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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Kirk says there's some killer video footy right thur.. Check it out.

3:53 p.m. *

Testify Review

Taylor Summach has a new review posted for P.O.D.'s latest, Testify. Preach it Taylor!

1:47 p.m. *

Emo break-ups all over the gosh darn place..

First Further Seems Forever breaks up, what next The Juliana Theory? Oh, ok.

Emo-rock act The Juliana Theory have announced that they are broken up. The Greensburg, Pennsylvania-based quintet, together since 1997, posted a lengthy explanation on their website's news page, a portion of which is reproduced below:

"There will be no final tour. Our last show was in Cologne, Germany on January 28, 2006... We have chosen to end the band for practical reasons. There is no fighting between the 5 of us. We are as close as we have ever been. We just know it is time to say goodnight... It's no secret to anyone familiar with the band that we hit the peak of our success around 4 years ago. It's never easy to watch something you built with your heart and your hard work slowly decline."

The band released four proper studio full-lengths -- the first two via Tooth And Nail, one for major-label Epic Records, and their most recent, 2005's Deadbeat Sweetheartbeat, for Abacus Recordings. They also released a number of EPs and splits throughout their career, as well as a live album. As the band said in their statement, there is no final show scheduled at the present time. - Alternative Press

This is worse than the time I stapled my finger twice in one week.

1:31 p.m. *

Bring Back Vinyl Productions

Bring Back Vinyl is pleased to announce the creation of BRING BACK VINYL PRODUCTIONS. We're stoked not only to partner with Zach and Zach in their attempts to bring better live music to Saskatoon, but also to finally put the MySpace site to good use. So if you haven't already done so, go to and add us as a friend!

P.S. Aren't Casting Crowns the worst?

1:11 p.m. *

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Stupid Grammies...

In an astonishing example of rigged awards, both Audio Adrenaline's Until My Heart Caves In and Casting Crowns' Lifesong won in their categories (rock gospel album and pop/contemporary gospel album, respectively). The proof? Both albums were released on August 30! If that doesn't prove that the Grammies are rigged, I don't know what does.
Casting Crowns beat out Steven Curtis Chapman, Jars of Clay, Michael W. Smith, Third Day, and Out of Eden - a group that is fairly similar in sound and/or genre. Audio A, on the other hand, beat Day of Fire, The Cross Movement, Grits, and Winnipeg's Fresh I.E. (with his second nomination!). Is it just me, or are those last three not "rock," per se. Seriously, Grammies, either cut the "Christian"...oops, "Gospel" categories immediately, or do some serious revisiting of the idea. Oh, and some band named U2 from...umm...Ireland, I think...yeah, I'll say Ireland...won pretty much every award for which they were nominated. Really flew under the table and surprised everyone, they did.

11:07 p.m. *