[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 10.19.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

Probably one of my favorite shows I’ve done this year. So, try and find 2 hours for a listen to the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for October 19, 2013 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. James Keyes – Darkness Come Creeping (The Middle)
02. The Gourds – Gin and Juice (Shinebox)
03. The Whiskey Gentry – Colly Davis (Holly Grove)
04. The Urbane Cowboys – 30 days (Only Truth Tonight)
05. Possessed By Paul James – Sweet But Bitter Life (There Will Be Nights When I Am Lonely)
06. The Wells – I Had a Dream, Jesse
07. Have Gun Will Travel – Take Me Home, Alice (Fiction, Fact or Folktale?)
08. Todd Farrell – Pawnshops
09. Truckstop Darlin’ – Sad Sweet Songs (Hope and The Heart It Breaks)
10. American Aquarium – Saturday Nights (Burn.Flicker.Die)
11. Big Shoals – 12 Steps
12. The Bean Pickers – warrior (Potlatch)
13. Brett Detar – Too Free To Live (single)
14. Drag The River – The Other Side of OK (Drag The River)
15. Arliss Nancy – Vonnegut (Wild American Runners)
16. Lucero – The Other Side of Lonesome (Texas & Tennessee)
17. Dan Bern – Wasteland (Dan Bern)
18. Lissie – Mountaintop Removal (Back To Forever)
19. The Gaslight Anthem – Even Cowgirls Get The Blues (The ’59 Sound)
20. Becky Warren – Off My Back (The Iraq War EP)
21. Drive-By Truckers – Women Without Whiskey (Southern Rock Opera)
22. Jeff German & the Blankety Blanks – Apology With Every Song (12 Rounds)
23. Matt Woods – Deadman’s Blues
24. Jason Isbell – Elephant (Southeastern)
25. Two Cow Garage – My Great Gatsby (Sweet Saint Me)
26. Left Lane Cruiser – Paralyze Ya (Rock Them Back To Hell)
27. R.E.M. – Orange Crush (Green)

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Episode 146: aired 10.19.2013

LENNY LASHLEY'S GANG OF ONE–ILLUMINATOR

The single best record buying experience I’ve ever had ever ever was the day Lenny Lashley’s first Gang of One 7″ came in the mail. I didn’t know Lenny beyond the Piss Poor Boys record (the DTR cover, etc.) and I didn’t know anything about this record beyond the fact that it existed–Snodgrass mentioned it in an interview. The record was #HF001, the first and, so far, only release by a record store in Asbury Park called Hold Fast. They sent me the Record Store Day release-party edition of the 7″– a picture disc and a flyer autographed by the Gang of One, which I was surprised to learn wasn’t just Lenny. Reading the autographs, my jaw dropped lower and lower: Joe “the Kid” Sirois from The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Streetdogs! Pete “The Pete” Steinkopf and Bryan “Papillon” Kienlen from THE BOUNCING SOULS, the band that changed the course of my life at nine years old. I never expected to see those names in my mailbox. I never expected the songs to be so great. And that’s what this band feels like to me now–a surprise family reunion. You never know when this band will show up, but when they do it’s with such warmth, sincerity, and lack of bullshit that it feels like exactly the hug you need so badly. That was in 2011; now the Gang of One full-length is finally finally out! Family sometimes disappoints (not blaming) but the Gang of One doesn’t. This is Essential Listening.

Illuminator picks up where the 7″ left off with a holy, sanctimony-devoid, bar-rock-street-punk-country-soul sound that nobody else does. The Gang of One offers no airs; this is not a mysterious band; I don’t think they expect strangers to listen to their records. However true that is, the record certainly comes out uncanny. Think about what a music career has given Lenny Lashley–from his Boston punk band Darkbuster, who were hometown battle-of-the-bands champs in their time but don’t get talked about at all anymore, to the quiet original release of the Piss Poor Boys record, the botched Suburban Home reissue, a broken hand, a nervous breakdown–it’s made him dear in many hearts, and I don’t mean to speak for him, but I’m sure it has been hard as fuck and not reliably profitable.

