NINEBULLETS TURNS 5 TODAY:

Wow. Five years and some 1,800 posts ago, I sat at my computer during a lunch hour penning the first post ever on ninebullets. Since that day we’ve made a few more posts, booked a few shows and sold a few tshirts and koozies.

As is tradition here on 9B, there will be no other posts today and I am hoping to leave work early to grab a beer or two in celebration. See, in the world of the internet, 5 years may as well be a friggin’ lifetime and, to be honest, I am feeling pretty proud of this little website today. In the past few months I’ve brought on a collection of new writers. I feel that’s the natural growth process of the site and I think that they’ll help to grow the focus of the site in the year to come.

Anyhow, happy birthday to us and thank you for coming around and check out the site. Hopefully, we’ll be able to turn you on to new tunes for another 5 years.

If you’re feeling up to it and wanna stoke our collective egos, I’d love to hear about a band that we helped turn you onto in the comments section. Otherwise, we’ll be back to regular postings tomorrow.

I raise this beer to all the bands that make doing ninebullets a worthwhile expenditure of our time.

NQ Arbuckle – Happy Birthday

NINEBULLETS.NET APRIL PODCAST: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION:


Well. I’ll be a motherfucker. I never expected to still be doing these 12 months after the first one but here we are. Furthermore, I feel as though they are an integral part of the site now days. For some reason, I don’t really care to much about the stats for the podcast but today I took a peek at them and according to the stats there are 2500 subscribers to this fucker! I don’t know if that’s a lot or a pathetic number in podcast world but I am pretty sure it’s more people than the average Rays game gets. I hope it’s 5000 by this time next year. With that said, let’s talk about this month’s podcast.

For the one year anniversary I’ve brought y’all, what I feel like, is the best podcast to date from a production standpoint….and musically it’s pretty friggin’ stellar to. I open it with a small collection of happy birthday tracks before settling into a show full of brand new material. We got brand new tracks from The Black Keys, American Aquarium, Red Clay River, I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House, Gaslight Anthem and The Morning Pages. Also, in celebration of our birthday, we’re bringing you the best give away the podcast has had to date but to know about that you’re gonna have to actually listen to the damn thing. Another thing that was super cool about this month’s podcast is that there were actually requests from twitter and facebook that ended up getting played. If you have something you wanna hear played follow me on Facebook or Twitter and make a request when I solicit them next month.

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.

~ Autopsy IV (twitter/facebook)

Track Listing:

  1. Concrete Blonde – Happy Birthday [00.00.00]
  2. Cracker – Happy Birthday To Me [00.02.14]
  3. Jimi Hendrix – Happy Birthday [00.05.37]
  4. Autopsy IV Commentary * [00.07.50]
  5. The Black Keys – Next Girl [00.08.56]
  6. American Aquarium – Rattlesnake [00.11.59]
  7. Red Clay River – Rattlesnake Mountain [00.15.24]
  8. Autopsy IV Commentary * [00.18.52]
  9. Otis Gibbs – Joe Hill’s Ashes [00.20.39]
  10. JJ Grey & Mofro – On Palestine [00.24.00]
  11. Shannon McNally – Bohemian Wedding Song [00.28.22]
  12. Autopsy IV – Commentary * [00.34.02]
  13. I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House – Ghost [00.36.11]
  14. Two Cow Garage – Postcards and Apologies [00.40.54]
  15. Gaslight Anthem – American Slang [00.45.54]
  16. Micah Schnabel – American Static [00.49.33]
  17. Autopsy IV Commentary * [00.52.30]
  18. The Morning Pages – With The Lord [00.54.52]
  19. NQ Arbuckle – Happy Birthday [00.58.08]

* All music heard underneath me talking this month was from Black Prairie‘s new album, Feast of the Hunters’ Moon.



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WAYNE "THE TRAIN" HANCOCK – VIPER OF MELODY

I figured there would be no better segue from Dale Watson than the new Wayne “the train” Hancock album. Now, to be honest, most of my Hancock knowledge has been gleaned from the Hank III fan base and up until Viper of Melody I’d never owned any of his cds. That’s due to change.

Much like Watson, Wayne makes no effort to intermingle genres, he just pens Texas juke-joint country swing music and he does a damned good job of it.

Now sometimes with ninebullets I find myself feeling the need to put more words in a post. More description. More back story. Sometimes though, in hindsight, I feel as if I muddied the waters more than anything and I *will not* do that to this album. I’m gonna post three songs and they’ll describe and define this album better than words ever could. So, check out this ex-Marine outta Austin, Texas.

Readers: What album should I buy next?

Wayne Hancock – Jump Blues
Wayne Hancock – Throwin’ Away My Money
Wayne Hancock – Working at Working

Wayne Hancock’s Official Site, Wayne Hancock on myspace, Buy Viper of Melody

EDIT: Turns out today in Wayne’s birthday. Happy Birthday!