Pensacola hip-hop artist returns after a hiatus to tell his side of attempting to preserve part of underground history…and what happens when nothing goes as planned. It’s a snapshot of this moment in time—rebuilding your life and dusting yourself off to do what’s right by your family. Unanswered Points is autobiographical and strikingly honest, a solid listen sprinkled with life lessons.
– Nikki Hedrick
Japanese pianist Hiromi Uehara has 11 albums to her credit. I was amazed to learn she’s 40—she has the onstage energy of a 20-something. After collaborating with some big names over the years (like Chick Corea), she goes solo here. Each track is based on or inspired by a color (apparently, her piano teacher used colors as a learning aid). Everything she does is stellar, but there are some standouts here—“Yellow Wurlitzer Blues,” and a virtuoso Gershwin presentation called “Rhapsody in Various Shades of Blue.” Pretty high class for a former Nissan jingle writer (Hiromi, not Gershwin).
– Bruce Collier
This blues rock trio is out to remind us why there was something so special about the rock music from days past. With a swampy tone, the Pensacola-based Honey Daze set their sights on all things vintage with roaring success. This four-song EP is a treat as sweet as…well, honey.
– Nikki Hedrick
Kurt Rosenwinkel/Bandit 65
Searching the Continuum
Bandit 65 was formed in 2014 with Kurt Rosenwinkel and Tim Motzer on guitar, Gintas Janusonis on drums and percussion, and everybody on electronics. They’ve done a lot of wandering, and this album pulls together live sets culled from three years on the road in Europe and the USA. The result really is a continuum—each of the seven tracks is parenthetically connected to a city, from Stockholm (“Inori”) to Los Angeles (“In Time”). The three obviously are well-connected, willing to follow each other out onto some ledges and landscapes. It’s intense, meditative stuff, accessible on multiple planes.
– Bruce Collier
I was never a huge fan of Spyro Gyra, though I love the story that the band was named off the cuff after a kind of green algae. If you know anything about their history, you know that there’s been a long list of personnel since its founding in 1974. The band was a big part of my college years. Vinyl Tap hones in on that, including groovy covers of “Secret Agent Man/Alfie’s Theme” (which jump-starts the playlist), “Cisco Kid,” “What a Fool Believes,” “Sunshine of Your Love,” and a great rendition of “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away.”
– Bruce Collier
Pauseandplay.com – Since 1997, P&P has been the definitive place for music fans to find out when a new album is coming out. Also stay up on the latest reissues and music‑related DVD/Blu‑rays and books. Elton John says he uses Pauseandplay.com to keep track of new music, and Entertainment Weekly has included it on its list of “The 100 Greatest Web Sites,” one of only 17 music sites to be selected.
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Harbor Docks Celebrates 25 Years of Thanksgiving Tradition
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Making an Impact: Over $500K Awarded to Local Nonprofits
The members of IMPACT 100 of Northwest Florida voted and announced recently the grant recipients for 2019, awarding five $101,600 grants. Representatives of each nonprofit organization named as a finalist were present,...
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ALIVE CHAPEL Sundays – coffee fellowship, 9 AM; praise and worship, 9:30 AM; pastor’s message, 10 AM. Located at 12381 U.S. 98, Miramar Beach. www.theALIVECHAPEL.org. CORPUS CHRISTI CATHOLIC CHURCH Mass schedule (through Sept....