Christian kids are forced to abstain from nearly every interesting aspect of adolescence, except crappy mainstream rock. For that, they have Jars of Clay, whose self-righteous crescendoes and tremulous self-searchings are delivered with the idiotic pomp of Spinal Tap. On the plus side, Jars of Clay have sold six million records, won a clutch of Grammys and used their money to fund clean water and health projects in Africa. On the minus, their music is terrible and they paved the way for atrocities like Creed and P.O.D. Jesus may love them, but you don’t have to.
Sun. Jan. 17. 4pm and 7:30pm. $33-49.50. With Thad Cockrell. Sellersville Theater, Main & Temple sts, Sellersville. 215.257.5808. st94.com
The Pack A.D. are built for the road
PW's Music Issue 2014