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Since I’m in NY, I wasn’t able to attend last night’s show at Rocketown with The Black Dahlia Murder, Toxic Holocaust, Skeletonwitch and Trap Them. And Keith didn’t make the show either. (That is a bummer; I was looking for a recap of the show.)
I think it’s appropriate, on a Christian music blog, to talk about a Christian ministry booking bands with a clear anti-Christian message and discuss where we cross the line when we reach out in ministry. I think most folks who know anything about Rocketown would agree that there is ministry that takes place there, that it’s a great, encouraging, safe place for kids – and if you didn’t know that you heard stories from the kids themselves.
At the same time, there are some of us were like … what? Those bands at Rocketown? And wanted to know more about why they’d book them.
I did try to contact Rocketown as well as one of the bands. But to no avail.
So I’ll ask you: tell me about the show last night at Rocketown. If you’re in the band, how was the experience? Did you mind playing at a club with a mission to share Christ’s love? If you’re a fan, did the chatter on this blog influence your decision to go or not go? Was it what you expected?
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