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Holiday Hangout – Friday Night

Holiday Hangout – Friday Night

This is the first in a series of guest posts by Craig Toney about the amazing thing that is Holiday Hangout. If you aren’t familiar with this event then you are really late to the party. It’s a small, three day gathering of amazing people and even more amazing music that happens at the legendary […]

Rock Report – “Shoot the Mariner” in San Luis Obispo

Rock Report – “Shoot the Mariner” in San Luis Obispo

Hey buddies! Let me start this the way I start most of my relationships, with an apology. I’ve been slacking on making a first post for 9b, sorry. When RSV invited me to write a few pieces for the site I was beyond honored to do so. Like many of you’ve I’ve been following the […]

Gallows Bound at Gruene Hall – January 24, 2016

Gallows Bound at Gruene Hall – January 24, 2016

A couple of years ago, I pulled up to a little neighborhood bar in Philadelphia to play a show. The headliner that night was a group of young adults from Winchester, VA called Gallows Bound. Six folks decked out in t-shirts from their favorite punk bands, tattoos, piercing and the like. Walking in, I received […]

Holiday Hangout 2015 Tickets Available & Lineup Announced

Holiday Hangout 2015 Tickets Available & Lineup Announced

Start the countdown to December folks, because the Last Chance Records Holiday Hangout lineup has been announced and tickets are available. If you haven’t been before you should absolutely consider going: spend some time at the storied White Water Tavern in Little Rock with your favorite bands and some of the best friends you’ve never met. […]

The Rock Report- Great Peacock

The Rock Report- Great Peacock

Last night I had the great good fortune to see Great Peacock live for the first time. I’ve been listening to them for years now, their virtues lovingly espoused by their supporters over at This Is American Music, and I reviewed their debut album Making Ghosts right here.  While I undoubtedly enjoyed their music, it was seeing […]

American Aquarium – Two Nights in Texas

American Aquarium – Two Nights in Texas

Corpus Christi on a Monday night ain’t easy. American Aquarium were rolling in after a nearly sold out Friday night, raucous, Houston show, a damn respectable Father’s Day show in San Antonio and Corpus Christi would certainly be a bust…Or would it? American Aquarium tour parts of Texas that Willie hasn’t heard of. And this […]

Two Cow Garage, Benchmarks, Heathen Sons

Two Cow Garage, Benchmarks, Heathen Sons

I hit the road again for another fun filled night of great music and fantastic friends this time ending up in Nashville at The High Watt. This wasn’t a normal night at a random show as there were some of my best friends from St Louis and all over TN there for the evening which […]

Bikeriders 2015

Bikeriders 2015

For those unfamiliar with this tour for the past 3-4 years when Lucero has a tour break Ben Nichols straps his acoustic to the back of his bike and hits the road for a string of dates with tattoo artist Oliver Peck and a rotating group of other folks. These are solo shows staged in […]

Two Cow Garage Tour Diary Part 4 – Todd Farrell

Two Cow Garage Tour Diary Part 4 – Todd Farrell

  May 20 Last night was an interesting one. It was a good show, for sure. The crowd was obviously there for Tim, and only a few folks knew who we were going into it. It was a bit of a Tuesday crowd as well, took folks until the end of our set to really […]

Two Cow Garage Tour Diary Part 3 – Todd Farrell

Two Cow Garage Tour Diary Part 3 – Todd Farrell

May 18 Great show last night at Zeke’s. First of all, it was a rock and roll BBQ joint, and the food was absolutely killer. I try to kind of eat somewhat healthy on the road, because it’s hard to not eat like shit every meal of the day. Shane and Ryan (Parker, our tour […]