Thursday, October 27, 2011

Music Video Flame ft. V. Rose - Surrender

Someone recently suggested some bands for me to listen to and among those bands was FLAME and V. Rose. I loved the sound and lyrics of this song. I will let you check it out, the music speaks for itself.

If you liked that sound leave a comment and let me know. Also I am always open to band suggestions so if you know of a good Christian band or if you are in a band leave a comment and let me know or send me an email to and I will check it out! :)

Stellar Kart Announces Changes In The Band

Last night the lead singer of Stellar Kart (Adam Agee) announced on his Tumblr that the drummer Jordan Messer and one of the guitarists Brian, are going to be leaving the band. Here is Adam's Tumblr post.


I know a lot of you have been asking about changes in SK over the last couple months. I will try to clear a few things up for you. :) The biggest news is that my bros Jordan and Brian have decided to leave the road and spend more time with their families. Brian, his wife Sarah, and baby girl Fiona have decided to move to Oklahoma City, go back to school and start a new chapter in their lives. Jordan, his wife Lauren, and their brand new baby girl Layla are back in sunny Phoenix where they can be close to family and friends. Lauren owns a hair salon and Jordan is still rocking Scarliet Clothing. We wish them all the best of luck and hope you all will too! Please continue to follow them on twitter and encourage them in their new ventures. :) Jo and Brian dedicated their lives to this band and that will never be forgotten.

I want you all to know that Stellar Kart has no plans of giving up, just moving forward. As many of you know, Nick Baumhardt has been playing guitar for us for over a year and produced the “A Whole New World EP.” Some of you also may recognize Jeremi Hough. He filled in on drums for us while Jordan was having his baby and is now taking over as our drummer. We are all getting into the studio next week to start working on the next Stellar Kart record! Please welcome these guys and show them love. :)
We’re excited about this new chapter in the life of Stellar Kart and hope that you guys love the new music that you’ll be hearing soon. :) Hope to see you soon out on the road!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Practicing Affirmation Book Review

Practicing Affirmation by Sam Crabtree is a great book to help you appreciate others and what they do. It also teaches you how to truly appreciate others.

Everyone likes to hear that they did something right or praise worthy. In Practicing Affirmation Sam approaches praising someone from a Christian perspective. He talks about praising the Christ-like qualities
in people, so that God gets the credit for creating the person. Sam also covers issues like, the right way to affirm people, the difference between affirmation and encouragement, and affirming people who don't return the kind words. This book is a good book for everyone. We can all use a little help with affirming the good qualities in our family, friends and even strangers. Sometimes we tend to take people for granted without even realizing it. This book is a great way to get you on the right track to a loving and affirming relationship with others.

All in all I thought this book was good. It had a lot of good and useful information. The first chapter was a little harder for me to get into, but the rest of the book is great. I would recommend it to people who want to have a good relationship with others, and people who want to be a blessing to others. I would give this book a 3.5/5 stars.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Winter Jam 2012 Line Up and Tour Dates

Winter Jam has announced the line up and tour dates for the 2012 tour!!!!

 I must say it is a good line up this year and for $10 you can't beat it. Ready............................................. *drum roll please* ...............................................................

Awesome line up, right? I am very excited about this tour, I can't wait to go! Here is the list of the tour dates.

For more info and updates "like" the Winter Jam Facebook Page. Also don't forget Winter Jam is heading out to the west coast this fall with Newsboys, Kutless, RED, Fireflight, Matthew West, and many more. For more info on that you can go here.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thicker Than Water

This spring I went to a concert and saw this band, Thicker Than Water. They put on a really great and energetic show (You can read the concert review here). Plus they are from Michigan!!!!! (If you couldn't tell I am from Michigan as well.) Anyway they released a brand new album titled "Proclaim" in September.

 The album is ten tracks filled with great music and an even greater message. Now get can get their album for only $5.00. That is insane right? Ten songs for five bucks!!! Still not convinced, Eh? (That is my Canadian accent by the way). Well check out this song and then see if your convinced!

