Wannabe Reviews Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Teens of Denial’

In the newest installment of Wannabeartist Chris Prunckle reviews Teens of Denial, the new album from Seattle-based rockers Car Seat Headrest, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop):


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End of Year


Okay while some of us here at 9b are shaking off the Holiday Hangout Hangover ™ I’m looking towards the end of what has been a pretty fantastic year for new music and I’m wondering what I missed.

So what records/bands/etc did we not pay enough attention to this year? What slipped by us that you think should have gotten a little bit more attention?

Episode 311 – Corrupting The Youth


There’s a lot of diversity in todays episode. From southern rock to red dirt to a cover of a rap song. I can’t explain it, but it just fell together this way.  Let me know what you think!. Enjoy!

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Music in this episode:

– Let It Burn AND Workin’ For A Workin’ Man by Blackberry Smoke
(from Like An Arrow)

– Check the Gas AND Change Of Pace by Greyhounds
(from Change Of Pace)

– City Of Angels AND Rhythm & Blues by The Head And The Heart
(from Signs Of Light)

– Deep Down In The South AND Frogman by Whiskey Myers
(from Mud)

– Don’t Know What It Means AND Let Me Get By by Tedeschi Trucks Band
(from Let Me Get By)

– Graffiti AND Party Like You by The Cadillac Three
(from Bury Me In My Boots)


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– Gin & Juice (Snoop Doggy Dog cover) by The Gourds
(from Shinebox)

– Super 8 by Jason Isbell
(from Southeastern)

– SOB by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
(from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats)



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Wannabe Reviews Amanda Shires’ ‘My Piece of Land’

In the newest installment of Wannabeartist Chris Prunckle reviews My Piece of Land, the new album from singer-songwriter and fiddle player Amanda Shires, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop):


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[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 11.23.2016 – 88.5FM HD2 WMNF Tampa


WOOT WOOT! I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving and is chowing down on turkey sandwiches today. I managed to cobble together a fantastic show to keep you company on your 4-day weekend. It comes complete with brand new Nikki Lane, Gillian Welch, and Valerie June. So head over to the website, press play and let me curate the next two hours of music for you.

Below is the playlist for November 23, 2016 [Artist – Song (Album)]

John Wesley Myers – Drinking Too Much (Solitary Pleasures)
Becky Warren – She’s Always There (War Surplus)
The Wind and The Wave – Lost (Happiness Is Not A Place)
American Aquarium – Burn, Flicker, Die. (Burn.Flicker.Die)
Nikki Lane – Highway Queen (Highway Queen)
Lissie – Cold Fish (Back To Forever)
Joe Pug – Neither Do I Need a Witness (The Great Despiser)
Arliss Nancy – Dufresne (Greater Divides)
The Damn Quails – Tough Luck-Crying Shame (Out Of The Birdcage)
BIG SHOALS – Happy For A While (Hard Lessons)
Daniel Romano – Valerie Leon (Mosey)
Caitlin Rose – Shanghai Cigarettes (Own Side Now)
Jeremy Plato and The Departed – 11 Months And 29 Days (In Retrospect)
Cody Jinks – The Same (I’m Not The Devil)
Matt Woods – Fireflies (How To Survive)
Gillian Welch – Dry Town (Demo) (Boots No. 1 – The Official Revival Bootleg)
Mike Cooley – Zip City (Live)
JKutchma – Used To Believe (Pastorals)
Justin Wells – Going Down Grinnin’ (Dawn In The Distance)
Chris Knight – The Jealous Kind (The Jealous Kind)
Ben Knight and The Welldiggers – Iceman’s Lament (Divining Rod)
Valerie June – Astral Plane (The Order Of Time)
Grayson Capps – Mermaid (Songbones)
John Moreland – Gospel (In The Throes)
Chris Stalcup and The Grange – Downhearted Fools (Downhearted Fools)
Have Gun, Will Travel – True Believers (Science From An Easy Chair)
Lucero – Can’t You Hear Them Howl (All A Man Should Do)
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers – Solitary Confinement (Sidelong)
Hank Williams III – Pills I Took (Straight To Hell)
Hackensaw Boys – The Sweet (Charismo)

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Episode 197: aired 11.16.2016


Episode 198: aired 11.23.2016

134 – MEAT WAVE talk about working with Steve Albini, Growing up in the Chicago area & what makes MEAT WAVE tick.

"Dammit Damian! You're drunk again! Stop punishing Meat Wave!"

