Dec 302011
 

Originally, the podcast and Ninebullets Radio were supposed to (mostly) feature different songs. Then, I was asked to do an extra hour on the show at the last minute and the two ended up being extremely similar track listings. Sorry about that but look at it like this; in a week the archive of the radio show will be gone forever but the podcast is available (for better or worse) forever.

The Episode 24 podcast will ring out 2011 here on ninebullets. In preparation for this show I literally (yes, I am properly using the word) collected 50+ songs I wanted to play and set out to make a podcast. I say that so you know that this isn’t a “best songs of the year” show, so much as a “some of my favorite songs of the year” show. Some made this podcast but most didn’t…not because they were inferior songs, mind you, they just didn’t fit the flow of the show.

Believe it or not, I do try to maintain even flows throughout these things and avoid too many whiplash tempo changes. Had I made the podcast the day before or the day after I did, it probably would have turned out very, very differently. But I didn’t, and these are the songs that I chose and I’m done apologizing/explaining.

So, here are some of my favorite tracks of 2011 in podcast form. Everyone be safe over the long weekend, nurse your hangovers with the hair of the dog and college bowl games, and we’ll see you come 2012 (the final year of our planet?). . As always, below you’ll find the track listing for the show. Please tell your friends and Facebook/Twitter followers about it, I’ll greatly appreciate it.

Track Listing:

01. Frank Turner – I Still Believe (from England Keep My Bones)
02. The Decemberists – Down By The Water (from The King Is Dead)
03. Old Man Markley – Letterman (from Guts ‘N Teeth)
04. The Porter Draw – Davey (from California Widow)
05. Chuck Ragan – Nomad By Fate (from Covering Ground)
06. Matt Woods – Beating Down My Door (from The Matt Woods Manifesto)
07. Have Gun Will Travel – To The Victor Go The Spoils (from Mergers & Acquisitions)
08. Lauderdale – Moving On (from Moving On)
09. Kaleigh Baker – The Weight Of It all (from The Weight Of It All)
10. JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Want More (from Want More)
11. Glossary – A Shoulder To Cry On (from Long Live All Of Us)
12. The Builders & The Butchers – All Away (from Dead Reckoning)
13. Deep Dark Woods – The Places I’ve Left Behind (from The Place I Left Behind)
14. Chuck Allen Floyd – Hard Times (from Schedule A)
15. American Andyne – Bastard Sons Of The New Depression (from So, You Want To Be A Bullfighter)
16. Grayson Capps – Highway 42 (from The Lost Cause Minstrels)


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Dec 302011
 

Last night’s show was a special, 2 hour, edition of Ninebullets Radio featuring some of my favorite tracks from 2011. I hope y’all enjoy it. Have a safe New Years and we’ll see you next week.

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 December 29, 2011.

The first 1/2 of this week’s show was actually the last hour of The Postmodern Hootenany. You can listen to this portion of the show via this stream.

01. Scott H. Biram – Open Road
02. Chuck Allen Floyd – Hard Times
03. American Anodyne – Bastard Sons of The New Depression
04. Hellbound Glory – Bastard Child
05. Isaac Hoskins – Load Up That .45
06. The Only Sons – Standing Water
07. Mealaena Cadez – Clay Pigeons
08. Gillian Welch – The Way It Goes
09. Robyn Ludwick – Hollywood
10. Joe Pug – Speak Plainly Diana
11. Ha Ha Tonka – Made Example Of
12. Kingsley Flood – I Don’t Wanna Go Home
13. Old Man Markley – Letterman
14. The Decemberists – Rox In The Box

This 1/2 of the show is available via the standard Ninebullets Radio stream.

14. The Decemberists – Rox In The Box
15. Builders and the Butchers – All Away
16. Frank Turner – I Still Believe
17. Chuck Ragan – Nomad By Fate
18. Matt Woods – Beatin’ Down My Door
19. Eilen Jewell – Queen Of The Minor Key
20. Nikki Lane – Gone, Gone, Gone
21. Caitlin Rose – Shanghai Cigarettes
22. Have Gun Will Travel – Dream No More
23. Damion Suomi & the Minor Prophets – Camel
24. Kaleigh Baker – Train Gone By
25. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Scandalous
26. JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Want More
27. Grayson Capps – Highway 42
28. Jon Snodgrass & Frank Turner – Happy New Year

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 52: aired 12.29.2011

Dec 162011
 

EDIT: I just realized that this was my 50th episode. So, Yay!

