Ahead of fall tour, members of Anberlin playing intimate Ybor City concert on Saturday

Stephen Christian and Christian McAlhaney are no strangers to The Attic at Rock Brothers.

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click to enlarge Anberlin's Christian McAlhaney (R) and Stephen Christian at The Attic at Rock Brothers in Ybor City, Florida on Dec. 19, 2018. - Phil DeSimone c/o The Attic at Rock Brothers
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Anberlin's Christian McAlhaney (R) and Stephen Christian at The Attic at Rock Brothers in Ybor City, Florida on Dec. 19, 2018.


If you can’t wait for Anberlin’s upcoming fall tour with the Early November (hitting Jannus Live on Sept. 5.), 40% of the alt-rock band—Stephen Christian and Christian McAlhaney—is playing an intimate Ybor City listening room show.

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Photos of Stephen Christian and Christian McAlhaney of Anberlin at The Attic in Ybor City

Ironically, both of the musicians' names involve “Christian.” Anberlin has struggled with the perception of being a religious act mainly because, well, the Winter Haven-born outfit sort of is and signed to Christian rock label Tooth and Nail. Stephen Christian is now a pastor at Grace Family Church in Lutz. But the song “Feel Good Drag” was also number one on Billboard’s Alternative Rock charts, so I guess they’re like the Amy Grant of the 97X crowd. As a duo, Christian and McAlhaney perform songs by Anberlin as well their other projects including Anchor & Braille, Acceptance, and Loose Talk.

Watch a video of Christian and McAlhaney's 2020 set at The Attic below.

Stephen Christian and Christian McAlhaney. Saturday, July 3, 7 p.m. $30-$50. The Attic, Ybor City. theatticyborcity.com

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Freelance contributor Stephanie Powers started her media career as an Editorial Assistant long ago when the Tampa Bay Times was still called the St. Petersburg Times. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, where she studied improvisation at Second City Hollywood, she came back to Tampa and stayed put.She soon...
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