[Playlist] Ajax Diner Book Club – 9/8/14 – KRFC Ft. Collins CO

R.L. Burnside “Going Down South” from A Ass Pocket of Whiskey

Black Keys “Brooklyn Bound” from The Big Come Up

Frank Black and the Catholics “Nadine” from Nadine

Shane Sweeney “Legion” from The Finding Time

Jenny Owen Youngs “Last Person” from An Unwavering Band of Light

Billy Joe Shaver “The Git Go” from Long In the Tooth

Lucero “The Last Song” from Live From Atlanta

Devil Makes Three “Old Number Seven” from Devil Makes Three

Kierston White “Happy Noon Beers” from Don’t Write Love Songs

John Moreland “Nobody Gives A Damn About Songs Anymore” from In The Throes

Deer Tick “Unwed Fathers” from Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows

NINEBULLETS.NET PODCAST: EPISODE 23

How y’all doing? It’s been a little while since we did one of these. I wish I had a real excuse but, to be honest, I don’t. I felt the pressure of doing a weekly radio show and as a result, the podcast got pushed to the background. Well, that’s not the case any longer and with that said, let’s focus on this show and not the missed shows of the past few months.

Once again out good friend from the Northwest, Lollyrae, sent us some beers and I went to drinking them during the podcast. You may remember that we did this once before and I was a little mixed on the results. While I did not get slurring drunk during this show I think I did a much better job describing the beers and making the trying of the beers a part of the show. I hope y’all think so too.

Speaking of the show. We’ve lots of good new stuff as well as some tunes you’re probably already quite familiar with. The show opens with a cover of Tom Petty’s “Refugee” by The Gaslight Anthem that I think rivals the original. Some of the other standout tracks include; Merle Haggard proving he still has it, Hellbound Glory showing there’s more to them than drug songs, Have Gun Will Travel showing there will be no sophomore slump with Mergers & Acquisitions, Shooter Jennings sending the pop country boys a message and Scott Hiram Biram doing what he does so well.

All that’s left is to press play on the music. So get to it and 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.

Track Listing:

01. The Gaslight Anthem – Refugee (from the iTunes Sessions)
02. Autopsy IV Commentary
03. Merle Haggard – working Man’s Blues (from Working In Tennessee)
04. Chris Knight – Enough Rope (from Enough Rope)
05. Doop and The Inside Outlaws – What Am I Supposed To Do (from What Am I Supposed To Do)
06. Autopsy IV Commentary
07. Sassparilla – Same Old Blues (from The Darndest Thing)
08. Gill Landry – Careless Love (from Piety & Desire)
09. James Leg – Drowning In Fire (from Solitary Pleasures)
10. Autopsy IV Commentary
11. Hellbound Glory – Bastard Child (from Damaged Goods)
12. Arliss Nancy – Wrong or Right (from Dance To Forget)
13. Have Gun Will Travel – To The Victor Goes The Spoils (from Mergers & Acquisitions)
14. Autopsy IV Commentary
15. The Decemberists – E. Watson (from Long Live The King)
16. The Black Keys – Lonely Boy (from the cd-single Lonely Boy)
17. Autopsy IV Commentary
18. Shooter Jennings – Outlaw You (from iTunes)
19. Chuck Ragan – Nomad By Fate (from Covering Ground)
20. Autopsy IV Commentary
21. American Anodyne – Bastard Sons Of The New Depression (from So, You Wanna Be A Bullfighter)
22. Scott H. Biram – I want My Mojo Back (from Bad Ingredients)



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PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 11.03.11

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 Radio page.

Below is the playlist for November 03, 2011.

01. Drive-By Truckers – The Sands Of Iwa Jima
02. Have Gun Will Travel – Living Dead Blues
03. Greenland Is Melting – No Matter What You See
04. The Decemberists – E. Watson
05. The Black Keys – Lonely Boy
06. Hoots & Hellmouth – What Good Are Plowshares If We Use Them Like Swords
07. The Allman Brothers – Midnight Rider
08. The Marshall Tucker Band – Fire On The Mountain
09. The Charlie Daniels Band – The South’s Gonna Do It Again
10. The Alabama Shakes – Hold On
11. JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Want More
12. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Sugarfoot
13. Glossary – The Flood
14. Austin Lucas – The Grain
15. Will Quinlan & the Diviners – Acrimony Blues

Bold = Request

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 44: aired 11.03.2011

TOP 5: BANDS MOST LIKELY TO…


My Twitter and Facebook feeds were all a flutter Monday morning about The Grammys. The Black Keys won 3 Grammys and Mumford & Sons and The Avett Brothers performed on the show! Not to mention Mumford & Sons being up for Best New Artist. For a day at least, everyone was openly wondering who the next band from whatever our little niche of music is was gonna be.

So that’s this week’s Top 5. Give me your opinion on the 5 artists or bands that have the best shot at moving from this little scene we live and play in up to the bright lights of the Grammys.

Here are mine:

Gaslight Anthem: They’re one of those “love em or hate em” bands but the simple fact is that they have the polish, the hooks and the looks.

