Because Songs Matter

Yearly archives for 2013

MICHELLE EVANS INTERVIEWS JUSTIN WELLS OF FIFTH ON THE FLOOR

MICHELLE EVANS INTERVIEWS JUSTIN WELLS OF FIFTH ON THE FLOOR

The first time I met Justin Wells, I wasn’t quite sure how to take him. He’s well over 6 feet tall with a booming voice, a self-described “full o’ shit” jokester mentality, and a rather intimidating albeit charismatic stage presence. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to dine with him, see some more Fifth on […]

STEPHEN FEARING—BETWEEN HURRICANES

STEPHEN FEARING—BETWEEN HURRICANES

Like so many bands I’ve come to love, I came across Stephen Fearing’s music because of his (loose) connection to The Band. Fearing plays in a band called Blackie & the Rodeo Kings along with a guitar player named Colin Linden. Linden associated with The Band in the 80’s & 90’s and in 1987 he […]

Ajax Diner Book Club — 11/23/13 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Ajax Diner Book Club — 11/23/13 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

This week’s show is a special one. Jon and Chad from Drag The River came by to guest DJ. The first three songs are mine but after that you get an hour and fifty minutes of some of Chad and Jon’s favorites as well as some stories and witty banter. Drag The River hits the […]

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 12.07.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 12.07.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

No sad bastards this week. So, locate a free 2 hours and put some earholes on the archive of the show. Below is the playlist for December 07, 2013 [Artist – Song (Album)] 01. Drive-By Truckers – Let There Be Rock (Southern Rock Opera) 02. Alone At 3am – Four More Beers 03. The Gaslight […]

DREW KENNEDY – WIDE LISTENER

DREW KENNEDY – WIDE LISTENER

Back in October of 2012 I wrote about a book and an album that had caught my attention, called “Fresh Water In The Salton Sea”. Since then I’ve read said book several times, and lent it out to a good number of people who have all really enjoyed Drew Kennedys stories from the road. When […]

Drag The River – Self Titled

Drag The River – Self Titled

The best thing about Drag The River’s new self-titled record is that it exists at all. If you’ve followed the band at all you’re aware that they rarely play live and it’s been a number of years since their last “real” release. (Bad At Breaking Up & 2010 Demons being less than full band collections) […]

SUNDOWNER — NEON FICTION

SUNDOWNER — NEON FICTION

Sundowner is alternately a lone, limp-eared horse and a stampede. Marshaling it all is Chis McCaughan, also songwriter/guitarist for darling Chicago punk band The Lawrence Arms. Neon Fiction is his third and most anticipated album as Sundowner–following his surprising debut Four-One-Five-Two (2007) and the understated but deeply satisfying We Chase the Waves (2010)–and it succeeds at showcasing […]

NATO COLES & THE BLUE DIAMOND BAND—PROMISES TO DELIVER

NATO COLES & THE BLUE DIAMOND BAND—PROMISES TO DELIVER

It is not news to compare songwriters that we feature on Ninebullets and those featured on MTV and say–see, they’re different! But Nato Coles’ career stands in such stark contrast to everything popular media portrays music careers to look like and what stories pop songs can tell, that the comparison is worth mentioning briefly. Looking […]

ARLISS NANCY – WILD AMERICAN RUNNERS

ARLISS NANCY – WILD AMERICAN RUNNERS

Last week I talked about being jaded and expecting bands to eventually trip up, and how Have Gun was defying those odds. I thought I’d stick with that theme and talk about Arliss Nancy and their new album, Wild American Runners. The music industry hasn’t been incredibly kind to these kids from the great state […]

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 11.09.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 11.09.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

For the firs time ever we took the show on the road this weekend. It was weird and I was a little uncomfortable but the music was spot on. So, locate a free 2 hours and put some earholes on the archive of the show. Below is the playlist for November 09, 2013 [Artist – […]