Eric R. Danton

Eric R. Danton writes about music and pop culture. His stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, Pitchfork, the Boston Globe, Paste, Fortune, Bandcamp Daily and more. He's a fan of sourdough bread and Spanish soccer.

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Son Volt, Doug Sahm and the Art of the Tribute Album

The alt-country group's "Day of the Doug" is a standout entry in their discography

A Brief History of Dubious Soccer Songs

The tradition goes back much further than “Haaland (Ha Ha Ha)"

Inside Bluegrass’s Surprising Surge in Popularity

Old-timey string music is re-entering the mainstream, thanks to artists like Tyler Childers and Billy Strings

After Nearly a Quarter-Century, Archers of Loaf Return With “Reason in Decline”

Frontman Eric Bachmann explains why he wasn't interested in rehashing his '90s glory

“Andor” Is a “Star Wars” Story That Finally Gives the Foot Soldiers Their Due

The latest prequel series focuses on regular people living under totalitarian rule

On the Emotional Realism of “Obi-Wan Kenobi”

The Disney+ series has far more depth than the "Star Wars" prequels

Craig Finn Wrestles With Memory on “A Legacy of Rentals”

The Hold Steady frontman explains how the pandemic influenced his new solo LP

The Best Halftime Shows Are the Ones Where Something Goes Wrong

From Left Shark to an infamous wardrobe malfunction, the halftime performances that stay with us all have an element of chaos

Who Is Ultimately Responsible for Canceling Concerts Due to COVID?

Does the decision to pull the plug ultimately belong to the artists or promoters?

Forget the Merch Table: Bands Are Hoping You’ll Buy Their Beer

Styx, Rush and Run the Jewels are just some of the artists putting their names on new brews

Without Remorse, There Will Be No Redemption for Ryan Adams

He's taken no accountability for his actions but would still like us to buy his records

Is Farm-to-Table Darling Belcampo Selling Falsely Labeled Meat?

An explosive Instagram post from a former employee alleges mislabeling and willful deceit of customers

The Tallest Tales in Country Music All Belonged to George Jones

"Cocaine and Rhinestones" host Tyler Mahan Coe says "there are decades of his life" that the late music legend could not remember

The Spanish Sandwich That Should Take Over the World

All you need is some calamari and a hoagie roll