Give Me My XXX is a grassroots movement intended to give “outer-edge” artists a common umbrella to call home as well as a place for fans of a band to try and find other “like sounded” bands. They’ve been releasing some compilations under the “Southern Independent” moniker and offering them up for free download over on Last week, they released Vol. 3 which features a track from the upcoming Scott H. Biram album, Bad Ingredients, as well as a track from a band we champion the shit out of around here, Have Gun Will Travel. If that wasn’t reason enough to grab the compilation, it also features an unreleased track from Waylon Jennings in which The Old 97’s acted as his back up band. Rhett Miller describes:

The Old 97’s were touring behind our second album, Wreck Your Life, in 1995 when we wound up playing a radio convention where who should appear in the front row of our showcase, but the great Waylon Jennings. He introduced himself after the set and was such a cool down-to-earth dude. He had an idea that we would be a good backing band for him on the record he was hoping to make next. Needless to say, we were into the idea.

“The Other Shoe” and a few other tracks were recorded a few weeks later but never saw a release cause Waylon’s health began to deteriorate shortly after.

Anyhow, if you’re into the idea of checking out some new music along with some familiar artists with no fiscal risk check out the Southern Independent Vol. 3 Compilation available for free download here.

Track Listing:

01. The Other Shoe / Waylon Jennings & The Old 97’s
02. I Want My Mojo Back / Scott H. Biram
03. Officer Guererro / Lucky Tubb
04. What Happened Last Night? / Amanda Shires
05. Another Love Song / Ted Russell Kamp
06. To The Victor Go The Spoils / Have Gun Will Travel
07. Run Around / Austin Lucas
08. Hard Times / Tyler Childers
09. Nola / High or Hellwater
10. Gettin’ By / Six Shot Revival
11. Lesson In A Bottle / Blackberry Smoke
12. The Devil’s Gotta’ Earn / Brett Detar
13. Jumping The Sharks / Carter Falco
14. Heaven Anywhere / Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real
15. Outlaw Shit / Struggle feat. Yelawolf


Over the weekend I was asked what I was gonna write about when I covered the Little Rock weekend on 9B. I told him I had pretty much stopped covering live events cause they’d already happened and there was no going back. That said, the above picture does a fantastic job summing up the weekend. However, I’ll ask you, the 9B readership….should I post some form of a recap or not?

On a more pressing note: Austin Lucas has been unable to get out of Little Rock due to van issues. This is the type of thing that compounds since it takes money to fix the van but Austin makes his money by using said van to get on down the road. So, Austin and Co. are asking for our help:

So Austin Lucas & The Bold Party limped into Little Rock this weekend for the Two Cow Garage Tenth Anniversary Explosion in a van which is in dire need of repairs. They need between $2500-3,000 worth of repairs before they hit the road again for a 5 week run later this week. Ouch.

We all know there’s no money in rock and roll these days so we’re asking for donations to help offset the cost of repairs and keep these guys working. We recorded the entire Austin Lucas set from the Two Cow show and will be offering up that recording in digital form for all who contribute. We know time’s are hard but even a $10 contribution would be much appreciated. If you want to donate more that’d be great! If you want to get silly with the donation amount I’ll come up with a unique way to say thanks. Maybe Austin can play a house show for you or I’ll throw your birthday party at the White Water Tavern…

Thanks for supporting live music and please help spread the word to all your like minded friends and family.

You can make a PayPal donation directly to Austin using:


Last Friday I braved urban flood advisories, torrential rains, high winds and one big ass bridge to join Von for an episode of his podcast, Americana Rock Mix, and to drink all of his Maduro Brown Ale.

The episode is a retrospective of the Suburban Home Records catalog with lots of rambling between me and Von injected between songs. The entire thing clocks in at nearly 2 hours and can be heard here.

During the episode you’ll hear multiple songs from; I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch The House, Drag the River (duo and proper), Austin Lucas, Two Cow Garage, Tim Barry, Josh Small, The Takers, Micah Schnabel, Mike Damron as well as Arliss Nancy.

So WTF are you waiting for? Go listen now!


