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Jon Snodgrass – Carpet Thief

Jon Snodgrass – Carpet Thief

I’ve always been disappointed with the album bloat that accompanied the CD era of music. Bands crammed ridiculous amounts of filler crap on CDs in an attempt to reach the 74 min maximum. Quality sacrificed on the altar of quantity. I’m of the opinion that 10 songs is a solid number. This gives the listener […]

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, […]

Matt Woods “How to Survive” – by Jon Bartel

Matt Woods “How to Survive” – by Jon Bartel

Editor’s note: This part of a series of pieces written for Nine Bullets by special guest artists, creators and other friends of the site.  Jon Bartel fronts Creston Line and is the guitarist for American Dirt “God don’t bet on football games,” Matt Woods growls on the opening track of his new record How to Survive, […]

Mishka Shubaly – Alcoholica

Mishka Shubaly – Alcoholica

I met Mishka Shubaly last year in Denver when I snuck in to town from a gig I was working in Greeley to see Fernando Viciconte and Michael Dean Damron. I hadn’t heard much of his music but Mike spoke highly of him so I checked out his set and was duly impressed. Mishka is […]

Drive-By Truckers “American Band” – by Morgan Enos

Drive-By Truckers “American Band”  – by Morgan Enos

  Editor’s note: This is the second in 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.   It sometimes feels like an artifact of the Baby Boomer mentality to need a song to illustrate your […]

Micah Schnabel: Music as a vehicle for Truth – by Larry Fulford

Micah Schnabel: Music as a vehicle for Truth – by Larry Fulford

  Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of pieces written for Nine Bullets by special guest artists, creators and other friends of the site. Larry Fulford has spent time on the mic as a comedian and behind the kit as a drummer. He’s a peach of a fellow and we asked him to […]

There Ain’t No Shame In Just Giving Up, And Walking Away

There Ain’t No Shame In Just Giving Up, And Walking Away

This has been coming for a while. My life, this year, has been a ride that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. I’m not going to bother with details here because those aren’t really important. Every single time something else has piled on I’ve told myself that I’ll be alright and that I’ll make time for […]

Lydia Loveless – Real

Lydia Loveless – Real

My crossings with Lydia have been short. I once got a ticket to see Coheed and Cambria years ago before remembering Lydia and gang were in town on the same night (I took some stick for that one) and last years Holiday Hangout. But she’s always been on my stereo with her scratchy bar-country stylings. […]

Bill Eberle- Matter & Time

Bill Eberle- Matter & Time

A couple of weeks ago I had never heard of Bill Eberle or his music.  Then I clicked a link on someone’s Facebook post and within 30 seconds I was a complete convert.  Over the past two weeks I spent time in Maine devouring this album at the beach, trips to the packy(That’s Boston speak […]