Stellar Kart Gets the Last (Loud) Note
As booth keepers in the exhibit hall started packing up, staff in the youth worship hall prepared for the loudest event of the convention. When Stellar Kart took the stage, their music could be heard outside of the convention center.
Stellar Kart writes punk music with a positive message.
“People are touched by the way we act without saying a word,” said the lead singer, Adam Agee. “That is what people notice more than anything.”
The band members interact with their audience through scream contests, Q and A, and a playful act in which they pull up “distant cousins” from the audience.
Songs like “Part of Something Holy” and “Me and Jesus” highlight the heart of their message. They also have a comical side, on display when their bass player, Brian Calcara, sings the part of Jasmine from Disney’s ”A Whole New World.”
The members started playing in their praise band when they were teens. As they gained popularity, they toured with big names like Toby Mac and Newsboys. But the band has grown past their initial awe in the spotlight.
“As you get older, your goals change,” Agee said. “It’s not just about being that rock star. The more flawless your playing is, the better people are able to worship. Don’t be afraid to pursue perfection.”
Stellar Kart was pumped to accept the invitation to give Mennonite teens their last chance to worship and rock out at convention. ” I love when people get together from all over, ” Agee said. “They’re so excited.”