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, May 26 2014
Rodney Crowell is a country legend in every sense of the word. He speaks with us about Tarpaper Road and the legends that inspired and influenced this stunning new album.
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, August 27 2014
Take Pride in Your Long Odds adds further talking points to Centro-matic’s esteemed canon.
Wednesday, August 13 2014
Like its washed-out album cover, there is no sunshine on OH/KY; Pinnell's sorrow and redemption are true enough without glossing them over.
Tuesday, August 12 2014
There’s a Blue Bird in My Heart is packed with sucker punches and subtle jabs. Filled with sound and fury, no final blow is ever delivered, but, nonetheless, Parker has created a knockout.
Monday, August 11 2014
By whitewashing lies and deceit with hopeful, sorry songs, the homogenized A Life Worth Living resonates as false.
Thursday, August 7 2014
Energetic and ambitious, Waylon Speed’s Kin keeps you guessing while also overstaying its welcome.
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?