[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 07.05.2014 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

Take a toke but don’t choke, cause if you do you have no clue of what me and these new tunes came to do. Pull two hours and put your earholes on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for July 05, 2014 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House! – Bad Days Ahead (Bad Days Ahead)
02. Chris Knight – Down the River (A Pretty Good Guy)
03. Matt Woods – Deadman’s Blues (With Love From Brushy Mountain)
04. Otis Gibbs – Kansas City (Joe Hill’s Ashes)
05. Drive-By Truckers – Women Without Whiskey (Southern Rock Opera)
06. Moreland & Arbuckle – 18 Counties (Flood)
07. Lucero – Tears Don’t Matter Much (Live From Atlanta)
08. Arliss Nancy – Wild American Runners (Wild American Runners)
09. Arlo McKinely & The Lonesome Sound – Dark Side Of The Street (Self-Titled)
10. American Graveyard – Common Ones (Hallelujahland)
11. Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires – Born In The USA (Dead Man’s Town)
12. Sturgill Simpson – The Promise (MetaModern Sounds In Country Music)
13. Big Shoals – 12 Steps (Still Go On)
14. Cory Branan – You Make Me (The No-Hit Wonder)
15. Scott H. Biram – Sinkin’ Down (Something’s Wrong/Lost Forever)
16. Lydia Loveless – Head (Somewhere Else)
17. Andrew Combs – Month Of Bad Habits
18. Ben Knight and The Welldiggers – Hammerdropper (The Divining Rod)
19. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs – Getting High For Jesus (Dirt Don’t Hurt)
20. The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt (Get Hurt)
21. The Mastersons – Closer To You (Good Luck Charm)
22. Doc Feldman – The Old Horizon (Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina)
23. Benjamin Booker – Have You Seen My Son (Benjamin Booker)
24. Doc Dailey and Magnolia Devil – Sunday School (Victims, Enemies & Old Friends)
25. Caleb Caudle – Countdown (Paint Another Layer On My Heart)
26. Melaena Cadiz – Clay Pigeons (Rattle The Windows)

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Episode 183: aired 07.05.2014

Playlist – Ajax Diner Book Club 6/30/14 KRFC Ft Collins CO

Austin Lucas “Alone In Memphis” from Stay Reckless

Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound “I’ve Got Her” from Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound

Low Anthem “Home I’ll Never Be” from Oh My God Charlie Darwin

Steve Earle “To Live Is To Fly” from Townes

Sturgill Simpson “Living The Dream” from Metamodern Sounds In Country Music

Two Cow Garage “Van Gogh” from The Death Of The Self Preservation Society

Secret Sisters “Rattle My Bones” from Put Your Needle Down

Blue Mountain “Generic America” from Homegrown

Willie Nelson “The Git Go” from Band of Brothers

Wilders “Hey Little Darlin” from Someone’s Got To Pay

Lucero “Hey Darlin’ Do You Gamble” from 1372 Overton Park

Lake Street Dive “Bad Self Portraits” from BAD SELF PORTRAITS

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 06.28.2014 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

