PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 05.10.2012

Whew. I’m a little late getting this one up. The past 3 days have been a whirlwind of beer, vodka, whiskey, rock shows and front porch laughs but now it’s back to the real world…

Anyhow, last week’s show featured Von from Americana Rock Mix pulling a cohost stint. It’s been a while since we had Von in studio so it was a whole lot of fun. He pulled a lot of the music for the show and much of it, I’d never even heard before. I bookended the show with a Beastie Boys cover and one of their hits while dropping a little McDougall in the middle of it all. Von and I have a worthwhile discussion about The Gaslight Anthem and the possibility that they’re just a one trick pony in the middle of it all too. If none of that is enough to entice you into listening to the show did you know that James Leg (Black Diamond Heavies) and Left Lane Cruiser are putting out an album together? Neither did I! But I did play the first single during the show.

Sound like the good stuff? Then go put some ears on the archived stream of the show.

Below is the playlist for May 10, 2012

01. Portland Country Underground – Fight For Your Right
02. JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound – Everything Will Be Fine
03. James Leg & Left Lane Cruiser – Ramblin’ On My Mind
04. Michael Donner & The Southern Renaissance – Promise Me
05. Magic Box – Cover It Up
06. Sunday Valley – Old Sunshine
07. Whiskey Myers – Turn It Up
08. The Gaslight Anthem – 45
09. Arliss Nancy – Pages
10. Mosey West – Hell Hounds
11. McDougall – Ready, Begin
12. Ha Ha Tonka – Usual Suspects
13. Truckstop Darlin’ – Southern Ghosts
14. Suburban Dirts – Lost In Transcription
15. Beastie Boys – Shake Your Rump

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Episode 71: aired 05.10.2012

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 05.03.2012

Most of the time you go to the station, do your show and leave. It becomes a routine of sorts. Occasionally you do a show that you really feel good about. Last night was one such show. Not sure what it is that sets some apart from the rest but whatever it is, last night’s has it.

I opened the show with a Lumineers, Mastersons, The District Attorneys set I’d been thinking about doing for a few weeks but wasn’t sure how it would go over with the listeners. While the middle of the show features a brand new Gaslight Anthem track as well as a set featuring some of the bands I am looking forward to seeing at next week’s Tropical Heatwave. Finally, on a whim I decided to close the show with a track from the new OFF! album. That’s probably what put the show over the top for me.

Sound like the good stuff? Then go put some ears on the archived stream of the show.

Below is the playlist for May 03, 2012

01. Otis Gibbs – The People’s Day
02. The Lumineers – Ho Hey
03. The Mastersons – You Don’t Know
04. The District Attorneys – Worry About Your Health
05. The Gaslight Anthem – 45
06. Tin Horn Prayer – Stumble
07. Damion Suomi – Ghost
08. Greenland Is Melting – No Matter What You See
09. Have Gun Will Travel – To The Victor Goes The Spoils
10. Matt Woods – Beating Down My Door
11. JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Want More
12. Joseph Huber – Iron Rail
13. Steep Canyon Rangers – Between Midnight and The Dawn
14. Hurray for The Riff Raff – Born To Win (Part One)
15. OFF! – Feelings Were Meant To Be Hurt

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Episode 70: aired 05.03.2012

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 02.23.12

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 23, 2012

01. Todd Farrell – Ninebullets Radio Intro
02. Justin Townes Earle – Look The Other Way
03. Moot Davis – Fade To Gold
04. Have Gun Will Travel – Dream No More
05. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – Centreville
06. Lincoln Durham – Love Letters
07. Wess Floyd – Record Player
08. Otis Gibbs – Big Whiskers
09. Poor Man’s Poison – Crown Vic Headlights
10. Anais Mitchell – Young Man In America
11. The James Low Western Front – Whiskey Farmer
12. The Steeldrivers – If It Hadn’t Been For Love
13. Strawfoot – The Lords Wrath
14. The Gaslight Anthem – God’s Gonna Cut You Down
15. Woody Guthrie – This Land Is Your Land

Bold = Request

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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 60: aired 02.23.2012

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 02.16.12

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 16, 2012

01. Todd Farrell – Ninebullets Radio Intro
02. Blue Mountain – Midnight in Mississippi
03. The Whipsaws – Jessie Jane
04. The Takers w/Austin Lucas – Mama Tried
05. Matt Woods – Port St. Lucie
06. Damion Suomi – Ghost
07. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – This Is How We Do ThingsIn The Country
08. Shooter Jennings – Daddy’s Hands
09. Fifth On The Floor – Distant Memory Lane
10. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – Righteous, Ragged Songs
11. The Gaslight Anthem – Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
12. McDougall – When God Dips His Love In My Heart
13. Charlie Parr – Gospel Plow
14. The Coloradas – Red Dress
15. The Devil Makes Three – Old No. 7
16. Scott H. Biram – Sinkin’ Down

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Episode 59: aired 02.16.2012

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

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 10.20.11

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 October 20, 2011.

