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Yearly archives for 2011

RUNE's TOP 13 MUSICAL REASONS 2011 WAS A GOOD YEAR…

RUNE's TOP 13 MUSICAL REASONS 2011 WAS A GOOD YEAR…

I’m not doing a “regular” top-list. I already made a top50 for my norwegian blog, and the selections just make me want to go hide in the forest until the new year is official and no-one cares about these lists anymore. SO – what I’m doing for Ninebullets is picking some of my favorite albums […]

IT'S YEAR END LIST WEEK HERE ON NINEBULLETS:

IT'S YEAR END LIST WEEK HERE ON NINEBULLETS:

Hey everyone, this week is gonna be nothing but “best of” lists all week. Through Thursday each of the 9b writers will offer their takes on the best 2011 had to offer and the week will end with the 9b Best of 2011 Podcast. Hope y’all enjoy it and check back later when Rune kicks […]

THE ALABAMA SHAKES EP

THE ALABAMA SHAKES EP

The Alabama Shakes have had an impressive year.  Shit, in July they weren’t even known as The Alabama Shakes.  Chances are you’ve probably heard some of the hype that been surrounding the band but thanks to a recent radio interview I thought I’d give you a brief timeline of the bands life. Around July they […]

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 12.22.11

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 12.22.11

Last night’s episode was the 1st annual “Ninebullets Loosely Themed Christmas Radio Extravaganza Hour!” Ninebullets Radio is a radio extension of the blog ninebullets.net that airs every Thursday night in Tampa, Florida on WMNF 88.5 FM at 10pm Eastern. The show is archived for one week after it’s original air date and is available for […]

JC BROOKS & THE UPTOWN SOUND – WANT MORE

JC BROOKS & THE UPTOWN SOUND – WANT MORE

A great poet or literary genius probably said this, but I’ll be straight with y’all and say I heard it first from The Rolling Stones. Anyway, The Rolling Stones once said that you can’t always get what you want, but sometimes you’ll get what you need. Well, a couple of weeks ago JC Brooks & […]

THE BLACK KEYS – EL CAMINO

THE BLACK KEYS  – EL CAMINO

The Law Of Diminishing Returns: The tendency for a continuing application of effort or skill toward a particular project or goal to decline in effectiveness after a certain level of result has been achieved. True. I crowned the last Black Keys album, Brothers, the best album of 2010. I also talked about how proud of […]

AUSTIN LUCAS SAY "THANK YOU" WITH A FREE SONG:

AUSTIN LUCAS SAY "THANK YOU" WITH A FREE SONG:

Per Austin Lucas: This song was written as a sort of love song to my fans. I know how silly it might seem to some folks, but after the experience that I had this summer when everyone pitched in to help get my van fixed it really put my whole world into perspective and helped […]

FREE MUSIC ALERT: FIFTH ON THE FLOOR – DARK AND BLOODY GROUND

FREE MUSIC ALERT: FIFTH ON THE FLOOR – DARK AND BLOODY GROUND

Back in May we reviewed Fifth On The Floor’s album, Dark and Bloody Ground, labeling it as Essential Listening. Well, now, you can hear for your self as they’re giving the whole damned thing away for free. So Merry Early Xmas and get your ass over to Give Me My XXX for your free download. […]

Guns of Navarone – Prize and Battlefield

Guns of Navarone – Prize and Battlefield

The debut full length by Guns of Navarone, Prize and Battlefield, is rock solid.  They hangout in the same parking lots as The Old 97’s and American Aquarium.  There is no reinvention of the wheel on Prize and Battlefield but what there is here is ten songs that are worthy of your attention. Corey Reinisch […]

Only Living Boy – Hiding Nothing

Only Living Boy – Hiding Nothing

If you had a dirty, toothless cousin that lived in a rundown trailer at the back of the property who sat around all day spitting, gumming, and cursing with a shotgun resting across his lap, his name would be Only Living Boy. This is the band that The Black Keys are too afraid to become. […]