NINEBULLETS CROWDFUNING PROJECT FOR JUNE: MICHAEL DEAN DAMRON

Having a monthly Kickstarter was something that AIV did and I think is a damn good idea. I’m sorry we got away from and since I’ve been thinking about the site a lot lately I was thinking about bringing it back. Now that there’s all sorts of sites that let you attempt crowdfunding I’m changing the name but it’s coming back. Last night a 9B favorite, and someone I consider a friend, put a Kickstarter project which gave me the perfect excuse to start helping out again.

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Michael Dean Damron

If you don’t Michael Dean Damron by name then you haven’t been hanging around 9 Bullets for very long at all. Whether it’s fronting I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House or putting out solo albums, as far as I’m concerned, this man can do no wrong. Adding another record to his already impressive body of work is a gift to fans of good music everywhere. The links to our past coverage don’t contain any music since we don’t leave things up longer than a month so I think it’s time for a musical retrospective just so you, the reader, can see the true breadth of this man’s career.


I Can Lick Any SOB – Creepy Little Noises – (2002)
John L. Sullivan
Walk Across Texas
I Can Lick Any SOB – Put Here To Bleed – (2003)
01 – twerp
03 – american fuck machine
I Can Lick Any SOB – Menace – (2004)
02 – Thousand To One
03 – A Good Day To Be A Husband
Michael Dean Damron – A Perfect Day For A Funeral – (2005)
Blame It on the Whiskey
Miss Amphetamine
Michael Dean Damron – Bad Days Ahead – (2008)
I Love the Rain
Hotter Hell
Michael Dean Damron – Father’s Day – (2009)
I Hope Your New Boyfriend Gives You AIDS
I’m A Bastard
I Can Lick Any SOB – The Sounds Of Dying – (2010)
Swear To God
Scream
Michael Dean Damron – Plea From A Ghost – (2011)
Funeral Day
Keep Me In Your Heart
Michael Dean Damron – Nah Mr. Death… Ima Comin’ for You!! – (2012)
Fat Kid
Mama Song
I Can Lick Any SOB – Mayberry – (2013)
Mayberry
I Give Up (The Puppy Song)


Whew! That’s a ton of music to sample folks and I didn’t even bother with the live albums (I hope I got all the years right)! Now click either the link below or the “K” in the video at the start of this post and bless Mike D with some green appreciation so that we can all bask in the glory of this new album when it comes out.

KICKSTARTER: MICHAEL DEAN DAMRON: NAW DEATH, I'M COMING FOR YOU

Traveling around the country and the state for shows I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a whole lot of artists who’s music I’ve loved over the years. Most of the people are as stand up and solid as their music and Mr. Damron is no different and that’s why, despite already meeting it’s goal…I am telling y’all about his Kickstarter project.

Mike’s planning on putting out a double cd entitled Nah Mr. Death, I’m Coming For You. The plan is for one cd to be a live album while the other is a studio album of new material. So, drop a 10 spot on this and help out one of the good guys in this little scene of ours.

ANOTHER KICKSTARTER I CAN (and have) GET BEHIND: TRUCKSTOP DARLIN'

I met Truckstop Darlin’s former drummer last time I was out in Colorado and as a result, was exposed to Truckstop Darlin’. Since then, I’ve been a card carrying fan of the band as the Ninebullets Podcast & Ninebullets Radio playlists have shown. Well, they’ve take to kickstarter in an attempt to record a second record and I’ve taken to the website to let y’all know about it.

So, if you’ve got a little spare change in your pockets and you wanna help out an awesome band, I present the Truckstop Darlin’ Second Record Kickstarter Campaign.

from their self-titled debut:
Truckstop Darlin’ – Bluegrass State
Truckstop Darlin’ – Tired Old Prom Queens

NINEBULLETS KICKSTARTER PROJECT FOR JANUARY: THE ONLY SONS

Last New Years Eve I made the New Years Resolution to support (1) Kickstarter effort a month for all of 2011. I also made the resolution to “drink like a human”. Both were met with varying degrees of success. Most night’s I was tipsy or, acceptably drunk, but my bad nights were really really bad. On the kickstarter front, while I could not anticipate the guessing game that my biweekly paycheck would be throughout the year, I still managed to back 9 campaigns last year.

Enter 2012. The kickstarter blowback has begun and there has been no shortage of anti-kickstarter articles and blog posts written and while I agree that established artist such as Rhett Miller shouldn’t be using kickstarter to fund their albums, I just choose not to support those campaigns instead of damning the entire service. This brings us to January and another kickstarter campaign that I feel is worth your support.

