Tag: Christian music

July 17, 2021

The Many Adventures of The Joneses and The Jesus Music Film (2021)

Well, we just returned from a wild week at Great Wolf Lodge here locally in So Cal. We spent countless days at the water park and even Knott’s Berry Farm as well as spending precious time with my wife and children. We even had our oldest son Brayden stop by for a bit on last Thursday. Overall, was a great time spent with family and unforgettable memories were had. My wallet still aches but well, what did I expect lol.… Continued →

July 11, 2021

Benjamin Daniel Announces New Album "Shelterheart"

The somber yet soothing sounds of Benjamin Daniel and his music, are woven into the fabric of Indie Vision Music and our community here that has been built back up post-2016 “rebirth”. If you don’t know who he is or what his music sounds like then do yourself a huge favor and pull up “Benjamin Daniel” on your favorite digital network (or here) and give it a listen. He just launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fund the new album, “Shelterheart”, which you can read all about right here.… Continued →

June 27, 2021

April 27, 2021

Contagion Fest Phase II Full Streams Now Online

The online, quarantine-like “Fest” featuring a ton of great Christian rock, metal, punk, Post Hardcore, Indie, etc. bands, is now archived online via YouTube. You can watch Day 1 and Day 2 right here at IVM, below. This epic event is almost 10 hours total worth of engaging new music. Powerful stuff and unique for this music scene. Check it out below. Oh and our buddy Nate Parrish is one of the performing artists on Day 1.… Continued →

March 15, 2021

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. That’s right, Kanye West took home the top prize in that category for his album “Jesus Is King”.… Continued →

December 12, 2020

December 7, 2020

BLOOD, SWEAT, and SIN: The History of Christian Rock (A New Docuseries by Michael Bridges)

Michael Bridges, a long time member of our Christian Music and Rock Scene has embarked on a journey to release a special docuseries all about his involvement in the scene, where its gone, and and what is has meant to him. Sure to be shocking, compelling, and altogether interesting. Check out the trailer below and view the special gofundme to help get this project off the ground, right here. This really reminds me of an Anthony Bourdain (RIP) style series in the most honest way and it definitely has my interest.… Continued →

November 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

Seeking "Cover Songs" by Christian Artists for New Playlist on Spotify

I am sending this post out there into the webiverse to gather songs for a new spotify playlist I just created. It is (tentatively) being called “The Best Christian Cover Songs” and is a play off Christians who cover popular (and not so popular) songs. Please list artist name covering a song and song title below this post in the comments section so I can take your suggestions and add them. What you see now on Spotify is just me recalling stuff off the top of my head.… Continued →

March 2, 2020

Kevin Max Creates Special Larry Norman Tribute Album

World renown singer/songwriter and DC Talk member – Kevin Max, has been putting together a very special tribute to Larry Norman album. You can contribute and be the first to get your hands on it right here (plus watch some videos and get more insight behind this very special album). Here is what Kevin Max says, “Revisiting This Planet will be produced by my friend John Mark Painter of the group Fleming and John. My friend John has been producing my own solo albums for the last 5 years.Continued →

December 4, 2019

Song of the Day: Black Eyed Sceva - Handshake

I don’t know what it is but maybe today’s dark and stormy skies along with a heavy downpour elicits a moody yet introspective response to music. A song such as “Handshake” really makes you stop and think. I still believe after all these years that the band Black Eyed Sceva (and later known as ‘Model Engine’) were brilliant songwriters, Jeremy Post in particular. There was something magical in their music and the way they conveyed these emotions through song.… Continued →

March 12, 2019

Indie Vision Music Launches New Playlists on Spotify, Join if You Dare!

Indie Vision Music is proud to present 2 new playlists that are appearing in addition to 2 other more recent (and continually updated) Spotify Playlists. These are all just for fun and to attract new followers so IVM can finally take over the world and put the first Christian band on Mars. Well not really but it’s still fun, right? Check out the new “Christian Metal and Hard Rock” Playlist, “Christian Emo and Indie Rock”, “Christian Pop-Punk and Punk Rock”, and our really cool “Weekly New Release Sampler”.… Continued →

November 16, 2018

The Labeled Podcast is Back and With Incentives This Time

It has been announced that Matt Carter (on behalf of Tooth & Nail Records) has re-launched the “Labeled Podcast”. Matt Carter is a member of Emery as well as Matt & Toby plus a founding member of Bad Christian. He is working to bring these stories of past and current Tooth & Nail bands to life through the podcast platform and this time for fans, there are incentives. That’s right, the Podcast now has a Patreon campaign where fans can actively be a part of the podcast creation and process.… Continued →

September 25, 2018

The Altar Boys - A Voice Lost, A Voice Found (The Story Behind 'No Substitute')

The long running, “legends in the making” Christian band known as The Altar Boys who have survived for decades and somehow come out on top with their best album ever, “No Substitute”. The group has just offered a behind the scenes glimpse of just why it is they returned with this new album after a nearly 25 year absence from new recorded music. The fact that their music has endured for different generations and continued to influence youth who are now adults with families of their own is testament to the power of music and Faith.… Continued →

August 31, 2018

The Best of 2008: 10 Years, A Look Back

10 years ago seems like it has passed within an instant. Some of these albums listed below are forgotten hits and some are still being played today. This list are my recommendations and mine alone. Feel free to disagree with my selections. Check out some of these now “classic” albums from the year 2008, below. The Best of 2008: 10 Years, A Look Back. Brave Saint Saturn as #1?… Continued →

June 17, 2018

April 11, 2018

Gravity Galore: A Brief History of Christian Songs Titled "Gravity"

“Fire” and “water” are arguably the most overused metaphors in contemporary Christian music. But there is another common nature-themed metaphor in Christian music you may not have noticed: gravity. I by no means consider my research to be exhaustive, but I found nearly two dozen songs from the past 25 years with “gravity” in the title. Researching Christian music prior to the 1990’s is a difficult task. While I have little doubt that this theme continues back into the 80’s and maybe even 70’s the earliest contemporary Christian song titled “Gravity” I’ve been able to find so far* is from 1995.… Continued →

October 30, 2016

The Legacy of Christian Artists

This is an amazing article and I understand the sentiments so clearly. This is something that has weighed heavily on my heart too. I’ve made like minded statements around the web the past several years similar in ways to which this article is written. The notion that the passing legacies of once great artists seemingly gets forgotten, rings true in the hearts and minds of us aging fans and rockers. All those artists who’ve decided to call it quits over the past 30+ years (I can list tons of names) shouldn’t be forgotten or for their albums and art to go out of print.… Continued →