SPOTIFY THIS: THE NINEBULLETS.NET FEBRUARY 2012 SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

I am posting the February playlist a day early cause I’m not too sure I’m gonna be close to a computer at all tomorrow. This playlist features every band that was featured on ninebullets in the month of February that was also on Spotify. I hope you enjoy it and if you do, pass it along to some friends. Like I keep saying, every new pair of ears these bands reach is a potential fan/head at show.

This month’s playlist features: American Aquarium, Charlie Parr, Damion Soumi and The Minor Prophets, Joe Pug, the V-Roys and a few others. So, when you’ve got 2 hours to kill, give this a listen:

The Ninebullets.net February 2012 Spotify Playlist

Some other music streams we produce:
The Ninebullets.net Podcast (published monthly(ish))
Ninebullets Radio Archive (airs weekly on Thursday nights on 88.5 WMNF Tampa)

BACK UP IN THIS BITCH WITH SOME ALABAMA SHAKES AND NEW JOE PUG!

It’s been one heck of a week. Between traveling for work, traveling for family and a whole myriad of other things, I’ve barely been around a computer for the beginning of this week. I think things are gonna calm down as of today so let’s recap some of the awesome that happened this week.

Last night I got off my 2012 show snide by catching Lydia Loveless and Scott H. Biram over in Tampa and rushing across the bridge afterwards and catching Mr. Austin Lucas in St. Pete. Not bad for a Tuesday night.

Speaking of a Tuesday night. The Alabama Shakes continued their staggeringly rapid ascent last night by appearing on Conan. Let’s check that out:

Speaking of staggering….Joe Pug has a new album coming out soon called The Great Despiser and Paste Magazine debuted the lead single this week. The track is called “Hymn #76” and it is quintessential Joe Pug. Hopefully, I found the right code to copy/paste that bitch below:

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PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 12.29.11 (FAVES OF 2011 SHOW):

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

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 12.15.11

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

JOE PUG – LIVE AT LINCOLN HALL

I picked up Joe Pugs debut album Messenger after reading about it here on Ninebullets, where it was called “infuriatingly good” and compared to John Prine and Bob Dylan. And what an album it turned out to be. He actually was (and is) infuriatingly good, and sounded like an inspired cross of Prine and Dylan. A correct review if there ever was one…Pug has built his audience one by one by actually giving his music away for free, by sending cd-samplers far and wide. After releasing the EP Nation of Heat his first full length album Messenger came out in 2010, and I have to say that is one of the albums I’ve enjoyed the most. Songs from it still tend to turn up on my compilations for work and the car, and I’ve listened to a good number of recordings from his shows.

Through his newsletter and Facebook page he announced that his new album would be released in April, and to tide us over until then he released this gem – Live from Lincoln Hall.

After hearing mostly audience tapes and watching shaky recordings from mobile cameras on YouTube the sound and crisp clarity on this album is pure joy.

Focus is naturally placed on Pugs voice, and you hang on every word he sings. He writes songs that more established songwriters would kill for, and his band is as tight as my belt after Christmas dinner.

Through the 17 songs on the album he shows us why he sells out concerts wherever he goes. And I just don’t get tired of hearing “Messenger”. Or any of the songs from that excellent Nation Of Heat.

Of the 17 songs, he plays a good selection from both Messenger and his EPs Nation Of Heat and Meantime. No new songs, but a few nice surprises anyway; mainly a song he introduces as Tex Thomas’ “Start Again”, which is for some reason is labeled “Deep Dark Wells” in the tracklist and when he comes on for the encores his support band Strand Of Oakes play “Leave Ruin”.

This is really a great snapshot of a Joe Pug show, and both fans of Joe Pug and anyone who enjoys good songwriting should do themselves a favor and check this one out!
You can get it for the insanely low price of 5 dollars at Joepugmusic.comwhere you also can pick up his other releases.

Autopsy IV Note: I don’t care if this is just a live album of already released songs…It’s fucking Essential Listening. I also wanna toss out some heavy props to Mr. Pug for offering the files with a lossless option.

Joe Pug – Messenger
Joe Pug – Unsophisticated Heart
Joe Pug – How Good You Are
Joe Pug – Hymn #35

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

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.

ODDS & ENDS:

Sorry for missing yesterday. Things around work got interesting and I just didn’t have time (or the courage to risk getting caught) to post to ninebullets. Anyhow, a really awesome piece of news. In addition to doing my weekly stint on Ninebullets Radio this week I will also be acting as a guest host from 12-2pm on Friday for the “It’s The Music” show. So, if you get a chance you should check it out.

Also! On Friday night I’m bringing Shane Sweeney (Two Cow Garage), Branden Barnett (Ghost Shirt), Kent Goolsby (The Only Sons) and Devon Stuart (The Snakehealers / The Takers) to downtown St. Pete for a FREE show. If you live in the area you need to get your ass out to this show (All information can be found here).

