Indie Christian band SWITCHFOOT ‘effing kills it’ at Lollapalooza
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Switchfoot is a bad ass Christian rock band that plays sweet rock tunes, except they are about positive vibes [via the Lord Savior Jesus Christ]. From what I understand, 'God' and 'alt rock' go hand in hand, since Jesus was apparently in a local alt rock high school band during his formative years in Bethlehem.
N e ways, it seems like Switchfoot 'effing killed it' at Lollapalooza, putting to shame every single other act. Whether ur an indie band or a headlining slutwave artist, no1 'sleighed' quite like Switchfoot. Wonder if more alts will start getting in2 God, and there will be a demand for Christian wave indie music.
Sorta feel like I need to be inspired, and indie buzzbands don't really 'do it 4 me' any more. They only sing about deadbeat summers and feeling it all around. Need some1 to tell me there is a positive bro in the sky looking out for me in the form of a GodBro.
Feelin' glum? Go to a Switchfoot concert. The San Diego quintet are pop-rock motivational speakers with hooks for days, and Jesus is on their side. They started as Christian rockers but hit the mainstream by the grace of feel-good anthems like "Meant to Live" and "Oh! Gravity." Longhaired soul-surfer-dude Jon Foreman wants his songs to connect: During "This Is Your Life," from 2003's The Beautiful Letdown, he climbed the stage, instructed a sing-along from the speakers, then jumped into the crowd and reached out to touch as many fans as possible. This all while belting, "This is your life / You are who you want to be!"
Jesus. Seems like he is some sort of 'prophet' who is delivering the Lord's word via alt rock vibes.
Here is video footage of a bunch of Christian alt rock bros vibing out to Switchfoot, putting 1 hand in the air, rockin' out, feeling closer 2 G-d. (NOTE: There is some fat broad 'signing' the show for the hearing impaired. Not sure if every band at Lollapalooza had this gimmick, or if it is just standard operating procedure for Christian bands/preachers.)
Is every1 in this audience a 'Christian tool' or are they probably happier/more likely to chill in heaven than u r?
R u gonna get into Christian music?
Do u dig Switchfoot?
Did switchfoot 'sell out' by going mainstream?
Is Christian music gonna be big in 2k12?
Does Christian alt rock outsell indie buzzbands?
Should all bands work Christian themes in2 their music?
Should I start a buzzband called 'Killin It' so that every blurb about my live band's live show can say that we 'killed it'?
Do u believe in God?
Should religious bands stick 2 their own festivals, and take their messages elsewhere?
Do u feel bad for people who listen to Christian rock, like they are living in some Middle American 3rd World Country?
Should I become an alt rock Christian bro, getting buff and wearing graphic tees that depict biblical images in a 'kewl way'?