PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 06.16.11

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 June 16, 2011.

01. Drive-By Truckers – Nine Bullets
02. Damion Suomi – Sunday Morning
03. The Sumner Brothers – Both Back
04. The Legendary ShackShakers – Blood OnThe Bluegrass
05. William Elliott Whitmore – Field Song
06. Moreland & Arbuckle – Purgatory
07. Grayson Capps – Highway 42
08. Cut In The Hill Gang – I Wanna Holler
09. The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Clap Your Hands
10. The Gaslight Anthem – Billoxi Parish
11. Will Quinlan & The Diviners – This Thieving Life
12. Frank Turner – Peggy Sang The Blues
13. Greenland Is Melting – The Last Song

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.

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 06.09.11

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 June 09, 2011.

01. Seasick Steve – Treasures
02. Frank Turner – English Curse
03. William Elliott Whitmore – Everything Gets Gone
04. Grayson Capps – Rock N Roll
05. Micah Schnabel – Cut Me Mick
06. Tim Barry – “222”
07. Larry and His Flask – Ready Your Roomates
08. The Legendary Shackshakers – County Of Graves
09. Matt Woods – Beating Down My Door
10. The Deep Dark Woods – The Gallows
11. Pinebox Serenade – Woven Arms
12. The Wells – I Had A Dream, Jesse
13. The .357 String Band – The Days Engrave
14. Drag the River – Calloused Heart #2
15. Chuck Ragan – Rotterdamn
16. Lucero – Wandering Star
(requests are in italics)

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.

NINEBULLETS.NET APRIL/MAY 2011 PODCAST:

Damnit. This podcast was supposed to be posted the last weekend of April but when I made the podcast apparently my microphone was messing up, so I had to go back and rerecord all the parts where I was talking. As a result, it’s a little late but the music in this episode makes it worth the wait.

This month’s podcast opens with what is, in my opinion, song of the year so far, “Highway 42” by Grayson Capps, and just keeps crushing from there on out. It features Matt Woods, The Only Sons, Have Gun Will Travel and Two Cow Garage, all of whom are playing my birthday party tonight. It also features brand new music from plenty of bands you know, as well as a few you might not.

I’ll leave y’all to the music after a quick request. If you like what you’re hearing on these podcasts, tell you 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. So, your challenge for the month of May, should you accept it, is to tell 5 people you think would appreciate this music about a podcast or website. I’d love if it was the 9B Podcast or ninebullets.net, but it doesn’t have to be.

TRACK LISTING:

  1. Grayson Capps – Highway 42 [00.00.00]
  2. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.03.48]
  3. Matt Woods – Days Of Walking [00.04.47]
  4. Old Man Markley – Lowdown Blues [00.07.45]
  5. The Urbane Cowboys – Here We Go Again [00.11.43]
  6. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.15.15]
  7. Have Gun Will Travel – Kerosene & Candlelight [00.17.03]
  8. Fifth On The Floor – Distant Memory Lane [00.21.13]
  9. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.25.28]
  10. Two Cow Garage – Swingset Assassin [00.26.40]
  11. Austin Lucas – Sleep Well [00.29.33]
  12. Autopsy Iv Commentary [00.33.55]
  13. The Only Sons – Put Up A Fight [00.36.48]
  14. Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – Prove Me Wrong [00.39.12]
  15. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.40.57]
  16. Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – Poison Milk [00.42.46]
  17. Arliss Nancy – Abacus [00.46.18]
  18. Jon Snodgrass – Old Sad Songs [00.50.16]
  19. Violent Femmes – American Music [00.52.37]
  20. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.56.24]
  21. Frank Turner – Peggy Sang The Blues [00.58.21]

Hey everyone, just a reminder that if you enjoy these podcasts, we do a weekly radio show on Thursday nights here in Tampa/St. Pete on 88.5. WMNF. The show is on from 10pm – 11pm and can be heard live via the internet via wmnf.org. And should you miss the show, no worries! It’s available all week via the archives.


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30 DAY SONG CHALLENGE: DAY 21:

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 21: A SONG THAT YOU LISTEN TO WHEN YOU’RE HAPPY:

What is this “happy” you speak of?
Lately, I’ve been listening to this song…..alot.
The first time I hear it it makes me happy. Then, I wanna listen again.