01. Greenland Is Melting- No Matter What You See
02. Hellbound Glory – Bar Room Beauty
03. Whitey Morgan & The ’78’s – Honky Tonk Queen
04. Mickey Gilley – Don’t The Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time
05. Have Gun Will Travel – Dream No More
06. Have Gun Will Travel – Katharine, Don’t Fall Off The Wagon
07. Have Gun Will Travel – Songs Of Seven Sisters
08. Have Gun Will Travel – To The Victor Goes The Spoils
09. Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley – Just Good Ol’ Boys
10. Charlie Daniles Band – Long Haired Country Boy
11. Hank Williams Jr. – Family Tradition
12. The Gaslight Anthem – Refugee
13. John Moreland – Christian Rock
14. Brown Bird – Fingers To The Bone
15. Moreland & Arbuckle – 18 Counties

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Episode 42: aired 10.20.2011

THE HORRIBLE CROWES – ELSIE

I have seen some reviews on this one so far being disappointed with this release and they all seem to have one problem: they all rely on comparisons to Gaslight Anthem. This is forgivable considering that The Horrible Crowes are a side project of Brian Fallon. It is also something I am guilty of myself with other artists. In fact it may only slightly shy of a miracle that I came in to listening to this one without any expectations. Just to summarize so far: this is not a Gaslight Anthem album it is a completely separate effort and it is the first release by those involved all working together. With that said…

You can find all the backstory about how Brian and Ian (Gaslight’s guitar tech) wrote this in the back of the bus while swapping records all over the web so that’s the only touching on that I really want to do. Brian is a great lyricist and Elsie does not disappoint on that front. The lyrics are rich stories, as we have come to expect from Mr. Fallon, but with Ian’s influence go a little different direction than the writing we have heard from him to date. He weaves in religious themes with a subtlety that you may not even catch the first time through. The depths that are explored here are worth going through and Brian and Ian do an excellent job leading the journey. From love to guilt to shame, it doesn’t matter where these two kids want to take us, the lyrics are there to light the way. In fact, the lyrics are the strongest aspect of this release without a doubt!

Where I wasn’t impressed was the music. The arrangements feel like they could have used a little more work. It’s almost as if the depth of the music, at some points, just don’t meet the depths of the lyrics. I like the album overall but every time I listen to it I am left feeling like it could have been better. There is unfulfilled potential here that I would like to see expounded on. I hope Brian and Ian continue to play around in this arena because I want to hear more but I sincerely hope they spend as much time putting the tunes together as they do the lyrics and fulfill the potential I can hear on this one. And while I strongly believe there is unfulfilled potential here Elsie is worth your time and your hard earned money. It’s not going to make the album of year running for me but it also is going to stay on my music player for the foreseeable future. It is a good first effort from the folks involved and it is good enough to deserve your support.

The Horrible Crowes – Behold The Hurricane
The Horrible Crowes – Crush
The Horrible Crowes – Blood Loss

The Horrible Crowes official website, The Horrible Crowes on Facebook, Buy Elsie

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 08.18.11

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.

Last night’s show featured Von from the Americana Rock Mix sitting in as Co-Host.

Below is the playlist for August 18, 2011.

01. Drive-By Truckers – Play It All Night Long
02. Joe Pug – Speak Plainly Diana
03. Lauderdale – Moving On
04. Matt Woods – Johnny Ray Dupree
05. Matt Burke – Disappearing Kind
06. The Weeks – Buttons
07. Damion Suomi & the Minor Prophets – Camel
08. Chuck Ragan – Meet You In The Middle
09. The Gaslight Anthem – Stay Lucky
10. River Rouge – Black Liquorice
11. Backyard Tire Fire – How The Hell Did You Get Back Here?
12. Frank Black & The Catholics – Bullet

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Playlist: It's The Music – Friday: Ninebullets Radio Lite Edtion 08.12.2011

I was the guest host for the Friday Edition of “It’s The Music”. The show is archived for one week after it’s original air date and is available for streaming here: http://www.wmnf.org/programs/380

Below is the playlist for August 08, 2011:

01. Micah Schnabel – American Static
02. The Shakes – Be Mine
03. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – She’s So Scandolous
04. Glossary – Save Your Money for the Weekend
05. Kaleigh Baker – Train Gone By
06. Nikki Lane – Gone, Gone, Gone
07. Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – I Swear
08. Eilen Jewell – High Shelf Booze
09. Ghost Shirt – History of the Radio
10. The Only Sons – Standing Water
11. Shane Sweeney – When I Am Empty
12. The Decemberists – Down By The Water
13. The Gaslight Anthem – Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
14. Roppongi’s Ace – Waiting For The Day

Last Good Tooth Live In The Studio

15. Lauderdale – Moving On
16. Damion Suomi – Ghost
17. Andrew Combs – Tennessee Time
18. Frank Turner – I Still Believe
19. Chuck Ragan – Meet Me In The Middle
20. Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – Seven Points
21. American Anodyne – Bastard Sons of The New Depression
22. The Builders and The Butchers – All Away

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.