[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 08.31.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

What a rough day. Every electronic device I had was in full rebellion. That said, we managed to get through the show and even got some good tunage in. In the play list strikes your fancy carve out 2 hours for the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for August 31, 2013 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. The Ergs! – Stinking of Whiskey Blues
02. Holly Williams – Waiting On June (The Highway)
03. Hurray For The Riff Raff – People Talkin’ (My Dearest, Darkest Neighbor)
04. Rachel Brooke – Ashes To Ashes (A Killer’s Dream)
05. Left Lane Cruiser – Electrify (Rock Them Back To Hell)
06. North Mississippi Allstars – Shake Em On Down (Shake Hands With Shorty)
07. Black Joe Lewis – Come To My Party (Electric Slave)
08. Have Gun Will Travel – Take Me Home, Alice (Fiction, Fact or Folktale?)
09. Justin Townes Earle – Lone Pine Hill (The Good Life)
10. Chris Knight – Carla Came Home (The Jealous Kind)
11. Valerie June – Wanna Be On Your Mind (Pushin’ On A Stone)
12. John Paul Keith – New Year’s Eve (Memphis Circa 3AM)
13. Cory Call (Arliss Nancy) – Greenwood (PV Undercover)
14. Jon Snodgrass – Splendid Isolation (PV Undercover)
15. John Moreland – Gospel (In The Throes)
16. Amazing Rhythm Aces – The End Is Not In Sight (Stacked Deck/Too Stuffed To Jump)
17. Austin Lucas – So Much More Than Lonely (Stay Reckless)
18. Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – She Has Her Moments (Catch The Presidents)
19. I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House – Mayberry (Mayberry)
20. McDougall – Ready, Begin (A Few Towns More)
21. Todd May – Alphabet City (Rickerbacker Girls)
22. Glossary – Almsgiver (The Better Angels Of Our Nature)
23. Doc Feldman & the LD50 – Bless This Mess (Sundowning The Station)
24. Counting Crows – Good Time (Hard Candy)
25. Micah Schnabel – American Static (When The Stage Lights Go Dim)
26. The Takers – Social Smoker (Taker Easy)
27. Truckstop Coffee – 16 Ounces (For Dear Life)
28. Lincoln Durham – Living This Hard (The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones)
29. The White Buffalo – BB Guns and Dirtbikes (Once Upon A Time In The West)
30. Frank Turner – The Road (Last Minutes & Lost Evenings)
31. FSU Marching Chiefs – FSU War Chant

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Episode 139: aired 08.31.2013


The whole “XXX Music” movement has gotten very little run here on ninebullets for a lot of reasons, one of the biggest being the name but I had a little bit of an epiphany while talking on ninebullets radio a few weeks back. To paraphrase I basically said that, “disagreements aside, the simple fact is that we’re on the same side and fighting the same war…” With that said:

Give Me My XXX is a grassroots movement intended to give “outer-edge” artists a common umbrella to call home and it tries to be a place for fans of a band to try and find other “like sounded” bands. They’ve also been releasing some compilations under the “Southern Independent” moniker and offering them up for free download on givememyxxx.com. Today, they released Vol. 2 which features a collection of bands that have already appeared here on ninebullets.net as well as a handful that are already on tap to be showing up here in the near future. So, of you’re into the idea of checking out some new music along with some familiar artists with no fiscal risk check out the Southern Independent Vol. 2 Compilation available for free download here.

Track Listing:

01. Powder Mill – Devil in New Orleans
02. Joecephus and The George Jonestown Massacre – Quittin’ Time
03. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Codeine
04. The Imperial Rooster – I Like The Way
05. Joey Allcorn – Whatever Kills Me First
06. Jonny Corndawg – Chevy Beretta
07. John Carter Cash – Santa Monica
08. Black Oak Arkansas – Sweet Delta Water
09. Honky Tonk Hustlas – Down and Out
10. Roger Alan Wade – Canteen Full of Dreams
11. Whitey Morgan and the 78’s – I Ain’t Drunk
12. North Mississippi Allstars – Hear The Hills
13. Jerry Mc Gill – Hootchie Kootchie Man


Autopsy IV is on his annual pilgrimage to strap a board to the bottom of his feet and slide down mountains. While he is away 9B will feature a collection of guest posts. Today’s post comes from our good buddy and regular contributor, Adam Fenwick.