Grayson Capps – Highway 42

OH MY [redacted] GOD. I LOVE THIS [redacted] SONG!

I don’t normally do this but I am tonight cause, well, when I heard this song the first time I wanted the entire world to hear it cause I knew they’d love it and we’d know who needed to be fed to the pigs and chickens cause they wouldn’t. So I’m breaking form and posting a song from the upcoming Grayson Capps album, The Lost Cause Minstrels. I hope y’all love it as much as I do:

Grayson Capps – Highway 42

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 03.03.11

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. Below is the playlist for March 03, 2011.

  1. Todd Snider – Is This Thing Working?
  2. Otis Gibbs – The People’s Day
  3. Chet O’Keefe – Take Me To The Liquor Store
  4. Whitey Morgan & The ’78’s – I Ain’t Drunk
  5. Lucero – Drink Till We’re Gone
  6. Shooter Jennings – Hair of the Dog
  7. Austin Lucas – Darkness Out Of Me
  8. Grayson Capps – Ol’ Slac
  9. Have Gun Will Travel – Sons & Daughters of the Guilded Age
  10. Hellbound Glory – Why Take The Pain
  11. Left Lane Cruiser – Pig Farm
  12. James Leg – Drowning In Fire
  13. Builders and the Butchers – All Away
  14. Strawfoot – Cursed Neck
  15. Old Crow Medicine Show – Tell It To Me

NINEBULLETS.NET NOVEMBER 2010 PODCAST: WE’RE BACK EDITION:


Oh yeah! Sorry for the 2 month furlow. I missed a month for the ninebullets.net 4th Anniversary Party (which was way awesome!) and I missed a month based on total I dunno. Honestly, I’d planned to do an October podcast but the month just kind of got away from me. Not that any of that shit matters now. It’s November, turkey day is around the corner and the podcast is back so let’s talk about it….

The November show features a really drunk me (can you tell where I turned off the drunk recording of this show and came back sober?) and new music from 9B staples Kasey Anderson, Whitey Morgan & The 78’s, The Steeldrivers, Joseph Huber (.357 String Band), John Mellencamp and Drag The River. It also features some music from some new found 9B faves like The Cur Dogs, Truckstop Darlin’ and Doc Dailey.

All in all, I think this is a great collection of music for your Thanksgiving travels. Listen, love, order a Jack and Coke from your stewardess and let’s do this! Also, really, you have no idea how far a comment, an email or any sort of acknowledgment that people are actually listening/enjoying these things goes….so please, if you like the 9B podcast, let me know but only after you’ve tweeted and posted on Facebook about it.

Enjoy and I’ll holler at y’all in December (i promise, I’ve already pulled out Robert Earle Keene’s, “Merry Christmas From The Family“).

TRACKLISTING:

  1. Intro [00.00.00]
  2. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.02.40]
  3. Kasey Anderson – The Wrong Light [00.04.28]
  4. Arliss Nancy – Paul Revere [00.08.56]
  5. Beastie Boys – Paul Revere [00.12.00]
  6. The Cur Dogs – Kro-Bride [00.15.44]
  7. Truckstop Darling – Bluegrass State [00.19.47]
  8. Doc Dailey and Magnolia Devil – Sunday School [00.24.47]
  9. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.28.01]
  10. Whitey Morgan & the 78’s – Bad News [00.29.16]
  11. The Steeldrivers – The Price [00.34.16]
  12. Joseph Huber – Downtime [00.38.20]
  13. Joshua Black Wilkins – Backseat of Her Car [00.42.00]
  14. John Mellencamp – County Fair [00.45.10]
  15. Grayson Capps – Mermaid [00.48.48]
  16. Will Quinlan & The Diviners – The Thieving Life [00.52.44]
  17. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.57.22]
  18. Drag The River – Here’s To The Losers [00.58.26]

NINEBULLETS.NET JUNE 2010 PODCAST: WELCOME BACK EDITION

Told y’all I’d get back on the grind. I’d like to say that I’m sorry for missing last month and the truth is….I am….mostly. At the same time, the month off was nice. Unless you’re doing a monthly podcast, I don’t think you can appreciate just how fast each month passes. How people do weekly podcasts is quite simply beyond me. That said, enough about my whining. Let’s talk about this month’s podcast….