Back up in the cut with all sorts of new shit this week. New Lucero. New Gaslight Anthem. New Old Crow Medicine Show. New Sturgill Simpson. Old Whitey Morgan and The 78’s. So what the fuck are you waiting on? Carve out two hours and drop your earholes on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for June 28, 2014 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Steeldrivers – Drinkin’ Dark Whiskey (The Steeldrivers)
02. Lucero – Tears Don’t Matter Much (Live In Atlanta)
03. The Gaslight Anthem – Rollin’ & Tumblin’ (Get Hurt)
04. The Underhill Family Orchestra – The Great Wausau Bank Robbery (Stories Of Appalachia Proper)
05. Seth Walker – 2′ Left to the Ceiling (Seth Walker)
06. Kathleen Edwards – I Make the Dough, You Get the Glory (Asking For Flowers)
07. Arlo McKinely & The Lonesome Sound – Dark Side Of The Street (self-titled)
08. Nikki Lane – Wild One (All or Nothin’)
09. Big Shoals – 12 Steps (Still Go On)
10. Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band – Hard To Hear The Truth (Promises To Deliver)
11. First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining (Stay Gold)
12. Matt Woods – Lucero Song (With Love From Brushy Mountain)
13. Drive-By Truckers – Zip City (Southern Rock Opera)
14. Todd Farrell – Pawnshops (All My Heroes Live In Vans)
15. Chuck Ragan – Non-Typical (Till Midnight)
16. Old Crow Medicine Show – Doc’s Day (Remedy)
17. Kasey Anderson – I Was A Photograph (Blake’s Song) (Nowhere Nights)
18. Jason Isbell – Dress Blues (Live From Alabama)
19. Cale Caudle – Countdown (Paint Another Layer On My Heart)
20. Frank Turner – The Road (Last Minutes & Lost Evenings)
21. Lydia Loveless – Head (Somewhere Else)
22. Hurray For The Riff Raff – The Body Electric (Small Town Heroes)
23. Doc Feldman & the LD50 – Cold Tile Floor (Sundowning The Station)
24. Sturgill Simpson – The Promise (Metamodern Sounds In Country Music)
25. Ben Knight and The Welldiggers – Hammerdropper (The Divining Rod)
26. Whitey Morgan and the 78s – I Ain’t Drunk (self-titled)
27. Hellbound Glory – Streets of Aberdeen (LV)

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Episode 182: aired 06.28.2014

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 02.22.2014 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

Another fundraiser came and another fundraiser went. Ninebullets Radio continued it’s unbroken streak of making it’s goals once again. All credit to that goes to you guys. So. Thank you! As is tradition, the show after the fundraiser is heavy on listener requests and you guys did a kick ass job. So, grab 2 hours and drop your earholes on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for February 22, 2014 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Kasey Anderson and The Honkies – Some Depression (Let The Bloody Moon Rise)
02. American Aquarium – Burn.Flicker.Die. (Burn.Flicker.Die)
03. Todd Farrell – Pawnshops (All My Heroes Live In Vans)
04. Arliss Nancy – Failure (Simple Machines)
05. Sturgill Simpson – Living The Dream (Metamodern Sounds In Country Music)
06. Big Shoals – 12 Steps (Still Go On)
07. Have Gun Will Travel – Take Me Home, Alice (Fiction, Fact or Folktale?)
08. Jason Isbell – Elephant (Southeastern)
09. Matt Woods – Lucero Song (upcoming album)
10. Hackensaw Boys – Oh, Girl (Look Out)
11. St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Broken Bones & Pocket Change (Half The City)
12. Valerie June – Wanna Be On Your Mind (Pushin’ Against A Stone)
13. Lake Street Dive – Bad Self Portraits (Bad Self Portraits)
14. Crow’s Share – Mighty Stitch (Crow’s Share)
15. Psalmships – Red Bird (Songs For A Red Bird)
16. Two Cow Garage – The Death of the Self Preservation Society (The Death of the Self Preservation Society)
17. Those Crosstown Rivals – Six Strings (Hell and Back)
18. Alone At 3am – Four More Beers (Alone At 3am/The Garrison Split EP)
19. Lydia Loveless – Wine Lips (Somewhere Else)
20. Chuck Ragan – Non Typical (Till Midnight)
21. Pretty Boy Thorson & the Falling Angels – Get Along (An Uneasy Peace)
22. Jon Snodgrass – Campaign Song (Tristate Record)
23. Dexateens – Pistol Totin’ Man (Red Dust Rising)
24. Jeff German & the Blankety Blanks – Apology With Every Song (12 Rounds)
25. Tyler Childers and High Wall – Shake The Frost (Live at Red Barn Radio)
26. Possessed By Paul James – 38 Year Old Cocktail Waitress (There Will Be Nights When I Am Lonely)
27. Otis Gibbs – Cozmina (Souvenirs Of A Misspent Youth)
28. Scott H Biram – Slow & Easy (There Will Be Blood)

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Episode 164: aired 02.22.2014

