NINEBULLETS.NET PODCAST: EPISODE 24 (SOME OF THE BEST OF 2011):

Originally, the podcast and Ninebullets Radio were supposed to (mostly) feature different songs. Then, I was asked to do an extra hour on the show at the last minute and the two ended up being extremely similar track listings. Sorry about that but look at it like this; in a week the archive of the radio show will be gone forever but the podcast is available (for better or worse) forever.

The Episode 24 podcast will ring out 2011 here on ninebullets. In preparation for this show I literally (yes, I am properly using the word) collected 50+ songs I wanted to play and set out to make 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” show. Some made this podcast but most didn’t…not because they were inferior songs, mind you, they just didn’t fit the flow of the show.

Believe it or not, I do try to maintain even flows throughout these things and avoid too many whiplash tempo changes. Had I made the podcast the day before or the day after I did, it probably would have turned out very, very differently. But I didn’t, and these are the songs that I chose and I’m done apologizing/explaining.

So, here are some of my favorite tracks of 2011 in podcast form. Everyone be safe over the long weekend, nurse your hangovers with the hair of the dog and college bowl games, and we’ll see you come 2012 (the final year of our planet?). . 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.

Track Listing:

01. Frank Turner – I Still Believe (from England Keep My Bones)
02. The Decemberists – Down By The Water (from The King Is Dead)
03. Old Man Markley – Letterman (from Guts ‘N Teeth)
04. The Porter Draw – Davey (from California Widow)
05. Chuck Ragan – Nomad By Fate (from Covering Ground)
06. Matt Woods – Beating Down My Door (from The Matt Woods Manifesto)
07. Have Gun Will Travel – To The Victor Go The Spoils (from Mergers & Acquisitions)
08. Lauderdale – Moving On (from Moving On)
09. Kaleigh Baker – The Weight Of It all (from The Weight Of It All)
10. JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Want More (from Want More)
11. Glossary – A Shoulder To Cry On (from Long Live All Of Us)
12. The Builders & The Butchers – All Away (from Dead Reckoning)
13. Deep Dark Woods – The Places I’ve Left Behind (from The Place I Left Behind)
14. Chuck Allen Floyd – Hard Times (from Schedule A)
15. American Andyne – Bastard Sons Of The New Depression (from So, You Want To Be A Bullfighter)
16. Grayson Capps – Highway 42 (from The Lost Cause Minstrels)


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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 06.30.11

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.

Below is the playlist for June 30, 2011.

01. Grayson Capps – Highway 42
02. Frank Turner – I Still Believe
03. Old Man Markley – Letterman
04. Matt Woods – Beatin’ Down My Door
05. Kingsley Flood – I Don’t Wanna Go Home
06. James Leg – Drowning In Fire
07. Cam Penner – Driftwood
08. Ha Ha Tonka – Made Example Of
09. Scott H. Biram – Victory Song
10. The Horrible Crowes – Mary Ann
11. William Elliott Whitmore – Get There From Here
12. The Builders and The Butchers – All Away
13. Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside – Poison Milk
14. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – She’s So Scandalous

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.

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 06.23.11

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.

Below is the playlist for June 23, 2011.

01. Josh Small – Come Down
02. Matt Butcher – 301
03. Old Man Markley – Letterman
04. Will Quinlan & The Diviners – Remember The Beatitudes
05. Gillian Welch – Scarlett Town
06. Gillian Welch – The Way It Goes
07. Grayson Capps – Rock ‘n Roll
08. Glossary – Blood On The Knobs
09. Bonnie And The Beard – Mona
10. Damion Suomi – Ghost
11. Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – Hey Stranger
12. The Gaslight Anthem – The Navesink Blues
13. Left Arm Tan – Gypsy Road

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.

NINEBULLETS.NET APRIL/MAY 2011 PODCAST:

Damnit. This podcast was supposed to be posted the last weekend of April but when I made the podcast apparently my microphone was messing up, so I had to go back and rerecord all the parts where I was talking. As a result, it’s a little late but the music in this episode makes it worth the wait.

