I didn’t see much music while at Cornerstone last week. Occasionally I could hear, or feel, the thumping of a bass while I was giving a talk. Someone told me that there were about 500 bands there, which is an amazing number, to be sure. So it’s probably a shame that I didn’t see more than I did. But, the fact is, I have a strong aversion to Christian music in general, so I didn’t have a great interest to begin with.
But I did see one group, whom I loved.
Before going to Cornerstone, I had asked via this blog, Twitter, and Facebook, what band(s) I should make sure and see. One name came back over and over: mewithoutYou. Though I’d never heard of them, I figured that this must be a sign, so I made a point of staying for the main stage on Friday night to hear them.
And I loved them. They’re a post-punk, high energy, spoken word group with a bit of a 70s psychedelic sound. Being able to watch their drummer, Richard Mazzotta, is alone worth the price of admission. That dude is off the hook.
So, I’m digging me some mewithoutYou right now. Thanks to all of you who recommended them.