Tag Archives: Switchfoot

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

Share
Posted in Ichthus Festival, Music, rc talk - Christian pop culture, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Ichthus 2010 features return of Switchfoot, Wednesday opening with TobyMac

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

Share
Posted in Music, rc talk - Christian pop culture, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Best Christian pop of 2009

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

Share
Posted in Ichthus Festival, rc talk - Christian pop culture, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Is ‘holy’ is in the ear of the beholder?

Review: Switchfoot – Hello Hurricane

After two side projects by frontman Jon Foreman, it was easy to start wondering if Switchfoot was still a priority for the singer-songwriter and his fellow band members. The group delivers the answer to that question Tuesday, and it is … Continue reading

Share
Posted in album review, Music, rc talk - Christian pop culture, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Review: Switchfoot – Hello Hurricane

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

Share
Posted in American Idol, Music, rc talk - Christian pop culture, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ichthus: 10 years, 10 great performances

Ichthus, has it really been 10 years? The first year I covered the Ichthus Festival was 1999. The festival, which returns next week with its 40th edition, had just made the move out from the campground in Wilmore to the … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Ichthus Festival, Music, rc talk - Christian pop culture, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Ichthus: 10 years, 10 great performances

rctalk: Third Day’s ‘Live Revelations’

There is probably more video footage of Third Day out on the market than any other band in Christian rock. The guys popped out one of the first really noteworthy Christian concert DVDs back in 2001 with Third Day Live: … Continue reading

Share
Posted in album review, Central Kentucky Arts News, dance, Film, Music, rc talk - Christian pop culture, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

rctalk: Fiction Family review; next Fray album

Review: Fiction Family, Fiction Family When you’re listening to new music and names like Lennon and McCartney, Difford and Tilbrook, and Neil Finn start rushing to mind, you know you have something good in your earbuds. When you mix that … Continue reading

Share
Posted in album review, Classical Music, Laura Bell Bundy, Music, rc talk - Christian pop culture, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on rctalk: Fiction Family review; next Fray album