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 // 60 Articles
Blogs // 11 Articles
//Features

High Fidelity: Jay Gonzalez and the Crowdsourcing Renaissance | 14 Jun 2015 // 8:10 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 // 8:14 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.

//Reviews

Wimps: Suitcase | 4 Jan 2016 // 8:10 PM

Suitcase is a 27-minute uprising of stupid fun.

jennylee: right on! | 10 Dec 2015 // 8:15 PM

Applying Warpaint's thin sonic veneer to yet another decade past on right on!, jennylee runs in place rather than moving forward.

//Blogs

Joey Kneiser - "Heaven Only Wants Us Once We're Dead" (video) (premiere) | 29 Jan 2016 // 3:59 AM

Highlighting the inequality that remains in America, Joey Kneiser's "Heaven Only Wants Us Once We’re Dead" gives voice to the marginalized.

Ona - "Rocks in the Basement" (audio) | 21 Jul 2015 // 6:05 AM

West Virginia's Ona makes pure-blooded American rock 'n' roll.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Beyoncé and When Music Writing Becomes Activism

// Sound Affects

"The overall response to Beyoncé's "Formation" has been startlingly positive, but mostly for reasons attached to political agendas. It's time to investigate this trend.

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