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The Hometown Boy - Kyle Kupecky of Anthem Lights

[img_assist|nid=2962|title=Kyle Kupecky|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=503|height=640]Several years ago, friends of mine told me about a handsome young man with a wonderful voice.  This promising singer attended the same church as my cohorts, not far from where I live.  One friend once claimed that some day I would see his name with my work with music.

The Opening Band

[img_assist|nid=2915|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=180|height=180]When folks surrounding me at a concert mumble about not wanting to sit through the opening band, I often remind them that the headliner was once an opening band.  Sure, there are times when I might want time to hurry up so the main band can get on stage.  Yet often, I am ushered in to new music that I appreciate and maybe even become a fan.

Will Red Rock My Face Off?

[img_assist|nid=2830|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=180|height=180]Often when a seasoned edgy rock band puts out new material, I ponder at what point the music will mellow.  After all, it seems to be a pattern that I like a band’s earlier music, but stay away from older albums when the music reaches a bit calmer feel.  So when I received a copy of Red’s third album, Until We Have Faces, set to release on February 1st, I cringed at the thought of what the music would sound like.

Houston…we’ve had a problem…

  I have been writing most of my life.  As a child, maybe just the requirements, but as I moved into High School I expanded my creative process.  I wrote for the school news paper.  I wrote for the city news paper.  I secured a job writing commercials for the local radio station.  I wrote songs for my yet-to-be-formed rock band, Fluid Vision.  I wrote.  

Third Day progresses with new album titled Move

[img_assist|nid=2610|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=180|height=180]Recently yet another “jaded” thought about new music, whether from a seasoned band or a new artist, ran through my head.  That explains in part why I haven’t paid as much attention to the timing of upcoming releases.  In the past I had been more mindful of new albums and always kept a lot of dates in my head.  So when I received the pre-release for Third Day’s next album Move arrived just as I was about to leave for another summer music festival, I thought, “I shouldn’t ha

The End of an Era of Rock and Roll -The Elms final show

[img_assist|nid=2424|title=The Elms final show|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=205|height=300]After a 10 hour drive, a two hour wait outside the venue, about an hour waiting through the opener and a set change, The Elms hit the stage at about 10:00 PM.  Owen Thomas, lead singer, walked onto the stage with what seemed to be a tear in his eye.  This show was to be the last for The Elms, whose career spans ten years.  A little over four hours later, the show culminated with a bunch of tired musicians and a satisfied audience.

Creation Festival Northeast "Awards"

Music festivals are often a highlight of each summer.  As music-a-holic who also craves warm weather and sunshine, what better way to spend a few vacation days each year.  I did not get a chance to blog from the fest, but soon after arriving home from Creation Northeast this year, I reflected on my experience.  Mind you - there is a lot more to Creation fest than music.  But this is what rolled out of my thoughts and is now about to fill this page.  If I had to give out awards this year, the following would be the results.