Eric Dennis is a music enthusiast/junkie who really needs to ease off the sarcasm sometimes. In his free time he enjoys dodging thunderbolts from angry Skynyrd fans. He regularly writes for blogcritics.org and spectrumculture.com.
Calexico's latest album warrants multiple spins.
A music fan comes to terms with his hearing loss.
Okkervil River's latest album is heavy on the dark stuff - and that's a good thing.
This concept album about U.S. presidents isn't just for the history dweebs out there.
Comedian Mitch Hedberg's first posthumous release is a reminder of how brilliant a comedian he really was.
Giant Sand's first album in four years is worth the wait.
You're an independent musician struggling to gain an audience. This book can help.
Both baseball fans and music fans will enjoy Steve Wynn and Scott McCaughey's baseball-themed release.
Monte Melnick's classic oral history of the Ramones is updated and worth another read.
Many of the songs strongly evoke an acceptance of mortality without any fear of death.