This month’s podcast opens with what is, in my opinion, song of the year so far, “Highway 42” by Grayson Capps, and just keeps crushing from there on out. It features Matt Woods, The Only Sons, Have Gun Will Travel and Two Cow Garage, all of whom are playing my birthday party tonight. It also features brand new music from plenty of bands you know, as well as a few you might not.

I’ll leave y’all to the music after a quick request. If you like what you’re hearing on these podcasts, tell you friends about it. Post about it on your Facebook wall. Tweet about it. These bands are all pretty small so every new ear their music find counts, and you can directly assist them in that effort by telling people about this podcast and others like it. So, your challenge for the month of May, should you accept it, is to tell 5 people you think would appreciate this music about a podcast or website. I’d love if it was the 9B Podcast or ninebullets.net, but it doesn’t have to be.

TRACK LISTING:

  1. Grayson Capps – Highway 42 [00.00.00]
  2. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.03.48]
  3. Matt Woods – Days Of Walking [00.04.47]
  4. Old Man Markley – Lowdown Blues [00.07.45]
  5. The Urbane Cowboys – Here We Go Again [00.11.43]
  6. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.15.15]
  7. Have Gun Will Travel – Kerosene & Candlelight [00.17.03]
  8. Fifth On The Floor – Distant Memory Lane [00.21.13]
  9. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.25.28]
  10. Two Cow Garage – Swingset Assassin [00.26.40]
  11. Austin Lucas – Sleep Well [00.29.33]
  12. Autopsy Iv Commentary [00.33.55]
  13. The Only Sons – Put Up A Fight [00.36.48]
  14. Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – Prove Me Wrong [00.39.12]
  15. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.40.57]
  16. Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – Poison Milk [00.42.46]
  17. Arliss Nancy – Abacus [00.46.18]
  18. Jon Snodgrass – Old Sad Songs [00.50.16]
  19. Violent Femmes – American Music [00.52.37]
  20. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.56.24]
  21. Frank Turner – Peggy Sang The Blues [00.58.21]

Hey everyone, just a reminder that if you enjoy these podcasts, we do a weekly radio show on Thursday nights here in Tampa/St. Pete on 88.5. WMNF. The show is on from 10pm – 11pm and can be heard live via the internet via wmnf.org. And should you miss the show, no worries! It’s available all week via the archives.


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OLD MAN MARKLEY – GUTS N’ TEETH

I’ll be honest, I’ve heard the name Old Man Markley in the past but nothing about the name inspired me to do more than nod, smile and promptly forget the name. Then the other night I read a blurb about them that described them as “punk bluegrass” and that, along with the title of their new album, Guts N’ Teeth, was enough to get me to remember the name and pick up the cd the next time I was on AmazonMP3.

We’ve had a pretty constant migration of musicians leaving their fields of punk for the pastures of Americana, and for L.A. punk scene veterans Old Man Markley it seems they prefer their fields with a bluer hue. From what I can gather (it’s not made especially clear), Old Man Markley is a combination of people from various punk bands and some bluegrass players from in and around L.A. who’ve been together for a few years and just released their second album, Guts N’ Teeth.

Personally, I was sold on the album after one listen and was typing this by the third pass. The band does a really good job of fusing punk (rock?) and bluegrass together in a way that makes it difficult to label it. It’s too loud and the drums are too “big” for a string band, despite the bluegrass feel. There are too many instruments (washboard, hamonica, mandolin) for a rock band, despite the rock bridges and structures. Perhaps it’s a new genre. We could call it Crossovergrass? Either way, I love it and for ninebullets, I am calling it Essential Listening.

Old Man Markley – Letterman
Old Man Markley – Living and Learning
Old Man Markley – Lowdown Blues

Old Man Markley’s Official Site, Old Man Markley on Facebook, Buy Guts N’ Teeth