Sunday, August 31, 2008

Revelation Generation's 2008 Concert

Photos by Dr. M: The Newsboys rocking out with 'That's Where the Party's At', 'Something Beautiful', 'The Mission', 'Shine,' and many other hits from their 'Go' album. These Aussies offer amazing showmanship and light show effects coupled with a positive message of hope. We will be featuring Peter's, (pictured above on guitar), interview with insider tips on his recording studio and song writing experiences in our article, "Your Home Recording Studio".

All Photos by Dr. M. Above:Tobymac and his Diverse City Band settin' it off at the Revelation Generation Concert! Doing cuts from Portable Sounds & Diverse City, they were perhaps the most rockin' show of the evening. Right: Toby at our press conference where he discussed his latest project, the album "Alive and Transported", a DVD and CD combo which we will be reviewing right here.

Photo left: Matt Wertz and his aqua Fender Strat giving a breakout performance of, "The Way I Feel". Look for Matt's latest album, 'Under the Summer Sun', to be released in September 2008.

Other fantastic performances of the day included sets by acoustic guitarist, Phil Keaggy, Kutless, (Sea of Faces) metalcore Skillet and Sixpence None the Richer, (Kiss Me). With attendance nearing an estimated 30,000, concert goers were well behaved and the event staff very much on top of it. Most memorable performances of this event were by Tobymac with his no holds barred, R & B flavored Hip-Hop. Great old school style funk with some fresh twists, these guys were off the hook for dance, vocals and musicianship. The Newsboys capped off the evening with a steller performance which included lightshow effects reminiscent of the Backstreet Boys shows we've attended. In its 3rd year, the Revelation Generation Concerts are billed as a "Christian" music festival, but these high powered performances rival any of the secular concerts I've covered.

There was a wide range of musical styles represented from Industrial Metal to Hip-Hop and everything in between. This is also great venue for fresh, innovative talent such as Matt Wertz, Shawn McDonald and Bethany Dillon while offering the public a family friendly farmland space to enjoy a day out. We can't wait to see what Revelation Generation has to offer for 2009!
Next up! Guitar multi-effectors vs individual pedals, the pros and the cons. Plus the best on the floor multi effect boxes for every musician's needs and pocket book.

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