NEEDTOBREATHE Marquee Theatre 5/5/14 NEEDTOBREATHE is a band of strong suits -- that's not to say that they don't know how to put on a lively show (they do), that they can't play their instruments (they can), or that they can't draw a crowd (they did). Rather, they're a band that may not be the fl ... More >>
As Taylor Swift's tour mates, finding Billboard success and as the winners of multiple Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, NEEDTOBREATHE make for quite the musical intersection. With a driving blend of faith-infused rock, the South Carolinian trio of bassist Seth Bolt, vocalist Bear Rinehart and g ... More >>
Florida rockers Anberlin have been together for just over a decade, and what a ride it's been. After starting out small with Tooth & Nail Records and experiencing great success with Blueprints for the Black Market and Never Take Friendship Personal, they soon were playing on the Warped Tour and foun ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend. Friday, June 1: Frequency Fridays @ DWNTWN Fridays used to be one of the pimpest nights of the week at Cent ... More >>
You know that scene in Spinal Tap, where Rob Reiner is reading the band a review of the Shark Sandwich album and he says, "This one is simply two words: Shit Sandwich?" Scanning through most of the reviews of IV, the fourth album by Alabama Christian rockers Maylene and the Sons of Disaster is kin ... More >>
Otoacoustic Emmission at St. Augustine's Church in Tempe Monday, October 31, 2011 According to the Billboard Contemporary Christian Music charts, "Courageous," by the Georgia-based band Casting Crowns, is the most popular Christian song in America. The song is a lot of things: vaguely arena ... More >>
SwitchfootAre you ready to GOD!? Valley private Christian college Grand Canyon University is ready to get its worship on with a little help from a few of music's biggest faith-based acts.
If you're like us, you're probably already sick of hearing about the Rapture that didn't happen last Saturday. But we reserve the right to kick dead horses, even in the midst of our apocalypse fatigue. This week, Up on the Sun comic artist Robbie Pfeffer explores a world without Christians -- or ... More >>
Thousand Foot Krutch is scheduled to perform on Saturday, January 15, at Castles 'n' Coasters.There's been a rip-roaring debate raging through the religious world for years over the role of Christian rock. Although some hard-liners feel it's the devil's music and has no place in the Lord's house ... More >>
Caitlin CronenbergLIGHTSSome musicians like to drink, party and hang out with groupies while they're on tour. For LIGHTS, a spunky little 23-year-old Canadian who has played on Vans Warped Tour and with Owl City, playing World of Warcraft is the perfect way to unwind. And the electro pop singer h ... More >>
Run like the wind at annual marathon
A Rocket to the Moon is scheduled to perform Friday night at the Clubhouse Music Venue in Tempe. With Monday being Martin Luther King Day, chances are most of you are gonna get three whole days of relaxation and recreation this weekend (that is, unless "the man" is making you drag your ass to the s ... More >>
Christian rock devils music or manna from above?
Here are some of the concerts that were announced this week.
UnderOath doesn't swear
Really, really sweet
House punk, broken bards, masked men, and emo for God
Righteous rock rolls into the Marquee Theatre
Phoenix is the unlikely capital of Christian hip-hop leading to the not-so-immortal question, Who Would Jesus Diss?
Tooth & Nail Records celebrates 10 years of punk fire -- and quiet Christian devotion
A spate of new various-artist releases forces us to ponder the question 'Who Put the Comp?'
The men of Fine China have a sweet record deal, pre-Britpop ethos and the Lord in their hearts
Pedro the Lion's David Bazan offers a complex version of Christianity wearing an indie-rock collar
Raising hell in the Valley's Christian punk scene
New compilation spotlights the growing underground force of the local Christian rock scene