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Two Cow Garage – Brand New Flag

Two Cow Garage – Brand New Flag

I’ve been wanting to talk about this record since before it came out but something about it has eluded being put in to words. Being as that it’s Two Cow Garage you should be able to guess or already know that it’s an amazing album so just talking about how great it is didn’t seem […]

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 […]

BECKY WARREN – WAR SURPLUS (2016)

BECKY WARREN – WAR SURPLUS (2016)

Hello ninebullets. It’s been a while. Hell, some of y’all probably don’t even know who I am. I am Autopsy IV, the founder of ninebullets.net. I have been in some version of “retirement” for around 2 years now as the site has shifted ownership a few times. So, why am I back you ask? Well. […]

Beach Slang – A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings

Beach Slang – A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings

I have started writing this so many times that it’s not funny. Every time I got about halfway through and just felt like something was missing. This morning I figured out what that something was and can finally write about A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings. Beach Slang is more than just some kids who, […]

The Jayhawks – Paging Mr. Proust

The Jayhawks  – Paging Mr. Proust

Being a Jayhawks fan can feel a little bit like being stuck in the movie Groudhog Day. They’ve had more break-ups and make-ups than anything this side of a highschool relationship. I’m really glad they do. In a lot of ways the Jayhawks were the first alt.country band I got into. As a fan of […]

McDougall – Reaching for Some Light

McDougall – Reaching for Some Light

McDougall is one of those guys who I’ve always liked and who’s hung out on the periphery of my regular rotation due to some reason or another. He’s one of those artists that I’ve really and truly enjoyed in smaller doses but never really inspired a binge of listening to an album over and over […]

Arliss Nancy- Greater Divides

Arliss Nancy- Greater Divides

  Mike Tyson once said, “Everybody’s got a plan ‘til they get punched in the mouth”. That’s how I feel about the new Arliss Nancy album “Greater Divides” which was released this past week. I turned it up and pressed play in my car during the 15 minute commute home from work and by the […]

Left Arm Tan – Lorene – 2016

Left Arm Tan – Lorene – 2016

It was almost three years ago, to the day, that I wrote about Left Arm Tan’s Alticana. That was my first foray in to LAT and I’ve never looked back. I even talked them in to playing the worst show, for the band, that I’ve ever booked. The sound system never showed up and the […]

Richmond Fontaine – “You Can’t Go Back If There’s Nothing To Go Back To”

Richmond Fontaine – “You Can’t Go Back If There’s Nothing To Go Back To”

Sometimes I’m just late to the party. When I was in high school I figured out that I was in love with a girl about two days before I found out I was going to be moving out of town. I just never let myself notice her until it was too late. That brings me […]

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 […]