Anyone thinking that Hill Country Revue’s first offering, Make A Move, was a fluke need only pick up their sophomore effort, Zebra Ranch, to find they were horribly mistaken.

Made up of new material and a few covers (including a smoking version of blues standard Going Down and The Rolling Stones’s Wild Horses), Zebra Ranch (which is named after the late Jim Dickinson’s home recording studio, where both Hill Country Revue albums were recorded) picks up right where Make A Move left off. With the same funkified guitars, rhythm and sound that made the first record so immensely fun, Hill Country Revue has, in this mans opinion, stepped to the top of funk/southern rock/blues heap.

While I love the North Mississippi Allstars (and I truly do), I really feel like Hill Country Revue has kicked N.M.A. to the proverbial curb (editor note: Autopsy IV agrees) and taken over the mantel as the better of the two bands (even though the bands share two members, Cody Dickinson and Chris Chew). If you like blues blended with funk and some old fashioned southern rock, pick up Hill Country Revue is your kind of band.

Like all good records, Zebra Ranch is best played loud. So pick it up, turn it up and rock until the cows (or zebras) come home. Yeah, I know that was lame. Just pick up the damn record. You won’t regret it.

Hill Country Revue – Going Down
Hill country Revue – Zebra Ranch

Hill Country Revue’s Official Site, Hill Country Revue on Facebook, Buy Zebra Ranch (currently only 5 dollars)


Darker the Light

One man. Scraggly hair. An old guitar that barely stays in tune. Goggles on his head. Another man behind a drum set made of brake drums, 5 gallon buckets, cracked cymbals and a washboard hanging from his neck. See them separately and you’re forming your “I can’t give you any money” excuse. See them together and you’re looking for the hat to drop your hard earned money into as your ass tries to shakes itself free of you.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Portland, Oregon’s own Hillstomp.

Hillstomp is Deep Blues Boogie Woogie Band. They remind me of a more lighthearted version of Shake Hands With Shorty-era North Mississippi Allstars, back before the Dickinson boys started taking themselves too seriously. The blues is a genre that’s as much about celebration and release as it is about wallow and despair, and Hillstomp makes you wanna dance.

While Darker The Night doesn’t have quite the same jukejoint at 3:00 am feel as their previous releases, it’s definitely a must hear for fans of the Deep Blues Sound.

Hillstomp – Banjo Song #1
Hillstomp – Cardiac Arrest In D
Hillstomp – You Got To Move

Hillstomp’s Official Site, Hillstomp on myspace, Buy Darker The Night


Autopsy IV: This post comes from a long time ninebullets.net reader, Adam Fenwick. It’s nice to see a review of the Truckers. It’s been so long since they’ve come to the Tampa Bay area I’ve almost forgotten what THE ROCK SHOW is like. Hope y’all enjoy.

It had been more than a year since I last saw the best damn band on the planet, the Drive-By Truckers, live in concert, which is far too long. So, when my brothers girlfriend emailed me asking if I knew anyone interested in attending a DBT show at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Aug. 21, I immediately thought of myself.

So, I took a day off of work and made the four hour drive to Wilmington, N.C., to meet up with my brother and his girlfriend before driving the additional hour and a half to Myrtle Beach. The trip itself was nothing compared to the party that would ensue in the House of Blues.

We arrived just as Tift Merritt was starting up her set before the ROCK SHOW. I’ve heard some of her music before, but I can honestly say I was never very impressed with her, but she was certainly a good opening act that warmed up the crowd before the main event.

When the Truckers finally hit the stage after the half-hour lull between sets, the crowd was more then ready. They opened with The Great Car Dealer War and the ROCK SHOW was on.

One Of These Days? Check. Love Like This? Check. Lookout Mountain? Check.

At one point, Patterson calmly stopped the show and began to talk about the recently past Jim Dickinson, the father of Cody & Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars. He thanked Mr. Dickinson for all of his efforts through the years and dedicated “Let There Be Rock” to the legendary pianist.

In addition to all the regular DBT staples, like Road Cases (with extended intro), Heathens and Women Without Whiskey, a few new ones were pulled out. Shonna sang what had to be a new song since I’ve never heard it before and there was at least one other song, sung by Patterson or Cooley, that I wasn’t familiar with either. New material they are testing out perhaps?

