Branding Music

Linda | October 7, 2017

Is branding a vital element to surviving in the music industry? When you think of a band, Skillet, for instance, what images come to mind? My mind envisions Skillet as industry professionals, well produced, always entertaining, declaring faith, exploring life's ups and downs. The band is well recognized in mainstream... (read more)

Summer Rockfest 2017

Donn King | August 20, 2017

Five bands and almost 4 hours of awesome music. It was a $10 ticket that was seriously worth $100. Two weeks ago I drove up up to north country of New York in Carthage to see Seventh Day Slumber headline their Summer Rockfest tour. Opening the show was an all girl band... (read more)

Creation NE Main Stage, June 28

Linda | June 26, 2017

Creation 2017 is upon us. The Main Stage is about to be fired up on Wednesday, June 28th. Introducing some of the bands that will bring us those incredible musical moments that we will long remember. Starting at the main stage at 4:25 pm,  Written in Kings, from the UK... (read more)

The Letter Black

Linda | May 1, 2017

Exciting news for The Letter Black fans. The band is releasing their heavier rock/metal album, Pain in May. Their last album, Rebuild was released back in 2013 so it's been a while, creating a great excitement from their fans for new music from them. In recent live streaming, Q & A's... (read more)

Garage Bands of the 60’s

Linda | March 17, 2017

“The ocean sounds like a garage band coming at me like a drunk man”. Have you heard that lyric from Switchfoot’s song “Vice Verses”. What is a garage band?  You would naturally think of it as an amateur band practicing in a garage with a loud, raw kind of rocking... (read more)

Building Walls and Tearing Them Down

Linda | February 1, 2017

Walls have been used throughout history to provide protection, divide countries, lock away prisoners and isolate captives. President Trump is moving to build a 40-foot-tall, 7-foot-deep, 10-inch-thick, and 1,000-mile-long wall border wall with Mexico to stop illegal immigration. The thoughts and opinions surrounding this order abound but we won’t get... (read more)

A Salute to Drummers

Linda | October 25, 2016

Rock Drummers, Backbone of a Band Drummers are the backbone of a band, setting the energy level, mood, and emotion of the music. A skilled drummer can change the feel of the music, creating a hard-driving energizing beat or a unique ambiance. Such a drummer can stay “in the pocket”... (read more)

Are They a Christian Band? (A loaded question)

Linda | October 23, 2016

What Is A Christian Band? You know when you are excited about a band’s music and you share it with someone and here it comes, the question that they think will simply require a yes/no black and white answer. It may not always be that easy to provide that answer.... (read more)

Not Stryper, Stryken

Linda | October 21, 2016

Stryken a Chord for Christian Metal Music The eighties had some Christian Metal bands with personality. You’ve no doubt heard of Stryper but have you heard of Stryken? Starting out in Arizona the Band started out with the name Stryker, founded by Dale and Steve Streiker in the 70's. They hired a... (read more)

A Family Affair: 5 Bands With Siblings That Rock

Linda | October 12, 2015

There is something captivating about brothers and sisters sharing a passion for music. Sharing the stage with siblings has to be a remarkable feeling. Imagine recounting the highlights of your latest show at a family gathering or with friends. Some bands that have found themselves in this unique position are:... (read more)