• Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    Stryper Tribute Bands That Should Exist

    Saturday night our favorite Christian hair metal act Stryper play B.B. King's. Say what you will about the Orange County collective, but you have to admire them for sticking to the script for three decades -- or is that scripture? Putting out new music as recently as last year, they show no signs o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Six Musicians Who Should've Been Pro Wrestlers Instead

    Did you watch the most recent Wrestlemania? I didn't. I also haven't had a Mountain Dew in seven years. I guess this means I'm finally an real adult, which means I should do the mature thing and write a list for an audience of people who are mostly hung-over and sitting in cubicles. Instead, I'll be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    The 10 Worst Metal Bands of the '80s

    Look, the '80s are back in style in every way, and that's totally cool. It means pop music is more bearable than it's been in a long time. But there's a disturbing trend happening right now in metal. It's not quite that some top acts are aping the decade's worst aspects, but they're definitely star ... More >>

  • Film

    February 6, 2013

    Identity Thief: Body Horror

    Identity Thief's creators fear what audiences love about Melissa McCarthy

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2011

    100 & Single: Considering The Album-Chart Class Of 9/11, 10 Years Later

    ​A king of hip-hop, retaking the penthouse of the album chart with his latest blockbuster. A middle-of-the-road rock band, reviving a turn-of-the-'90s "alternative" sound that's now squarely mainstream. A sexagenarian legend who debuted in the '60s and who still captures Boomers' hearts and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Christians Pole Dance in the Name of Jesus [Video]

    ​Trend watch! There's a fun new way to celebrate your body, which, after all, God made, which means that celebrating your body is really celebrating God, and are you a Christian or are you a Christian? Via The Frisky, "Pole Fitness for Jesus" lessons are set to "Christian music" (Stryper?), an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    This Week's Voice: BLK JKS, Pearl Jam, Brooklyn Book Festival, Bright Star, The Informant!, Will Ryman, and More

    Vinyl Life: Not just hitting the space bar. Photo by David Herron.​In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla spends an evening at S.O.B.'s with BLK JKS and returns, a bit overwhelmed: "No band on the planet right now is overplaying with the titanic, fearless, stupendously excessive gusto of S ... More >>

  • Music

    September 15, 2009

    Stryper, Resurrected

    Christian metal's finest (and yellow-and-blackest) foot-soldiers re-enlist

  • Voice Choices

    September 15, 2009
  • Music

    June 28, 2005

    Music for The Megachurch

    Amy Grant leads Christian rock into promised land, but it settles for bake sale normalcy