the christian entertainment industry shouldn’t exist

The notion that an entertainer is ordained to save souls through their craft is a pedestal on which no man can remain, and one on which they probably weren’t fit to be placed to begin with. As a disclaimer, I spent a minute working in the Christian music industry. Additionally, I have many friends who…

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rage against the machine to reunite, remind everyone that america is up to some bad shit

The best band on earth is back, and this time it’s actually worth the hype. Rage Against the Machine, a band known for being very political and also very good, is coming back for a series of shows along the US-Mexico border next year. After the last countdown and news of a possible reunion, fans…

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jesus didn’t want to be king

The idea that Jesus should be worshiped like a powerful monarch is tired and actually antithetical to everything that he was about. Human beings love having someone or something to worship. It is a way for us to find purpose, a reason to get up in the morning and make it through the day. If…

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beto isn’t punk, he’s just not very relatable

Maybe being cool and being a decent politician are mutually exclusive. If you’ve ever been part of a creative group like a band or artistic project, you probably know that one guy that’s a little different than everyone else. The guy that you look at and think, why is this dude using his time to…

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idles live at le bataclan is everything that music should be

“Long live the open-minded and long live the moment.” There is no band more important right now than Bristol, UK punk band Idles. A perfect combination of hard work, punk rock ethos, and social awareness comprises the fabric of an act that seems to be only beginning their meteoric rise to rock and roll royalty.…

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the opportunistic faith of kanye west

It’s hard to be surprised by anything that the West/Kardashian empire does, but the full embrace of white evangelical Christianity is a little much, even for them. It’s probably proper of me to start by saying that I don’t love Kanye West. In fact, I don’t even like Kanye West. I have made several attempts…

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the very deliberate spirit of fugazi

There have been thousands of articles written about Fugazi since their inception in 1987, and with good reason. Few bands have had the kind of impact musically and culturally that they have, and almost none have accomplished it in the way that they did. All hail Fugazi, the greatest band in American history. I feel…

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you should suffer more, probably

In doing some reading about wild bullshit theories, I came across one that seems a lot less bullshit-y than the others. The primary idea of this theory is that suffering is unnecessary and that someday we will, through science, make it obsolete. Last week I awoke to my 6 year old son having what seemed…

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