Christian Rock

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    The Mayday Experiment: Maiden Voyage

    The tiny house has made its maiden voyage. Invited to collaborate on a project at the Wittemyer Ranch overlooking Boulder by curators Petra Sertic and Alvin Gregorio , Philip Spangler and I decided that, though it was not necessarily an artistic collaboration in the truest sense, using the tiny hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Six musicians who should have been pro wrestlers

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    The ten best Christian metal bands of all time

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    The Devil Wears Prada: "We want to make an album that will mean something in fifteen years"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    The 50 worst rock/pop lyrics: The Complete list

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    The worst rock/pop lyrics of all time: 20-11

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Tim McGraw and other musicians pay tribute to the Aurora shooting victims and their families

    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 >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    A Christian-rock farewell tribute to Tebow

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    FMQB Triple A Conference featuring Brandi Carlile and more returns to the Fox August 10-12

    Brandi Carlile due with DeVotchka, Fitz and the Tantrums and more this fall​We 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Churchill talks about finding an identity

    Photo by Steve Stanton​Churchill 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 >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011

    Zoo Animal

    Friday, January 14, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Reese Roper on Five Iron Frenzy and Scum of the Earth, the church he helped co-found

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Meet Mr. Dean, an MC Inspired by Greatness, with a heavenly message for the masses

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Pat Boone pounds his All-American meats for conservative causes 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Heaven Fest quickly growing into a destination festival

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Q&A with Oz Fox of Stryper

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Proxy appears on Hip Hope Hits compilation, booked for Heavenfest

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2008

    The Mating Game: Born in the Flood's Nathaniel Rateliff

    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 >>

  • Music

    April 3, 2008

    Jessica Sonner Comes Home

    This fresh-faced newcomer is new to the scene, but not to Denver.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2007

    45 Second Reviews

    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 >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Little Brother

    Monday, October 29, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399; Tuesday, October 30, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2007
  • Music

    June 7, 2007


    Sunday, June 10, Gothic Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2007

    Games Over

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 25, 2007


    These believers prefer to be judged by their music, not their faith.

  • Music

    October 19, 2006


    Tuesday, October 24, Paramount Theatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    August 3, 2006


    Thursday, August 3, Gothic Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    The Rocket Summer

    Friday, May 19, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-455-2263.

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Good Clean Fun

    Wednesday, February 15, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-464-2626.

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Let Us Fray

    With God on their side, these musicians have gone from zeros to heroes.

  • Music

    May 27, 2004


    Tuesday, June 1, Rock Island, 303-572-7625

  • Music

    July 3, 2003


    My Private Nation (Columbia)

  • Music

    June 12, 2003

    God Drang It!

    The members of Ester Drang believe in God; they're just not a Christian band.

  • Music

    November 7, 2002


    Yellow Second and Mary Beth Abella unleash two fine samples of local sounds.

  • Dining

    June 13, 2002

    The Bite

    You can tell a lot about the food in Telluride from readers’ responses to a tart critic.

  • Music

    May 23, 2002

    Higher Powered

    Jars of Clay rocks on the fringe of Christian music.

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Off Limits

    Is that a tuba in your pocket?

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    A Joyful Noise

    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.

  • Music

    March 14, 1996

    Irons in the Fire

    They're punk. They're ska. They're Christian. They're Denver's Five Iron Frenzy.

  • Music

    November 2, 1994