And then think about what this guy still gives to music–this album, this lonely and brilliant thing, the hard-won concord he’s able to anthemize, the desolation he balladates–he gives it his therapy, he trusts his zen assets, his songs, to a world/audience/void he knows isn’t going to fix much for him, but it’s still stabilizing to try–still a flexing of trust like what happens after finally seeing your parents as mortal, mistaken people, or watching a loved one move out, or standing by while a career demystifies without reward–it all comes back to you and things you can’t keep from admitting to yourself and finding a strength you can build with after that deconstruction. That’s what this band is about to me. Recalibrating your compassion and your self-worth in the face of total shit. Lenny Lashley is great at writing songs that deal and move on. Every single song on this album is important to that end. And he ends the album, either stubbornly or heroically, with the lines, I could never reach out and go that way anymore / I don’t need re-covering / I’m fine the way I am.” Deal, sing along, and go.

Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One – U.S. Mail
Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One – White Man
Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One – Happily

Stream Illuminator at New Noise Magazine. Buy the physical from Pirate’s Press Records or Panic State Records. Buy the digital from iTunes, but Panic State also sells a digital version for cheaper, so buy it from them.

[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

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 08.17.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

UPDATE: THE ARCHIVE ISSUE HAS BEEN FIXED. SO, YOU CAN NOW LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S SHOW.

I make radio. You can hear it live on Saturday afternoons. If you miss that you can always check out the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for August 17, 2013 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Drag The River – Old Sad Songs
02. Booker & Norton – Have You Seen My Son?
03. Snakehealers – Roadside (Cure All)
04. Alone At 3AM – Another Round (Midwest Mess)
05. The White Buffalo – Joey White (Shadows, Greys and Evil Ways)
06. Have Gun Will Travel – Standing at the End of the World (Fiction, Fact or Folktale?)
07. Joe Pug – Speak Plainly Diana (Messenger)
08. Wade Bowen – Trucks
09. Sturgill Simpson – You Can Have The Crown (High Top Mountain)
10. The David Mayfield Parade – another year (Good Man Down)
11. Paul Baribeau – Eight Letters
12. Two Cow Garage – Skinny Legged Girl (Speaking In Cursive)
13. J. Roddy Walston & The Business – Marigold
14. Valerie June – Workin’ Woman Blues (Pushin’ Against A Stone)
15. Glossary – A Shoulder To Cry On (Long Live All Of Us)
16. Trapper Schoepp & The Shades – Cold Deck (Run, Engine, Run)
17. Drag The River – Marooned (Drag The River EP)
18. JJ Grey & Mofro – The Ballad of Larry Webb (This River)
19. Songs: Ohia – Nervous Bride
20. Amanda Shires – Look Like a Bird (Down Fell The Doves)
21. Jason Isbell – Live Oak (Southeastern)
22. Kent Goolsby – Natural Disaster (Trophies of Youth)
23. Doc Feldman & the LD50 – Cold Tile Floor (Sundowning At The Station)
24. Austin Lucas – Splinters (Stay Reckless)
25. John Moreland – God’s Medicine (In The Throes)
26. Tim Fite – Big Mistake
27. The Ergs! – Stinking of Whiskey Blues
28. The Whiskey Gentry – Dixie (Holly Grove)
29. Patrick Sweeny – Workin’ For You (Close To The Floor)
30. Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl (Under The Pink)

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Episode 137: aired 08.17.2013

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 is full of growth.

Albums, Best of the Best:

Albums, Rest of the Best:

EPs, 7″s, Demos:

Reissues, Lost Albums

  • Tony FlaminioThe Grim Repair – from the head of the Failures’ Union, reissue of 2003 cd-R
  • Karen Dalton – 1966 – haunting voice and banjo recorded over porches and kitchen tables at her cabin in Boulder CO
  • Michael Hurley – Back Home with Drifting Woods – unreleased 1964 sessions from the freak folker and gorgeous yodeler
  • Jawbreaker – Bivouac – the glory
Books

  • Padgett Powell – You & Me – nothing has to be as shitty as everything is; read this for energy
Reasons to Stay Alive Next Year
  • Drag the River, Lenny Lashley, Billy Bragg, Sebadoh,Tin Armor, and Failures’ Union full-lengths. Freakwater playing shows again.
Stay free,
Mike

 

