Music

The 90s undoubtedly marked the Golden Age of underground music zines cataloguing subcultural movements. Without an avalanche of Tumblr accounts offering endless information on what your favourite band is wearing, Soundcloud recommendations about who to listen to next, or Twitter documenting your most-loved guitar player’s childhood fear, publications such as the pioneering DIY zine Sniffin’ […]

How hip-hop gravitated toward religion   DMX performs during the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta on Oct. 1, 2011. (Associated Press) After capturing the allegiance of generations of urban young people, a growing crew of hip-hop artists are taking their penchant for in-your-face narratives into the world of amazing grace BY SANDI DOLBEEWRITER  Snoop Dogg […]

  SYNOPSIS Hip-hop has an incredible built-in potential to be used as a vehicle to herald the gospel, teach doctrine, and lead people in the worship and praise of the Creator of all things. Since the late 1980s, many have used it as a tool to do just that. A term for a new category […]

  Article Written / By Hong Jiang   Rap artist Kanye West has incorporated religious references and iconography into his songs for over a decade.(Getty: L. Cohen) Since the first weekend of 2019, American rap artist Kanye West has led weekly Sunday Services — sometimes at his home, other times in the woods, and once at the […]

NASHVILLE (BP) — Rap music, as hip-hop artist Lecrae Moore puts it, is a vocalized expression of hip-hop culture that permeates all ethnicities and racial boundaries. Christians should embrace being missionaries in today’s culture, Lecrae said, rather than isolating and creating an alternative subculture. The Grammy Award-winning artist, ministry leader, producer and actor — who […]

Multi-Platinum band MercyMe announces “MercyMe Live 2022,” an arena tour hitting 19 cities this fall and featuring returning special guests Rend Collective and Andrew Ripp. Launching Oct. 20 in Saginaw, Michigan, and concluding Nov. 20 in Norfolk, Virginia, the month-long run will visit major markets, including New York, Baltimore and Boston, among others. Tickets are […]

As a bassist, bandleader, teacher, and music copyist, I’ve worked with hundreds of singers throughout the years. Though working musicians know hundreds of tunes, singers need to have good charts in order to have their music played the way they want. I define a “good chart” as a piece of written music that effectively tells […]

Music is a form of art that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. It is normally expressed in terms of pitch (which includes melody and harmony), rhythm (which includes tempo and meter), and the quality of sound (which includes timbre, articulation, dynamics, and texture). Music may also involve complex generative forms in time through […]

We had some truly stellar photos come out of our photographers this week, as they attended shows from Vance Joy, Ball Park Music, Matt Corby and Groovin The Moo sideshows, with the common theme being some amazing light shows. As Forbes notes, in the missive, Sixx and bandmates James Michael and DJ Ashba implore YouTube […]

Gospel Music: Unity Through Diversity by Bethany Wagner Rolling rhythms, pounding beats. Clapping hands, shouts of “Amen!” Gospel music’s distinct sounds draw from traditional African music, African-American slave spirituals, the smooth voices of blues singers, and contemporary worship. For generations, it has brought encouragement to people from all backgrounds. At concerts throughout the year, APU’s Gospel […]


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