Well.....what did I say....good right? If you liked it then make sure you pick up their new album you can order the real deal "Physical" CD here, or you can buy the album on iTunes. The choice is yours! Also make sure you "Like" these guys on Facebook!

P.S. This would make a great Christmas gift! that too soon, sorry! It is coming! :D

Friday, October 14, 2011

Tim Hawkins - Cletus Take The Reel

I found this video on YouTube the other day and I thought it was hilarious. I figured everyone could use a good laugh, so here you go. This is "Cletus Take The Reel" by Tim Hawkins.

I told you it was funny! Leave a comment and let me know what you thought.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Music With A Mission Tour Review

I was able to attend the Music With A Mission Tour a few days ago. I was very excited about the line up which featured Hawk Nelson, Fireflight, Superchick, MIKESCHAIR, Manafest, Hyland, Kiros and Samestate.

The first band that played was Samestate. I thought that they were definitely the perfect band to get the show started. They had a very good sound and they did good as far as performing on stage. In alot of ways the first band that plays sets the tone for the rest of the show and I thought that Samestate set an excellent tone. The second band in the line up was a Canadian band called Kiros. They had more of a energetic sound that would appeal to a younger crowd. They had a pretty good show I liked the sound of their music, but the stage presence wasn't as good. They were energetic and dancing around and that is awesome the only thing is that they seemed to all be trying to out do each other. There was just a little too much going on. Kiros also said that the tour had been changed from "Music With A Mission Tour" to "Music With A Mustache Tour". It was funny and there were alot of bands sporting mustaches.

 The next band that played (which surprised me a little) was Manafest. Manafest was the only rapper on the tour so in a way he was the odd one out, but he did a great job. He had a very energetic show, filled with songs that I love like "Fire In The Kitchen", "Avalanche" and then a little bit slower song but one of my favorites, "Everytime You Run". The only thing that I didn't like as much about Manafest show was that in certain songs like "Everytime You Run" for example, he would have back singing playing even though there were no back up singers. It is understandable but still that is one thing that I noticed. Also Jonathan from Hawk Nelson, was playing guitar for Manafest which I thought was very cool. The next band to play (which surprised me even more) was Superchick. I was most excited to see Superchick, and they didn't disappoint as far as the show. They put on a great show that was energetic and plus I knew all the songs! Superchick was also sporting the coolest outfits. The only sad part was that Matt (one of the guitar players/singers) wasn't at the show. Since this was the second to the last show on the tour, they bands started pranking each other. So during one of Superchick's songs a bunch of the other bands came running out and dancing, it was hilarious. 

Towards the end of Superchick's set they played two of Tricia's (the lead singer) songs off of her new worship album. It was very cool to see Superchick go from dancing and singing "Rock What You Got" to playing amazing worship. The next band that played was Hyland. I was also looking forward to watching them play, since I like their music. I would say that Hyland had the best sound of the night. Alot of times when you go to concerts the bands don't sound like the CD, but Hyland did. They put on a very good show, probably even my favorite of the night. They were energetic at times and worshiping at times and it just seemed to be a perfect balance. The next band that played was MIKESCHAIR. I was really surprised by how many of their songs I knew. I had heard almost all of their songs on the radio. MIKESCHAIR had a very good worship sound that I enjoyed. They played their hit songs "Someone Worth Dying For" and "Keep Changing The World".

The next band to play was Fireflight. Now don't get mad at me but I am not a big fan of Fireflight. But they did put on a very good show and  actually enjoyed it. They are making a fan out of me. Fireflight was more energetic and they definitely had alot of fans in the crowd. I thought that all in all they put on a good show. Then last but certainly not least Hawk Nelson took the stage playing "Your Love Is A Mystery". They had huge letters behind them that lit up spelling "Hawk".

