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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

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.


Tuesday, August 12 2014

Anders Parker: There's a Blue Bird in My Heart

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

Marc Broussard: A Life Worth Living

By whitewashing lies and deceit with hopeful, sorry songs, the homogenized A Life Worth Living resonates as false.


Thursday, August 7 2014

Waylon Speed: Kin

Energetic and ambitious, Waylon Speed’s Kin keeps you guessing while also overstaying its welcome.


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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