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03.27.17New CD in Stock, ApX 25th Anniversary Today
03.27.17Come to Our 25th Anniversary Show in August
03.25.17Get Our Complete Library on USB
03.24.17How to Donate Online or By Mail
03.24.17Custom ApX Lapel Pins Available
03.24.17Moose Music: Rieger Releases Solo Project
03.24.17New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 Free
03.21.17New Single Spoofs 70s & 90s
03.21.17Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
03.21.17What Songs Are on the New CD, Very Vicarious?
03.17.17Australian Fan Encouraged by ApX Song
03.17.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
03.16.17ApX Fan Battles Pancreatic Cancer
03.16.17Apolo-Vet-iX: Dog's Doc Digs ApX
03.09.17"1000 Tracks for 100 Bucks" Ends Sunday
03.09.17The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 47th CD
03.09.17Jewish Believer in Wyoming is a New ApX Fan
03.09.17ApX Supplies Soundtrack for Sunday Shift
03.07.17Bill "Moose" Rieger Set to Release New CD
03.06.17New Single Spoofs the Swingin' 60's
03.04.17ApX Fan Moving to Nepal for Missions
03.04.17Good News from Peewee Valley KY
03.04.17ApX Singer Does Radio Interview in Clearwater FL
03.04.17Todd Waites Back in States from Nicaragua
03.04.17Clues for Sunday Night's Single
02.22.17Amazing Terry Bradshaw Football Card Testimony
02.22.17Longtime TX Fan Takes ApX with Him to OK
02.22.17Pardon Me, Boy, Was That the Chattanooga New Two?
02.22.17New Single Spoofs Foreigner & Spin Doctors
02.22.17Fan Will Match Your Donations Through Tuesday
02.20.17New Single, Lapel Pins & More
02.16.17From Longtime Fans in California & Alaska
02.16.17From a New Fan in Missouri
02.16.17Virginia Fan Likes Latest CD and Fan Testimonies
02.16.17Clues for Our Next Single
02.16.17Prayer Request for Fan's Mother
02.13.17We Need Help But We Have a Gift For Our Helpers
02.09.17California Fan Echoes Our Sentiments
02.08.17New Single Spoofs Classic Rockers & New Wavers
02.08.17Who Says Pittsburghers Can't Be Oilers Fans?
02.08.17From a New Fan in Florida
02.08.17Missionary Wears ApX Shirt in Nine Nations
02.06.17New Single (70s & 80s), New USBs, 1000 Tracks Deal
02.01.17Clues for Our Next Single
02.01.17ApX "Sirens" Video Impacts Cleveland Congregation
02.01.17Wyoming Woman Uses Us for Sunday School
02.01.17Fan Has Message for Other ApX Fans
01.25.17ApX Keyboardist Becomes a Grandfather
01.25.17Sharing ApX (and the Gospel) on the Job in Oregon
01.25.17"Alexa, Play ApologetiX"
01.25.17Introducing ApX to Apaches in AZ
01.25.17Filipino Pastor is an ApX Fan
01.23.17Prayer Request for Fan's Wife
01.23.17New Single Spoofs '90s & 00's
01.20.17Clues for Sunday's Single
01.16.17Half Off & BOGO Specials End Tuesday Night
01.13.17Fan's Disease is Like "Science Fiction Horror Story"
01.13.17ApX is Standard Missionary Equipment in Mexico?
01.13.17Pastor Encouraged by ApX Song & Songbook
01.13.17"Buy 1 Get 1" New CD Special Ends Tuesday
01.13.17Half Off Ends Tuesday Night
01.05.17Half-Off Sale Ends Soon
01.05.17Songbook Helps Canadian Fan with Daily Devotions
01.05.17One-Year Bible-Reading Plan for Late Starters
01.05.17Wisconsin Fan Gives Away Hundreds of ApX CDs
01.01.17New Year's Single: 70's Superstars
12.29.16USB Drives Back in Stock
12.29.162016: The Year in Music Parody
12.28.16Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
12.28.16Clues for Our Next Single
12.28.16Encouraging Words from Thailand to Myrtle Beach
12.22.16About Last Week's Tricky Clues
12.22.16ApX Guitarist Gets Engaged
12.22.16ApologetiX Needs Help for Christmas
12.21.16Watching ApX Christmas Videos on YouTube
12.19.16New Single Spoofs 1969 & 1979
12.14.16New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 Free
12.13.16Deadlines for Delivery Before Christmas
12.13.16Clues for This Weekend's Single
12.12.16New CD in Stock (Buy 1 Get 1), USBs are Back
12.08.16Complete Your ApX Christmas Playlist
12.08.16What Songs Are on the New CD?
12.06.16New Christmas Single Released
12.02.16Clues for Sunday's Christmas Single
12.02.16ApX Gets Rave Review in Christian Musician Magazine
12.01.16ApX Soundman Becomes Amazon Success Story
11.24.16Hubie Hits #7 on the Billboard Charts
11.21.16New Single: #1 Hits from Either End of the 80's
11.18.16Last Wkd in OH & Future Touring
11.18.16New Video: The Sound of Sirens
11.17.16The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 46th CD
11.17.16Clues for This Weekend's Single
11.17.16Wise Up and Rock is Back in Stock
11.09.16Saturday: Columbus OH with Todd on Keys
11.06.16New Single: 70s Funk & 80s Country
11.03.16New Video: Fishin' on a Pier
11.03.16An Old Favorite CD Returns Soon
11.03.16Congratulations, Jimmy & Keith!
11.03.16Clues for This Weekend's Single
10.30.16Unfortunately We Still Need Help & Prayer