Most months I make a pretty concentrated effort to play new music, so I decided to just let the songs dictate what would get played this month. The end result was probably the most fun I’ve had assembling a podcast in a while. With that said, it seems that as the podcast wears on the undertone of the songs gets darker and darker. I’m not sure why that happened. My only guess is that the thunderstorms right outside my window while I was listening to and selecting the music played an influential role in what you’re gonna hear this month.

I decided to pay a slight homage to the show Justified. Now, I know I haven’t talked about Justified here on ninebullets, but if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you know I was watching it. The show started off slowly and Raylan was a little bit too much of a cocksure Superman, but as the season wore on I thought the writers did a pretty good job of showing that this cocksure Superman complex was as much Raylan’s Achilles Heel as it was his mojo, and I’m already looking forward to next season. From there we just rambled through a collection of songs both old and new with no real direction until “Bloodshot Eyes” by Possum Jenkins. From there it’s a steady trip down into a darker and darker mood. I wanna say that I didn’t choose Tim Barry’s song “222” lightly. There are certain song’s like “Darby’s Song” by Lucero that should be treated with a proper amount of respect, and “222” falls into that class of song. Normally, “the proper amount of respect” would include NOT putting it on a podcast and I tried to avoid putting it on here, but no matter what track I tried to put in its place nothing fit the tone as well, so in the end I decided that “the proper amount of respect” sometimes means it’s played when it needs to be played….even if it’s on my stupid little podcast. I hope one or two of you agree.

Anyhow, I’ll drink whiskey and record another one of these next month. If you enjoyed this month’s please tell your Facebook and Twitter followers about it, I’ll greatly appreciate it.

~ Autopsy IV (twitter/facebook)

Track Listing:

  1. Patty Loveless – You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive [00.00.00]
  2. Eileen Jewell – You’re Lookin’ At Country [00.06.04]
  3. Autopsy IV Commentary * [00.08.04]
  4. The Only Sons – Temptation [00.09.24]
  5. Micah Schnabel – Throwing Rocks At The Sun [00.11.32]
  6. The Takers – Social Smoker [00.13.26]
  7. I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House – Postcards and Apologies [00.17.04]
  8. Lucero – Darken My Door [00.22.04]
  9. Autopsy IV Commentary * [00.25.32]
  10. Possum Jenkins – Bloodshot Eyes [00.27.04]
  11. The Wells – I Had A Dream, Jesse [00.31.08]
  12. Grayson Capps – Mermaid [00.34.06]
  13. Mario Matteoli – Sun Keeps On Beatin’ Down [00.38.52]
  14. Autopsy IV Commentary * [00.42.24]
  15. Have Gun Will Travel – Soles Of Our Shoes [00.44.12]
  16. Chuck Ragan – Get ‘Em All Home [00.47.16]
  17. Tim Barry – “222” [00.52.36]
  18. Autopsy IV Commentary * [00.56.36]
  19. Joe Pugg – Not So Sure [00.57.16]

* All music heard in the background of my talking was from Jack Rose’s latest (last) album, Luck In The Valley.

GRAYSON CAPPS – LIVE AT THE PARADISO


My first exposure to Grayson Capps came via his limited acoustic release, Songbones. When writing about that album I described it as “simple – subtle – magical” and I think that’s still a perfect descriptor for this storyteller from New Orleans.

Live At The Paradiso was recorded in May 2008 during an solo acoustic show at The Paradiso in Amsterdamn. Grayson is obviously in his element as he plays for over 2 hours telling stories of his life and explaining the inspirations to some of the songs. As much as I like Grayson when he’s playing with his full-band I feel like you hear the songs the way they’re meant to be heard when it’s just Grayson and his guitar. Simple – Subtle – Magical.

Interestingly enough, the show was originally recorded via 5 high-def cameras but the master footage mysteriously vanished after the shoot. Then, a few months later a single DVD of the show turned up at the Hyena Records Amsterdam offices. That DVD has now been released along with a companion audio download of the show.

