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LxListening: Faith & Music

19 Apr

Festival of Faith & Music Review

This past weekend, my wife and I went to the 6th biennial Festival of Faith & Music in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and it proved to be one of the more interesting conference/festivals I’ve ever attended. Culture criticism often has an adversarial relationship with faith and faith often has an adversarial relationship with pop culture, so it was cool to be somewhere where the two were openly discussed together and how better each can be incorporated into each other. So here are five choice cuts relating to the Festival of Faith & Music.
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LxListening: Odds and Ends 2.0

1 Mar

Odds and Ends 2.0 playlist

Around this time last year, I did an odds and ends playlist of just random music I was listening to, and this year you get the same. It seems this time early in the year, there usually isn’t a ton of releases and because of this, I try to use this time of year to explore some older artists I haven’t had a chance to. So without further ado, here are five songs that have really struck me this past month.
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LxListening: On Broadway

8 Feb

Five Favorite Broadway Songs

So I was not at all raised on the theater being in a house of four brothers and no sisters, and I still to this day have only seen a handful of musicals, but in recent years, I have really fallen in love with the art form. And after seeing the absolutely hilarious Book of Mormon this past week, I have dug back into my Broadway song favorites. So here are five of my favorite Broadway songs from five of my favorite musicals.
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LxListening: Lean Mean 2013

11 Jan

Anticipated 2013 Singles and Albums

Now that 2012 is in the rearview mirror and we have properly summed up all the best stuff from last year, it’s time to push ahead to what awaits us this year. Here are five songs from five upcoming albums we can’t wait for.
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LxListening: Falling Through the Cracks

14 Dec

missed music of 2012

Throughout the year, we at LxL try hard to stay up on the latest in music and especially the stuff that we here friends and the music community buzzing about. But still, there is always tons of great music that falls through the cracks, and every December and bleeding into the following year, I am always catching up with the wonderful albums I missed. Here are five songs from five albums I discovered this month that could land among my favorite of 2012.
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