It’s time for a new ninebullets podcast. Immediately you might notice that I’ve stopped naming these by the month they were released and going with the more common numbering of the episodes. I am doing this cause I’ve not been so swell at getting these out monthly so I thought going to the numbering system would work better. This will also enable me to do more than one in a month should the opportunity to do that arise.

With that said, let’s talk about the new show. Following in the footsteps of the radio show 2 weeks ago I decided to do a “some of the best of the first ½ of 2011” show that would feature some of the songs that I didn’t get to on Ninebullets Radio. The show features a track from Shane Sweeny’s upcoming solo album, The Finding Time as well as tracks from two heavily anticipated albums from the likes of Gillian Welch and William Elliott Whitmore. The show is rounded out with awesome songs from 9B faves such as Austin Lucas, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Grayson Capps, Frank Turner, Jason Isbell as well as new found fave Damion Suomi.

As always, if you like what you’re hearing on these podcasts, tell your 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. Now….on to the tunes:

Track Listing:

01. Jami Lynn – SweetThing
02. Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – Poison Milk
03. Autopsy IV Commentary
04. Damion Suomi – Ghost
05. Gillian Welch – That’s The Way It Goes
06. Jason Isbell – Codeine
07. Autopsy IV Commentary
08. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Three Bloodhounds Two Shepherds One Fila Brasileiro
09. William Elliott Whitmore – Bury Your Burdens In The Ground
10. Chet O’Keefe – Game Bird
11. Grayson Capps – Rock N Roll
12. Autopsy IV Commentary
13. Shane Sweeny – When I Am Empty
14. Austin Lucas – Sleep Well
15. Autopsy IV Commentary
16. Frank Turner – I Still Believe

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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, but it doesn’t have to be.


  1. Grayson Capps – Highway 42 [00.00.00]
  2. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.03.48]
  3. Matt Woods – Days Of Walking [00.04.47]
  4. Old Man Markley – Lowdown Blues [00.07.45]
  5. The Urbane Cowboys – Here We Go Again [00.11.43]
  6. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.15.15]
  7. Have Gun Will Travel – Kerosene & Candlelight [00.17.03]
  8. Fifth On The Floor – Distant Memory Lane [00.21.13]
  9. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.25.28]
  10. Two Cow Garage – Swingset Assassin [00.26.40]
  11. Austin Lucas – Sleep Well [00.29.33]
  12. Autopsy Iv Commentary [00.33.55]
  13. The Only Sons – Put Up A Fight [00.36.48]
  14. Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – Prove Me Wrong [00.39.12]
  15. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.40.57]
  16. Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – Poison Milk [00.42.46]
  17. Arliss Nancy – Abacus [00.46.18]
  18. Jon Snodgrass – Old Sad Songs [00.50.16]
  19. Violent Femmes – American Music [00.52.37]
  20. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.56.24]
  21. 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 And should you miss the show, no worries! It’s available all week via the archives.

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The title for this album couldn’t be more apropos for my life at the moment. You see my last job had me so burned out that I couldn’t even write about music! I got handed a new gig on a silver platter back in a part of my field that I truly love and I figured that the latest from Austin Lucas would be the perfect thing to talk about on my return to 9B!

As an unashamed fanboy of Mr. Lucas I love this album as much, if not more, than his previous work and just so I can get it out of the way it is, beyond a shadow of doubt, Essential Listening (Yeah AIV already said this but damn it I get to say it as well). The addition of a full band to Austin’s lyrics and voice is fucking amazing. I have never got to see Austin play with anyone else, like Two Cow Garage, as he is known to do so the fullness of sound was something new for me. I would have loved this album if it had been sparse like the previous few have but I don’t know if I would loved it any more. Every single track on this album is amazing.

