Archive for May 21st, 2012

The Harris Group – Choices (2012)

Ric Harris put his career as a jazz guitarist on hold to raise his kids and deal with a life long seizure disorder, so he can be excused to taken so long to make his first album, but he made the most of that long-delayed moment. Coming back to this passion of his and gaining an even deeper understanding ofRead More

Pantera – Vulgar Display of Power (1992; 2012 reissue)

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since this snarling beast first roared out of my speakers.

P.J. Pacifico – The Live EP (2012)

P.J. Pacifico’s voice, like a honeysuckle breeze, is inviting, deeply pastoral, almost hypnotizing. Not for nothing, it seems, do two of the first three songs here focus so completely on “home.”

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Point Blank" (1980)

I don’t often use the word “haunting” but dammit, I think I feel it coming on. Here we have a tale, like many on The River, of a troubled life, one that may not even have had much promise to start with. With darkly-lit piano tones and reverb-laden guitar echoes encircling the unfolding story, you’re just certain that the conclusionRead More