Crowd shot masthead ApologetiX Logo Keith Haynie plays bassBill Hubauer plays lead guitarJ. Jackson sings leadJimmy Vegas Tanner plays drums
61,522
as of January 17, 2021

<< Back to the fan club


Search Past News:

Sort by Relevance Date

Yesterday's News:

01.15.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 36
01.10.21Some Bible Verses to Ponder
01.10.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 35
01.09.21Bible Reading Update: Daniel 7-Micah 7
01.05.21News Bulletin: January 5, 2021
01.05.21New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 of 34 CDs Free
01.05.21New CD in Stock: Get 1 of 34 CDs Free
01.05.21Get Over 1350 Tracks for $100 This Week
01.02.21Links to Our Recent Newsletters
01.02.21New USBs Have All 61 CDs
01.01.21How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
01.01.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 34
12.26.20New CDs in Stock Tuesday (Buy 1, Get 1 of 34)
12.26.20More Encouraging Responses to Our Newsletters
12.26.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 33
12.26.20ApX Keyboardist Has Gifts for You (2 New Songs)
12.26.20More from Micah, ApX Alum on Amazon
12.22.20Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
12.22.20This Week's News Bulletin: New USBs
12.19.20New CD BOGO & Other Updates
12.16.20This Week's Mini-Bulletin
12.11.20Enthusiastic Responses to Last Week's Newsletter
12.11.20New CD Coming in December
12.11.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 31
12.11.20 ApX Alum's Amazon Store Has Great Holiday Gifts
12.09.20Will There Be a Another CD?
12.04.20New Single & Other Updates
12.04.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Weeks 26-30
12.03.20In Case You Missed Our New Single
11.20.20ApX Episode 146 This Weekend
11.20.20Happy Belated Birthday, Rich!
11.06.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 26
11.06.20Band Members Celebrate Big-Time Anniversaries
11.06.20ApologetiX Needs Prayer and Help Now
10.29.20New Songbook Expected by End of Weekend
10.29.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 25
10.29.20New CD in Stock, BOGO Ends Sunday
10.26.20This Week's News Update: CD in Stock, BOGO Ends Sunday
10.22.20Bible Teacher Reacts to New Single
10.22.20The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
10.22.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 24
10.22.20New USB Thumb Drives in Stock
10.19.20New Single: '74 & '79
10.17.20The Story Behind the Title of Our New CD
10.17.20What's on the Decent Alternative CD?
10.17.20Prayers for Jeff Pakula's Brother
10.16.20Clues for 2020 Single #18
10.15.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 23
10.12.20Weekly Email Update
10.09.20New ApX Digital Songbook Almost Ready
10.09.20New ApX CD Coming Soon
10.09.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 22
10.02.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
10.02.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 21
09.28.20New Single: '85 & '96
09.25.20Keith Haynie Is a Grandpa Again
09.25.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 20
09.18.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
09.18.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 19
09.18.20New Donor Will Match All Donations This Week
09.18.20New Single: '69 & '77
09.15.20New Single, Another Matching Donor
09.11.20Fans in Kansas Will Match Donations Thru Wed.
09.11.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 18
09.11.20New USBs on the Way
09.11.20ApX USBs Contain Complete Catalog
09.04.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
09.04.20How to Donate Online or by Mail
09.04.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 17
09.02.20New Single, 2 New Matching Donors
09.01.20New Single: 2 Groups We've Never Spoofed Before
08.31.20We Need Help but Fan Will Match Donations
08.28.20From a New Fan in Virginia
08.28.20ApX Reaching Kids in Canada
08.28.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 16
08.28.20Clues for 2020 Single #15
08.21.20Encouragement from FL, SD, TN, TX & VA
08.21.20Fan in Kenya Reacts to New Single
08.21.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 15
08.17.20New Single: East Coast 80's, West Coast 90's
08.14.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 14
08.13.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
08.11.20Weekly News Update
08.11.20New Video from Our 25th Anniversary Show
08.08.20Alphabetical ApologetiX IV: The Final Frontier
08.07.20The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
08.07.20Get All of Our Parodies at Once on Download or USB
08.07.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 13
08.02.20New Single: Old Testament Ladies, 90's Style
07.30.20New CD BOGO Ends Friday
07.30.20He's Heard ApX Played on Five Continents
07.30.20ApX Lead Singer Interviewed on Philly Radio Show
07.30.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 12
07.30.20Wonderful Words from MI
07.30.20Touching Testimony from TX
07.27.20New CD BOGO Ends This Friday
07.24.20Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner Recovering After Surgery
07.24.20Former ApX Sound Man Needs Prayer
07.24.20Fans React to New CD
07.24.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 11

NewReleaseTuesday Reviews Future Tense
Sat., Aug. 30. 2008 1:54pm EDT

NewReleaseTuesday.com is a website that informs Christian music fans of new releases every single week, posting weekly new release updates as well as sending its growing community an email newsletter every Tuesday.

Here's what they had to say about the new ApologetiX CD, Future Tense:

You could liken musical parody to dancing in a straight-jacket, and Christian musical parody would be like dancing on a high-wire in the aforementioned restraint. It is a somewhat paradoxical ability in that imitation is the means through which creativity is expressed. Apologetix, "that Christian parody band" has been practicing their unique form of satire for over a decade (and 12+ albums) and their latest release, Future Tense, shows their continuing expertise as practitioners of the art form.

It goes without saying that the better executed the parody is the more successful the satire. On this count, chief lyricist and front man J. Jackson delivers the goods: biblical truth and social commentary that can run the gamut from subtly witty to scathingly wry. The lyrics of Future Tenseare both perceptive and cheeky without being offensive or flippant. Sometimes the pith is so subtle you may find yourself scratching your head. For instance, if you think the references to women in "Animals I Have Begun" are stereotypical, notice the (increasingly selfish) progression from verse to verse.

In spite of several recent changes in the band's line-up, Apologetix's musical mimicry remains spot on. Their capacity to smoothly duplicate styles as disparate as 60's era Beatles ("Try Micah"), 80's era The Cars ("Bethlehem Boy"), and the contemporary sounds of bands as varied as AFI("Animals I Have Begun"), Gym Class Heroes ("Cupid's Chokehold/Reckless in America") and The Fray ("The Tablecloth") is remarkable- and continues to grow more impressive with each new album. It's apparent that the members of Apologetix don't shy away from the challenge of adapting their message to the diverse styles of modern pop music.

The same can be said for J. Jackson's skill at emulating diverse vocalists. His wide register and vocal talent is uncanny; allowing him to convincingly pull off everything from the airy tenor ofBoston's Brad Delp, to the barbed-wire growl of Disturbed's David Draiman; the breathy rush ofFall Out Boy's Patrick Stump to the melancholy falsetto of Hinder's Austin Winkler.

Future Tense is for those who take guilty pleasure is Top 40 & 80's, 90's, Now radio stations and/orNow That's What I Call Music anthologies. Make no mistake, the songs of Apologetix are funny and smart, but you may find yourself provoked to consideration and thought. ; )