[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 08.31.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

What a rough day. Every electronic device I had was in full rebellion. That said, we managed to get through the show and even got some good tunage in. In the play list strikes your fancy carve out 2 hours for the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for August 31, 2013 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. The Ergs! – Stinking of Whiskey Blues
02. Holly Williams – Waiting On June (The Highway)
03. Hurray For The Riff Raff – People Talkin’ (My Dearest, Darkest Neighbor)
04. Rachel Brooke – Ashes To Ashes (A Killer’s Dream)
05. Left Lane Cruiser – Electrify (Rock Them Back To Hell)
06. North Mississippi Allstars – Shake Em On Down (Shake Hands With Shorty)
07. Black Joe Lewis – Come To My Party (Electric Slave)
08. Have Gun Will Travel – Take Me Home, Alice (Fiction, Fact or Folktale?)
09. Justin Townes Earle – Lone Pine Hill (The Good Life)
10. Chris Knight – Carla Came Home (The Jealous Kind)
11. Valerie June – Wanna Be On Your Mind (Pushin’ On A Stone)
12. John Paul Keith – New Year’s Eve (Memphis Circa 3AM)
13. Cory Call (Arliss Nancy) – Greenwood (PV Undercover)
14. Jon Snodgrass – Splendid Isolation (PV Undercover)
15. John Moreland – Gospel (In The Throes)
16. Amazing Rhythm Aces – The End Is Not In Sight (Stacked Deck/Too Stuffed To Jump)
17. Austin Lucas – So Much More Than Lonely (Stay Reckless)
18. Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – She Has Her Moments (Catch The Presidents)
19. I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House – Mayberry (Mayberry)
20. McDougall – Ready, Begin (A Few Towns More)
21. Todd May – Alphabet City (Rickerbacker Girls)
22. Glossary – Almsgiver (The Better Angels Of Our Nature)
23. Doc Feldman & the LD50 – Bless This Mess (Sundowning The Station)
24. Counting Crows – Good Time (Hard Candy)
25. Micah Schnabel – American Static (When The Stage Lights Go Dim)
26. The Takers – Social Smoker (Taker Easy)
27. Truckstop Coffee – 16 Ounces (For Dear Life)
28. Lincoln Durham – Living This Hard (The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones)
29. The White Buffalo – BB Guns and Dirtbikes (Once Upon A Time In The West)
30. Frank Turner – The Road (Last Minutes & Lost Evenings)
31. FSU Marching Chiefs – FSU War Chant

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Episode 139: aired 08.31.2013

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 08.24.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

New Left Lane Cruiser, new Drag The River, new Deer Tick, new White Buffalo, new Mat. D…..some Arliss, Frank Turner, Austin Lucas, Moreland, Lucero and some other stuff. Sound good? Then carve out 2 hours for the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for August 24, 2013 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Pinebelt Pickers – Halloween Beer Keg (Magnolia State Of Mind)
02. Old Crow Medicine Show – Hotel in Memphis (Tennessee Pusher)
03. Frank Turner – Tell Tale Signs (Tape Deck Heart)
04. Counting Crows – Good Time (Hard Candy)
05. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Boom Magalina Hagalina Boom (Cipher)
06. Arliss Nancy – The Crease (Simple Machines)
07. Austin Lucas – So Much More Than Lonely (Stay Reckless)
08. Left Lane Cruiser – Juice To Get Loose (Rock Them Back To Hell)
09. American Aquarium – Cape Fear River (Burn.Flicker.Die)
10. I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House – Mayberry (Mayberry)
11. Glossary – Save Your Money For The Weekend (Feral Fire)
12. Deer Tick – The Curtain (Negativity)
13. Mat D and the Profane Saints – Carry me to Canaan (Holyoke)
14. Slaid Cleaves – Still Fighting The War (Still Fighting The War)
15. The White Buffalo – Joey White (Shadows, Greys and Evil Ways)
16. Lucero – The War (Nobody’s Darlin’s)
17. Have Gun Will Travel – Take Me Home, Alice (Fiction, Fact or Folktale?)
18. Joe Pug – How Good You Are (Messenger)
19. John Moreland – Gospel (In The Throes)
20. J. Kutchma – Something Got In The Way (Sundown, USA)
21. Doc Feldman & the LD50 – Battle Hymn (Sundowning At The Station)
22. Jason Isbell – Traveling Alone (Southeastern)
23. Pokey LaFarge – The Devil Ain’t Lazy (Pokey LaFarge)
24. Rachel Brooke – Ashes To Ashes (A Killer’s Dream)
25. Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – Write Me A Letter (Dirty Radio)
26. Jake Bugg – Trouble Town (Jake Bugg)
27. Drag The River – Marooned (Drag The River EP)
28. Wade Bowen – Trucks (single)
29. Valerie June – Workin’ Woman Blues (Pushin’ Against A Stone)
30. Sordid Humor – Gun Man (Light Music For Dying People)

