Strahan is a “Folk Psalmist” from New Zealand that my husband and I had never heard of until friends of ours from church recommended we listen to his music three years ago. We started then and haven’t stopped since–now three years, four album/EPs and one live concert in Minneapolis later, we are hooked! For fans... Read more »
With the evolution of YouTube, Facebook fan pages, and autotune, it seems like anyone can become a recording artist these days, but it’s hard to do it right. 22-year-old singer/songwriter Kevin Marble took the production of his debut album seriously, and it shows in the quality of this folk-meets-alternative compilation, “What Are You Afraid Of?,” released... Read more »
Last Tuesday, Australian worship team Hillsong United released their 12th studio album, Zion. During the first week of its release, it sold more than 34,100 units, topped the Billboard Christian & Gospel album and digital charts, peaked as the No. 1 album overall on iTunes in the United States, South Africa, Sweden, Dominican Republic, Brazil,... Read more »
Alternative/folk group Mumford & Sons is back with another chart-topping album release, Babel. With banjos and guitars abounding, their newest release has created a stir in both mainstream and Christian music critic circles: With an album title referencing the Tower of Babel account from the book of Genesis, a few overt mentions of “Jesus” in... Read more »
Justin Bieber’s much anticipated album, “Believe,” hit store shelves today. His fourth studio album was immediately purchased by millions of screaming girls and their mothers, hitting the top of iTunes charts in mere hours and, according to Billboard Magazine, is well on its way to becoming the biggest debut of the year. It has finally... Read more »
At Daughtry’s concert at The Brick in Minneapolis Sunday night (his tour came through Chicago in April), the gospel was preached in rock-star fashion by opening band SafetySuit. The Nashville-based rock band put on an extremely powerful performance highlighted by several tracks off of their most recent album “These Times,” but the climax of the... Read more »
Featured at Gungor’s “Ghosts Upon the Earth” tour stop in Wheaton, Ill. last Friday evening, spoken word poet Amena Brown delivers the word of God with fervor and passion. Here’s an inspiring glimpse into her art and craft – learn more about her work on her website.
The Brilliance, led by David Gungor Needtobreathe: “The Reckoning” tour at the Riviera Theatre in Uptown The Darren Zancan Band @ Hard Rock Cafe Chicago Willow Creek: Chicago, Palm Sunday service This weekend, I was fortunate enough to catch four concerts around the greater Chicago area (Michael Gungor and The Brilliance at Wheaton College, The... Read more »