Eric R. Danton contributes to The Wall Street Journal, Paste, Myspace, RollingStone.com and Salon, along with M Music & Musicians magazine and ListenDammit.com. He saw nearly 800 concerts when he was rock critic at the Hartford Courant between 2002-2012. He lives in western Massachusetts.
Eric R. Danton
New Smashing Pumpkins LP Will Feature Motley Crue Drummer Tommy Lee
Too bad they’re not calling it ‘Shout at the Pumpkin.’
SXSW 2014: Final Day Recap
Saturday dawned clammy with rain showers at South by Southwest, which made for humid going as it warmed up on the last day of this year’s festival.
SXSW 2014: Day Two Recap
One of the great things about South by Southwest is seeing what sorts of businesses can double as concert venues.
SXSW 2014: Day One Recap
As usual at South by Southwest, there was no shortage of bands to see Wednesday, as the Austin festival kicked into high gear.
Sharon Jones Discusses Cancer Fight, Upcoming Tour + New Album ‘Give the People What They Want’
Sharon Jones is ready for a fresh start in 2014. Heaven knows she deserves one, after the year she had in 2013.
Savages Talk Playing ‘Fast and Loud,’ Losing the Luxury of Time and Hate-Reading Ayn Rand
It’s been a breakout year for Savages, the U.K. post-punk foursome that released a fierce and riveting debut LP, ‘Silence Yourself,’ in May, and stirred up a killer beehive’s worth of buzz with taut performances at Coachella, Glastonbury and the Pitchfork Music Festival.
Instant Expert: Drive-By Truckers
You’ve seen them at parties, lurking in the corner, waiting to engage in battle disguised as conversation. They’re indie rock know-it-alls, and no matter what band or musician you mention, they’ve got an opinion — strong and almost certainly negative — ready to ram down your throat...
Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie Discusses the Pain Behind New Album ‘More Light,’ the Joys of Acid House and Punk + More
When Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie listened back to the songs he had written for ‘More Light,’ the band’s first album in five years, he was startled to find that all of them had pain as a central motif. Startled, but not necessarily surprised.
The Breeders’ Kelley Deal Reflects on ‘Last Splash’ 20th Anniversary
The Breeders are nothing if not comprehensive. To mark the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album ‘Last Splash,’ the band is releasing ‘LSXX,’ a hefty package compiling ‘Last Splash,’ four EPs from the same era, a live show recorded in Sweden and a disc of demos, rarities and previously unreleased session tracks.
Foals Discuss ‘Hot, Sticky, Dirty’ Sound of New Album, ‘Holy Fire’
Maybe it’s just the effects of a cold gray winter in London, but Foals guitarist Jimmy Smith mentions warmth more than once when he gets on the phone with Diffuser.fm to talk about the band’s new album, ‘Holy Fire.’