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Posts by Scott Fuchs

Spring Fest 2016 Huntsville, Alabama

Spring Fest 2016 Huntsville, Alabama

First time I heard Lynyrd Skynyrd I was 10 years old, sitting in the passenger’s seat of a 1974 Ford F-150 while my biological father sat in the driver’s, drinking a beer and eating a chili dog. Or maybe it was when my cousin in North Carolina got high as hell after rolling his joints […]

Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters – Midwest Heart/Southern Blues

Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters – Midwest Heart/Southern Blues

Nick Dittmeier and The Sawdusters Midwest Heart, Southern Blues is good time, Saturday night, Honky Tonk music that keeps the dance floor packed and the Preacher’s Sunday sermon at least one last call away. Like his Indiana contemporary, Austin Lucas, Dittmeier writes songs that are upbeat in the classic Southern Rock tradition but with thoughtful lyrics about […]

American Aquarium – Two Nights in Texas

American Aquarium – Two Nights in Texas

Corpus Christi on a Monday night ain’t easy. American Aquarium were rolling in after a nearly sold out Friday night, raucous, Houston show, a damn respectable Father’s Day show in San Antonio and Corpus Christi would certainly be a bust…Or would it? American Aquarium tour parts of Texas that Willie hasn’t heard of. And this […]

LILLY HIATT – ROYAL BLUE

LILLY HIATT – ROYAL BLUE

People remember the ’90’s as grungy, and druggy; self-loathing, and insecure. We all wore flannel and did heroin while listening to Soundgarden. It was pretty great, except for the having to listen to Soundgarden part. There was another side to the ’90’s. Unequaled prosperity, homegrown terrorism, and the worst thing our President did was get […]

FAITH EVANS RUCH – AFTER IT'S SAID AND DONE

FAITH EVANS RUCH – AFTER IT'S SAID AND DONE

In my early twenties I was living in Salt Lake City and there was this band by the name of MaryMonique & The Trip I’d check out live every time I got the chance. I drove my friends crazy because I wanted to see them every weekend they played. They were fronted by Mary Tebbs […]

Scott Fuchs' Top 14 of 2014

Scott Fuchs' Top 14 of 2014

It was truly an incredible year for new music. Creating a list this year was a challenge and I’ve probably missed a few but here are my Top 14 Albums of 2014: 14. The Afghan Whigs, Do To the Beast – Not for the uninitiated, but so very welcome after a 16 year wait for […]

NEW ORLEANS, THE AFGHAN WHIGS, and INVINCIBILITY

NEW ORLEANS, THE AFGHAN WHIGS, and INVINCIBILITY

  “Here me now, and don’t forget, I’m not the man my actions would suggest.” – The Afghan Whigs   In 1994 when my friends were listening to Pearl Jam and Nirvana, I was listening to The Afghan Whigs and Pulp. Pearl Jam played for the masses and Eddie Vedder swung from the rafters. Nirvana […]

SYLVIA ROSE NOVAK – CHASING GHOSTS

SYLVIA ROSE NOVAK – CHASING GHOSTS

We are fortunate here at ninebullets that we have many artists submit their music to us for review. Often the submittals are accompanied by a brief bio about the artist. When I read the bio for Novak that she was a petite spitfire that happened to be a former boxer, well I was intrigued. A […]

KIERSTON WHITE – DON'T WRITE LOVE SONGS

KIERSTON WHITE – DON'T WRITE LOVE SONGS

Don’t Write Love Songs, the debut album by Oklahoma based artist Kierston White, is a stunning, fully realized, remarkably confident, tour de force. White’s masterful interpretation of American Roots music transcends the genre and becomes something wholly unique and exquisite. I’ve had this record on constant rotation since it’s release and I can affirm to […]

THE HOLD STEADY – TEETH DREAMS

THE HOLD STEADY – TEETH DREAMS

In full disclosure, I am a huge fan of The Hold Steady, complete with a Hold Steady tattoo on my shoulder to prove it. I discovered them after Boys and Girls in America was released back in 2006. I was immediately captivated by their raw, loose, rock and roll songs about drug dealers, party girls, […]