You could tell by the crowds reaction that Hawk Nelson was the favorite and it wasn't hard to tell why. They put on a very fun and energetic show. They were all jumping around and having the fans clap and jump. Jason (the lead singer) also came through the crowd singing and the fans went nuts. It took Jason a while to make it back up on the stage. Then after a couple of songs I noticed that people behind me and beside me were starting to sit down. So I looked over and read the screen and it said for everyone to sit down because we were going to prank Hawk Nelson. It didn't take long for everyone to catch on. When everyone was sitting the band started laughing and Jason (the lead singer) said "I get it we suck!". It was hilarious! Later Jason admitted that he had also read the screen so he knew what was going on but he said it was a good try. Either way it was a blast. After Hawk Nelson finished their set and said goodbye fans started yelling "One More Song". So after a few minutes of persuading Hawk Nelson came back on stage wearing hilarious wigs and playing "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey.

All in all it was a great show and a great tour, it was very organized and there wasn't much time between bands which was appreciated. I would definitely recommend this tour, the lead singer of Hawk Nelson said it was a pleasure to be part of the first annual music with a mission tour so there will be more to come. For more info check out the Music With A Mission Facebook page.

The Rock And Worship Roadshow Fall Tour

I have some great news! The Rock and Worship Roadshow is coming east this fall! Wait there is even more great news, it is only $10 per person or $20 for 2 people or $30 for 3 get the idea! ;)

The Rock & Worship Roadshow will be featuring Mercy Me --->

           <---   Jars Of Clay

                                                                       Matt Maher  --->


 <---Hawk Nelson

 Also featuring: Group 1 Crew, Disciple and Trip Lee

Look at that line up...something for everyone. The best part is that it is only $10 at the door, no tickets required. If you want early entry, prime seating, a VIP tour laminate, and a RWRS tour shirt then I would advise you to get some VIP tickets here. When you buy the VIP tickets it helps to support the tour so that they can keep having awesome bands come and yet still keep the price down, so make sure you check that out. For a full list of tour dates and times check out the official Rock and Worship Roadshow website.

Also Disciple and Trip Lee won't be able to make it to a few of the shows but don't worry the RWRS has you covered, they are going to have other bands fill in! To get more info on that check out the RWRS Facebook page.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Rapture Ruckus - Open Your Eyes Album Giveaway!

Time for another giveaway! This time it is a copy of the brand new album by Rapture Ruckus titled "Open Your Eyes". I recently reviewed this album and gave it 4/5 stars, you can read my review here.

To Enter the giveaway: All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment here telling me what your favorite Rapture Ruckus song is. If you haven't heard their music then you can go to their Facebook page and listen to it.

Bonus Entries:
  1. "Like" Rapture Ruckus on Facebook.
  2. "Like" this blog (The Christian Music Junkie) on Facebook.
  3. Post about this giveaway on facebook. (You may do this daily but please leave a comment on this page each time you do. Also please leave a link to your facebook post on this blog post).
  4. Follow @RaptureRuckus on Twitter.
  5. Follow me on twitter @Drummin_4_Jesus.
  6. Tweet about this giveaway. (You may do this daily but please leave a comment on this page each time you do). Here is a sample tweet:
GIVEAWAY!!! U can win a new CD by Rapture Ruckus from The Christian Music Junkie (@Drummin_4_Jesus) Hurry Ends 10/21

Please make sure that you leave a separate comment for each of these things that you do. This giveaway ends Friday October 21st at 3pm EST. The winners will be randomly selected and will have 48 hours to reply. If they don't respond a new winner will be drawn. This giveaway is only open to the U.S. and Canada, sorry. If you have any questions feel free to email me at or hit me up on Twitter.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

7eventh Time Down

I was on New Release Tuesday today and came across this band called "7eventh Time Down". NRT compared them to Thousand Foot Krutch so I figured I would check them out. All I have to say is WOW. Amazing voice & amazing sound. These guys are really talented, you need to check out this video!

What did you think? Leave me a comment and let me know!