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HONKY TONK REPORT: JEREMY STEDING AND MIKE KELLY @ THE ARMADILLO PALACE

HONKY TONK REPORT: JEREMY STEDING AND MIKE KELLY @ THE ARMADILLO PALACE

For the last two weeks I have been six feet under at work. I mean I have been there between nine and eleven hours a day and not able to take lunch, save eating at my desk, much less find time to post about the cool shit I have found. In the middle of all […]

JOHN MELLENCAMP – ON THE RURAL ROUTE 7609

JOHN MELLENCAMP – ON THE RURAL ROUTE 7609

“If they wanted to call me Rumpelstiltskin, I would have done it to have the opportunity to make records. Johnny Cougar indeed.– John Mellencamp Okay. Let’s get it out of our systems….get your John Cougar snickers…your “My Country” joke…your “Corporat…..ERR….Heartland rock joke….Get them all out of the way now. When you’re done we’ll talk about […]

AMERICAN AQUARIUM – SMALL TOWN HYMNS

AMERICAN AQUARIUM – SMALL TOWN HYMNS

I’m sitting here in front of the laptop on the eve of getting to see American Aquarium live for the very first time (by the time you’re reading this I’ll already have seen them) and I’m preparing to do my third piece about an American Aquarium album. When they first started up they were easily […]

GUEST POST: SAMANTHA CRAIN – YOU (UNDERSTOOD)

GUEST POST: SAMANTHA CRAIN – YOU (UNDERSTOOD)

Hey everyone, Autopsy IV here. Sometimes someone sends you a review that puts things so well you just decide to scrap your own intentions of writing one and just run theirs. Such is the case today. Kyle Coroneos, a regular reader and frequent commentor sent my this review a couple of weeks ago and there […]

ON TOM WAITS AND THE LIVE RECORD

ON TOM WAITS AND THE LIVE RECORD

Sometime around midnight last night (I’m on German time for the moment so it was 3:00 Pacific and 6:00 Eastern for those keeping track), I was putting the finishing touches on a night-long Looney Toons marathon when I noticed an email in my inbox from a friend, the subject line reading only “New Waits.” The […]

ROBERT EARL KEEN – THE ROSE HOTEL

ROBERT EARL KEEN – THE ROSE HOTEL

The first time I ever heard anything referred to as Texas Country it was a song from Robert Earl Keen. That song, unlike many people’s first REK exposure (The Road Goes on Forever), was Corpus Christi Bay. My younger brother played it for me one evening and I was hooked. I speedily acquired REK’s catalog […]

NINEBULLETS.NET FAVES, TRUCKSTOP COFFEE OFFICIALLY RELEASE "FOR DEAR LIFE":

NINEBULLETS.NET FAVES, TRUCKSTOP COFFEE OFFICIALLY RELEASE "FOR DEAR LIFE":

As any regular reader here knows, there are certain bands I champion on ninebullets.net and long before I knew the guys in Truckstop Coffee personally they were one of them….and they still are. Admittedly, I have not heard the whole album yet (it’s currently playing) but from what I’ve heard/seen of the new album at […]

ROCK OF LOVE 3: I THINK I GOTS A TITTY LEAK EDITION

ROCK OF LOVE 3: I THINK I GOTS A TITTY LEAK EDITION

Ahhh. Another week, another hour long PSA of what a bad father can do to a daughter. Now I gotta be honest, for some reason my cable box decided not to record Rock of Love this week and by the time I noticed we’d missed the first 8 minutes or so. When we turned it […]

FAITH NO MORE – THE WORKS

FAITH NO MORE – THE WORKS

I came to know Faith No More the same way that probably 95% of their fan base did…via a fish outta water flopping around in slow motion on MTV while Mike Patton kept asking “What is It?” Here we are nineteen years later…Wait a minute. WTF? Are you serious? It’s been nineteen years since The […]