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In 1992, MxPx were 10th graders in Bremerton, trying to play at house parties. By 1996, they were on MTV, KROQ, and part of the global pop punk culture.
Matt and Aaron Marsh discuss the coming Copeland album “Blushing” and his musical and lyrical approach. We also feature some new music in this special bonus episode of Labeled.
Cornerstone Festival grew to a massive level by the mid 2000’s with Tooth and Nail day being one of its main features. The festival did in fact come to an end, but it by no means did it fail.
As it turns out, Cornerstone Festival had a lot more than a good lineup of bands; it has its own rich history and undergirding philosophy born out of The Jesus People USA.
This episode explores the difficulty navigating being an artist while having to wrestle with Christianity, credibility, commerce, and the conflicting expectations of fans, parents, record labels, and the non-Christian bands that you think of as peers.
Brandon Ebel’s ability to spot, harness, and highlight the talents of others (bands and staff) is his magic. The emerging scene and his unique personality were the right combination to turbo charge and launch a label that would go on to sell 26 million records.
A movement of Christian kids and leaders who not only embraced punk and DIY ethics, but saw it as consistent with their faith.
This is the ongoing story of the tension between those two worlds and the cultural scene, from the bands, managers, label employees, and people whose lives were changed by the movement. We’re back.