ApologetiX: OH, IL, IN, LA, TN, PA, ME, VA
Thu., Aug. 12. 2004 12:01pm EDT

1. Friday: Cleveland OH (Fairview Park)
2. Saturday: Rockford IL
3. Sunday: Indianapolis IN
4. One Week Away: LA, TN & PA
5. Two Weeks Away: ME, OH & VA
6. Vote for ApologetiX to Play Alive '05 Festival
7. "Downer of a Sister" Moves Upward on the Charts
8. Upcoming Concerts (Including New Ones in NH and FL)

J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) here.

Well be revisiting three of our favorite cities this weekend -- Cleveland OH, Rockford IL and Indianapolis IN -- and we'll be bringing a friend, ApologetiX keyboardist Bill Hubauer. If you've never seen us perform with Bill before, prepare for a new dimension in your ApologetiX experience. His presence allows us to play some songs we'd normally only attempt in the studio like "It's Not Eden" and "Devil Went Down to Jordan."

Bill also gives us a fuller sound on just about every other song, because he plays rhythm guitar when he isn't playing keyboards (Karl can and does play both lead and rhythm simultaneously when Bill isn't around, but it's nice to have a friend to share the load :) Look for Bill to be at more ApologetiX concerts in upcoming months. His schedule doesn't allow him to play them all, but it has opened up to the extent that he can play many more than before.

Five years ago, we played WQFL's 25th anniversary concert in Rockford, IL, with Petra, Broomtree, Temple Yard, Tammy Trent and Jenny Varnedeau, at a place called the Summerwood Amphitheater. At the time, it was the farthest west we'd ever played, and our very first festival with big-name artists. We played for free, because we felt like it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. Well, in retrospect, that concert was a real turning point for ApologetiX.

God gave us incredible favor with the Illinois/Wisconsin crowd in Rockford that day, and although we were probably "low band on the totem pole" that day, the audience went crazy with every song, demanded an encore at the end (opening bands don't usually get those) and swarmed our CD table afterward. The line was so long that we were signing autographs for about two hours afterward without a break! The next day, there was a full-color photo of us on the front of the Rockford Register Star Sunday paper (Rockford is a city of about 150,000 people), and the overflow page featured a number of other photos of ApologetiX and the crowd reacting to us. Other performers were also featured, but somehow God worked out so we got some extremely biased (toward us) media coverage :)

Word Records sales rep Keith Harrold was with us that day, filling in on drums, and we can still remember him saying, "This changes everything." And it did. The response we got that day gave us the courage/faith to go and approach other festivals like Kingdom Bound and ask about playing there. As God's providence would have it, Sixpence None the Richer had just hit it big with the song "Kiss Me," and we were asked to replace them at Kingdom Bound a little over two months later. More festivals followed, along with a seemingly endless number of trips back to Rockford IL and the nearby cities in Wisconsin like Janesville and Beloit, gradually spreading all over Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest.

But it all began at the Summerwood Amphitheater, and we'll make our first trip back there this Saturday. It's a good time to sit back and reflect on all the wonderful things God has done for us in the past five years. For example, back then, I was the only member of the band doing it full-time, and it was an unpaid job! Furthermore, Biblical Graffiti, Spoofernatural, Keep the Change, Have Yourself a Parody Little Christmas, Grace Period and Adam Up hadn't yet been released nor had we even started recording Biblical Graffiti. And we had five people, our luggage and all of our equipment crammed into a little Ford Aerostar mini van! And so much else has changed, all for the better! God has blessed us so abundantly. And having you as our friends, fans and family is a huge part of that blessing Thank you all!

One other note before we get to the news: Last Saturday, God blessed me with the thrill of playing on the main stage at a major Christian music festival in my hometown (Greensburg PA). Furthermore, those in attendance got a special surprise -- the first ever "live" performance of "Meshach" (our parody of "Love Shack" by the B-52's) with ALL of the parties involved on the "Adam Up" CD, including Everlife (who performed it live with us once before, earlier this year, in San Diego) and Bill Hubauer, who'd never played it in concert with us. It was great! Thanks to the girls in Everlife for sharing the stage with us!