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Episode 138: aired 08.24.2013

SPOTIFY THIS: THE NINEBULLETS.NET APRIL 2012 SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

It’s a day late (works been nuts) but here is the the 9b April 2012 Spotify playlist. This playlist features every band that was featured on ninebullets in the month of April that was also on Spotify. I hope you enjoy it and if you do, pass it along to some friends. Like I keep saying, every new pair of ears these bands reach is a potential fan/head at show.

This month’s playlist checks in at 31 tracks and features: The Counting Crows, The Only Sons, Otis Gibbs, Anais Mitchell, Claire Brown and many others. So, when you’ve got some time to kill, give it a listen:

The Ninebullets.net April 2012 Spotify Playlist

Some other music streams we produce:
The Ninebullets.net Podcast (published monthly(ish))
Ninebullets Radio Archive (airs weekly on Thursday nights on 88.5 WMNF Tampa)

THE COUNTING CROWS – UNDERWATER SUNSHINE

I’ve been a Counting Crows fan from the day I heard “Mr. Jones”. In my opinion, people willing to sit down and listen to the songs Adam Duritz writes will find unfairly ridiculed gems. I said that to my wife and she scoffed, saying, “Nobody but you listens to that band, Bryan.” Her “nobody but you” really referred to our little circle of commercial radio scoffing snobs, but the point was made and it hung in the balance between us. I can’t say I’ve ever turned her into a Counting Crows fan, just like I doubt I ever made any new Mellencamp fans around here, despite my continual raves of his albums.

That said, reading that the band was putting out a covers album left me incredibly underwhelmed. I am naturally distrustful of the cover song. Why did the band include this track? Did they love it? Were they unable to write an original that they were happy with and needed to fill some time? Why? Why? Why? You never truly know with a cover song, and ever so rarely am I truly happy with the result. But I’m talking about a song on an album. This…this is an album of songs. And they’re all covers.

As you can imagine, my distrust of the cover track expands exponentially when it’s a cover album. Don’t like the idea of them. Not one bit. Too often, a band puts out a cover album that sounds exactly like that; a band playing other bands’ songs. To be honest, there are moments where Underwater Sunshine sounds exactly like that. Lucky for us, they’re pretty far and few between.

On my second pass through this album I took out a sheet of paper and made 3 columns; “Good”, “Bad”, “Okay” and I started counting songs. The final score played out like this: Good (7), Bad (2) and Okay (7), and for a cover album, that’s a homerun.

The highlight of the album very well may be their version of a (once our very own) Kasey Anderson track, “Like Teenage Gravity”. Listening to it is funny. More so than any other track on this cd, “Like Teenage Gravity” feels like it is a Counting Crows song. Honestly, it’s given me a desire to go back and listen to Kasey’s discography with a renewed focus and, in the end, isn’t that the focus of a cover album? Judging from Adam’s track by track writeup on Paste, I think he would say yes…

Here are two of my favorite tracks and one I hated.

Counting Crows – Like Teenage Gravity (Kasey Anderson)
Counting Crows – Hospital (Coby Brown)
Counting Crows – Jumping Jesus (Sordid Humor)

Counting Crows’ Official Site, Counting Crows on Facebook, Counting Crows on Spotify, Buy Underwater Sunshine

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 04.05.2012

The traffic was back to normal last night and the show went off without a hitch. It’s chock full of new music from the likes of McDougall, The Grand Tetons, The Parlor Soldiers, Lucero and Arliss Nancy. I also played a fantastic track off the new Counting Crows album that’s a cover of Kasey Anderson’s “Like Teenage Gravity” which is immediately followed by a track off Kasey’s upcoming album. Sound good? I thought so, so put your ears on the archived stream of the show.