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 02.09.12

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 February 09, 2012

01. Todd Farrell – Ninebullets Radio Intro
02. Jason Isbell – Brand New Kind Of Actress
03. Austin Lucas – Run Around
04. Have Gun Will Travel – To The Victor Goes The Spoils
05. Matt Woods – Beer In Heaven
06. Arliss Nancy – Front Seat
07. Lauderdale – Torn At The Seams
08. Drive-By Truckers – Lookout Mountain
09. Lucero – Sixteen
10. Hellbound Glory – Why Take The Pain
11. United Steel Workers Of Montreal – Small Town Banks
12. Clutch – Cypress Grove
13. Otis Gibbs – Made To Break
14. American Anodyne – El Dorado, Dark Blue
15. Drag the River – Tired & Fired

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Episode 58: aired 02.09.2012

OSTROV's TOP 10 OF '11

Top 10 Albums:

25. J. Mascis – Several Shades of Why

24. Ruby Coast – Whatever This Is: They made their first EPs while still in high school, but their first LP is mature, polished, and a blast to dance or drive to. (free music alert)

23. Algernon Cadwallader – Parrot Files: Rips off Cap’n Jazz the way Colossal ripped off American Football. The first midwestern emo analogy on ninebullets? I dunno.

22. Tin Armor – Life of Abundance: Smiths meets Big Star, a gorgeous and fun album that fans of Frank Turner will love.

Tin Armor – Plain Limbs

21. Bomb the Music Industry! – Vacation: How do you like your Brian Wilson worship–from tip-toeing nerds like Animal Collective or from the endlessly savvy band geeks of BTMI who actually have something to say? (free music alert).

20. Elway – Delusions: Rock from Fort Collins CO, think Arliss Nancy played for punx in basements instead of drunx in bars.

19. The Underground Railroad to Candyland – Knows Your Sins: Horrible band name, amazing sound. What a “teenage symphony to god” sounds like these days.

18. The Decemberists – The King is Dead: Without changing all that much, they expanded their appeal to a whole different kind of pretentious people. Those swayed by this album, check out Meloy’s flawed-but-lovely college country band, Tarkio.

17. Tommy Stinson – One Man Mutiny

16. Austin Lucas – A New Home In the Old World

Austin Lucas – Darkness Out Of Me

15. Chuck Ragan – Covering Ground

Chuck Ragan – Wish On The Moon

14. Joey Cape’s Bad Loud – S/T Demo

13. Sharks – The Joys of Living 2008-2010: They’ve toured with Ragan. For fans of Gaslight, Social D, Psychedelic Furs.

12. Jon Snodgrass & Friends – Tri-State Record, or Five-State Record, depending on where you live or how much you like imports

Jon Snodgrass & Friends – Campaign

11. Josh Small – Josh Small’s Juke

Josh Small – Everyone’s Daughter

10. Laura Stevenson & the Cans – Sit Resist: Brilliant pop that swings between indie and roots rock. Glorious voice.

9. Matt Woods – The Matt Woods Manifesto: A better album than Steve Earle’s.

Matt Woods – Port St. Lucie

8. Shane Sweeney – Shane Sweeney – The Finding Time

Some Hope, Somewhere

7. Guy Clark – Songs and Stories (Live): Document of how great his recent songs really are. How does a band still have this much fun 30 years into the game, after they’ve already mastered it? This could be what Lucero sounds like in 20.

6. One Hundred Dollars – Songs of Man

5. Wild Flag – Wild Flag: Two of the best guitarists in the world and, by far, the best drummer.

Wild Flag – Something Came Over Me

4. P.S. Eliot – Sadie: Alabama lo-fi college rock. They’ll be broken up by the time you read this. Seriously. I’m sad. (free music alert)

3. State Champion – Deep Shit

State Champion – Bottom Of The Bleak

2. Madeline – Black Velvet

1. Glossary – Long Live All of Us

Top 10 Lyrics:

8. “This is why we fight, this is why we lie awake…” ~ Colin Meloy/The Decemberists, “Why We Fight“: Because he didn’t finish the line with “at night.” The whole album is a textbook on restraint, which is so much more exhilarating than excess.

7. “My sister lost a friend over something like an invitation.” ~ State Champion, “Old Green Room”

6. “My heart aches, but only on the third beat.” ~ Madeline, “Hurry Up, Pronto

5. “Like a Roman, you lived it.” ~ Jon Snodgrass, “Weighing in on St. Michael“: Simple and beautiful and never sung before.