1. Friday: Cleveland OH (Fairview Park)

Friday, August 13, 2004 at 7 p.m. Tickets $10 Adavance $15 Door
Messiah Lutheran Church
21485 Lorain Road
Fairview Park, OH (Cleveland Area) 44126
CONTACT: Dave Ressler 440-356-9945

2. Saturday: Rockford IL

Saturday, August 14, 2004 4-9 p.m.
(Gates Open at 3 p.m.)
Lineup includes ApologetiX, Nate Sallie, Ten Shekel Shirt, Building 429 and Taylor Sorenson Call for times to see when ApologetiX plays
WQFL 30th Anniversary Concert
Rock Solid Music & Family Fest
First Evangelical Free Church
Summerwood Amphitheater
2223 N. Mulford road
Rockford, IL 61107
For more info 815-623-2236
Tickets $18 Advance $22 Door
Purchase tickets at area Rockford Bookstores, WQFL Radio Major credit cards accepted

3. Sunday: Indianapolis IN

Sunday, August 15, 2004 at 5 p.m.
Tickets $10 and can be purchased at church,
Sharon's website,
Family Christian Store,
Berean Store, or
Light and Life Bookstore
Valley Mills Christian Church
5555 Kentucky Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46221-4417
CONTACT: Sharon Smith 317-839-9933
Church WEBSITE: Church
PHONE: 317-831-8186

4. One Week Away: LA, TN & PA

Saturday, August 21, 2004 at 7 p.m.
West Ouachica High School Auditorium
4061 Caples Road
Calhoun, LA Tickets
$10 advance, $15 door,
can be purchased with all major credit cards at Lifeway Christian Store/Monroe 318-325-0336
and Blessings Christian Store in West Monroe 318-323-7440
Sponsored by Awana Club of
First Baptist Church Calhoun and 88.7 the Cross (WAOYfm)
CONTACT: church 318-644-5101

Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 7 p.m.
Appalachian Fairgrounds
Gray, TN 37615
$3 tickets!
Sponsored by WOW 1090 RADIO
CONTACT: Barry Brickey WOW 1090 423-878-6279

Monday, August 23, 2004 at 8:30 p.m.
Stage TBA
Elizabethtown Fair
E. High Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Admission is FREE
For more information: 717-367-6586

5. Two Weeks Away: ME, OH & VA

Friday, August 27, 2004 at 8 p.m.
Festival starts at 3:00 PM
Ticketed Event call for prices
Acadiafest/Family Bible Church
460 High Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
CONTACT: Church 207-667-9586 OR
Kelly 207-667-9650

Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 6 p.m.
(With Petra, Nicole C. Mullen, ZOEgirl, Seventh Day Slumber and Tait)
WAKW Family Fest
Parky's Farm in Winton Woods (Hamilton County Park District)
10073 Daly Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Tickets $2 per person
CONTACT: WAKW Radio Station Office 513-542-9393

11:00am WAKW Band
11:30am Petra
12:30pm Nicole C. Mullen
1:15pm Seventh Day Slumber
2:00pm Eve
2:35pm Overflow
3:10pm New Identity
3:45pm Julie Nickel
4:20pm Eddie Hedges
4:55pm Building 429
5:25pm WAKW Trip give away
5:45pm ZOEgirl
7:00pm Apologetix
8:00pm Tait

Sunday, August 29, 2004 at 7 p.m.
Community Fellowship Church of the Nazarene
2959 Hermitage Road
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Tickets $7 Advance and $10 door
Family Christian in Harrisonburg, Staunton,
Sharon Bookstore in Waynesboro and
Church Office
CONTACT: Church 540-943-5064

6. Vote for ApologetiX to Play Alive '05 Festival

Alive Festival in Canal Fulton OH (near Cleveland) is taking votes to determine which artists will play at Alive '05. ApologetiX has played twice at Alive (2000 and 2001) but hasn't been back since. We got great response when we played the other two times, but festivals sometimes like to rotate the line-up every few years. We'd love to come back. If you'd like to help, please click on this link to vote for ApologetiX. Thanks!

7. "Downer of a Sister" Moves Upward on the Charts

"Downer of a Sister," the third single from our "Adam Up" CD, has moved up to #7 on the ChristianBEATS Alternative charts, and had the most adds last week on the ChristianBEATS Rock charts. It also was #4 on R&R's New and Active Rock charts and just debuted at #27 on ACME's Top 50 Internet singles.

The band members got a sneak preview of the video last weekend. It's very funny and cool! Our director/producer, Karl Messner, did a great job. By We hope to have it showing on national T.V. soon so you can see it, too!

8. Upcoming Concerts (Including New Ones in NH and FL)

This list adds concerts frequently, so stay tuned for more info. For the full details on all of the concerts below, please go to and scroll to the bottom.

To inquire about booking a concert, please contact
Kathleen Burke
Burke Communications
949-770-3001 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST).

Aug 13 - Fairview, OH Aug 14- Rockford, IL Aug 15 - Indianapolis, IN Aug 21 - Calhoun, LA Aug 22 - Gray, TN Aug 23- Elizabethtown, PA Aug 27 - Ellsworth, ME Aug 28 - Cincinnati, OH Aug 29 - Waynesboro, VA Sep 5 - Erie PA Sep 6 - Walpole, NH NEW Sep 10 - 12 West Linn, OR Sep 18 - Alton IL Sep 25 - State College, PA Oct 1 - Davie FL NEW Oct 2 - Grand Rapids, MI Oct 9 - Peachtree City, GA Dec 31 - Smithland, KY



-- J. Jackson Lead Singer/Lyricist ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band)

1 Timothy 2:3-4
This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.