Also, next week’s show is the marathon show. Ninebullets Radio has 60 minutes to raise $1600 dollars. We’ve never missed a marathon goal which is something I think is a source of pride for both, the show and it’s listeners. If you enjoy the show or just enjoy the idea that there is a show out there playing these artists then please, drop a donation in Ninebullets Radio’s Tip Jar.

Below is the playlist for April 05, 2012

01. Todd Farrell – Ninebullets Radio Intro
02. Drive-By Truckers – The Righteous Path
03. Grand Tetons – Because I Bloody Well Stammer
04. Arliss Nancy – The Crease
05. Counting Crows – Like Teenage Gravity
06. Kasey Anderson – Some Depression
07. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – Righteous, Ragged Songs
08. Steve Von Till – A Grave Is A Grim Horse
09. Hellbound Glory – Better Hope You Die Young
10. The Parlor Soldiers – When The Dust Settles
11. Alabama – The Cheap Seats
12. McDougall – Gates Of Victory
13. The Decemberists – E. Watson
14. Lucero – When I Was Young

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Episode 66: aired 04.05.2012

30 DAY SONG CHALLENGE: DAY 16:

So, I’ve decided to do this facebook 30 Day Song Challenge (you can see previous days here) thing and I figured I’d do it here on ninebullets. Feel free to contribute your thoughts in the comments section.

DAY 16: A SONG THAT YOU USED TO LOVE BUT NOW HATE:

Man, back in 1993 when August and Everything After came out I loved this song. It so spoke to me. Now, some 17 years later, I find it tedious and whiny.

Counting Crows – Raining In Baltimore

LEEROY STAGGER – LITTLE VICTORIES


While I’ve never written about Leeroy Stagger here on ninebullets as a solo artist, I have written about E.S.P, his side project with Tim Easton and Evan Phillips (Whipsaws). Admittedly, I knew very little about Mr. Stagger before he sent me a copy of Little Victories and, sadly, the album sat in my computer room for many months more than it should have before I managed to give it a listen.

Leeroy has been doing this music thing for the better part of a decade now. And by better part, I mean every bit of it and maybe a little more. Last year he signed with Blue Rose Records and found success outside of his home country of Canada with his fifth release, Everything Is Real. Little Victories is 13 tracks of very little happiness and even less optimism, and plenty of analyzing the dirty side of life. Perfect for a warm glass of whiskey and some quiet time to feel sad. Sometimes it feels like the country singer-songwriter answer to The Counting Crows album August and Everything After, which I happen to love.

Leeroy Stagger – George’s Blues
Leeroy Stagger – Everyone’s On Drugs
Leeroy Stagger – Way Down The Bottom

Leeroy Stagger’s Official Site, Leeroy Stagger on Bandcamp, Buy Little Victories

TOP 5: SONGS ABOUT THE WEATHER:


Over this past weekend I managed to finish building my chicken coop and the wife and I went and got us some hens. About 20 minutes after putting them in the coop the rains started. Now, 3 days later, they haven’t stopped. I’m tired of it, by dogs are bored shitless and the new chickens are happy I was able to construct a water tight roosting area.

So, the rains are acting as the inspiration for this weeks Top 5….Songs About The Weather. Personally, I chose all songs about rain but you can use whatever weather events you want.

Blind Melon – No Rain: Man, in hindsight you listen to the words and you go, “holy shit! That song was about heroine.” I sort of wish the bee girl would have grown up to do fetish porn.

CCR – Have You Ever Seen The Rain: An essential CCR jam and it was this one or Bad Moon Rising. I chose this one. I’m pretty relieved Fogerty never shot any fetish porn.

Counting Crows – Raining In Baltimore: This is one of my favorite Counting Crows songs and I’ve felt the pain of this song a few times in my life. Once, was while I was tripping and furry porn was playing in a loop on the television.

Eilen Jewell – Rain Roll In: More people should love Eilen’s music and I have no fetish porn joke for this entry. Well, I do, but they’re terribly inappropriate. Like, fat goth girl with a spandex fetish inappropriate.

The Urbane Cowboys – When It Rains: I figured since I mentioned them yesterday then the least I could do would be to include one of their tracks today since it fit. Also, there are 5 people in the Urbane Cowboys. They’re from the adult industry capital, Tampa, Florida. So, I’d say it’s pretty much a fact one or two of them have shot a fetish porn. Marinate on that shit….or shit on her chest. Your choice.