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 December 15, 2011.

01. Grayson Capps – Big Ol’ Woman
02. Chris Knight – Enough Rope
03. Chuck Allen Floyd – Hard Times
04. John Moreland & The Dust Bowl Souls – Low
05. Smokestack & The Foothill Fury – Death March
06. Willy Tea Taylor – Wrong Way To Run
07. Brett Detar – This World Ain’t Got Nothing
08. The Porter Draw – Davey
09. Hank Williams III – Country Heroes
10. The Charlie Daniels Band – Long Haired Country Boy
11. Scorpios – Moonshiner
12. Shooter Jennings – The Deed and The Dollar
13. Joe Pug – Unsophisticated Heart
14. Matt Woods – Deadman’s Blues
15. The Cave Singers – No Prosecution If We Bail
16. Scott H. Biram – Blood, Sweat & Murder

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 50: aired 12.15.2011

Dec 072011
 

In the annals of music journalism, blogging and general status posting, one of those terrible abused terms repeatedly used would have to be “__________ is one of the best bands you’ve never heard of!!!!!111!!11!1!11.” Fifty percent of the time they’re referring to a band that’s in constant rotation on one of the Clear Channel monogenre channels, 25% of the time it’s some obscure garage band that has 1 single self-recorded off an 80’s era boombox and uploaded to soundcloud, 15% of the time it’s in a band’s one-sheet, but the other 10% of the time, it very well may be true.

I am of the belief the Grayson Capps falls into the last 10% of the time. I am not of the belief that the “Grayson Capps is one of the best bands you’ve never heard of” statement holds true for the vast majority of ninebullets readers, but I don’t think you have to wander very far into the sea of humanity before a Grayson fan becomes as rare as a Rick Scott supporter.

This review is so late, I may as well be writing about the album before it. I’ve been really hesitant to write about the album for the fear of sounding like a “fanboy”, but the other day I said something to a friend that brought it all into focus. I said, “Ninebullets is a hobby site, we have no journalistic integrity to lose”, and while that’s completely true, I sometimes forget about it.

One of my favorite lines I’ve ever written on ninebullets.net was in a Grayson Capps review. I wrote, “I find myself drawn to the drunks, whores and vagabonds that haunt Grayson’s songs. They’re like old friends you keep up with via letters in the mail, and with a new album comes new updates.The Lost Cause Minstrels (named after his band) doesn’t really bring me an update on Grayson’s company of drunks, whores and vagabonds. Instead, it flips the script by bringing us an update on Grayson himself, saving his company for the sidebars. The results don’t suffer at all and end up producing one of the (if not the) best songs of the year in “Highway 42”.

One thing’s for sure. You’re gonna see this album mentioned around here again in the coming weeks. Another thing that’s for sure, it’s Essential Listening.

Grayson Capps – Highway 42
Grayson Capps – Rock N Roll
Grayson Capps – John The Dagger

Grayson Capps’ Official Site, Grayson Capps on Facebook, Grayson Capps on Spotify, Buy The Lost Cause Minstrels

Aug 052011
 

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 04, 2011.

01. Back Row Baptists – Wood & Steel
02. Kaleigh Baker – Train Gone By
03. Nikki Lane – Gone, Gone, Gone
04. Frank Turner – Peggy Sang The Blues
05. Jon Snodgrass – Hey, Dennis
06. 13 Ghosts – Born To Rock -n- Roll
07. Tin Horn Prayer – Fighting Sleep
08. Arliss Nancy – Abacus
09. NQ Arbuckle – Mincing Words
10. James Keyes – Slow Motion Blues
11. Joshua Black Wilkins – Backseat Of Her Car
12. Moreland & Arbuckle – Purgatory
13. Shane Sweeny – When I Am Empty
14. Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – Seven Points
15. Grayson Capps – Going Back To The Country

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.