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Ichthus: Skillet – The summer blockbuster of Christian rock bands

Last year, Skillet was the Friday-night headliner at ­Ichthus, making its big show and big anthems the ­centerpiece of party night in Wilmore. This year, we get the sequel, which is appropriate because Skillet is the summer ­blockbuster of Christian … Continue reading

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Ichthus random survey: Main Stage

The main stage at the Ichthus Festival is about as loaded as it has been in several years, with a good variety of artists from the contemporary worship sounds of Casting Crowns to the pyrotechnic rock of Skillet. So, we’re … Continue reading

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Last day for $10 Ichthus community tix

The Ichthus Festival bows this year with a community night concert on June 16 featuring TobyMac and Newsboys – a rare chance to see two of the three former members of dc talk on the same stage in the same … Continue reading

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Ichthus 2010 features return of Switchfoot, Wednesday opening with TobyMac

Ichthus 2010 will boast a four-night mainstage lineup featuring the return of Switchfoot, which will top a Thursday night schedule that also includes Relient K. The 2009 festival had a subdued schedule with organizers keeping the tight economy in mind … Continue reading

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Best Christian pop of 2009

To be totally honest, 2009 was not collectively a great year for Christian pop music. A lot of what passed across my desk was formulaic and tepid fare that inspired indifference. It sounded like an industry trying too hard to … Continue reading

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Immanuel Baptist’s Britt Nicole concert could start a New Year’s Eve tradition

Immanuel Baptist Church might have made the question “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” easier to answer for some Christian music fans. Chart-topping Christian pop artist Britt Nicole will be on stage at the church to help ring in … Continue reading

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Is ‘holy’ is in the ear of the beholder?

Last week, the Ichthus Festival announced on its Facebook page that it had booked a band with lyrics such as this: I’m gonna hope for you, I’m gonna pray for you, Amongst the reckless and the black. Salvation lies within. … Continue reading

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Is it time for contemporary Christian music to ditch the niche?

Switchfoot’s This is the Sound rocks the new Blackberry commercial. During the past year, there have been public signs that Christian pop music is on the rise. Last spring on American Idol, a pair of openly Christian ­contestants vied for … Continue reading

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rc talk: Skillet’s Awake

Review: Skillet’s Awake On the surface, Skillet is just a four-piece rock ‘n’ roll band with a raspy-voiced lead singer. But the Memphis quartet has done what a lot of raspy rock quartets would love to do: rise to the … Continue reading

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Ichthus: Air1’s Sterling (hearts) Ichthus

When Sterling became an on-air personality at Air1 last year, she got a pass to some of the biggest Christian music festivals in the United States. “I did Rock the Desert, The Rage in Phoenix, Creation and Spirit West Coast,” … Continue reading

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