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 11.09.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

For the firs time ever we took the show on the road this weekend. It was weird and I was a little uncomfortable but the music was spot on. So, locate a free 2 hours and put some earholes on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for November 09, 2013 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Sunday Valley – All The Pretty Colors (To The Wind and On To Heaven)
02. White Trash Blues Revival – She Don’t Care (Now Honey, Now Baby, Now Listen…)
03. Husky Burnette – Highway 41 (Tales From East End Blvd.)
04. Scott H. Biram – Sinkin’ Down (Something’s Wrong/Lost Forever)
05. McDougall – Ready, Begin (A Few Towns More)
06. Lincoln Durham – Beautifully Sewn, Violently Torn (Exodus of the Deemed Unrighteous)
07. The Dexeteens – Sunsphere (Sunsphere EP)
08. John Moreland & The Dust Bowl Souls – Low (Everything the Hard Way)
09. Valerie June – Wanna Be On Your Mind (Pushin’ Against A Stone)
10. Drive By Truckers – My Sweet Annette (Decoration Day)
11. Chuck Ragan – Nomad by Fate (Covering Ground)
12. Todd Farrell – My Currency is Doubt (All My Heroes Live In Vans)
13. Chris Knight – Nothing On Me (Little Victories)
14. The Fox Hunt – i’ll drink cheap (Long Way To Go)
15. Tim Barry – (Memento Mori) (28th & Stonewall)
16. Frank Turner – Photosynthesis (Last Minutes & Lost Evenings)
17. Possessed By Paul James – Sweet But Bitter Life (There WIll Be Nights When I Am Lonely)
18. Arliss Nancy – Benjamin (Wild American Runners)
19. Lucero – The Closer You Get (High Cotton)
20. Andrew Combs – Emily
21. I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House – Mayberry (Mayberry)
22. Have Gun Will Travel – Standing at the End of the World (Fiction, Fact or Folktale?)
23. Two Cow Garage – Hey Cinderella (Death of the Self Preservation Society)
24. The Builders And The Butchers – Dirt In The Ground (Western Medicine)
25. Brother Paul – Never Ending Dream (Brother Paul)
26. Matt Woods – Deadman’s Blues
27. Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – Do Me Right (Untamed Beast)
28. Austin Lucas – So Much More Than Lonely (Stay Reckless)
29. The Vansaders – End of the Line (Stuck In New York City)
30. Drag The River – History With History (Drag The River)
31. The Whiskey Gentry – Holly Grove (Holly Grove)
32. Hellbound Glory – The Feud

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Episode 149: aired 11.09.2013

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 10.19.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

Probably one of my favorite shows I’ve done this year. So, try and find 2 hours for a listen to the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for October 19, 2013 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. James Keyes – Darkness Come Creeping (The Middle)
02. The Gourds – Gin and Juice (Shinebox)
03. The Whiskey Gentry – Colly Davis (Holly Grove)
04. The Urbane Cowboys – 30 days (Only Truth Tonight)
05. Possessed By Paul James – Sweet But Bitter Life (There Will Be Nights When I Am Lonely)
06. The Wells – I Had a Dream, Jesse
07. Have Gun Will Travel – Take Me Home, Alice (Fiction, Fact or Folktale?)
08. Todd Farrell – Pawnshops
09. Truckstop Darlin’ – Sad Sweet Songs (Hope and The Heart It Breaks)
10. American Aquarium – Saturday Nights (Burn.Flicker.Die)
11. Big Shoals – 12 Steps
12. The Bean Pickers – warrior (Potlatch)
13. Brett Detar – Too Free To Live (single)
14. Drag The River – The Other Side of OK (Drag The River)
15. Arliss Nancy – Vonnegut (Wild American Runners)
16. Lucero – The Other Side of Lonesome (Texas & Tennessee)
17. Dan Bern – Wasteland (Dan Bern)
18. Lissie – Mountaintop Removal (Back To Forever)
19. The Gaslight Anthem – Even Cowgirls Get The Blues (The ’59 Sound)
20. Becky Warren – Off My Back (The Iraq War EP)
21. Drive-By Truckers – Women Without Whiskey (Southern Rock Opera)
22. Jeff German & the Blankety Blanks – Apology With Every Song (12 Rounds)
23. Matt Woods – Deadman’s Blues
24. Jason Isbell – Elephant (Southeastern)
25. Two Cow Garage – My Great Gatsby (Sweet Saint Me)
26. Left Lane Cruiser – Paralyze Ya (Rock Them Back To Hell)
27. R.E.M. – Orange Crush (Green)

