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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]