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Disarmingly Charming: Sarah Shook at The Echo

Disarmingly Charming: Sarah Shook at The Echo

  Generally, fuck Los Angeles. It’s a post-desert wasteland of pay-to-play venues and Instagram feeds littered with cheap photo-class headshots moonlighting as band flyers. The traffic flows smooth as a bloodclot in an Alex Jones neck vein and the air smells like dragon shit. But every once in a blue (or in LA, brown) moon […]

Rock Report – Mishka Shubaly snatches Art from the jaws of defeat

Rock Report – Mishka Shubaly snatches Art from the jaws of defeat

    Halfway through degenerate-cum-degenerate Mishka Shubaly’s set, a middle-aged woman in fence-paint-thick lipstick seizes my arm. She drops her weight into me, her fingertips dimpling my bicep and shoves her botox cheek against mine so that our faces are aligned like Cops sitting driver-side to driver-side in an alley. “Please. Please.” Her booze-breath stings […]

Dave, Brian, & The 40 Hour Work Week – Still Drunk (2017) By Morgan Enos

Dave, Brian, & The 40 Hour Work Week – Still Drunk (2017) 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, Enos and Hollow Sunshine.     The songwriting-obsessed men and women of the Twang N Bang Records crew will not abide by gimmicks. A loose […]

Tom Brosseau – North Dakota Impressions (2016) By Morgan Enos

Tom Brosseau – North Dakota Impressions (2016)  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, Enos and Hollow Sunshine. At his best, Los Angeles, California’s, Tom Brosseau is a songwriter with one foot planted in the future and another in […]

Big Star “Complete Third” by Morgan Enos

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 […]

Matt Woods “How to Survive” – by Jon Bartel

Matt Woods “How to Survive” – by Jon Bartel

Editor’s note: This part of a series of pieces written for Nine Bullets by special guest artists, creators and other friends of the site.  Jon Bartel fronts Creston Line and is the guitarist for American Dirt “God don’t bet on football games,” Matt Woods growls on the opening track of his new record How to Survive, […]

Drive-By Truckers “American Band” – by Morgan Enos

Drive-By Truckers “American Band”  – by Morgan Enos

  Editor’s note: This is the second in 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.   It sometimes feels like an artifact of the Baby Boomer mentality to need a song to illustrate your […]

Micah Schnabel: Music as a vehicle for Truth – by Larry Fulford

Micah Schnabel: Music as a vehicle for Truth – by Larry Fulford

  Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of pieces written for Nine Bullets by special guest artists, creators and other friends of the site. Larry Fulford has spent time on the mic as a comedian and behind the kit as a drummer. He’s a peach of a fellow and we asked him to […]