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Episode 146: aired 10.19.2013

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 09.28.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

Been MIA for a while. I know. It’s not been due to depression though. Just up to my ears in shit that has to get done at work and at the home. Shit seems to be slowing down now though. So, like me, carve out 2 hours for the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for September 28, 2013 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Weary Boys – Cruel Corrina (Good Times)
02. Jason Isbell – Live Oak (Southeastern)
03. Mat D and the Profane Saints – Carry me to Canaan (Holyoke)
04. The White Buffalo – The Whistler (Shadows, Greys and Evil Ways)
05. The Wood Brothers – I Got Loaded (The Muse)
06. JD McPherson – Why Lady Why (High Cotton)
07. Valerie June – Wanna Be On Your Mind (Pushin’ Against A Stone)
08. Left Lane Cruiser – Electrify (Rock Them Back To Hell)
09. Leroy Powell – Good Morning Little School Girl (Paranoid)
10. JD Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers – Wild Moon (Wild Moon)
11. Matt Woods – Deadman’s Blues <--- BRAND NEW
12. Lucero – The Closer You Get (High Cotton)
13. Bonnie Whitmore – The Gavel (There I Go Again)
14. Joe Pug – Not So Sure (Messenger)
15. Jake Bugg – Someone Told Me (Jake Bugg)
16. The Steeldrivers – Shallow Grave (Hammer Down)
17. Arliss Nancy – Wild American Runners (Wild AMerican Runners)
18. Those Crosstown Rivals – Kentucky Woman (TCR/Arliss Split)
19. Hellbound Glory – The Feud
20. John Mellencamp – Longest Days (On The Rural Route)
21. John Moreland – 3:59 AM (In The Throes)
22. Deer Tick – Goodbye, Dear Friend (The Black Dirt Sessions)
23. Will Quinlan and The Diviners – The Thieving Life (Navasota)
24. Have Gun Will Travel – Finer Things (Fiction, Fact or Folktale?)
25. Truckstop Coffee – Ghost or an Angel (For Dear Life)
26. American Aquarium – Burn. Flicker. Die (Burn. Flicker. Die)
27. Two Cow Garage – Hey Cinderella (The Death of the Self-Preservation Society)
28. Todd May – Alphabet City (Rickerbacker Girls)
29. Matt Woods – Deadman’s Blues

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Episode 143: aired 09.28.2013

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 08.24.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

