The Vertical is a small non-profit ministry dedicated to filling a big niche in the Triangle area of North Carolina, namely promoting live Christian music, with emphasis on a wide variety of contemporary music styles (ex. we've had anything from light acoustic music, to rock, punk, light and heavy alternative, grunge, funk, rap, industrial, blues, metal...you name it). Artists are local, regional and national.
What this means is that the Vertical is closed. God willing, it will open someday, but for now it is closed!
The Vertical's Purpose
What We Expect From Bands
po box 90363
raleigh nc 27675
Here is an update of a few of the many people involved in the Vertical.
Kirk Adam - His band "bunker!" is very busy playing out as much as 7 times a month. He is currently still with Gibson, traveling North Carolina calling on his 21 accounts. He is still involved with Smear Records and Distributing. One of his goals for '98 is to purchase his first VW bus.
JJ Swick - JJ is doing great. His lovely wife, Jen, and JJ , and little JJ, Jr. live in Apex, the peak of good living. JJ is still building his guitar and amplifier collection. He recently obtaining a rare Ibenez Axe Man (remember Paul Stanley from KISS?). JJ is still at Nortel and he is a very important person there and around the USA and the World. He is involved in the national emergency telephone switching called 911. JJ still is finding lots of heavy bands and manages to see a lot of live shows. His band, "Death Bed Confessions" plan to record a demo sometime in the future.
Nathania - Doing well in the big city of Boiling Springs, (where Crimson Winter got started and put the town on the map ) attending Gardner Webb College. She is overcoming her shyness and has met many new friends since her freshman year.
Brian - Hangin' out in Chapel Hill and he is part of the SKA and Skin Hear scene there. Started DJing a while back and is in the process of putting together a rock steady band. He has gotten a few more tattoos and soon he will catch up with Mike (mxpx).
Chris and Barnabas MultiMedia - Doing fine. Chris is back with the Wake County Public Schools running a Multimedia Lab that he designed! He has upgraded his recording studio and is recording some great music. He still does live shows ocassionaly. He resides in Raleigh NC with his beautiful wife, Elizabeth.
He also is the webmaster for Barnabas.com.
We have put on some great shows in the area over the last five years and still plan to do plenty more. Keep an eye on this page and watch out for e-mails. If you would like to subscribe to the Vertical Mailings, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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have seen this page.
Comments, suggestions, and corrections are welcome. WebGuy @ barnabas.com.