Hayley Williams is one voice in what I believe is a growing conversation: what happens when the emo kids grow up?
RED continues to demonstrate how musically tight and in sync they are as they present one of the most exciting and technically sound live shows, night in and night out. On this raw and cool autumn night, this was everything that my soul was craving, and I left fulfilled.
This post contributed to Rock On Purpose by September Grace Redemption is often shown in fiction as a clear-cut story: Point A to Point Fall-from-Grace to Point Happily-Ever-After. In so many stories--musically, cinematically, literarily--we gravitate toward sharp contrast redemptions. We want to see someone at rock bottom be stabilized, someone awful become someone good. If... Continue Reading →
Intro Supernatural. This was the album that followed THE album for a rock, rap and soul trio who defined an era in Christian music. dc Talk’s fifth and last all-new studio project was released by Forefront Records twenty years ago on September 22, 1998. The ultra-popular group was coming off an album, Jesus Freak, that... Continue Reading →
In the Bible, James 1 reminds us to be slow to speak and quick to listen. These words are a lifetime challenge, one that I’ve been wrestling with since growing up in a Christian conservative household. As I grow in age and gain wisdom, these words have taught me that by taking time to listen... Continue Reading →
On August 24, I walked from my parents' house to a college performing arts center. Skillet's buses and semi were huddled around the back of the building, and a small crowd of concert-goers in emblazoned t-shirts clustered around the front. I checked in at will call for my pass, got my camera's settings in place,... Continue Reading →
The Song: "Awake and Alive" by Skillet The Story: "I got into Christian music completely unintentionally. My family was Christian, I was Christian, but I was never really into praise and worship," Amy shares. "I preferred modern music." It would be Pokemon that unexpectedly led Amy to music that would change her life. "Soon, I... Continue Reading →
This post originally published on Threads of Stars on July 20, 2018. All afternoon on July 20, 2017, my phone was going off: “did you see the news?” And I had; all of us in the rock community had, the news spreading through our tight knit family like a blackout, lights suddenly switched out. Chester... Continue Reading →
Happy National Tattoo Day! Tattoos can be a powerful way of telling our stories, of marking life events, of honoring the processes of our soul. For anyone who processes the world through the lens of music, the intersection of tattoos and songs just makes sense. We asked you to share the stories of your lyrical... Continue Reading →