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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 […]

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 […]

Micah Schnabel – Marching Band (These Divided States)

Micah Schnabel – Marching Band (These Divided States)

The world is pretty goddamned ugly right now. One big upside is the amount of art that is being created as a direct result. Micah has long been a political songwriter, in fact I’d argue that from the moment he found his own artistic voice just about everything he has written was political in nature. So […]

Mickey Rickshaw- Behind The 8 Ball

Mickey Rickshaw- Behind The 8 Ball

Several years ago my band American Thread was playing out in the Boston area pretty regularly and we played a bunch of shows at John Harvard’s Brewery.  A friend of ours had a Trad Irish three piece called Paint The Corner and they would play with us most shows.  They looked like punks but played […]

M. Lockwood Porter – How To Dream Again

M. Lockwood Porter – How To Dream Again

  After a snippet of “The Preacher and the Slave” and the sound of amps warming up M. Lockwood Porter and band kick into a rocking rumination on the current state of the American Dream. “American Dream Denied” is a bold choice for an opener for an artist whose considerable strength lies mostly in his […]