New Left Lane Cruiser, new Drag The River, new Deer Tick, new White Buffalo, new Mat. D…..some Arliss, Frank Turner, Austin Lucas, Moreland, Lucero and some other stuff. Sound good? Then carve out 2 hours for the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for August 24, 2013 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Pinebelt Pickers – Halloween Beer Keg (Magnolia State Of Mind)
02. Old Crow Medicine Show – Hotel in Memphis (Tennessee Pusher)
03. Frank Turner – Tell Tale Signs (Tape Deck Heart)
04. Counting Crows – Good Time (Hard Candy)
05. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Boom Magalina Hagalina Boom (Cipher)
06. Arliss Nancy – The Crease (Simple Machines)
07. Austin Lucas – So Much More Than Lonely (Stay Reckless)
08. Left Lane Cruiser – Juice To Get Loose (Rock Them Back To Hell)
09. American Aquarium – Cape Fear River (Burn.Flicker.Die)
10. I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House – Mayberry (Mayberry)
11. Glossary – Save Your Money For The Weekend (Feral Fire)
12. Deer Tick – The Curtain (Negativity)
13. Mat D and the Profane Saints – Carry me to Canaan (Holyoke)
14. Slaid Cleaves – Still Fighting The War (Still Fighting The War)
15. The White Buffalo – Joey White (Shadows, Greys and Evil Ways)
16. Lucero – The War (Nobody’s Darlin’s)
17. Have Gun Will Travel – Take Me Home, Alice (Fiction, Fact or Folktale?)
18. Joe Pug – How Good You Are (Messenger)
19. John Moreland – Gospel (In The Throes)
20. J. Kutchma – Something Got In The Way (Sundown, USA)
21. Doc Feldman & the LD50 – Battle Hymn (Sundowning At The Station)
22. Jason Isbell – Traveling Alone (Southeastern)
23. Pokey LaFarge – The Devil Ain’t Lazy (Pokey LaFarge)
24. Rachel Brooke – Ashes To Ashes (A Killer’s Dream)
25. Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – Write Me A Letter (Dirty Radio)
26. Jake Bugg – Trouble Town (Jake Bugg)
27. Drag The River – Marooned (Drag The River EP)
28. Wade Bowen – Trucks (single)
29. Valerie June – Workin’ Woman Blues (Pushin’ Against A Stone)
30. Sordid Humor – Gun Man (Light Music For Dying People)

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Episode 138: aired 08.24.2013

THE NINEBULLETS.NET PODCAST: EPISODE 32

It’s the early part of the year and the new releases haven’t been rolling in yet. There are several on my list and hopefully several on yours. So while we wait for the new goodies this podcast feature a lot of looks back. Some songs a year or two and others even more. I hope you enjoy.

Track Listing:

01.me talking about playing cards and bottle caps
02.Cat Power – Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again (I’m Not There)
03.Two Cow Garage – Alphabet City (The Wall Against Our Back)
04.The Glands – I Can See My House From Here (The Glands)
05.Uncle Tupelo – Give Back The Key To My Heart (Anodyne)
06.me talking about Thriller
07.The Bottle Rockets – Welfare Music (The Brooklyn Side)
08.Larry & His Flask – Closed Doors (Daytrotter Session)
09.Southern Bitch – Sand Mountain (EP)
10.Myrnabirds – What We Gained In The Fire We Lost In The Flood (WWLITFWGITF)
11.The Pollies – Song For Carter (Where The Lies Begin)
12.me talking about wrastlin’
13.Joey Kneiser – St. Christopher (Moonlight For The Graveyard Heart)
14.Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – When The Other Foot Drops – Uncle (100 days,100 nights)
15.Lucero – Hey Darlin’ Do You Gamble? (1372 Overland Park)
16.Lucinda Williams – Concrete And Barbed Wire (Car Wheels On A Gravel Road)
17.me talking about bands that don’t exist any more.
18.The Star Room Boys – Was There Something In Her Eye? (Why Do Lonely Men And Women Try To Break Each Other’s Heart)
19.Paul Westerberg – Silent Film Star (Mono)
20.Kelly Kneiser – Alone At Night (Kelly Kneiser)
21.me saying goodbye
22.Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Stagger Lee (Murder Ballads)



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Charles Hale's Best Records of 2012

16.Cory Branan – Mutt

It seems like every review of Mutt talks about there being this style, then this style, then another, and what they never say is that every song on Mutt is incredibly well written.  Every song on Mutt is incredibly well written, I said it twice to make up for other’s neglect.

Badman

15.The Sparklers – Crying At The Low Bar

The review of this album generated a good bit of positive feedback.  I was surprised people liked it as much as they did.  It’s a really good record and because of the reaction I ended up listening to it more than I probably would have otherwise.  Thanks y’all.

Weren’t For Bars

14. Justin Townes Earle- Nothing Can Change The Way You Feel About Me Now

This record has grown on me over the course of the year.  Earle has talent and he’s not afraid to mix things up.  I don’t think this record has as much Memphis on it as most people do but it’s damn fine nonetheless.

