Christian hardcore crew Haste the Day has enlisted Stephen Keech from Denver as their latest frontman. Keech replaces Jimmy Ryan, who left the Indianapolis-based band in November, on amicable terms. Keech's own abandoned band, New Day Awakening, will reshuffle and rock on, likely with a new name. "[Haste the Day] were actually one of my favorite bands before this whole thing," says Keech. "And they're some of the nicest guys we've met. It's sad that I won't be in Denver as much anymore, but it's cool to have a new life. You never know what God has in plan for you." Haste the Day will begin working on their new album this summer.

Attending the Grammys is a total fantasy, no matter how 'core you are. Rubbing elbows with the stars, seeing amazing performances and the wining and dining they must do! Well, Springsian Justin Murray recently had the honor of attending, and he's only 13. (C'mon I was watching "Saved by the Bell" every day after school at that age.) Murray was nominated for Best Small Performance (with or without Conductor), for his role in the recording of Ancient Voices of Children. Though he didn't win, he still got to attend the awards show, hang out at after-parties, and even meet Kanye West. His favorite part? The Grammy performances, which, he says, were "fun, like a really big rock concert." He saw his favorite band, Coldplay, perform. That beats the best "Bell" episode any day.

In town: Grass It Up, Bristol Brewing Co., 1647 S. Tejon St.), March 9; Radio London, Thunder & Buttons II (2415 W. Colorado Ave.), March 10; DJ Nate Starr, Eden (217 E. Pikes Peak Ave.), March 11.

Go north: The Sisters of Mercy, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, March 16; Ghostface Killah with M1 of Dead Prez, Fox Theatre, Boulder, March 17; Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, March 18; Metric, Bluebird Theater, Denver, March 19; Taste of Chaos Tour, Fillmore Auditorium, March 25.


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