Enter Shikari (Hopeless Records) traveled all the way from England to join the entire 2011 Warped Tour. They bring a mix of Punk Rock, Dub-Step, and synthesizers all rolled up in one to create a sound that your ears have never heard. Enoch Magazine had the chance to catch up with them as they talk about the homeless in England, the writing process, and what its like to fake an American accent.
The Darling (Gadsen Records) are a blend of Americana meets Punk Rock. They hail from Southern California and gave one of the most enjoyable Interviews Enoch Magazine has ever done. From Skateboarding, magicians, homelessness, religion, and the white house they cover it all. We caught up with them at the end of their 2 month tour with Face to Face.
It seems whoever we talk with they love August Burns Red (Solid State Records). At Warped Tour 2011, they were quite the buzz and put on of the best sets we had the chance to see. We had the chance to talk with Brent Rambler, guitarist of August Burns Red (Solid State Records), in Pomona, California. Brent was kind enough to talk with us about faith, life on the road, and why he believes if you take a simple look around you’ll know that Jesus Christ is real.
Warped Tour is a summer tour presented by Vans Inc. During the Warped Tour, Enoch Magazine interviewed Matt Theissen and Matt Hoopes from the Christian rock band Relient K. Along with Brian Pittman, Theissen and Hoopes co-founded the band in 1998 during their junior year of high school. Matt Theissen is the lead singer for Relient K. He writes most of the songs, while also playing guitar and piano. Matt Hoopes is the lead guitarist for Relient K. He also sings back up vocals and is attributed for the band’s name. Relient K was named after Hoopes’ car, the Plymouth Reliant K, and it is said that he still owns it. The car is currently sitting on cinder blocks in the driveway of the house owned by his younger brother, Scott, in North Canton, Ohio.
In this video, Nate Smith (Enoch Magazine) asks Theissen and Hoopes about the Warped Tour, Jesus and Matt Theissen’s past struggles with depression. Watch as the guys talk about touring, their perception of Jesus and what advice they would give to kids struggling with depression.
Enoch Magazine travels to Oakland California with World Impact Dir. Paul Chan. Paul has been the director of World Impact Bay Area, which includes both World Impact San Francisco and World Impact Oakland for the past 8 years. Being actively involved with both the Asian church community and the residents of West Oakland, Paul Chan found a way to unite both cultures. He and surrounding churches organized a free, week long, eye screening clinic, for the residents of West Oakland. This eye clinic is made possible, simply because many of the church members in the Asian community had an optometrist background.
In this video, Paul Chan discusses the importance of meaningful sacrifice and points out the enormous level of work and time these churches went through to serve the people of west Oakland. Serving the poor, homeless, disenfranchised and forgotten is a goal for many churches today, however, many churches don't know exactly what they can or should do. These churches acted on what they had. Their congregations were made up of optometrists, doctors and people already active in the medical field. So equipment, legality and support were already at hand!
Also featured in this video is the original musical scoring by pianist Matthew Fisher
Enoch Magazine is a non-profit media movement, which attempts to document the Glory of God in a variety of people and circumstances. Our members and contributors are located in different cities and countries across the world, who have united their talents in film and journalism for this generation. As we use our talents to learn more about The Divine, we are also learning how to serve and love others. Our hope is that the…
Enoch Magazine is a non-profit media movement, which attempts to document the Glory of God in a variety of people and circumstances. Our members and contributors are located in different cities and countries across the world, who have united their talents in film and journalism for this generation. As we use our talents to learn more about The Divine, we are also learning how to serve and love others. Our hope is that the content of Enoch Magazine would inspire people, (regardless of a religious or non-religious background) through honest reality.