Damnit. This podcast was supposed to be posted the last weekend of April but when I made the podcast apparently my microphone was messing up, so I had to go back and rerecord all the parts where I was talking. As a result, it’s a little late but the music in this episode makes it worth the wait.
This month’s podcast opens with what is, in my opinion, song of the year so far, “Highway 42” by Grayson Capps, and just keeps crushing from there on out. It features Matt Woods, The Only Sons, Have Gun Will Travel and Two Cow Garage, all of whom are playing my birthday party tonight. It also features brand new music from plenty of bands you know, as well as a few you might not.
I’ll leave y’all to the music after a quick request. If you like what you’re hearing on these podcasts, tell you friends about it. Post about it on your Facebook wall. Tweet about it. These bands are all pretty small so every new ear their music find counts, and you can directly assist them in that effort by telling people about this podcast and others like it. So, your challenge for the month of May, should you accept it, is to tell 5 people you think would appreciate this music about a podcast or website. I’d love if it was the 9B Podcast or ninebullets.net, but it doesn’t have to be.
Grayson Capps – Highway 42 [00.00.00]
Autopsy IV Commentary [00.03.48]
Matt Woods – Days Of Walking [00.04.47]
Old Man Markley – Lowdown Blues [00.07.45]
The Urbane Cowboys – Here We Go Again [00.11.43]
Autopsy IV Commentary [00.15.15]
Have Gun Will Travel – Kerosene & Candlelight [00.17.03]
Fifth On The Floor – Distant Memory Lane [00.21.13]
Autopsy IV Commentary [00.25.28]
Two Cow Garage – Swingset Assassin [00.26.40]
Austin Lucas – Sleep Well [00.29.33]
Autopsy Iv Commentary [00.33.55]
The Only Sons – Put Up A Fight [00.36.48]
Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – Prove Me Wrong [00.39.12]
Autopsy IV Commentary [00.40.57]
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – Poison Milk [00.42.46]
Arliss Nancy – Abacus [00.46.18]
Jon Snodgrass – Old Sad Songs [00.50.16]
Violent Femmes – American Music [00.52.37]
Autopsy IV Commentary [00.56.24]
Frank Turner – Peggy Sang The Blues [00.58.21]
Hey everyone, just a reminder that if you enjoy these podcasts, we do a weekly radio show on Thursday nights here in Tampa/St. Pete on 88.5. WMNF. The show is on from 10pm – 11pm and can be heard live via the internet via wmnf.org. And should you miss the show, no worries! It’s available all week via the archives.
Autopsy IV is on his annual pilgrimage to strap a board to the bottom of his feet and slide down mountains. While he is away 9B will feature a collection of guest posts. Today’s post finds our good buddy Shawn Kellogg returning to continue rubbing in the fact that I don’t live in Denver.
Even though both Tin Horn Prayer and Arliss Nancy’s new discs have been reviewed here and here on ninebullets.net by Autopsy4, I was geared up to write this because of the upcoming Tin Horn Prayer vinyl release show featuring Arliss Nancy. And I also want to apologize to all those who do not live in Denver and are lucky enough to have these two wonderful bands in their backyard.
Tin Horn Prayer features musicians that already have their stripes in other Denver bands, namely Andy Thomas from Only Thunder and Scooter James from Pinhead Circus. But it will be foolish to think of this only as a collaboration and not of a real band who wants to rock audiences heads off after the release of their debut album, “Get Busy Dying.” With it’s focus on death and other depressing topics that Americana bands like to sing about, you would be surprised to find how much energy these guys bring to the stage every single time they play. Due to the wonderfully incestuous Denver music scene, I have the honor to see these guys open some great shows, including Two Cow Garage and Tim Barry, and they always manage to hold their own and earn some fans every time. My personal favorite track from their album is “Fighting Sleep” with its distorted guitar and mandolin, combined with gang vocals that you usually only hear in punk, definitely is an ear catching tune that adds the edge that defines this band which is quickly tearing up the scene.
From the northern Colorado musical hotbed that is Fort Collins, Arliss Nancy has brought a EP that totally blew my mind. “Truckstop Roses” is five songs of wonderfully heart wrenching lyrics that every fan of ninebullets.net loves, and with crunchy guitar that reminds you of early 1990’s alternative rock. If you listen really closely to the track “Abacus” after having a few of our wonderful Micro Breweries, you might just be able to hear Jon Snodgrass singing some vocals for his fellow Fort Collinsers. Although I have not had the honor to see these guys live yet, the vinyl release show with Tin Horn should be a party and a half. One last thing, I just want to thank Autopsy4 for the chance to write a few articles for ninebullets.net as I am a huge fan and very stoked to do so cheers!
It’s not very often I write about EP’s. Matter a fact, it’s sort of ninebullets policy NOT to write about EP’s but this EP from Arliss Nancy begs to be written about.
Arliss Nancy come out of Colorado and it was our good buddie Virgil from Colorado that brought these guys to our attention (many many thanks). Soundwise, some folks call them a country/rock band but I really don’t hear it. To me, they’re a perfect blend of the raw pure rock fury of Two Cow Garage and the polished retrospect of The Gaslight Anthem.
You heard them on the podcast, now check out a few more tracks.