Honorable mention:

Milli Vanilli – Blame It On The Rain: Oh yeah! This would be the lead track in my fetish porn soundtrack if it weren’t for the audio from the double rainbow video. Seriously, watch the video and imagine that audio running over the top of some porn video. LOLZtastic.

THE ROCK REPORT: COUNTING CROWS @ RUTH ECKERD HALL (CLEARWATER, FL.)

As much as the Violent Femmes spoke to me as an angst/hormone riddled teenager, August And Everything After spoke to me as a 20 year old manchild struggling to find my way in an adult’s world. Over the years The Counting Crows and I have grown & matured together, and as a result I’ve never been ashamed to admit that I am indeed a Counting Crows fan. That said, until Monday night I’d never seen the band live, so when Creative Loafing started looking for someone to cover the show I jumped at the opportunity.

The warnings were sent out weeks in advance, this show was structured differently and you needed to be in your seat by 7:00, else you’d be missing the show. My brother and I complied by getting there at 6:15 and pounding 6 dollar whiskey drinks until the loud speakers said we had 5 minutes till show time.

The curtains rose and we were greeted with 18 musicians all playing on a single stage. The structure of the show featured The Counting Crows, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Augustana all playing on stage together, with musicians flowing on and off stage all night. This made the show 3 1/2 hours of nonstop music, with each band getting miniature sets alone and also connected via multiband collaborations…almost a live mix from band to band to band, if you will. The flow really kept me engaged while still allowing for times to go grab a fresh whiskey drink where you knew you weren’t gonna miss what you came to see (me = crows, my brother = franti).

The Crows ran through a collection of the songs you expected to hear and some you didn’t. Being a subscriber to the Jimi Hendrix theory of “if you wanted to hear the album you should have stayed home and listened to it”, I appreciated the fact that each song was given its own treatment live instead of just playing it the way you’re used to hearing it on cd and the radio. Conspicuously missing from the Crows’ setlist was “Mr. Jones” and “Perfect Blue Buildings”. While I was surprised at the absence of “Mr. Jones” I could understand and respect why they omitted it from the show, but I was admittedly disappointed in not getting to hear “Perfect Blue Buildings” in a live setting.

Michael Franti & Spearhead’s contribution to the night was largely based in a hiphop infused reggae sound that, while engaging enough, isn’t really my thing and I largely used their mini-sets for my whiskey breaks.

Augustana was the great unknown for myself and it was difficult to get a gauge on their music based on what little solo time they got during the show, but their performances while on stage with Franti and the Crows did impress me enough that did download two of their albums today (yes, i admit it…god killed two kittens today because of me).

As Andy (my brother) and I left Ruth Eckerd with a tipsy heads and muffled ears we both agreed that The Traveling Circus and Medicine Show was, in a word (or so), A Fucking Awesome Show and I doubt I’ll be missing the next Counting Crows tour.

Unless it comes to that p.o.s. amphitheater.

You can see more pictures courtesy of Traci May here.

Augustana – 20 Years
Michael Franti & Spearhead – Hello Bonjour
Counting Crows – A Long December

Augustana & The Counting Crows – Just Like A Woman (Live From Ruth Eckerd Hall)

Saturday Nights, Sunday Mornings

As an unapologetic Counting Crows fan I feel obligated to repost some news I saw on Stereogum. The Counting Crows have set a release date of March 25 for their first studio release since 2002’s Hard Candy. It is divided into to parts; rockers (Saturday nights) and acoustic/country tunes (Sunday mornings). They have also made one track from each section available for free download on their official site.

Tracklisting:

Saturday Nights:

  • 1492
  • Hanging Tree
  • Los Angeles
  • Sundays
  • Insignificant
  • Cowboys

Sunday Mornings

  • Washington Square
  • When I Dream of Michelangelo
  • You Can’t Count on Me
  • On Almost Any Sunday Morning
  • Anyone But You
  • Le Ballet D’Or
  • On a Tuesday in Amsterdam Long Ago
  • Come Around

Sticking with the Counting Crows theme, I recently stumbled upon a live recording of The Crows covering Bruce Springsteen’s song, Atlantic City. They do a pretty good job but it really pales in comparison to Hank III‘s version…which, personally, I like better than the original.

Bruce Springsteen – Atlantic City
Hank III – Atlantic City
Counting Crows – Atlantic City