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Posts by Patrick Hayes

Micah Schnabel – Your New Norman Rockwell

Micah Schnabel – Your New Norman Rockwell

  It started with “the Great Gravitron Massacre”. I think. Maybe it was “Come Back to Shelby”. Either way, it was on a Suburban Home Records sampler CD. The old ones with the shitty little sticker with the title of the comp but no other data. I wasn’t sure who it was but the song […]

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers – Sidelong

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers  –  Sidelong

  Damn but I love this record. I didn’t expect to. For whatever reason I am suspect whenever I begin to hear a bunch of chatter about a given artist. Too often it ends up being for a flash in the pan artist that is merely doing a good job of grabbing the style of […]

Nine Bullets Cast – Episode Two – Michael Dean Damron and Cory Call

Nine Bullets Cast – Episode Two – Michael Dean Damron and Cory Call

  Michael Dean Damron and Cory Call sit down with Patrick Hayes to discuss music, marijuana, politics and the truth about Richie Rich and Casper the Friendly Ghost. Mike and Cory are currently touring all over these United States, check ’em out April 20th Little Rock AR White Water Tavern W/ Shane Sweeny April 21st […]

Bandcamp Suggestions

Bandcamp Suggestions

  Today Bandcamp is donating their portion of sales to the ACLU. Seems like a good excuse to buy a few albums to me. Here are a few suggestions for you: Boy howdy do I love this album. I first saw Fernando play a few years ago and it was a revelation. It’s always a […]

Shane Sweeney – Come On, All You Fascists

Shane Sweeney – Come On, All You Fascists

Two Cow Garage’s Shane Sweeney chose today to release a new track that might be exactly what a lot of us need right about now. Folk singers write protest songs, Shane is absolutely a folk singer even when he is screaming over the righteous fury of TCG so it should come as no surprise that […]

A few we missed in 2016

A few we missed in 2016

2016 is finally behind us. Despite the fact that I still hear people saying silly things like “There is no new music that is any good” 2016 brought us some truly fantastic albums by people like Two Cow Garage, Matt Woods, the Dexateens, Beach Slang and many many more. For every one of those albums […]

9 Bullets Cast – Episode One – Matt Patton (DBT/Dexateens)

9 Bullets Cast – Episode One – Matt Patton (DBT/Dexateens)

Drive By Truckers and Dexateens bassist Matt Patton sits down for a chat about his bands and his new recording studio http://media.blubrry.com/9bcast/p/content.blubrry.com/9bcast/Matt_Patton_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Happy Holidays and American Thread’s “Elf on the Shelf”

Happy Holidays and American Thread’s “Elf on the Shelf”

Hey folks, Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. We have a ton of content coming in the next few weeks, reviews, end of year lists, a podcast and other various bits and pieces. Trying to finish the year strong y’know? This track right here is the only Elf on the Shelf […]

End of Year

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 […]

Dexateens – Teenage Hallelujah

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 […]