The Grace of the Outsider: The Women of Rock and Roll

I glimpsed in them this incredible new reality I'd never even fathomed before, a world where a woman's empathy and strength were inextricably connected, a world where your soul wasn't required to shrink itself into silence.

ROP Throwback: Chasing Furies “With Abandon”

For the short lived family band Chasing Furies, their 1999 album With Abandon—the only piece of work they’d release as a group—fused the angelic vocal qualities of dream pop with instrumentation laced with both shoegaze and jangle rock fundamentals. They created a distinctive sound that most artists in similar industry circles avoided.

Joy Invincible: Switchfoot’s Fantastic Traveling Music Show

Switchfoot presented the tour as a way to thank their fans for more than 20 years of music. Really, it also ultimately served as proof of why this group can easily fill out auditoriums after over two decades. The songs cast a little light on the things that survive the shipwrecks, the things that outlast the storms: love, hope, redemption, melody, community. The resilience of those things through all the worst chapters we live is truly a joy invincible.