2011 was a strange year for The Only Sons. They lost their manager/backup drummer. They lost band members. For a period of time, there was not telling if The Only Sons were even a band anymore. Being a married man, I am familiar with the ebbs and flows of a relationship and I am glad to say The Only Sons are not only, still a band, they’re a band ready to make a new album.

Enter their Kickstarter campaign. Their new album is gonna be called When The New Wears Off and it will feature The Only Sons as a three piece with Glossary’s Joey Kneiser contributing occasionally with organ/piano and like Glossary, it appears The Son’s are drawing more heavily from that 70’s rock sound than albums past (and we know where that got Glossary). As an added bonus, all 15 dollars or more supporters of their campaign will get access to an immediate download of a kickstarter only EP of B-Sides entitled Scraps.

I hope you support the Ninebullets Kickstarter Of The Month projects but even if you don’t, I hope you support some kickstarter projects. I’ll leave you with the words of Franz Nicolay that I could not agree with more:

“One of the things I’ve always liked about punk rock world is the idea that it’s a community, that the people who make the music are no different functionally than the people who consume it, that it’s a conversation, not a monologue. And part of being a community is having a stake in it, feeling a sense of responsibility toward keeping that community moving forward. If you don’t like my music, by all means don’t feel an obligation to contribute. But there is some other musician out there whose music you love, and could use your help. And if we can agree to support the idea of community-sourcing funding for projects from this, to Kevin Seconds’ tour van, to who knows what coming down the line, we’ll all have more music from the people whose work we love.”

You can access The Only Son’s kickstarter campaign here.

The Only Sons – Standing Water
The Only Sons – Put Up A Fight

NINEBULLETS KICKSTARTER PROJECT FOR NOVEMBER: AMERICAN AQUARIUM

“This is a record of consequences. The price that you pay for the life that you live. Burn.Flicker.Die.”

The ninebullets November Kickstarter Project is a band that we love the hell out of here in the ninebullets.net camp; American Aquarium.

The band has launched a kickstarter campaign to record their 5th studio album, Burn.Flicker.Die. in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with Jason Isbell. Their rewards range from the typical autographed album all the way up to the not-at-all-typical reward of having an opportunity to buy their first tour vehicle, a 2002 Dodge 3500 15 passenger van.

NINEBULLETS KICKSTARTER PROJECT FOR OCTOBER: FRANZ NICOLAY

The plan at the beginning of the year was to support one Kickstarter project a month. Then came unemployment threats and panic and I stopped doing it all together in April/May. Well, the job thing really hasn’t gotten any better but it hasn’t gotten any worse either so I’d been tossing the idea of picking up the process again when I came across Franz Nicolay’s kickstarter. On his kickstarter page is an amazing FAQ he penned that you should go read even if you don’t contribute to his plight. Well, in said FAQ he manages to capture the reason why I started doing the monthly kickstarter support thing to begin with and he does so with far more eloquence than I ever could:

“One of the things I’ve always liked about punk rock world is the idea that it’s a community, that the people who make the music are no different functionally than the people who consume it, that it’s a conversation, not a monologue. And part of being a community is having a stake in it, feeling a sense of responsibility toward keeping that community moving forward. If you don’t like my music, by all means don’t feel an obligation to contribute. But there is some other musician out there whose music you love, and could use your help. And if we can agree to support the idea of community-sourcing funding for projects from this, to Kevin Seconds’ tour van, to who knows what coming down the line, we’ll all have more music from the people whose work we love.”

Now, I’ll be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of Franz’s music but after reading his Kickstarter page, I am a huge fan of the man and am more than happy to give him some of my money.

Watch this video for an amazing story about where the inspiration for the album’s title, Do The Struggle, comes from.

A COUPLE OF WORTHWHILE KICKSTARTER PROJECTS:

I had made the New Years Resolution to contribute to at least one kickstarter project a month this year. Well, in the past few weeks my current employment has become about a stable as a California mountain side in a rainstorm and my long term employment outlook has been downgraded to “negative”. As a result, I am stockpiling money and won’t be able to donate to any projects until my personal finances are a little more stable and predictable but I figured I could still let y’all know about some of the better projects I run across.

The first one is from a fella I just wrote about named Matt Butcher. If you’re a fan of Joe Pug then you need to check this kid out. I am really looking forward to hearing his new album and see what a few years growth has done for him.

Coming out of Boone, North Carolina, Possum Jenkins is Nathan Turner, Jared Church, David Willis, Brent Buckner and David Brewer. Sometimes sounding like a young Drive-By Truckers, while also sounding like a more rock and roll version of Mofro at others, the band has a down-home richness to it that likely comes from the fact than the bulk of Possum Jenkins’ 5 members are multi-instrumentalists rotating what they’re playing, both live and on cd.

