It hardly seems like only 25 years ago that the Cornerstone Festival was born. At the time (1983) their was not a Christian Music Festival that featured all rock in it’s lineup. Many festivals now do, but Cornerstone is the largest and arguably the best. The Mainstage line-ups look geared to various “scenes”with Day 1 hard rock, Day 2 pop/punk/emo, Day 3 worship/25 anniversary celebration , Day 4 metal/hardcore.
Wednesday, July 2nd
Disciple/Family Force 5 / Skillet / Flyleaf
Thursday, July 3rd
Jonezetta / Leeland / Hawk Nelson / The Almost / Anberlin
Mike Farris / The Lee Boys / Flatfoot 56 / Michael Gungor Band / Robbie Seay Band / The Glorious Unseen / 77’s / The Lost Dogs / Charlie Peacock / David Crowder Band
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The 77’s have a new live recording available. It is from their 1999 tour; it is called “99”
The 77’s & Lo-Fidelity Records present: The 77’s, “99”.Recorded in St. Louis MO. by Steve Griffith (Vector) for the 1999 “EP” release, this live CD features a rare glimpse at this great band at the peak of the tour. (The band for this tour was Mike Roe, Mark Harmon, Bruce Spencer, and Scott Reams.) Mike had this to say about the recording:
With the upcoming remastered The Joshua Tree from U2, it brings to mind another great band, that by a twist of fate you probably have never heard of.
You see the 77’s, a then obscure band, was set to release there debut on Island records. They already had a 4 star review from Rolling Stone, a great album and a “legendary live show, but the problem was they were to release the same day as labelmates U2’s the Joshua Tree. The label could barely handle the runaway success of the Joshua Tree, so the The 77’s had little marketing push. Oh what might have been…
I first got the album on vinyl and Island never issued it on CD. It wasn’t until the 1990’s that Via Records released a limited run box set of the 77’s first 3 albums.
It’s too bad that 20 years later we aren’t waiting for the 20th anniversary remastered version of the Seventy Sevens…..
This is one of my favorites from the album.
Listen to “I can’t get over it”
Here is some news on some upcoming 77’s projects from their e-mail update:
Remember the 77’s EP tour in 1999? Well, thanks to jeffrey k. at
Lo-Fidelity, we’re getting ready to release an expanded version…
Next… we’ve all been waiting for the upcoming 77’s album. It’s almost here! To quote Doctor Love’s post on The 77’s message board: “To update you all, Mark and Bruce have about wrapped the Jimmy Pailer album and we resume completing the new 77s album next week. There are still a coupla lead vocals to do plus all the background vocals and any last minute ‘production’ overdubs that may come to mind, in addition to maybe doing one or two ‘backyard’ acoustic numbers on the fly to round out the record….. Everyone is going to love this record. That much I can promise.”
We expect to send The 77’s out on tour this next spring in support of this highly anticipated release.
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here are some songs to add to your playlist*
all songs available on the band’s purevolume page
- 300 Voices at Liberty Hall > flee the seen / doubt become the addiction — this is one of those songs you hear and say “lets go see them in concert” and then find out that the rest of the album is screamo…!!!
- keep keep > far-less / a toast to bad taste — this band always flew under the radar for me, but this song sounds like it’s ready to be a hit
- Hotel Aquarium > falling up / capitva –who can forget the new album is out Oct 2
- sing you to sleep > paper route / ep –I am going to see them live this weekend with sleeping at last,…can’t wait
- death penalty > surrogate / love is for the rich – a nice change of pace for a tooth and nail band
- dauphine > evoka / when the day comes –unsigned but not for long
(*with apologies to Listen up & Ken Barnes at USA Today who does something similar)