4. “Never trust a hotel clock!” ~ Joey Cape, “Montreal“: That’s how you make a road song relatable. Take note, touring bands writing only about touring.

3. “I know your pain and share your pain, let’s have soup together.” ~ The Pack a.d., “8

The Pack AD – 8

2. “If there’s two things that I hate, it’s having to cook and trying to date. Busting ass all day to play hurry-up and wait.” ~ Jason Isbell, “Codeine“: A response to the Pack a.d. line.

Jason Isbell – Codeine

1. “I cannot even do one sit-up, sit-ups are so bourgeoisie.” ~ Stephen Malkmus, “No One Is (As I Are Be)

Top 10 Daytrotter Sessions (pony up):

5. Cheap Girls

4. Naughty By Nature

3. Sharks

2. Frank Turner

1. Caitlin Rose

Top 10 Books (that I haven’t read yet):

3. Diane Keaton – Then Again

2. Bob Mould – See A Little Light

1. Chris Bachelder – Abbot Awaits

Top 10 Web-Comic Strips (of the handful that I follow):

2. Liz Prince – Alone Forever #42:Aloneth Forever

1. Mitch Clem – Nothing Nice to Say #450: “Jaded Asshole!

♥. Liz Prince – “I Don’t Know How to Say Goodbye

Top 10 Guitar Hooks:

1. Oh No Oh My – “Again Again

Top 10 Things Ever:

1. Drag the River name-your-own-price digital store. Finally hearing the b-side of the out-of-print Gabba Gabba Hey Buddies!

Top 10 Things Coming Next Year:

8. New albums from Gaslight Anthem, Cheap Girls, Sharks, Menzingers, Hot Water Music, Magnetic Fields, John K. Samson (of the Weakerthans), Teenage Bottlerocket….

7. The Promise Ring reunites and releases rarities album.

6. Tim Barry left Suburban Home, but if he had to go somewhere else, Chunksaah Records, run by The Bouncing Souls, is the sweetest destination. Barry’s first album on his new label is due next year. The Bouncing Souls themselves are going into the studio with Bill Stevenson and should have a record out in 2012, as well.

5. This year, Craig Finn of the Hold Steady shacked-up in Austin, listened to some Nick Lowe, saw Alejandro Escovedo live (a Texas rite), and recorded. So his solo album next year has a chance to be incredible or just the same.

Craig Finn – Rented Room

4. The DTR full-band album that was supposed to be built off the 2010 DEMOnS sessions?

3. The long-homeless Cory Branan album to “drrrrrop this Spring?”

2. Lucero – Women and Work

1. Franz Nicolay – Do the Struggle: Prepare for the next Sign ☮ the Times

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 09.01.11

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 September 01, 2011.

01. FSU Marching Cheifs – War Chant
02. Two Cow Garage – My Great Gatsby
03. I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House – Bad Days Ahead
04. The Evening Rig – Goddamn, I Could Use A Drink
05. Tin Horn Prayer – Fighting Sleep
06. Have Gun Will Travel – Thirteen Miles To Empty
07. The Takers – St .John’s Son
08. Micah Schnabel – The Heavy Things
09. Tim Barry – 222
10. Arliss Nanacy – Saint Forgot
11. Two Cow Garage – Alphabet City
12. Drag the River – Leavin’ In The Morning
13. Lenny & The Piss Poor Boys – Lonely Days & Whiskey Nights
14. Yesterday’s Ring – Scrabble Strip Club

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PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 08.11.11

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 August 11, 2011.

01. Larry & His Flask – Slow It Down
02. Waylon Jennings – Honky Tonk Heroes
03. Merle Haggard – Working In Tennessee
04. Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers – If I Can’t Trust You With A Quarter 05. (How Can I Trust You With My Heart?)
06. Ghost Shirt – History of the Radio
07. The Only Sons – Standing Water
08. Shane Sweeney – When I Am Empty
09. Arliss Nancy – Wrong Or Right
10. Lucero – Hate And Jealousy
11. Drag the River – Tired & Fired
12. Chuck Ragan – Covering Ground
13. The Horrible Crowes – Behold The Hurricane
14. Lauderdale – Moving On

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AMERICANA ROCK MIX: EPISODE 111 (FEATURING YOURS TRULY AS A GUEST HOST)

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!