I found the video quality on the DVD to be a little grainy and lacking but the audio is spot on and will make you forget about a little grain in no time and the audio download makes this DVD/CD release well worth your hard earned dollars as well as my first Essential Listening member of 2010.

Grayson Capps – Ike
Grayson Capps – Love Song For Bobby Long
Grayson Capps – Give It To Me
Grayson Capps – Guitar

Grayson Capps Official Site, Grayson Capps on myspace, Buy Live At The Paradiso

HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL – POSTCARDS FROM THE FRIENDLY CITY


One of the prides of Tampa, Have Gun Will Travel, will spend this weekend playing shows around the state to celebrate the release of their new cd, Postcards From The Friendly City. The cd title is a play on the band’s hometown of Bradenton, and it acts as a foreshadowing of the regionalism the band chose to take with the songwriting this time around.

Musically, Postcards is a further continuation of their last album, Casting Shadows Tall As Giants. It would be easy to drop an “alt.country” or “americana” descriptor here and move on, but I really think that sells the band short. Sure, “folk inspired americana with a splash of bluegrass and a dash on indie rock” works, but what the fuck does that actually mean? Hell, I’ve probably typed that exact line five different times and each band probably sounded completely different from the other. So I’m gonna try (and probably fail miserably at trying) to get in depth on HGWT’s sound for a moment. It deserved it on Casting Shadows, and essentially demands it now.

Make no doubt about it, HGWT is a very full band, with Matthew Burke singing and manning the acoustic, banjo, and harmonica duties, Daniel Burke on bass, JP Beaubien playing drums, Scott Anderson on electric guitars and lap steel, and Joshua Hernandez on viola. With all those instruments you’d expect a tumultuously full sound, but what you get is decidedly different. Instead of every instrument fighting and filling in space, it’s like each player has taken a spot on a different corner of a basketball court while Matt plays and sings at center court. I know it sounds like I’m almost calling them empty but somehow they make that space feel inviting to the listener, a sonic dance floor of sorts. It welcomes you in and then the songs sort of surround and envelop you like an old friend you never met. I hope that makes sense. It’s really the best this particular blogger/writer can do.

Lyrically, Postcards really embraces its (and the band’s) hometown, painting a delicate picture of a sleepy Gulf town, complete with landmarks, legends and history. Being a Gulf Coast resident, I love hearing references and hat tips to the town(s) I live and play in but I did wonder if this would limit the album’s appeal outside of this area. Then I got to thinking about how much I love Grayson Capps and how much detail he goes into when he sings about New Orleans and the surrounding parishes and decided it probably won’t be an issue at all, provided the songs are good; which they are. Matt’s lyrics and voice when combined with the band have the ability to invoke feelings within me and that’s why I love music.

Have Gun’s last album, Casting Shadows, garnered great success, managing to secure an NPR spotlight as well as becoming a Top 20 added album on the CMJ charts at one point. Personally I expect Postcards to reach, if not exceed, those same heights, and I’ll start the award avalanche by calling it Essential Listening and the odds-on favorite to be ninebullets.net’s Local Album of the Year. I’d love to hear what y’all think….

Have Gun Will Travel – Wolf In Shepherd’s Clothes
Have Gun Will Travel – Ol’ Death Rattle
Have Gun Will Travel – Soles Of Our Shoes

Have Gun Will Travel on myspace, Contact the band via myspace to purchase Postcards From The Friendly City

HEY TAMPA/ST. PETE: Saturday night HGWT’s trip around the Gulf Coast will be stopping off at New World Brewery on Saturday night along with fellow Florida resident, Lauris Vidal and Atlanta’s Whiskey Gentry. There is no reason this show shouldn’t be sold out. Yes, I know Lucero is playing Orlando that night. Yes, I know Lucero is playing Tampa the night before. Sometimes, Tampa….sometimes, we need to come out and show the local boys some support. These are the bands that keep our rock and roll fires stoked on a week in and week out basis. The bands that play around here so much it becomes easy to brush off a show telling yourself you’ll see them next week. Lord knows I’ve done it, but what’s important to remember is that this isn’t “just another show”, this is their cd release party. Those are far and few between for any band, much less a local band, so get your ass out to New World and show these kids some love. If we don’t, one day we’ll turn around and they’ll be gone.