[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 07.05.2014 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

Take a toke but don’t choke, cause if you do you have no clue of what me and these new tunes came to do. Pull two hours and put your earholes on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for July 05, 2014 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House! – Bad Days Ahead (Bad Days Ahead)
02. Chris Knight – Down the River (A Pretty Good Guy)
03. Matt Woods – Deadman’s Blues (With Love From Brushy Mountain)
04. Otis Gibbs – Kansas City (Joe Hill’s Ashes)
05. Drive-By Truckers – Women Without Whiskey (Southern Rock Opera)
06. Moreland & Arbuckle – 18 Counties (Flood)
07. Lucero – Tears Don’t Matter Much (Live From Atlanta)
08. Arliss Nancy – Wild American Runners (Wild American Runners)
09. Arlo McKinely & The Lonesome Sound – Dark Side Of The Street (Self-Titled)
10. American Graveyard – Common Ones (Hallelujahland)
11. Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires – Born In The USA (Dead Man’s Town)
12. Sturgill Simpson – The Promise (MetaModern Sounds In Country Music)
13. Big Shoals – 12 Steps (Still Go On)
14. Cory Branan – You Make Me (The No-Hit Wonder)
15. Scott H. Biram – Sinkin’ Down (Something’s Wrong/Lost Forever)
16. Lydia Loveless – Head (Somewhere Else)
17. Andrew Combs – Month Of Bad Habits
18. Ben Knight and The Welldiggers – Hammerdropper (The Divining Rod)
19. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs – Getting High For Jesus (Dirt Don’t Hurt)
20. The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt (Get Hurt)
21. The Mastersons – Closer To You (Good Luck Charm)
22. Doc Feldman – The Old Horizon (Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina)
23. Benjamin Booker – Have You Seen My Son (Benjamin Booker)
24. Doc Dailey and Magnolia Devil – Sunday School (Victims, Enemies & Old Friends)
25. Caleb Caudle – Countdown (Paint Another Layer On My Heart)
26. Melaena Cadiz – Clay Pigeons (Rattle The Windows)

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Episode 183: aired 07.05.2014

Amanda Shires – Down Fell The Doves

You could call the music on Amanda Shires’ new record Down Fell The Doves, quirky and sultry. And you wouldn’t be wrong, but those seem like too easy. With my female singer/songwriters I generally lean toward the rustic and unpolished offering of Gillian Welch or the boomingly soulful tone of Brittney Howard. But the thing about Down Fell The Doves is that it’s just too damn good to ignore for something as silly as it doesn’t sound like what you normally listen to.

Call me converted.

“Look Like A Bird” set the tone for the record and that tone is one of originality and art over smooth and easily digested song structures. There’s the droning beat, the chant-like chorus and violin on the edge of shrill. But what it signals is the dawning of a singular artist. Neko Case’s songs feel as if they could have only been written and sung by Neko, I can’t pinpoint where that feeling comes from, but too my ears Shires is working toward the same thing.

“Bulletproof” is packed with almost as many words as Todd Snider puts in a song (OK, no one comes close to Todd’s word count, but you get the idea). The song almost has an upbeat rhythm and the chorus almost sounds comforting but the lyrics are on the verge of dread. And there’s also an interesting drum beat and an oddly hypnotic guitar solo, so check it out.

There are also more straightforward verse, chorus, verse, chorus songs on Down Fell The Doves and they are good, just not as interesting to me as the more unique ones. So if you’re anything like me open up your possibilities and you just might discover an artist on the way to creating some truly compelling work.

Amanda Shires – Look Like A Bird
Amanda Shires – Bulletproof

Official Site, Amanda Shires on Twitter, Buy Down Fell The Doves

PS: The photo on her official site of Amanda in a library is awesome

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 08.17.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

UPDATE: THE ARCHIVE ISSUE HAS BEEN FIXED. SO, YOU CAN NOW LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S SHOW.

