Eric Risch
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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.

Features // 3 Articles
Reviews // 73 Articles
Blogs // 24 Articles

High Fidelity: Jay Gonzalez and the Crowdsourcing Renaissance | 14 Jun 2015 // 9:10 PM

Jay Gonzalez may be one of the more familiar faces of the Drive-By Truckers, but with a expansive new EP, he reflects on the sheer delight of crowdsourcing as a musician.

Poetry and Passion: An Interview with Rodney Crowell | 26 May 2014 // 9:14 PM

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.


Slow Down Molasses: 100% Sunshine | 28 Sep 2016 // 9:02 PM

Slow Down Molasses hits all the right post-punk touchpoints for the sake of sound rather than song.

The Minus 5: Of Monkees and Men | 23 Aug 2016 // 2:21 AM

Of Monkees and Men is a tangential journey through the Technicolor mind of Scott McCaughey


1955 - "Morning Song" | 3 Oct 2016 // 5:15 AM

1955's "Morning Song" is aspirational and arena ready.

Becky Warren - "Dive Bar Sweetheart" (premiere) | 28 Sep 2016 // 6:15 AM

Becky Warren nails the immediacy of Saturday night revelry with "Dive Bar Sweetheart".

//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2016: Executing 'The Deed'

// Moving Pixels

"It's just so easy to kill someone in a video game that it's surprising when a game makes murder difficult.

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