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Cornerstone Festival Schedules
April 21, 2009, 9:37 pm
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Schedules for Cornerstone Festival are now posted online . Schedules of the weeks events that are up now include schedule of bands, Breakaway Programs for teens, kid’s programs and schedule of games.

Check them out, and get excited!

Photo taken from Cornerstone Festival website.

Photo taken from Cornerstone Festival website.

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The House and The Human
April 21, 2009, 9:25 pm
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Sixty-nine more days until Cornerstone Festival, and the race for the New Band Showcase is heating up.

The House and The Human, photo taken from his MySpace

The House and The Human, photo taken from his MySpace

The House and The Human, which consists of acoustic/folk musician David Jahns from Roselle, Ill., is hoping to earn enough votes to become a finalist.

Jahns’ songs are simplistic in the way that it’s just him and his guitar, but there is something very beautiful and endearing about his music and lyrics that tell stories of life and love.

I got to ask Jahns, from The House and The Human, a couple of questions, which are below.

What is different, or what are you trying to do differently, that sets you apart from other musicians?

Well, first off I don’t write my songs for the purpose of just being another catchy song. I write them because they mean something to me or they have a message that I would like to get across to my listeners. Second, I think my voice sets me apart from other bands and artists because I can’t really sing that well, and it’s not the typical high pitched, poppy, pretty voice like you hear from most artists.

What could being a New Band Showcase finalist at Cornerstone Festival possibly mean for you and your music?

It would just mean a lot of great exposure. If someone in the crowd could hear my songs and relate or be touched by them, that’s all I could really ask for.

Is there anything new with The House and The Human that people should know about?

I will be releasing a 6-song EP titled It began with a chorus… this summer. It will be available through iTunes and Amazon.



Showbread members and Reese Roper team up again
April 21, 2009, 8:30 pm
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The Thieves Guild is the new project of Josh Dies, Patrick Porter and Mike Jensen of Showbread, and Reese Roper of Brave Saint Saturn and Five Iron Frenzy.

According to an interview with Josh Dies found on the website PunkDisasters.com, the group has recorded some songs and plans to shop them around at different labels or record an album themselves after Roper finishes nursing school.

Roper has contributed his talents to Showbread songs in the past in such songs as “Mathias Replaces Judas” from the album No Sir, Nihilism Is Not Practical, and “The Beginning” from the album Nervosa.

Dies also discussed Showbread’s next album The Fear of God, which they began recording this month. The release date for this album has not yet been released.



Fit For A King, being disciples that make disciples

I am sure anyone who reads this blog can tell I am crazy excited about this summer’s Cornerstone. Fit For A King, metal/hardcore band from Tyler, Texas, is competing in the festival’s New Band Showcase. If you haven’t listened to this band before, I suggest listening to the song “Towers of Babylon”, which can be found on their MySpace. It’s a heavy track with sick riffs that will quench any metal lover’s thirst.

Fit For a King, photo taken from their MySpace

Fit For a King, photo taken from their MySpace

I got to ask Mason Wilson, vocalist from the band, a couple questions, which are below.

What is different, or what are you guys trying to do differently, to set your band apart from other Christian metal/hardcore bands?

Well, we are just six dudes that love the Lord, and we want to share His message to others. We don’t really do anything to crazy, we just read our Bibles and pray constantly that we will be blessed with opportunities to share the Gospel with others. Our band motto/mission statement is to be disciples that make disciples.

If Fit For a King becomes one of the finalists for the new band showcase at Cornerstone, what do you think this could possibly mean for the band?

It would be the biggest blessing ever first off, but we would just hope to meet new friends and be able to share our testimonies with them, and possibly meet someone who will like our music as well.

Wilson from Fit For a King, photo taken from their MySpace

Wilson from Fit For a King, photo taken from their MySpace

Is there anything new with your band that people should know about at the moment?

We just got a new guitarist, Justin, and he is the coolest dude ever, as well as we are writing a new album that were stoked about.



A bullet for pretty boy

With Cornerstone Festival approaching, A Bullet for Pretty Boy, hardcore band from Longview, Texas, is vying for votes from their fans to become finalists in the New Band Showcase, but winning the competition isn’t what the band’s hearts are set on. Bringing the love of Jesus to people through their music is where their hearts are set.

A Bullet for Pretty Boy, photo taken from their MySpace

A Bullet for Pretty Boy, photo taken from their MySpace

A Bullet for Pretty Boy caught by attention with the passion that can be felt in each song. By combining heavy breakdowns with softer moments of singing of God’s grace, the band packs a heavy punch.

I got to ask Joshua Modisette, keyboard player from the band, a couple of questions, which are below.

What is different, or what are you guys trying to do differently, to set your band apart from other Christian hardcore bands?

I don’t know that we’re trying to do anything different. All we’re trying to do is glorify God with everything we do, and hopefully reach out to people through our music. But if we were to do anything different I guess it’s just to love people more. That’s how God showed people who he was, through love. It’s one of the only ways to get through to people anymore, especially kids.

If A Bullet for Pretty Boy becomes one of the finalists for the new band showcase at Cornerstone, what do you think this could possibly mean for the band?

Well we’ll be going to Cornerstone! Haha. That’s really our main goal in this competition. We would love to play the showcase stage, and be involved in the competition; but going to Cornerstone is fine by itself too.

Is there anything new with the band that people should know about at the moment?

Right now we’re just focusing on writing some new music. We want a few new ones down before we leave for our tour in June, so we’ve been working diligently trying to get those done. We are recording our newest one April 25, so that’s really exciting.



The Quiet Lounge Blog talks about Norma Jean
April 15, 2009, 6:36 pm
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Check out The Quiet Lounge blog. It is a blog about music, faith, life and politics.

Read the article about Norma Jean dropping off their tour.

According to the blog, Norma Jean has stated that they are working on new music drawing from their musical roots. I am interested to see what the band means by this. Could it be that Norma Jean may be working on new music similar to their album Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child, released in 2002, which was by far my favorite album by the band?



Oh, Sleeper
April 15, 2009, 1:56 am
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Oh, Sleeper came up to Maryland on Saturday from Virginia, where they are recording their next album, to play a show at The Macc. The hardcore/metal band from Texas, attracted a good size audience for the small church venue, and fans were equally excited to hear the band’s new songs as they were for the older ones.

Below are some photos I took at the show.

Oh, Sleeper, which is on Solid State Records, released their latest album When I am God in 2007.