I make radio. You can hear it live on Saturday afternoons. If you miss that you can always check out the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for August 17, 2013 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Drag The River – Old Sad Songs
02. Booker & Norton – Have You Seen My Son?
03. Snakehealers – Roadside (Cure All)
04. Alone At 3AM – Another Round (Midwest Mess)
05. The White Buffalo – Joey White (Shadows, Greys and Evil Ways)
06. Have Gun Will Travel – Standing at the End of the World (Fiction, Fact or Folktale?)
07. Joe Pug – Speak Plainly Diana (Messenger)
08. Wade Bowen – Trucks
09. Sturgill Simpson – You Can Have The Crown (High Top Mountain)
10. The David Mayfield Parade – another year (Good Man Down)
11. Paul Baribeau – Eight Letters
12. Two Cow Garage – Skinny Legged Girl (Speaking In Cursive)
13. J. Roddy Walston & The Business – Marigold
14. Valerie June – Workin’ Woman Blues (Pushin’ Against A Stone)
15. Glossary – A Shoulder To Cry On (Long Live All Of Us)
16. Trapper Schoepp & The Shades – Cold Deck (Run, Engine, Run)
17. Drag The River – Marooned (Drag The River EP)
18. JJ Grey & Mofro – The Ballad of Larry Webb (This River)
19. Songs: Ohia – Nervous Bride
20. Amanda Shires – Look Like a Bird (Down Fell The Doves)
21. Jason Isbell – Live Oak (Southeastern)
22. Kent Goolsby – Natural Disaster (Trophies of Youth)
23. Doc Feldman & the LD50 – Cold Tile Floor (Sundowning At The Station)
24. Austin Lucas – Splinters (Stay Reckless)
25. John Moreland – God’s Medicine (In The Throes)
26. Tim Fite – Big Mistake
27. The Ergs! – Stinking of Whiskey Blues
28. The Whiskey Gentry – Dixie (Holly Grove)
29. Patrick Sweeny – Workin’ For You (Close To The Floor)
30. Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl (Under The Pink)

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Episode 137: aired 08.17.2013

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 03.15.2012

How does brand new Tim Barry, Shooter Jennings, Joe Pug, Justin Townes Earle, McDougall, Todd Snider and Lucero sound to you? If that sounds like an hours worth of music you wanna hear the last night’s episode of Ninebullets Radio is here to cater to your sonic needs. So check it out the archived stream of the show.

Line of the night comes from Tim Barry’s new song, “Music should sound like escape not rent.”

Below is the playlist for March 15, 2012

01. McDougall – Ready, Begin
02. Tim Barry – 40 MileR
03. Poor Man’s Poison – Jump That Train
04. Have Gun Will Travel – Ol’ Death Rattle
05. Joe Pug – Hymn #76
06. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – Roebuck Parkway
07. Glossary – Shaking Like a Flame
08. Grand Tetons – Quiet, All Of You, They’re Approaching the Tyrannosaur Paddock
09. Todd Snider – In Between Jobs
10. Justin Townes Earle – Memphis in the rain
11. Shooter Jennings – The Real Me
12. American Anodyne – The Anniversary
13. Amanda Shires – Detriot or Buffalo
14. Lucero – It May Be Too Late
15. The Parlor Soldiers – Lawless
16. Cam Penner – No Consequences

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P.S.: If you like this show, do me a favor and post about it on your Facebook/Twitter/Blog. It’ll do a lot to help these bands reach new ears…and in the end, that’s what this is all about. It’ll also help bring the existence of the radio show to more people’s attention & the more people there are listening/paying attention to the show the more likely it is to stay on the air.

Episode 63: aired 03.15.2012

AMANDA SHIRES – CARRYING LIGHTNING

This album has been kicking around my “to review” folder for a damned coon’s age. I’ve decided I wasn’t gonna write about the album countless times, only to listen to it again and add it back to the list. Lots of people who like the album a whole lot more than I do have reviewed it, as well as a slew of folks who like it less, and yet I feel compelled to make sure it’s represented here on ninebullets.

I believe that some of my initial hesitation towards writing about this album is how well-polished it is. That’s a sad thing to admit, but I honestly believe it played a part. I sometimes believe that ninebullets has conditioned me to immediately gravitate towards a more raw, blood-on-the-strings sound, while turning an undeserved deaf ear (or silent fingers) to a more polished sound. Now as I sit here listening to the album I have a sense of aggravation washing over me. Amanda’s sound is decidedly accessible and as radio ready as any album getting played on FM country radio stations right now. Furthermore, it manages to be so while maintaining a sense of soul, passion and individuality. As a result, it’s largely ignored outside of the tiny circles that give a shit about this stuff. It’s the musical equivalent of grade school assimilation. Find the free spirits and individual thinkers, label them as ADHD and drug them into submission. I’m sure, if Amanda were willing, she could water down the soul of her music and make a million dollars. And while I don’t know that I’d blame her, I hope she holds course and fights the good fight.

Needless to say, Carrying Lightning is Essential Listening.

Amanda Shires – Swimmer…
Amanda Shires – When You Need A Train It Never Comes
Amanda Shires – Detroit or Buffalo

Amanda Shires Official Site, Amanda Shires on Facebook, Amanda Shires on Spotify, Buy Carrying Lightning