ApologetiX is a famous Christian parody band from Pittsburgh, PA,. The band was founded in 1992 and refers to itself as a cross between "Weird Al" Yankovic and Billy Graham.

ApologetiX rewrites secular songs with Christian lyrics to create parodies with Christian messages. Some of their parodies include "Micah No. 5" (Mambo No. 5 by Lou Bega) "Lazy Brain" (Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne),"Hotel Can't Afford Ya" ("Hotel California") by The Eagles, "Corinthians" (based on ]])"In the End" by Linkin Park), "Look Yourself" ("Lose Yourself" by Eminem), "Smooth Grandmama" ("Smooth Criminal" originally by Michael Jackson but covered by Alien Ant Farm), "Smells Like Thirtysomething Spirit" ("Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana), "Sounds of Silas" ("Sounds of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel), and "Bethlehemian Rhapsody" ("Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen).

ApologetiX gets their unusual name from the word "apologetics," which is a reference to a famous defense of the Christian faith. It is based on the Greek word for defense, "apologia." The word is used in 1 Peter 3:15, "But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer (defense or "apologia") to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect..." (NIV). Their logo, a triquetra, is an ancient symbol of the Holy Trinity.

The band will be performing live at the Memorial Hall in Lamar Missouri on September 19, 2009 at 7 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the Tobacco Shack in Nevada Missouri for $15 or on-line at www.localear.info. For more information or specially priced ticket bundles for area church groups please contact Doug Harper at: 417-483-6327