The Gaslight Anthem – The 59 Sound

Lucero: They’re almost the anti-Gaslight but what they lack in polish they make up for in substance. These guys have the songs, have put in the work and if the ever growing crowds have proven anything, they have mass appeal too.

Lucero – What Are You Willing To Lose

Glossary: These guys are almost an amalgam of Lucero and Gaslight. Every time I play their new album for someone, I end up burning a copy for them (sorry Glossies, but it’s the truth). If the country still had any real DJ’s outside of community radio these guys would be getting tons of airplay right now.

Glossary – Save Your Money For The Weekend

Whitey Morgan and The 78’s: If country music radio had any balls or if country music radio listeners actually cared about music these dudes would be huge already. The nashville country music scene and fan is dying for something worthwhile and these guys supply it without asking those pop country ears to try to hard.

Whitey Morgan and the 78’s – Bad News

Old Crow Medicine Show: Watching Mumford & Sons and The Avett Brothers actually perform on the Grammy stage while Bob Dylan tried to sing through some snot goober he had lodged mid-throat makes Old Crow the most obvious in this list.

Old Crow Medicine Show – My Good Gal

So. There you go. What are your 5?
Also, anyone else notice how much the singer of Mumford & Sons looked like Tim Tebow in the Grammy performance?

THE BLACK KEYS "HOWLIN' FOR YOU" GETS A STAR STUDDED VIDEO:

I gotta admit, I like the approach they took with this video. Kind of reminds me of the fake movie trailers in between Planet Terror and Death Proof in Grindhouse. Now, I wonder if, like Machete, they might make it an actual movie.

What do you think of the video? I could see where some people wouldn’t like it cause it doesn’t actually “feature” the song.


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THE BLACK KEYS MEET BIG BOI IN "THE BROTHERS OF CHICO DUSTY":


Happy New Year everyone! I hope your holiday’s were good. My long weekend was stellar. FSU tried to break Marcus Lattimore’s jaw on New Years Eve and then proceeded to just beat up on South Carolina while earlier in the afternoon USF took care of Clemson to capture the biggest bowl win in that young program’s history. Sunday saw the Buccaneers get their 10th win of the season and lemme tell you, if you’d have bet me Tampa was gonna win 10 games at the beginning of the year you’d own my left nut right now. The national press isn’t paying much attention to what’s happening down here in Tampa but I’ll tell you what…the Bucs are about to be an NFL powerhouse again. But enough about sports. Let’s talk about some music.

I have probably listened to this album 50 times since finding out about it last week. If you’ve been without internet access and don’t know about it, it’s a mashup featuring the beats of ninebullets.net’s album of the year, Brothers by The Black Keys and vocal tracks from Big Boi‘s 2010 effort The Son of Chico Dusty. In a word this album is “pure fun” which is actually two words but that’s how crazy I am for this album. Check it out and we’ll get back to our alt.country leanings tomorrow:


While we’re posting fun stuff here’s a video of Slobberbone absolutely crushing on a cover of Cee Lo Green‘s current hit, “Fuck You”.

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TWO COW GARAGE – SWEET SAINT ME


I’m gonna admit up front that if you’re looking for an “objective” review of the album, then you may as well hit your browser’s back button right now. I’m not here to be objective about the music I love, and as any regular here knows, not only do I love the music these guys make, I like them as people, too. That said, no matter how much I like a band, I’m not in the business of convincing myself that I like something (see the last few DBT cd reviews), so I hope you believe that my enthusiasm for this album is genuine.

Two Cow Garage could not have found a more fitting month to release their fifth album, Sweet Saint Me, than Rocktober. Over the past eight years I’ve watched these guys morph from what one might call a heavy metal alt.country band into a straight forward bar room rock band, before adding keys to their sound in 2008 and becoming a rock and roll force that has taken (in my opinion) the title of Best Touring Rock and Roll Band In America from the Drive-By Truckers tour buses and backstage green room-softened hands. Over those years we’ve also watched them grow as songwriters and people, maturing from the small town youthful angst of the first two album, to the doubt and despair of being in a struggling band that was a large overtone of the last two albums, to now.

With Sweet Saint Me, gone are those doubts, gone is the despair. In its place is the acceptance of “Soundtrack of My Summer”, the resolve of “Brothers In Arms” and the battle cry of “My Great Gatsby”. It took 8 years and 5 albums, but Two Cow Garage has finally decided to shrug the jacket of discontent and plant their flag firmly at the 50 yard line of rock and roll’s home turf.

What do you say after that? Is it Essential Listening? Absolutely. Is it one of the best albums of the year? No doubt about it. Is it their best album ever? Man, that’s tough. Personally, I am looking at Sweet Saint Me as a reboot of the band. Two Cow v.2, if you will. I will say this, it’s easily the best collection of songs they’ve ever released. I’ll say that, even though I think the best song Micah’s ever written was “Skinny Legged Girl”, Sweet Saint Me displays Micah’s best songwriting to date, and once the pure rock fury (can you name the rock reference right there?) gets comfortable there will be plenty of depth in the words to keep you flush with heady obscure lyric quotes for Twitter for months. I will also say it’s the best album they’ve ever done instrumentally and it’s easily their most confident album ever.

