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 // 71 Articles
Blogs // 18 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.


Austin Lucas: Between the Moon and the Midwest | 14 Jun 2016 // 3:34 AM

Between the Moon and the Midwest is a collection of tales told by those with broken hearts and proud souls.

Car Seat Headrest: Teens of Denial | 25 May 2016 // 9:20 PM

Teens of Denial is a gateway drug for today's Millennials to discover those who have come before.


Blesst Chest - "Blesst Chest Theme Song" (audio) (premiere) | 22 Jul 2016 // 7:00 AM

Think of Blesst Chest as a Medeski Martin & Wood for the stoner set.

Adam Payne - "Nightmare" (video) (premiere) | 18 Jul 2016 // 5:20 AM

Adam Payne's bipolar poetry of urban malaise is set to a Rolling Stones groove on new single "Nightmare".

//Mixed media

Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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