After a failed attempt to enter an English PhD program, Eric fancied himself a playwright for a time. With music as his lifelong passion, he is an avid vinyl collector who works in corporate communications by day and moonlights as the sole proprietor of the music blog Bucket Full of Nails by night. Never straying far from his academic roots, his cats (living and deceased) are named after Faulkner characters. Follow Eric on Twitter where he discusses music, beer and Phillies baseball.
Monday, March 10 2014
A no-cost counterpoint to SXSW one can enjoy at their leisure, Couch By Couchwest is a festival where the beer is cheaper and the only hipster is you.
Wednesday, July 30 2014
By not glossing over the rough patches in a life spent pursuing a childhood dream, Dickinson provides a grounded perspective and lack of hubris on Rock 'n Roll Blues.
Sunday, July 27 2014
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers provide a blistering reminder of rock 'n' roll's subversive nature with Hypnotic Eye.
Tuesday, July 15 2014
Remedy is a noble stepping stone between Old Crow Medicine Show's past and future.
Tuesday, June 24 2014
Less a record than a highly calculated means to a bigger end, Lights Out is an attenuated statement of purpose to further develop the Michaelson brand.
Monday, June 16 2014
With cross-cutting vocal harmonies and menacing purity, This Love is a cohesive statement by a band that is a welcomed voice in a genre of acoustic clutter.
Thursday, June 26 2014
Seductive and haunting, "Waters" by Eliza Shaddad is a dance with life's dark choices.
Thursday, May 29 2014
Sundowner's flirtatious first single, "Cowboy Poetry", echoes the dusty locale of song's video.
Friday, April 4 2014
London's Dead Flowers came to be in the winter of 2011, underneath Coney Island's Wonderwheel, an ancient big wheel which still spins to this day.
Monday, February 10 2014
What’s a former punk rocker to do once the angst is gone?