Lenten Thrills: 1974

Did you know that during Holy Week in 1974, an Australian nun had a top ten hit in the United States with a recording of the Lord’s Prayer? I didn’t…


The Year of the Bi-i-ble

Good News! The Pennsylvania Legislature just declared 2012 the Year of the Bible.  Since they didn’t specify exactly which Bible, as in the “King James Bible Heritage Month” resolution from…

Hildegard von Bingen.

Tongues of Fire

A Pentecost revival song.

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Madonna’s Guilt, Gaga’s Monsters, Lewis’s Plan All Along

Sez The Atlantic‘s Spencer Kornhaber, in a piece on Lady Gaga’s theology: Gaga-Madonna comparisons […] are played out—yes, both singers are ethnic Italians, raised Catholic, and artistically chameleonic—but remain instructive.…


Gangstagrass @ Brooklyn County Fair

Thursday, April 28 at 8pm, head over to the Brooklyn County Fair where you can hear KtB friends Gangstagrass lay down their country-rap alongside the likes of The Newton Gang,…

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Martyrs Who Know How to Sing

Ever since seeing Terrence Malick’s extraordinary film The Thin Red Line a few months ago, I’ve been transfixed by the chants that play on its soundtrack, especially those by the…

Ganstagrass (featuring tomasia) celebrating 10 years of KtB, December 2010.

Best Buddha-killing Bluegrass

Charlie Louvin

We’re Still Louvin’ You, Charlie!

This morning, Charlie Louvin—one half of the classic country duo the Louvin Brothers—passed away at the age of 83. Though the Brothers ended their musical partnership back in 1963, and…

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Shabbat and the Gospel Choir

There is exactly one day of the year when I make sure I get my ass to temple, and it’s not the day you’re thinking. Yom Kippur is too obvious…

"Christus Statue in Visitors Center on Temple Square" by benmckune, via Flickr.

Jesus in Space

Mormon astronauts: take me with you!

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I Wanna Be Like Osama b.

A clever little artifact of our depressing times: It comes from Jihad! The Musical, written by Benjamin Scheuer, who introduced himself at the Tin Anniversary Spectacular the other night.

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Wikileaks Samba

A new video from KtB friends Alyce Santoro and Julian Mock, of Sonic Disobedience.

menorah ipod

A Hanukkah Miracle

Nes Katan Hayah Po. A small miracle happened here. Here, of all places, on the Metro Transit Authority’s turf. That’s what I thought, at least, when I stepped off the…


God, Live From The Beacon

My dad came home the other night to find my mom and me watching the live broadcast of the Elton John/Leon Russell concert from New York City’s Beacon Theater. His…

Dylan's synagogue

Opportunity to Stalk Bob Dylan’s Bar Mitzvah

Calling all Bob Dylan fans: a once in a lifetime opportunity just surfaced on Craigslist! That’s right! For a limited time only, you can actually purchase a rare, reliquary piece…

Click the cover to buy the book.

Sects, Love, and Rock & Roll: Live in New York

Old-time Buddha-killer Joel Heng Hartse has a new book coming out in a few days, Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll: My Life on Record, and those of you in…

"SUBURBAN UTOPIA - Jefferson, Ohio" by  joiseyshowaa, via Flickr.

Car Culture Audio

The purposeless driven life of Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs.

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Moshpit Muslim

Last year, KtB published a piece about the power of a lapel pin by Michael Muhammad Knight. This month, in The National, Bidoun editor Michael C. Vazquez explores Knight’s work,…