Musically my favorite track has got to be “Thunder Rail” what with the electric guitar, beat and structure it’s a bad ass track. My overall favorite is “Darkness Out Of Me” which made me take a good hard look at my life and desires in relation to my kids and their hopes and dreams. That’s not likely what Austin was thinking about when he wrote it but that is what is so beautiful about art: It takes on a life of its own when it is released in to the wild and becomes something different to each person who consumes it. Even with all the “new” on the album, the backing band, the different musical style, it is 100% Austin Lucas and it is everything you should expect from him. If you have any soul in your pitiful mortal body you can’t not buy this album…

These are my favorite three tacks, so far, and are subject to change:
Austin Lucas – Darkness Out Of Me
Austin Lucas – Thunder Rail
Austin Lucas – The Grain

You can stream the whole damn thing (and you should) right here on 9B, at the end of AIV’s post about the album. And you damn well should go buy it right now.


Well, it’s been talked about, it’s been speculated upon and now, you can hear the complete new album from Austin Lucas right here on

With A New Home In The Old World Austin show’s a willingness to shed the familiar singer/songwriter confines by embracing an expanded sound with the addition of organs, horns and even (gasp) electric guitar to accompany some of his strongest songwriting to date.

We’ll be posting a proper piece on the album in the coming weeks here on ninebullets but I’ll spoil the suspense and tell you this one is Essential Listening now. For highlights you could check out “Run Around”, “Sleep Well” and “Keys” or you could just press play on the stream below and let it play.

You can buy A New Home In The Old World here.


Phew! Back from SxSW and back at work. 9B as normal will resume tomorrow. I have some good videos and a few stories I’ll relay over the coming week or so as well. SxSW was good. It was wise to lay off the booze this year. I had a lot more fun and feel way better in the afterglow that I did last year. Other than that it was a typical SxSW. Friends were made, friends were lost, miles were walked and shows were seen. I’d like to drop a special thank you to the guys from Two Cow Garage for basically talking me off a ledge one morning and to all the bands who played or showed up to watch the 9B parties. If anyone is interested, my version of a SxSW photoblog is after the cut:
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Ninebullets Radio is a radio extension of the blog that airs every Thursday night in Tampa, Florida on WMNF 88.5 FM at 10pm Eastern. The show is archived for one week after it’s original air date and is available for streaming here. Below is the playlist for March 10, 2011.


  1. Austin Lucas – Darkness Out Of Me
  2. Jason Isbell – Codeine
  3. Ha Ha Tonka – St. Nick On the Fourth in a Fervor
  4. Hellbound Glory – The Ballad of Scumbag Country
  5. Southern Gothic Revival – Rabbit
  6. Leeroy Powell – Dollars & Sense
  7. Have Gun Will Travel – Salad Days
  8. The Only Sons – Standing Water
  9. Micah Schnabel l – American Static
  10. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – This is How We Do Things In The Country
  11. Scott H. Biram – Time Flies
  12. Possessed By Paul James – Shoulda’ Known Better
  13. Glossary – Little Carney
  14. Caitlin Rose – Shanghai Cigarettes






As anyone who got within earshot of me can attest, by the end of SxSW last year I had had it. Austin had defeated me. I was tired of being drunk, tired of walking and just plain tired. In a word, I was done.

Well. Flash forward almost a year and I’m preparing to go do back an do the battle of attrition once again and we’re bringing the party back! This year not only is the party actually located downtown, it’s also gonna be two days and featuring plenty on regulars. You’ll find all the info for both days below as wall as a sampler of the artists appearing at the shows. If you’re planning on attending please make sure to RSVP on the Facebook event pages (Friday, Saturday) and feel free to add to the invite lists for both days.



Friday, March 18
Double Down Lounge
515 Pedernales Street
Austin, TX 78702

12pm – The Only Sons
1pm – Chip Robinson
2pm – Glossary
3pm – Kasey Anderson and The Honkies
4pm – Caitlin Rose
5pm – American Aquarium
6pm – Or, The Whale



Saturday, March 19
Revolution Bar
2421 Webberville Road
Austin, TX 78702-3551

12pm – Kasey Anderson and The Honkies
1pm – Two Cow Garage
2pm – Austin Lucas
3pm – Glossary
4pm – The Only Sons
5pm – Have Gun Will Travel
6pm – Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires

I hope to see some of y’all out at one of these shows. If you make it, I’ll be the drunk guy in a tshirt…come say “hi”.

Here is a sampler of the bands playing for you to enjoy: