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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

Monday, May 26 2014

Poetry and Passion: An Interview with Rodney Crowell

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

The Anti- SXSW: A Festival for the Disheveled at Couch By Couchwest

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.


Reviews

Tuesday, September 16 2014

Sarah Jaffe: Don't Disconnect

Sarah Jaffe speaks volumes while singing very little on Don't Disconnect's futuristic indictment against modernity.


Wednesday, September 10 2014

Robyn Hitchcock: The Man Upstairs

The Man Upstairs is a beguiling diversion for Hitchcock, one devoid of any mystery or humor.


Tuesday, September 9 2014

The Wytches: Annabel Dream Reader

Any anticipatory pleasure to be derived from the pain detailed on Annabel Dream Reader is numbed by its own flogging tedium.


Wednesday, August 27 2014

Centro-matic: Take Pride in Your Long Odds

Take Pride in Your Long Odds adds further talking points to Centro-matic’s esteemed canon.


Wednesday, August 13 2014

Jeremy Pinnell: OH/KY

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.


Blogs

Thursday, June 26 2014

Eliza Shaddad - "Waters" (video)

Seductive and haunting, "Waters" by Eliza Shaddad is a dance with life's dark choices.


Thursday, May 29 2014

HT Heartache - "Cowboy Poetry" (video)

Sundowner's flirtatious first single, "Cowboy Poetry", echoes the dusty locale of song's video.


Friday, April 4 2014

Dead Flowers - "Make It Bright" (stream)

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

Doug C and the Blacklisted - "She's One Hell of a Girl" (stream)

What’s a former punk rocker to do once the angst is gone?


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