So, behold. This is a great little band, and just because you may not have heard of them doesn’t change that. Once I watched a Black Keys show here in Tampa with maybe 50 other people. The next time they played Tampa they were in a fucking amphitheater. Get on board now, skip one 8 dollar, double mocha, double extra soy frapp with extra reverse zahbe-dah from Starbucks and buy an .mp3 copy of this album.

Two Cow Garage – My Great Gatsby
Two Cow Garage – Soundtrack To My Summer
Two Cow Garage – Jackson, Don’t You Worry

Two Cow Garage’s Official Site, Two Cow Garage on myspace, Buy Sweet Saint Me

Tampa/St. Pete folk: Two Cow Garage will be coming to New World Brewery in support of Sweet Saint Me on Monday, October 11th. Cover will be $8.00. I hope to see some of y’all there.

TOP 5: WHAT WOULD YOUR SIDE ‘A’ BE?


Have you heard the news? It was announced last week that an English company is now offering the service of pressing your ashes into a vinyl record after (obviously) you die. This is basically the sloppiest wet dream in the history of music geek soiled undergarments, and it bears the obvious question; You’re dead and they’re making a record from your withered corpse….what 5 songs are gonna make up your Side A?

There are quite a few directions one could go with this…I originally started down the sentimental route but quickly realized that I’d prefer my corpse rock once my consciousness left it….

The Black Keys – Stack Shot Billy: IMO, the best Black Keys song ever and I’ve often said only a dead person can listen to it an not start a head bob. As a dead guy, I still wanna preach the gospel of the Stack Shot.

The Drive-By Truckers – Never Gonna Change: Probably not the “best” DBT song ever but easily one of the Top 5 and the one I can listen to the most times in a row.

Scott H. Biram – Spoonful: One of my favorite blue songs being sang by one of my favorite artists. Better put a smiley face on that record.

Tim Barry – A Thing Of The Past: So I can continue to preach the Tao of letting you and not what you do for a living define you long after I’ve been defined, expired and recycled.

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Tuesday’s Gone: Couldn’t help it. Love the song. Subject matter is spot on and damnit…..I can be sentimental too.

QUICK TAKES: FREE CASH AND A VIDEO:

Making my blog rounds this morning I saw something worth reposting over on Saving Country Music. Apparently 15 tracks from early sessions that would utlimately give birth to Johnny’s American Recordings have been assembled and offered for free. Now, I haven’t listened to them yet but according to Saving Country Music, “It’s just Johnny Cash and his guitar, sitting in Rick Rubin’s living room, except for one track accompanied by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. No overdubbs, just a live mic, warts and all.”

You can download it over at thefrontloader.com.

Now, for something of a lighter note….

Normally, I don’t post this kind of stuff but this fan made video for The Black Keys’ track, “Tighten Up” makes me laugh everytime I watch it so I thought I’d share it with y’all:

JUMP BACK JAKE – BROOKLYN HUSTLE / MEMPHIS MUSCLE

I’ll be totally honest with y’all. The moment I opened the envelope this album came in and saw the cover and read the band name and cd title I wanted to like the album. Add to that the fact that it was coming off the freshly reborn Ardent Music label and I needed to like it. So strong was my want to like this album that I was afraid to listen to it, so I gave it to my wife first. I figured that way, if it sucks hearing it from her will be less disappointing than listening myself.

A week later the report came back; “Awesome! Really sounds like Mofro”

Immediately I confiscated the cd from her car (she’s still bitching) and tossed it in my cd player.

Jump Back Jake is Jake Rabinbach (Vocals/Guitar), Jake Vest (Guitar/Vocals), Brandon Robertson (Bass) and Greg Faison (Drums) joined by the part time horn playing of Paul Morelli (Sax) and Nashon Benford (trumpet). Jump Back Jake’s embryo started while Rabinbach was on a trip from New York to Memphis that was doubling as a “do I wanna move here” visit. Playing solo and opening for a band at four o’clock in the morning at a bottle club, Faison decided to join him on stage and improv the drums. Months later when Jake decided to follow the sirens of the South, he called Faison up and 2 weeks later Jump Back Jake V.1.0 was birthed.

Reading their one sheet I see names like The Meters, JJ Cale, North Mississippi Allstars and The Black Keys, but the one name that’s missing from that list is the one you could call their brother in sound; JJ Grey and Mofro (or Mofro for fans prior to the Alligator Records signing). Perhaps outside of Florida JJ Grey isn’t that well known, I dunno, I don’t get out of the state too much, but that seems like the only way you could not draw comparisons between the two.

For those out of the know, any definition of Mofro’s music contains words like front-porch, soul and Southern. Take that and add an ever so slightly more rocking edge to it, and you’re gonna be describing Jump Back Jake.

Check it out, and, um….welcome back into the game Ardent…more releases like this and you’ll be just fine.

Jump Back Jake – Easy Answers
Jump Back Jake – Terrible Mistakes
Jump Back Jake – Samson

Jump Back Jake’s Official Site, Jump Back Jake on myspace, Buy Brooklyn Hustle / Memphis Muscle