“Dammit Damian! You’re drunk again! Stop punishing Meat Wave!”

MEAT WAVE are this week’s special guest on Mostly Harmless Podcast!

We journey into the vast brewhouse of Ratio Beerworks, to drink beers and chat with Chicago’s MEAT WAVE before their sold out show that evening with PUP at the Marquis Theater in Denver!

Click here to watch the MEAT WAVE Ratio Sessions from Feb 2016.

In this laid back chat we talk to the Chris, Joe & Ryan about growing up in the Chicago Suburbs, what makes Chicago so great, how they tick and more! They spill some of the goods on their upcoming record record, working with Steve Albini and what they hope for the future! All of this and more in today’s chat!

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Big Star “Complete Third” by Morgan Enos


Editor’s note: This is part of a series of pieces written for Nine Bullets by special guest artists, creators and other friends of the site. Morgan Enos fronts the bands Other Houses and Hollow Sunshine.

Big Star began as a Beatlesque power-pop outfit from Memphis, TN, in 1971. By 1974, they had flamed out just as quickly as they began. Their odd, rather undefinable 1974 final sessions, initially released as Third in 1978, have gained a mystique throughout the decades as a document of the disintegration of the band’s mercurial leader, Alex Chilton.

Since then, Third has been brought up as a “chaotic album,” one that purports to display its author’s mental unraveling as he succumbed to Big Star’s commercial failure and personal troubles. Although its experimental tendencies have proved an inspiration to later generations of bands like Wilco, R.E.M., and The Replacements, this narrative has always felt a bit overstated. Now, with a comprehensive boxed set of the sessions, Complete Third, a fresher perspective of the album can be understood by Big Star’s cult fanbase and newcomers alike.

Everything about Third, from its conception to release, was shrouded in a strange energy, like it didn’t want to congeal into a whole. With co-founder/guitarist Chris Bell and bassist Andy Hummel having quit the band, the late 1974 sessions at Ardent Studios in Memphis turned a holistic collaboration into leader Alex Chilton’s strange vanity project. The resulting songs collide bizarrely, from bursts of joy (“Stroke It Noel”) to harrowing depths (“Holocaust”). The sessions – over ten reissues later – remain impossible to categorize under a proper album name, or even as a Big Star project. Said Chilton before his passing, “We never saw it as a Big Star record. That was a marketing decision when the record was sold in whatever year that was sold. And they didn’t ask me anything about it and they never have asked me anything about it.”

After the tragic deaths of Bell (in 1978), Chilton (in 2010,) and finally, Hummel (in 2010,) it’s ever the more tempting to frame Third as a record borne of madness and turmoil, due to its chaotic birth and tortured mix of moods. To wit – Chilton was in the midst of relationship turmoil with his girlfriend, Lesa Aldridge, and drummer Stephens had no opportunity to rehearse his parts, resulting in cyclonic, improvised drum performances throughout every song. While this is intriguing and one hell of a story, the most important aspect remains, that Third contains some of the most gorgeous, jewel-like tunes in American song.

One need not go further than the first ten tracks on Complete Third, where the lion’s share of the songs are demoed alone by Alex Chilton on twelve-string guitar and piano before the album’s recording. Hardcore fans might recognize these renditions from the excellent Rhino boxed set from 2009, Keep An Eye On The Sky. Chilton’s version of The Velvet Underground’s “Femme Fatale,” found here, is the song’s definitive version, almost blinding with its loveliness. The rest of Third’s song-cycle – “Lovely Day,” “Blue Moon,” “Kanga Roo,” etc – appears fully formed, sober and sparkling. An improvised, shambling mess, as critics have tended to posit? Hardly.

After these 10 demos, the mood becomes a bit wobbly. Aldridge, Chilton’s girlfriend at the time of the record, and the muse toward whom many of Third’s songs are directed, appears on a faded, strange cover of John Lennon’s “I’m So Tired.” Rehearsals with the studio band begin – mostly a motley crew of Ardent Studios session musicians in the mid-’70s, tightly-wound backing singers, and a hired string orchestra. As curdled and odd as these takes are, Chilton appears on these sessions as a great songwriter being freed up to make music in his own personal sandbox. Do you think it’s possible that Chilton might have been having fun? He tries everything here – boogie-woogie piano, moonlit ballads, spirited covers of The Kinks, Nat King Cole, and T. Rex. The loopy “Downs,” presented in a rough mix, bounces off the studio walls in a cacophony of steel drums.

