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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 […]

Mike “Reno” Lund , 1968-2017

Mike “Reno” Lund , 1968-2017

I hate that the thing that drives me to the keyboard most is tragedy. I didn’t know Mike well, we only met a time or two, but he was a really big part of a community that is important to me. So I wanted to let this be said by Reno’s musical family, the folks at […]

Creston Line exclusive track premier “1992”

Creston Line exclusive track premier “1992”

  {Editor’s Note: So…this is weird. Technically, technically, this album is coming out on Twang N Bang Records which I technically am. However, this is kind of a misnomer because I had and have nothing to do with this record beyond telling Jon what release # it was and I think I fucked that up. […]

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 […]

Dexy – Tear It Down – Exclusive Track

Dexy – Tear It Down – Exclusive Track

Official Facebook Release Announcement I met Dexy two years ago at Holiday Hangout. He played a little for us at Hangout and since then he and I have spoken quite a lot over the internets and I happen to like him a great deal. He shared some of his older music with me and it […]

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 […]