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OSTROV'S BEST OF 2012

OSTROV'S BEST OF 2012

There were so many good albums this year that I couldn’t make the decision to rank them, and I know that’s not the most important decision anyway, so this year’s best-of list is in groups with no internal order. This is the art I spent my cherished/wasted time consuming this year. Hope everybody’s upcoming year […]

Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball

Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball

Wrecking Ball, the 17th studio album by Bruce Springsteen, arrived with the expected hoopla and hype because, well, Springsteen is one of the last true musical legends still consistently making mainstream,widely-accepted rock and roll. Hell, he’s even become prolific of late, releasing six albums in the last 10 years, more than any other decade in […]

GUEST POST: NEWS: MICHELLE BACHMANN vs. TOM PETTY

GUEST POST: NEWS: MICHELLE BACHMANN vs. TOM PETTY

Autopsy IV note: A couple of nights back I posted a help wanted post on the site in an effort to find some additional (and consistent) contributors. For the time being I am gonna post their posts as guest posts for a little while as we nail down the site since the great spam hack […]

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: THE LOW ANTHEM

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: THE LOW ANTHEM

Remember when bands made records? Not ten-song collections of iTunes downloads, but complete, thematic bodies of work meant to be analyzed and appreciated as such? It is worth noting that, while the “single” as a concept has been around since long before Steve Jobs revolutionized portable and digital music, many of the most enduring songs […]

A LUCERO INTERVIEW ON THE EVE OF THEIR NEW ALBUM, 1372 OVERTON PARK:

A LUCERO INTERVIEW ON THE EVE OF THEIR NEW ALBUM, 1372 OVERTON PARK:

It’s a big week here in ninebullets.net land. Our (my) favorite band, Lucero, is officially releasing their sixth album (and first on a major label. Hey! Did you know it has horns? I don’t wanna get into the album too much today as I’ll be posting a piece about the album specifically tomorrow but did […]

LUCERO – 1372 OVERTON PARK SAMPLER

LUCERO – 1372 OVERTON PARK SAMPLER

Any time a band whose reputation and philosophy were grounded firmly in DiY ideals makes a jump to a major label, there are bound to be concerns about selling out, dumbing down, cleaning up and all of those other concessions that aren’t tolerated among rabid fans and purists. Lucero’s transition from under-the-radar darling to major […]