Wow, quite a few judgmental commenters today. I'm in my 50s, and, frankly,
I really like some of their music, which I can say for a lot of bands and solo
artists. Neon Trees have got talent, particularly Tyler G. So, before you judge,
why don't you read a little about them and listen to their music. As for representing BYU and their LDS faith, I think they're doing a much
better job than, say, Mitt Romney did. Oh, but there I go, being judgmental.
Well, at least I know enough about both to make a judgment. I'll take Neon
Trees any day over that other RM from BYU.
I don't see why you guys are being so hard on BYUtv. Lots of their new
shows seem to be outside the box, which is good, because I never heard about
anybody watching the channel before that. Don't get me wrong, I'm an
active member of the LDS church, but when I watch TV, I don't want someone
preaching at a podium in Idaho. The shows that BYUtv is currently producing are
safe shows with uplifting messages (including audio-files) that are actually
trying to be entertaining! I really don't see what's wrong with that.
Can't Mormons listen to fun music and watch entertaining programs?Also, most of the bands on Audio-Files aren't LDS. Isn't it
cool that Neon Trees has Mormon/Utah roots? I think it is!
Rich - if you get this website, you DO get this channel...
And here I thought that the DN only overhyped BYU football players (yes, I like
my Cougs). Apparently, it crosses over into "LDS" entertainment? RE:
Wilson-Kelly, good research. Too bad readers have to do the "indepth"
research for the DN writers.
Oh thank goodness that I DO NOT get this channel!!!!
A great local and Now world famous band who gives back to their community.Cancelled a PArk City concert because the promoters lied and were charging
MORE than the agreed ticket price, so they cancelled that show and are
performing for $10 buck in ProvoI see we still unabashedly judge
books by their cover round these bouts'
Forget BYU. With hair like that, they'd get kicked out of NYU.Maybe a little less Paul Mitchell and a little more creativity. This
band's music is as stale as the TV channel they'll appear on.
LOVE Neon Trees!!! Great music and even better live. Great to see a hometown
band making a go at it on the big stage.
Well, after a little research it appears HALF of the group is still LDS.When mormons hype their own, it kinda makes me nervous. It seems to never fail
as a set up for disaster. Maybe we should recognize Christian musicians, there
are some good ones out there.From the Pittsburg City Paper, Aug. 15,
2012:"Perhaps Neon Trees currently downplay their Mormon roots to
avoid alienating their growing mainstream audience. Severson notes "a fear
in the Mormon community of media scrutiny. … It's a church with a lot
of troubled background, and Mormon musicians risk being misunderstood."The 'CHURCH' has a troubled background?... yeah...uh,huh...okay....
whatever floats your boat....Yeah, it appears Severson has 'out
grown' the church thing. Won't be peddling this group to my youth.
Neon Wha?Are you sure they've made it big?
May I ask Chris B., do you work for the Honor Code Department at BYU? You seem
to know EVERYTHING. You don't seem to be bored yet to make strange comments
everytime BYU appeared on DN. Why don't you just move along with your life
and relax.I never heard of this group Neon Trees and their image
really surprised me. I wonder what ThePianoGuys thought of them?
you're kidding, right????
With hair that would get them kicked out of byu, and I have heard their music
has some swears in it, I can't believe byu would promote such things!