This is not to deny that Third’s centerpieces “Kanga Roo” and “Holocaust” remain heart-stopping, the bleakest songs in their entire oeuvre. The former takes an unremarkable scene of noticing someone at a party and shatters itself over and over in waves of desperate noise. “Holocaust,” especially in this cello-heavy take, remains a molasses-paced trip down the Lethes, containing Chilton’s greatest line: “Everybody goes, leaving those who fall behind.”

After Complete Third rattles on through its second and third discs, through its various mixes and permutations, we arrive at the final masters on disc three. Depending on what version of the original Third one may buy (many reissues have been released by Ardent, Rykodisc, Aura Records, etc), they might be treated to a wildly different tracklisting, or several key songs omitted altogether.

But, it’s all here, and this new sequence is the whole, definitive way to experience the Third song-cycle. It’s the finest way to put this puzzle together – the joyous “Stroke It Noel,” a paean to one of the session’s orchestral players, Noel Gilbert, leads us off, and then we’re treated to the deeply weird “Downs.” From there, Third reveals its true form – not as an improvised downfall, but of an eclectic mess, a haunted house. A cover of Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” rubbing elbows with the psychedelic “Kanga Roo”? Check. The fatalistic, bitter “You Can’t Have Me” next to an enthusiastic rendition of The Kinks’ “Till The End Of The Day”? Yep. That’s what Third is. A “Holocaust” meeting a “Lovely Day.” An incredible songwriter with a few screws loose, but finally, free again.

– Morgan Enos
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[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 11.16.2016 – 88.5FM HD2 WMNF Tampa


GUYS! Sorry I am so damned late on this. Problem is, I am a total creature of habit and when I would have normally been posting this I was sitting in a doctors office so once I missed the normal time….well, then I had to fit it in. That said….here we are! A new episode of Ninebullets Radio that was well worth the wait. I have been saying I thought we were getting close to hitting our stride, well, I think we hit it with this episode. Put your ears on it and tell me what you think: http://www.wmnf.org/events/nine-bullets/

Below is the playlist for November 09, 2016 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows (I’m Your Man)
02. Frank Turner – I Still Believe (Last Minutes & Lost Evenings)
03. The Black Keys – Stack Shot Billy (Rubber Factory)
04. THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM – Even Cowgirls Get The Blues (The ’59 Sound)
05. The Wind and The Wave – Lost (Happiness Is Not A Place)
06. Counting Crows – Good Time (Hard Candy)
07. First Aid Kit (SE) OFFICIAL – My Silver Lining (Stay Gold)
08. Robert Ellis – Drivin’ (Robert Ellis)
09. Joe Pug – Speak Plainly Diana (Messenger)
10. The Honeycutters – Let’s Get Drunk (On The Ropes)
11. Derek Feldman & the LD50 – Cold Tile Floor (Sundowning At The Station)
12. Uncle Lucius – Keep The Wolves Away (And You Are Me)
13. American Gun – Moonshiner (The Means & The Machine)
14. Adam Lee – What I Need (Sincerely, Me)
15. Sturgill Simpson – Life of Sin (Metamodern Sounds In Country Music)
16. Cody Jinks – Chase That Song (I’m Not The Devil)
17. Becky Warren – Stay Calm, Get Low (War Surplus)
18. Justin Wells – Three Quarters Gone (Dawn In The Distance)
19. Chris Stapleton – Outlaw State of Mind (Traveller)
20. Adrian+Meredith Krygowski – Country Tune (More Than A Little)
21. Lucero – I Woke Up in New Orleans (All A Man Should Do)
22. Joey Kneiser – Heaven Only Wants Us Once We’re Dead (The Wildness)
23. John Calvin Abney – 08 Weekly Rate Palace (Far Cries and Close Calls)
24. Arliss Nancy – Bar of The Century (Greater Divides)
25. Drive-By Truckers – Never Gonna Change (Dirty South)
26. Margo Price – Since You Put Me Down (Midwest Farmer’s Daughter)
27. Sarah Shook – Heal Me (Sidelong)
28. The Kill Devil Hills – Good Times (In On Under Near Water)
29. Jon Latham – Waitressing Sucks (Real Bad News)

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P.S.: If you like this show, do me a favor and post about it on your Facebook/Twitter/Blog. It’ll do a lot to help these bands reach new ears…and in the end, that’s what this is all about. It’ll also help bring the existence of the radio show to more people’s attention & the more people there are listening/paying attention to the show the more likely it is to stay on the air.

