COCOLAMUS - The Christian rock band Superchick is well-known for its high-energy performances and featured music on national television.
But each member also makes it a priority to reserve some quiet time to focus on the reason behind their music - serving God.
Matt Dally, bass/vocals for Superchick, said the band always takes time to sends up prayers before every show.
The Superchick Alive Tour, with John Reuben, Bread of Stone and Luminate, will come to East Juniata High School on Saturday, May 16.
Superchick’s Matt Dally, bass/vocals, talks about his solo breakout on the band’s latest album, ‘Renivention.'
"When we're on the road, we're always pouring out," Dally said. "But we need time to get refreshed, renewed with God."
Whether its time in their bunks on the bus or at home, the musicians take a break from their busy schedules to listen to a sermon or read the Bible and pray, he said.
"We have a lot of fun, but we also take (our music) seriously," Dally said. "We need time to recharge our batteries."
IF YOU GO:
What: Superchick Alive Tour with John Reuben, Bread of Stone and Luminate
When: 6 p.m. May 16
Where: East Juniata High School, McAlisterville
Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door.
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The band, which is in the middle of its Alive Tour with special guests John Reuben, Bread of Stone and Luminate, is preparing for its performance on May 16 at East Juniata High School.
"We're excited because we love live shows," Dally said. "We're high energy, and we like to get the crowd into it. They're a part of the show as much as we are."
Organized by Highway 35 Student Ministry, the concert will begin at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $6 in advance or $8 at the door and may be purchased at the Guardian Angel Bookstore in Richfield, Friendship Bookstore in Lewistown, or at www.itickets.com.
The Inpop Records' sister-fronted band includes Tricia Brock (vocals) and Melissa Brock (vocals, guitar), Dally, Dave Ghazarian (lead guitar, vocals) and Max Hsu (keyboards/DJ).
The Chicago-based musicians just released a new album, "Reinvention," in April with remix recordings of old songs and several new ones.
"This is not just your standard remix," Dally said. "Our new songs are going over huge live. Some fans like the remix better than the original."
Explaining the reason for the remix, Dally said realistically bands often don't have time to fine tune their music before record label deadlines. Remix albums give recording artists the chance to go back and perfect their music, he said.
"Reinvention" is an exciting new look at some familiar themes, though fans may not even recognize the connection to some of the original songs, Dally said.
The project's debut radio single "Let It Roll" is Dally's favorite because he is featured in a breakout solo.
"It's fun because it's lighthearted," Dally said.
The lyrics focus on how worry can debilitate lives, Dally said. The Bible specifically tells believers to cast their cares on the Lord; yet, Christians often forget to do it, he said.
God knows what's best for his followers, Dally said, a point that he has been focusing on in his spiritual life.
"The question of God's will - what school to go to, which job to take, who to marry ... We miss the point of what God really wants for us," Dally said. "He wants us to be in the Word of God, to be as sinless as possible. We don't have to be so specific."
In Scripture, God gave Jesus a choice: Go to this city or that one, Dally said. Sometimes Christians wait for specific directions from God and do not realize that he is leaving the decision up to them, he said.
Superchick's new album draws inspiration from the more than 100 TV shows, video games and movies that have featured the group's music, according to a press release from the band.
"Reinvention" is a soundtrack album for a world filled with fast car chases, giant fighting robots, teen romance and bad guys walking in slow motion, the release states.
Superchick's 10-year career has included spotlights on MTV's "The Hills," ABC spots for "True Beauty" and Style Network's reality series "Running in Heels," according to the press release.
The McAlisterville concert is the band's only tour stop in Pennsylvania.