The other day this video landed in my inbox and I’ve been meaning to share it ever since. I love all things Joe Pug and this video is basically video snap shots of the past year since the release of his 2010 effort, Messenger. Not to mention a fucking awesome song. Check it out:

And finally, the newest Feel Bad For You mixtape has come out. Unfortunately, work was too strange this month and I forgot to send a song in but it somehow manages to be awesome despite my absence:

MATT BUTCHER – ME AND MY FRIENDS


I am really late to the party on this one. Really, really, really late. I mean, we’re talking, the album came out in 2009 late. Funny thing is, I think I listened to it back then and didn’t like it, but now, a couple of years later, it seems I have grown into it. I may not have written about it at all had it not been for the fact that I am going through some serious blogger writer’s block and this album has been nagging me to write about it for six months now. That and the fact that I saw that Matt is about to release a new album (Ghostwriting), so I thought an intro prior to that would be a good thing.

Matt was born the son of christian missionaries and lived the nomadic life that comes with that lifestyle, somehow landing in Orlando, Florida. The fact that he lives so close and I’ve never written about or managed to catch him live is even more embarrassing. Anyhow, Me and My Friends was largely written in Matt’s early twenties when he, as kids in their early twenties are prone to do, was drinking more than he should and, as Floridians are prone to do, abusing prescription pills. Growing up is a dark and desolate time and the songs on Me and My Friends show that, but from a more mature point of view. Musically the album has an indie rock facade but the mortar and rebar is all folk and country. And, while the songs always hit lyrically, the musical mix does occasionally miss but not nearly enough to get me to stop listening to the cd.

RIYL: Joe Pug

Matt Butcher – Grace On A Greyhound Bus
Matt Butcher – The Company I Keep
Matt Butcher – Me And My Friends

Matt Butcher’s Official Site, Matt Butcher on tumbler, Matt Butcher on Twitter, Buy Me And My Friends

NINEBULLETS.NET DECEMBER 2010 PODCAST: SOME OF MY FAVORITE SONGS FROM 2010 EDITION:


Here we are at the end of another year. All things considered, it was a pretty good one. On a personal level, I came into 2010 facing some pretty freaky & scary health issues and I’m leaving more or less in tact and healthy. Both my Seminoles and my Buccaneers had positive seasons while it looks like my Lightning are gonna be in the playoff conversation all season. Musically, it was a pretty solid year too and that’s what we’re really here to talk about now ain’t it.

In preparation for this show I literally (yes, I am properly using the word) collected 70+ songs I wanted to play and set to making 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” that fit the flow of this particular show. That said, there are some seriously good songs assembled in here.

And, 2011 is already shaping up to be pretty fucking phenomenal. Hopefully, this won’t be the final ninebullets.net podcast but there’s more about that in the show, so for now, let’s just listen to the music:

TRACK LISTING:

  1. Lissie – Bad Romance (Lady Ga Ga cover) [00.00.00]
  2. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.05.36]
  3. Jon Snodgrass – Old Sad Songs [00.06.46]
  4. Gill Landry – Careless Love [00.09.04]
  5. Shannon McNally – Bohemian Wedding Song [00.13.02]
  6. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.18.32]
  7. American Graveyard – Common Ones [00.19.24]
  8. Tim Barry – Thing of the Past [00.23.02]
  9. Truckstop Darlin’ – Bluegrass State [00.26.48]
  10. Mat. D. – Ford Marriage [00.31.56]
  11. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.35.12]
  12. Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – Prove Me Wrong [00.37.04]
  13. Two Cow Garage – Jackson, Don’t You Worry [00.38.48]
  14. Joseph Huber – Can’t You See A Floods Coming [00.42.34]
  15. Joe Pug – Not So Sure [00.46.32]
  16. Otis Gibbs – Kansas City [00.51.02]
  17. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.54.36]
  18. Frank Turner – I Still Believe [00.56.54]

As always, if you’re enjoying the sounds you’re hearing please mention this show to your friends and relatives.

See y’all (i think) in 2011!


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TOP 5: YOUR FAVORITE 5 SONGS OF 2010 (today):


This will be the final Top 5 of 2010, so it seems appropriate that it would be a “best of” list. I don’t really think this one requires much explanation. You post your 5 most favorite songs of 2010 as your mood today dictates it to you. I know narrowing the year down to a mere 5 songs is a monumental task but with a little work, I believe you can do it.

Here are mine in alphabetical order:

American Graveyard – Common Ones
Glossary – Through The Screen Door
Tim Barry – Thing of the Past
Two Cow Garage – Jackson, Don’t You Worry

and my favorite song of 2010: Joe Pug – Not So Sure

I was thinking about making a ninebullets.net readers Top 10 of 2010 comp/post together. I’ll take your comments on this thread until 12/30. After that, I’ll tally the votes and put up the comp in early January. So start commenting.