Episode 197: aired 11.16.2016

Dexateens – Teenage Hallelujah


Far and away the Dexateens are the most criminally underrated rock’n’roll band in America. I can’t think of another band that has been cranking out album after album of intense killer songs with so little notice being paid. I’m not sure what the explanation is for that. I’ve been onboard since I first heard them and everyone I’ve played them for turns into a fan in short order. Fortunately for us these guys clearly aren’t familiar with the concept of quitting, they’ve gone on a hiatus or two but it never sticks.

After one of those breaks they returned roaring with the 2013 EP (though at 8 songs I’m calling it an album) Sunsphere. It was a welcome return but shortly after it came out I started hearing about another album that they already had in the making. That album turned out to be Teenage Hallelujah. The wait seemed like forever but as soon as I heard the album I was enthralled.

Kicking off with a drum and bass groove giving away to a suitably nasty guitar “Old Rebel” is exactly the kind of song that every album should open with. It serves as a mission statement for the rest of the album in both lyrically and sonically. Elliott McPherson sings songs that are filled with “the southern thing” in a way that feels more authentic to me than just about anyone else. Granted I am sure as a California boy I miss the significance of some lines and I know for sure a few references are over my head. The honesty and lack of pretension shines through even to someone with my limited understanding.

With a solidified lineup of returning guitarist Brad Armstrong (who put an excellent album, “Empire” this year), drummer Brian Gosdin, new addition Taylor Hollingsworth on guitar along side founders Matt Patton on bass and guitarist singer McPherson the Dexateens travel the map on this record in a beautiful way. From the ragers that harken back to their “Teenager” years like “Eat Cornbread. Raise Hell” through the Replacements-esque “Boys With Knives”, the beautiful folky pop of “Treat Me Right”, the slinky “Jimmy Johns” and the near perfect “Curtain Call Candice” they turn over every stone on the rock’n’roll path. Many bands can do one of those types of songs well but few can excel at all of those styles  the way the Dexateens can. Co-produced by the band and Bronson Tew and recorded largely at Dial Back Sound in Mississippi, Teenage Hallelujah sounded like a straight up rock album to me at first pass but the closer I listened to it the more I noticed how incredibly weird it is. The sounds they captured are the musical equivalent of a fun and funky hole in the wall bar in a sea of sanitized corporate drinking establishments.

The crown jewel of the album is “Down in the Valley” kicking off with guitars smearing across each other as the bass and drums bounce along. The song never relents through a anthem chorus and a very classic rock (in the best possible way) musical outro that fades into a group chant of the mantra “Can I get a new, creation”. That line has been chasing me since the album came out. It reverberated in my head. It creeps in when I’m trying to write. It reminds me of a girl I dated shortly after high school. In a more perfect world this song would be a radio staple.

This album easily falls into the Essential Listening category. I can’t encourage you more to pick this one up. My vinyl came with a church fan which has got to be the best bonus included with an album of all time.  I don’t know if rock’n’roll really needs to, or even deserves to, be saved but if anyone can do it my bet is on the motherfucking Dexateens. It’s safe to say this machine kills americana.

Episode 310 – Worn Out by Punk Rock


I’m not extremely talkative this time due to the fact that I went to a punk rock show the night before, and it wore out my old ass. Still, though. The music is as awesome as ever. Enjoy!

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Music in this episode:

– Get What She Wants AND Take A Boat by Adrian + Meredithfile-nov-14-8-35-39-am

(from More Than A Little)


– East Coast Girl AND Mexican Coke by Butch Walker
(from Stay Gold)


– DC To Daylight AND Polished Watch by Levy & The Oaks
(from Levy & The Oaks)

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– Top Yourself (Bluegrass Version) (The Raconteurs) AND Carolina Drama (Acosutic Mix) (The Raconteurs) by Jack White
(from Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016)


– Dime AND Hard Life by Aaron Lee Tasjan
(from Silver Tears)


– Swamp Fox AND Dirt Road by Southern Culture On The Skids
(from The Electric Pincones)



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A quick trip to the second generation of Americana music with the last Uncle Tupelo and the first of Son Volt and Wilco

– New Madrid by Uncle Tupelo
(from Anodyne)
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– Windfall by Son volt
(from Trace)

– Passenger Side by Wilco
(from A.M.)



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