Did you watch the most recent Wrestlemania? I didn't. I also haven't had a Mountain Dew in seven years. I guess this means I'm finally an real adult, which means I should do the mature thing and write a list for an audience of people who are mostly hung-over and sitting in cubicles. This week, I'll ... More >>
Over the years, there have been plenty of Christian metal bands playing in a variety of styles, from death metal to metalcore to '80s metal. Some artists in this realm often wish critics and fans would focus less the religious aspect -- claiming it detracts from the music -- while others embrace the ... More >>
The Devil Wear's Prada (due this Sunday, November 24, at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom) first came together in 2005. Formed in Dayton, Ohio, by members who came up in the local hardcore scene, the act is a Christian band, but it has never traded on that aspect of the band with any overt, ham-fiste ... More >>
Well, here we are, at the end of the road of lyrical idiocy. As our countdown to crappiness finally culminates, we've trained our eye on some of the greatest lyricists in rock, who during select moments, greatly disappointed us with their valueless verse. These lyrics are all bad on their own terms, ... More >>
Join us as we go further down the rabbit hole of cringe-worthy rock lyrics, making our way through an underselling David Lee Roth, a culture war waged by Avril Lavigne, a melodramatic suicide note from Blink 182, some lumpy Black Eyed Peas and Chinese food that makes LFO sick, while Bob Dylan and th ... More >>
See Also: - Photos: Brothers of the Sun Tour hits Denver - Review: Florence the Machine On the evening of the Aurora theater shooting and in the days that followed, scores of musicians were faced with the daunting and unenviable prospect of performing for folks when the devastating loss was still ... More >>
Oh, Tim Tebow, how we are going to miss him. It's hard to believe it's been only a little over two years since he began turning professional football into a platform for religious expression. Now that Tebowmania is officially coming to an end in Denver, we thought it would be fitting to honor the ma ... More >>
Brandi Carlile due with DeVotchka, Fitz and the Tantrums and more this fallWe just received word on the lineup and dates for this year's FMQB Triple A Conference taking place this fall. This year's summit is slated to kick off on Wednesday, August 10 and culiminate on Friday, August 12, with ... More >>
Photo by Steve StantonChurchill is releasing its debut full-length, Happy/Sad, tonight at the Hi-Dive. It's been a long time coming -- the band has been around for more than two years, and this album has been in the works for half that time. The album, partially funded by a successful Kicksta ... More >>
Friday, January 14, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
In the course of writing this week's feature ("O Scum All Ye Faithful"), I spoke with Five Iron Frenzy singer and Scum co-founder, Reese Roper. Roper was an icon for '90s Christian punk rock, writing songs with a lyrical sophistication that referenced literature and world history. His songs w ... More >>
Producer/rapper Mr. Dean (aka Dean Lopez) has spent the last ten years making music and honing his craft. He says that his faith and the support of others -- including area churches and their flock -- have served to keep him encouraged and focused on his path, which is to bring a positive C ... More >>
patboonemeats.com launches November 1, so this photo will have to do for now, Boone fans.Pat Boone, that icon of pure American goodness, has partnered up with a Colorado Springs company on a line of Pat Boone All-American Meats and will start selling his "delicious, tender, juicy, USDA, hand- ... More >>
Heaven Fest is expected to draw even more people this year Way back in 2008, when we first spoke to Luke Bodley about Heaven Fest, the annual Christian music festival he produces was in its infancy. Bodley confided to us that he had difficulty convincing acts to perform at the inagural event ... More >>
Stryper arrived on the metal scene in 1984, clad in yellow and black spandex, and quickly became major players in the exploding melodic hard rock scene. The foursome played catchy tunes and won the ears of millions of listeners, but what stood out most and invited controversy, was the band's clea ... More >>
Whatever your religious beliefs may be, you can't deny how far Christian hip-hop has come over the years, musically and lyrically.Colorado rapper Proxy is part of the new generation of MCs with a Christian focus, although he probably shuns such labels. (It's just hip-hop, right?) The MC recently had ... More >>
It's often been said that being in a band is just like being in a relationship, that sometimes your bandmates know you better than your significant other. We decided to put this notion to the test by asking a select band member a series of personal questions (easy, tiger, nothing salacious), and the ... More >>
This fresh-faced newcomer is new to the scene, but not to Denver.
Why give anything an intent listen and fair assessment when I can review 5 albums in a matter of 225 seconds? Bullet for My Valentine Scream Aim Fire EP 20-20 Entertainment 00:30-01:15 of “Eye of the Storm” ARG! This is really, really, really bad metal. I believe that someone from Iron Maiden ... More >>
Monday, October 29, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399; Tuesday, October 30, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Sunday, June 10, Gothic Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
On March 19, Tim Neverett, seen here, hosted The Press Box, his regular a.m. feature on KLZ-AM/Z560, as if nothing unusual was going on behind the scenes. But this wasn't just any morning. Late the previous week, Z560 staffers were informed that the outlet's sports-talk format is going away as of Ma ... More >>
These believers prefer to be judged by their music, not their faith.
Tuesday, October 24, Paramount Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Thursday, August 3, Gothic Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
Friday, May 19, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-455-2263.
Wednesday, February 15, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-464-2626.
With God on their side, these musicians have gone from zeros to heroes.
Tuesday, June 1, Rock Island, 303-572-7625
My Private Nation (Columbia)
The members of Ester Drang believe in God; they're just not a Christian band.
Yellow Second and Mary Beth Abella unleash two fine samples of local sounds.
You can tell a lot about the food in Telluride from readers responses to a tart critic.
Jars of Clay rocks on the fringe of Christian music.
Is that a tuba in your pocket?
Golden pipes -- not a genie in a bottle -- helped fifteen-year-old Rachael Lampa land a lucrative record deal and a rare position in the world of Christian pop.
They're punk. They're ska. They're Christian. They're Denver's Five Iron Frenzy.
THE KINGS OF CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC BELIEVE THAT THEIR PRAYERS ARE ABOUT TO BE ANSWERED.