Alternative crunkcore rock outfit Family Force 5 is launching a new latest musical crusade with its appearance at this year’s 2nd annual Rock and Worship Road Show going down in Ontario. Yes you heard me right, I said crunk-core. And it’s Christian to boot. The tour, which originated last year to large crowds, features Jesus-lovin‘ bands rockin‘ out with a message. Which brings us back to that whole crunkcore thing. In case you didn’t know, crunkcore is a genre of music that combines post-hardcore metal licks with crunk. No lie. Think Lil Jon meets The Chariot. Or something like that. In either case, Family Force 5 has been crunking it up since their inception more than 10 years ago. Members of the band include Solomon Olds on vocals, Derek Mount on lead guitar, Jacob Olds on drums, Joshua Olds on bass and Nathan Currin on HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keytar" \o "Keytar" keytar and percussion. Ever since they released their debut album in 2006, Business Up Front/Party In The Back, the guys have been getting flack from Christians and non-heathen rock aficionados alike; with the Jesus-is-Lord camp saying the band doesn’t show enough of the Holy Spirit in its music and non-believers smirking at the band’s crossover success. None of this has stopped the band though, as they’ve gone on to release four studio albums, with another on the way for early 2011. Amy Grant music, this ain’t.
Family Force 5 at the 2nd Annual Rock & Worship Road Show featuring David Crowder Band, Fee, Remedy Drive and others at Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 Ontario Center Pkwy., Ontario, (909) 244.5500; www.cbbankarena.com, www.rockandworshiproadshow.com. Fri, April 9. Doors open 5:30PM. $10 at door.