ABOUT US

UPDATE:  A Rotterdam November is no longer touring.  Most members have married and now have families or doing music independently.  We do appreciate our fans and want to keep this website up for legacy purposes.  Thanks for all the love over the years!

 

A Rotterdam November is a touring indie rock band that calls Boise, Idaho home some of the time.

The band consists of 4 members:

  • David McCormick - Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
  • Dylan Anitok - Lead Guitar/Backup Vocals
  • Phil Stender - Bass
  • Joshua Krohn - Drums

 

If you ever catch a live performance (and you should), you won’t come away pondering guitar spins or cogitating choreography.  What will captivate you; however, is the convergence and intensity of the collective musical experience.  One critic had this to say, “...fans have...stuck with them...what got these fans hooked is the sounds of A Rotterdam November, an album chock full of rock ballads and edgy, yet radio friendly, power pop (Scott Fryberger).”
 

Stylistically, Scott went on to say, “...the music you get on A Rotterdam November is almost like a rock-infused combination of Hillsong and the Goo Goo Dolls, with the vocals being a mix of Falling Up's Jessy Ribordy, Shawn McDonald and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy.  Other critics say the vocals are more a mix of Trapt and Acceptance.  We’ll leave the final conclusion to you.

What’s up with the name?  Well, Rotterdam is a city in the Netherlands where the downtown was destroyed by bombing during WWII.  At that time, Rotterdam was nicknamed, “the city without a heart.” However, the citizens rallied to replace the destruction with a new downtown and the city was reborn with a new “heart.”  Metaphorically speaking, Rotterdam became an old city with a new heart.  Translating this analogy to the human experience is at the core of the band.

Of course, that core is Christ and His desire to be intimately involved in every aspect of our lives.  Now, that brings up the question, "Are you a Christian band, or Christians in a band?"  A question that gets asked often.  Our response is, "If a person is a Christian, the purpose, meaning, and values of their faith should permeate every thing they do."  So you decide, but regardless of your conclusion, connecting with fans and building relationships with this purpose in mind is a high priority for A Rotterdam November.

Love to see you at a show sometime soon!

 

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SHOWS

Previous events

Date Event Location
Road to RockFest Tour Jerry's Bait Shop, Lee's Summit, MO Jerry's Bait Shop, Lee's Summit, MO
Quest Fest Harvester Christian Church, St. Charles, MO Harvester Christian Church, St. Charles, MO
Road to RockFest Tour The Upper Room @ Life Center, Goshen, IN The Upper Room @ Life Center, Goshen, IN
Road to RockFest Tour TBA, Clear Lake, IA TBA, Clear Lake, IA
GCU Tour @ Wickenburg Wickenburg Christian Academy, Wickenburg, AZ Wickenburg Christian Academy, Wickenburg, AZ
AMP'D Skateboard Competition Billings Skatepark, Billings, MT Billings Skatepark, Billings, MT
Fireflight with A Rotterdam November Mountain View High School Auditorium (hosted by Calvary Chapel Boise), Meridian, Idaho Mountain View High School Auditorium (hosted by Calvary Chapel Boise), Meridian, Idaho
Fireflight w/A Rotterdam November & The Birdsongs The River Christian Fellowship, Twin Falls, Idaho The River Christian Fellowship, Twin Falls, Idaho
First United Methodist Church First United Methodist Church, Pueblo, Colorado First United Methodist Church, Pueblo, Colorado

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