Singer/Songwriter
Hip Hop & R&B
Worship & Gospel Continued →

April 9, 2021

Song of the Day: Chasm - Unknown

In the mid- to late-90s when all of the other Christian hardcore bands were doing new school/chugga chugga style hardcore with increasingly metallic influences, Bakersfield’s Chasm were drawing on earlier inspiration. These influences came mostly from the 80s British hardcore punk/d-beat sound (Discharge, Conflict, etc.), although somewhat ironically this track has elements of early black metal in the guitar riffs (a la Venom or Bathory).… Continued →

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New Music: April 2, 2021

Rock & Metal
Pop & CCM
Electronic & Dance
Folk & Singer/Songwriter Hip Hop & R&B
Worship & Gospel Continued →

April 2, 2021

Song of the Day: God - Revelation

Is it a bit pompous to call your band “God”? Maybe. But what’s particularly interesting about this band is we know nothing about them. Band members are completely anonymous. Is it even a band, or a solo project? Where are they from? No idea. Because the project is completely designed to “Challenge you to consider Him as well as your life & death through the power of music,” they figured the best way to do that was anonymously.… Continued →

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New Music: March 26, 2021

Rock & Metal
Pop & CCM
Electronic & Dance
  • Roberto Rosso – Ten
Folk & Singer/Songwriter
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March 26, 2021

Song of the Day: Disturbulenced - EXpose(d)

While Gospel music to most probably represents tradition and preservation, there is also a strong undercurrent of experimentation and the avant garde. Among faith-filled artists are John Coltrane’s divinely-inspired free jazz, classical composers pushing the envelope of what music should be (Bach, for instance), heck even the first rock and roller (arguably) was essentially a Gospel singer/guitarist who just cranked things up a little louder.… Continued →

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DENS - Even (Tamed Tongues Sessions)

DENS has put out another track from their upcoming “Tamed Tongues” release. The song is “Even” and is a new version of the same track featured on the band’s 2020 album, “Taming Tongues”. This song/version is further proof of this band’s unmistakable talent and continued draw as one of the great new indie bands gracing our music scene here in 2021.… Continued →

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And the Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album Goes to.... Kanye West

So maybe a handful of people actually tuned into the Grammy Awards last night to feel the full brunt of relevance that awards shows have actually turned into (sarcasm). Well surprisingly enough but not really, considering the mass appeal (and star power) coming from one such winner in the “Contemporary Christian Music Album” category at the Grammys last night.… Continued →