Up & Coming Weekly

November 04, 2014

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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20 UCW NOVEMBER 5-11, 2014 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Concert Connection Sponsored by IT'Z ENTERTAINMENT CITY www.itzentertainmentcity.com HUSKE HARDWARE HOUSE 405 Hay Street • 437-9905 www.huskehardware.com Nov. 7 Tommy King Nov. 8 Tommy King MARQUIS MARKET 116 Person St. • 483-1337 marquismarket.com Live Jazz every 4th Friday THE CROWN COMPLEX 1960 Coliseum Dr. • (910) 438-4100 www.crowncomplexnc.com Nov. 6 Blue Man Group Nov. 14 Sister Act Nov. 17 Stars & Guitars HILLTOP HOUSE 1240 Fort Bragg Rd. • 484-6699 www.hilltophousenc.com Thursday Live Music VILLAGE COFFEE HOUSE 3037 Boone Trail Ext. • 484-4515 Nov. 7 Poetry open mic Nov. 8 Various Artists Nov. 13 Touring Artists Nov. 14 Cellist Nov. 21 Acoustic Open mic WHEN PIGS FLY Festival Park www.cisofcumberland.org/when-pigs-fly/ Nov. 15 Music and BBQ Fayetteville's Concert Connection Sponsored by IT'Z ENTERTAINMENT CITY www.itzentertainmentcity.com If you're like me, you can flip through radio stations in the car and without looking, immediately pick out the Christian station. Yes, I work in radio so I probably have a leg up in the "Name That Genre" game, but you have to admit, most of the time you can pick out a Christian station, hear- ing only a couple notes of a song. But there's a new sound coming to Christian radio, and this time, it's not so easy to identify. After a run of four successful EP's, up-and-coming alternative worship band Kings Kaleidoscope released their first full-length album on Tooth & Nail Records Oct. 27. Their Seattle-based band, consisting of a whopping 10 members, presents such a new sound in the Christian music scene that even they can't quite describe their sound. Listen closely — they claim roots in hip-hop, but don't be surprised if you hear strings, trombones, woodwinds, trumpets and even a vibraphone in the mix. Genre? They claim none, other than singing for Christ and His fame. Originally, they created their art to meet the needs of their local church. Their leader, Chad Gardner, gave us some insight into the development of their "sound" and why it works for them. "Musically, being in a progressive city like Seattle, we were commu- nicating well with the city. It works really well up here … Pushing the boundaries was something that was really appealing to us and it spoke the natural language of the congregation. If we had started in a different state, who knows if we would have had [what is now] Kings Kaleidoscope because it was specifically tailored for our people and our demographic." But in all of the beautifully "designed chaos" even new listeners can sing along and connect — most of the songs they record are hymns, gar- nished with some creativity. Gardner says, "We're doing a lot of hymns because that's really, theologically and lyrically, what we valued — the imagery and soundness of doctrine and singing truth that comes through hymns." This year has been a whirlwind for Kings Kaleidoscope. Not only have they released this brand new album, but they signed with Tooth & Nail Records this past August. However, you won't catch them on a major tour in the near future, as they all have full-time jobs aside from music — everyone but Gardner, who manages the band and writes music. This December, they will tour briefly with Citizens and Saints, another band from that area. Gardner says in the midst of this start of a new season, all they want to do is create for the Lord. "We don't feel like we want to take over the world or even be success- ful more than we just want to experience being God's kids and making art for fun, loving each other and sharing that with people as we can… I know there are certain people in every market that will enjoy our band…and some people won't. I just want as many people as possible to have it, give it a listen and see if they connect with it." Kings Kaleidoscope BY DAN DEBRULER Kings Kaleidoscope DAN DEBRULER, WCLN Station Manager, Contributing Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@ upandcomingweekly.com. 3006 Bragg Blvd. 910.323.1791 www.thetrophyhouseinc.com Order your Football Award or Thanksgiving Gift Now! Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. M-F

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