Movin’ On

13. David Wax Museum – Knock Knock Get Up

The songwriting seemed to take a bit of a backseat on this release, compared to the two previous DWM records, but the sounds and the rhythms are top notch.  The band has seemed to receive a ton of recognition from this record and I’m confident they deserve every word written.

A Dog In This Fight

12. Todd Snider – Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables

One of the nice things on this record is that because Todd plays a lot of electric guitar his bitter venom on a couple of songs is more deadly than usual.  It’s a rough record by design and I’d march up the pyramids with Todd if he told me to.

In Between Jobs

11.Dinero – Sheep

I’m listening to this record as I type this, for the gazillionth time, and it’s still strange and beautiful and kind of makes me feel the way last year’s Cave Singers record made me feel.  Word is there is a shortish LP coming from Dinero coming in the early part of 2013.

Daddy’s Money

10.Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Live In Alabama

Yes it’s a live record and without any new originals but it’s so damn good.  I feel like I just wrote the review of this record a week ago so I don’t have any new thoughts.  Just listen to it and find the video from their appearance on Letterman, old David was pretty pumped up it.

Heart On A String

9.John Fullbright – From The Ground Up

The more I listen to this record the more I dig it.  Fullbright is young to be composing music the way he is.  He isn’t afraid to be understated and restrained but there’s plenty of punch on this Grammy nominated album.

Me Wanting You

8.4H Royalty – Where UFOs Go To Die

Their sophomore effort is such a huge step up from album one and word from the 4H Royalty headquarters in Byers CO is that another record is nearly finished and songs are being written for the follow up to that one.  When listening to UFOs pay attention to the subject matter, nobody is writing songs about the kinds of things these guys are writing about.

Virtues, Spices, & Liquor

7.Andrew Combs – Worried Man

Another debut album on my list.  His four song EP was such a teaser and Worried Man lived up.  Combs is another one of those songwriter who is compared to Guy Clarke but he’s better than all the others being compared to Clarke.  I truly hope he’s a prolific writer and that this album has found enough success that more albums come on a yearly basis.  If they do I suspect Andrew Combs will be on my best of list for years to come.

Take It From Me

6.Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls

I firmly believe that these kids can make a record that can be much higher on my list.  They are so damn good already, hopefully all the success they’ve had helps them make a great record, and not the other way around.  I’m ready for whatever’s next.

Heartbreaker

5.Lucero – Women & Work

Women & Work is Lucero’s most danceable record.  It’s just fun, damn it.  It’ll never be my favorite release from them but it’s the best album they’ve made for dancing with women instead of moaning about them.

It May Be Too Late

4.Patterson Hood – Heat Lightening Rumbles In The Distance

Long gone are Patterson’s days of writing brash in your face rockers.  He’s developed into a literary rocker unafraid to present his work in calm and understated recordings.  I dig it so much because my listening preferences have happened to shift with his output.  God, I need to own this vinyl.

Better Than The Truth

3.American Aquarium – Burn.Flicker.Die

I often think of AA as the little band that could.  When I first saw them The Bible & The Bottle was fresh out and three studio albums later they’ve put out their best yet.  Does Jason Isbell turning the knobs help?  Probably, but more importantly the band has gotten tighter and tighter as the years have passed and BJ’s songwriting gets more and more consistent.  Most likely you’ve heard about AA but if you haven’t picked up Burn.Flicker.Die you’re late to the party so drink fast.

Saturday Nights

2.McDougall – A Few Towns More

I heard about this record in the Nine Bullet offices for a while before I listened to it.  Holy shit I’m glad I did.  This record is what Nine Bullets is all about.  Here’s a guy making phenomenal music that not enough people know about.  It’s not that the whole world knows about him now, but if it wasn’t for Nine Bullets I wouldn’t know about him.  Do yourself a favor.

Ask That Pretty Girl To Be My Wife

1.Spirit Family Reunion – No Separation

Their first full length is rugged but uplifting. Their songs are delivered with such fervor and unrestrained joy.  If you still believe music can make a bad day good then check out their Tiny Desk Concert. I love it, love it, love it.

I Am Following The Sound