I hope y’all find it in your bank accounts to sponsor one or both of these projects.

APRIL KICKSTARTER PROJECT: GLOSSARY


Glossary doesn’t get nearly enough run here in ninebullets. I’ve tried to put a finger on why that is but the only thing I can come up with is that they don’t really make a lot of news. They put out kick ass albums, do short tours behind said kick ass album and chill at home in Tennessee otherwise. That said, they are a band that, perhaps as much as any other band we talk about here on ninebullets, could quite feasibly big the next “big” band to come from this little genre of music. All they need is a little more exposure cause they already got the chops and they’re preparing to unleash those chops on a brand new album entitled, Long Live All Of Us.

The kickstarter project was aimed at getting the money to rent the house, hire an engineer and mix the record. That goal was met in less than 24 hours over the weekend but let’s be honest, that’s just the very beginning of the long and expensive process that is making and releasing a record. So, let’s help them continue to raise money for the eventual pressing and marketing of the new album. There are very few bands as deserving of our support as Glossary.

Contribute here.

Glossary – Little Caney
Glossary – Through The Screen Door

Download Glossary’s album, The Better Angels of Our Nature, free and legally on their website.

NINEBULLETS KICKSTARTER PROJECT FOR MARCH: THE HOBART BROTHERS FEATURING LIL' SIS:


I know what you’re thing. You’re thinking, “didn’t I just see a March ninebullets kickstarter project a few days ago?” To that I say, “no” and prepare my best Bill O’Reilly shout down defense for anyone who attempts to look four posts back to prove me wrong. Cause that person is a pro-labor baby raper of American dreams and ethos.

On the real though, I figured since I missed February I would do two Kickstarters this month and this one seems like a good one. From their page:

We are the Hobart Brothers featuring Lil’ Sis Hobart. You might know us better as Jon Dee Graham, Freedy Johnston and Susan Cowsill. During last year’s SXSW Conference, we found themselves huddled together writing a couple of songs reflecting on our early days washing dishes for a living, which we all had done early in our careers (joining the ranks of such former dish-washing rock legends as Alex Chilton). The band name refers to the commercial dishwasher known to all aspiring songwriters. None of us want to have to go back to washing dishes to put this record out, but we gotta tell ya, it’s touch and go.

Like I said before, I feel like kickstarter provides us, the fan, a way to directly support the artists we like in a way we’ve never been able to before so I made a new years resolution to support on kickstarter project a month. Flying Spaghetti Monster knows we’ve all downloaded plenty of free music over the years and this is my way of making some sort of amends. If you wish to join me this month The Hobart Brothers featuring Lil’ Sis Hobart’s kickstarter page can be found here.

GUEST POST: TWO COW GARAGE – THE COVERS EP REVISITED (with originals):

This post comes from longtime 9B reader, Chris Green and really expands upon the Covers EP that Two Cow released yesterday. In his words, “When I saw the announcement, I really wanted to help out my favorite band more than $5 worth…”

Ninebullets.net faves Two Cow Garage have just completed their covers project and released the results as a 3-track bundle for sale on their bandcamp page (http://twocowgarage.bandcamp.com). For those of you who don’t follow the band on facebook, here’s the deal: in order to defray some of the costs of their upcoming European tour, the band sought the help of their fans online. They first contemplated a funding campaign in the style of a kickstarter project, but decided that it would be more interesting to do something a little different that would give something back to the fans for their generous donations. So they announced on their facebook page that they would run a poll via FB and email, with participants naming songs that they would like to hear TCG cover. The top two vote-getters would be recorded by the band and sold together for download for a minimum donation of $5.

As soon as the announcement was posted, the song titles started flying. Suggestions spanned the gamut from Don McClean’s “American Pie” to NWA’s “Gangsta Gangsta” and everywhere in between. (Autopsy IV Note: I voted for Cazwell’s “Ice Cream Truck“)

Many people suggested songs by The Replacements. This renowned Minneapolis band is often cited when people try to describe TCG’s music and the song “Can’t Hardly Wait” has been covered both by singer/guitarist Micah Schnabel on his solo album When The Stage Lights Go Dim and also by the whole band at live shows. So, it’s not surprising that when it came time to tally the votes and announce the winners, the #2 slot was won by the song “Bastards of the Young”, from the Replacements’ classic 1985 album Tim. As you would expect, Two Cow totally nails the song, amping up the noise level a little bit and belting out the anthemic chorus. Micah sings lead on this one, and his voice fits perfectly into the space occupied by Paul Westerberg in the original song.

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