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Rocky Votolato & Chuck Ragan – Kindred Spirit Review – 2015

Rocky Votolato & Chuck Ragan – Kindred Spirit Review – 2015

I’d never been into Rocky Votolato, and not because of any discourse with his music, it just hadn’t reached the top of my list of things to listen to until this split came along. I am a huge fan of Chuck Ragan and all his musical endeavors, so when Kindred Spirit hit the shelves, I […]

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 […]

Ben Nichols – I Woke Up In New Orleans – Bootleg Video

Ben Nichols – I Woke Up In New Orleans – Bootleg Video

Last week Ash Nicole uploaded some videos of Ben Nichols doing a couple of songs from the new Lucero record. I really like these and can’t wait to hear them with the full band treatment. Below is “I Woke In New Orleans” and if you go to the link above you can see “Young Outlaws” […]

HOLIDAY HANGOUT 2014 ROAD REPORT

HOLIDAY HANGOUT 2014 ROAD REPORT

This year’s celebration of Last Chance Records head honcho Travis Hill’s birthday, like every year, was also a celebration of life in general. The pins given out in the VIP package summed up the 2014 that so many of us had: ‘Hard Work And Plenty Of It’. I’m sure by now most of you who […]

ROBERT CHILDS' GUITAR: BEN NICHOLS (Lucero)

ROBERT CHILDS' GUITAR: BEN NICHOLS (Lucero)

photo courtesy Scott Lakes My dad built a guitar. Shortly after finishing it he got really sick. Now, I try and get people to play the guitar. You can read the whole story here. Last week Ben Nichols from Lucero was kind enough to met up with me before their show here in St. Petersburg […]

9b IS DOWN WITH O.P.P. (OTHER PEOPLE'S POSTS):

9b IS DOWN WITH O.P.P. (OTHER PEOPLE'S POSTS):

Forgive me for slacking.  It had been my intention to provide these posts more often than they have appeared but things like taking my dog to the dog park and watching The Rachel Maddow Show have kept me from compiling links.  But here you go. We posted a bunch of new Lucero songs not too […]

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 11.24.11

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 11.24.11

Ninebullets Radio is a radio extension of the blog ninebullets.net 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. Also, don’t forget to head over to Facebook and like the Ninebullets […]

BEN NICHOLS (LUCERO) COVERING JOEY KNEISER (GLOSSARY):

BEN NICHOLS (LUCERO) COVERING JOEY KNEISER (GLOSSARY):

A rather high-quality video has surfaced of Ben covering “Bruised Ribs” off Joey’s solo album, The All-Night Bedroom Revival (available for free download here). Original: Joey Kneiser – Bruised Ribs

THE BACK ROW BAPTISTS – BROKEN HEARTS & BAD DECISIONS

THE BACK ROW BAPTISTS – BROKEN HEARTS & BAD DECISIONS

The Back Row Baptists were brought to my attention via some of my fellow Twitter tweeters a few months back, and after a few mishaps one of their new cds, Broken Hearts & Bad Decisions, landed in my mailbox. For a while I really didn’t think I liked the album very much but after a […]

AUTOPSY IV'S FAVORITE 20 ALBUMS OF 2009 (today):

AUTOPSY IV'S FAVORITE 20 ALBUMS OF 2009 (today):

Well, I guess it’s my turn. Kasey and RSV have already dropped their faves of the year (here and here) on y’all, so there’s just no avoiding it for me now. This year was particularly difficult due to the sheer amount of great music that came out, and had I made this list tomorrow it […]