As the show moved forward the band pulled out all the stops, including a booming cover of Neil Young‘s “Keep On Rockin’ In The Free World” that had the crowd in an absolute craze. In fact, the crowd may have been a bit too crazy, because for the second-straight time at a DBT show, a fight broke out right in front of me. One guy, who had been asked to chill by security once already, was being escorted out by being pulled over the front guardrail when all hell broke loose.

Two guys got to shoving and throwing punches and my brothers girlfriend was nearly thrown to the ground in the confusion (which didn’t sit well with him at all). But, just as he always does, Patterson took the incident in stride by saying as the hooligans were escorted out by security: “That’s what you get for trying to fuck up our rock show!”

Oh, and least I forget, one guy got on stage but was promptly ripped in half by two security guards. Ahh…what a fun night at the ROCK SHOW.

Anyway, the band closed with an amazing version of “Angels and Fuselage” which I’ve never heard live before. As the song wound down each member of the band, starting with Patterson, simply put their instrument down, waved to the crowd and exited the stage. It was a classy ending to a great ROCK SHOW.

Drive-By Truckers – Let There Be Rock
Drive-By Truckers – The Living Bubba
Drive-By Truckers – Perfect Timing

The songs are off the Truckers latest album, Live From Austin, Texas (9b write up) which can be purchased here.


A couple of weeks ago Hill Country Revue came to town opening for North Mississippi Allstars and plum took over the show. So good was their set that I was honestly bored with the bulk of the N.M.A. set.

Hill Country Revue is fellow N. Mississippi Allstars Cody Dickinson and Chris Chew being joined by Kirk Smithhart, Ed “Hot” Cleveland and Dixie Dan Coburn. As if that isn’t enough, the majority of the album was written by the youngest of R.L. Burnside’s children, Garry Burnside. There are so many Grammys, bloodlines, pedigrees and touring miles in this lineup that you almost expect it to be a hill country blues clinic, but really it turns out to be a funky southern blues rock album as much as anything else.

Over the years I’ve felt like the N. Mississippi Allstars and myself have been set off on divergent musical paths. I still buy their new albums, but after 5 or 10 listens they end up forgotten. Make A Move seems to possess that raw dirt under the fingernails energy that the first couple of N.M.A. albums had, and I for one am finding it to be Essential Listening.

Hill Country Revue is currently on the road doing festival dates and filling support slots throughout the summer. This Fall they are planning on heading out for a complete headlining tour and trust me, it’ll be worth catching.

Hill Country Revue – Alice Mae

Hill Country Revue’s Official Site, Hill Country Revue on myspace, Buy Make A Move


I’ll be totally honest with y’all. The moment I opened the envelope this album came in and saw the cover and read the band name and cd title I wanted to like the album. Add to that the fact that it was coming off the freshly reborn Ardent Music label and I needed to like it. So strong was my want to like this album that I was afraid to listen to it, so I gave it to my wife first. I figured that way, if it sucks hearing it from her will be less disappointing than listening myself.

A week later the report came back; “Awesome! Really sounds like Mofro”

Immediately I confiscated the cd from her car (she’s still bitching) and tossed it in my cd player.

Jump Back Jake is Jake Rabinbach (Vocals/Guitar), Jake Vest (Guitar/Vocals), Brandon Robertson (Bass) and Greg Faison (Drums) joined by the part time horn playing of Paul Morelli (Sax) and Nashon Benford (trumpet). Jump Back Jake’s embryo started while Rabinbach was on a trip from New York to Memphis that was doubling as a “do I wanna move here” visit. Playing solo and opening for a band at four o’clock in the morning at a bottle club, Faison decided to join him on stage and improv the drums. Months later when Jake decided to follow the sirens of the South, he called Faison up and 2 weeks later Jump Back Jake V.1.0 was birthed.

Reading their one sheet I see names like The Meters, JJ Cale, North Mississippi Allstars and The Black Keys, but the one name that’s missing from that list is the one you could call their brother in sound; JJ Grey and Mofro (or Mofro for fans prior to the Alligator Records signing). Perhaps outside of Florida JJ Grey isn’t that well known, I dunno, I don’t get out of the state too much, but that seems like the only way you could not draw comparisons between the two.

For those out of the know, any definition of Mofro’s music contains words like front-porch, soul and Southern. Take that and add an ever so slightly more rocking edge to it, and you’re gonna be describing Jump Back Jake.

Check it out, and, um….welcome back into the game Ardent…more releases like this and you’ll be just fine.

Jump Back Jake – Easy Answers
Jump Back Jake – Terrible Mistakes
Jump Back Jake – Samson

Jump Back Jake’s Official Site, Jump Back Jake on myspace, Buy Brooklyn Hustle / Memphis Muscle


I really don’t know too much about these fellas except that they are from somewhere in California and they look like they walked right out of the 70’s Southern Rock scene. They appear to be a four piece, and if I were a betting man I’d put my money on them smoking large quantities of pot. I have no reason for for it, mind you, just call it a hunch and trust me, I know about the things the kids are doing these days.

Speaking of large quantities of pot…

I remember when I first read about Luther Dickinson of the N. Mississippi Allstars joining up with The Black Crowes for their latest effort and all the excitement I immediately felt for that release. Personally, I’ve always been lukewarm towards TBC but never warm enough to actually buy a cd or bother with the contact high to see them live, but the addition of one of the Dickinson brothers was a sign that the lukewarm would get warmer for the Crowes. Then “Goodbye Daughters of the Revolution” broke and I was convinced that the alloy of The Black Crowes and the North Mississippi Allstars was gonna be so awesome, even I would smoke a bowl! And soon after that I got the cd and reality came crashing back. There was no TBC/NMA alloy. There was TBC with a Dickinson brother playing guitar. No weed for me, just whiskey.

Flash forward a fistful of months and there is this Honey Tongue Devils cd sitting on my dining room table. I pop it in the laptop, throw on my headphones and prepare to give it a once-over while I do a little porn browsing, shopping and blog reading. What greets me is exactly what I wanted from that Black Crowes/NMA alloy that wasn’t. The alloy that should have been never made this album, instead some kids from somewhere in Cali with hardly any internet presence, no online bio, and less press gave it to us.

Personally, I don’t give two shits what the name of the band is…Essential Listening is essential listening.

Honey Tongue Devils – Down Here
Honey Tongue Devils – Dirty Water Clean
Honey Tongue Devils – Sunday Morning Blackout

Honey Tongue Devils’ Official Site, Honey Tongue Devils on myspace, Buy All Tall & The Melting Moon

North Mississippi Allstars – Hernando

Hernando, named after the town the band grew up in, marks the first studio release on the band’s own label, Sounds of the South Records. Enlisting their father (Jim Dickinson) to produce Hernando, the Dickinson brothers (Luther and Cody) and bassist Chris Chew holed up in Jim’s studio, “The Barn”, for the better part of a month and emerged with their best effort since 51 Phantom. As Luther Dickinson put it, “This record stands alone…we don’t draw as much on our Hill Country roots. We’re a blues rock band and set out to make a blues rock record.” I think it is their most focused, energetic and enjoyable album in years. NMA the way they were supposed to be, this is Essential Listening to be sure.

North Mississippi Allstars – Shake
North Mississippi Allstars – Keep The Devil Down
North Mississippi Allstars – Blow Out

North Mississippi Allstars’ Official Site, North Mississippi Allstars on myspace, Buy Hernando

North Mississippi Allstars – Mississippi Folk Music – Vol 1

Sometimes a release sneaks up on you, especially when it isn’t getting a lot of promotion. Such is the plight of Mississippi Folk Music Vol. 1 from the North Mississippi Allstars. After hearing rumors of a new N. Mississippi Allstars album (Hernando, release date: Jan. 22), I went in search of some verification, and while looking, I stumbled across this cd in their online store.

Mississippi Folk Music – Vol. 1 has been released on the band’s own label, which will also be releasing Hernando, and is only being sold at their shows and online. While it is an album mostly of covers in a year of cover albums, one needs to think more in the lines Old Town School of Folk Music Songbooks than Tesla does a covers album. Featuring covers of everything from traditional folks songs, to their own versions of RL Burnside, Ray Charles, Mississippi John Hurt and Bob Dylan originals, to a fantastic remake of their own “Snakes in My Bushes”, Mississippi Folk Music – Vol 1 offers an unplugged version of NMA that fans have grown to know and love while also managing to surprise on a few tracks. I would suggest this cd to the established NMA fan. If that’s you, go buy it.

North Mississippi Allstars – Snakes in My Bushes (NMA original)
North Mississippi Allstars – Meet Me In The City (Junior Kimbrough)
North Mississippi Allstars – Hard Times (Ray Charles)

North Mississippi Allstars Official Site, North Mississippi Allstars on Myspace, Buy Mississippi Folk Music – Vol 1