This past Friday my wife, a friend and I were blessed with a Florida appearance from the scumbag country sensations out of Reno, Nevada; Hellbound Glory. When I say my wife, a friend and I, I am not joking…there were, maybe, 4 other people in the bar and while it was very disheartening for me, it didn’t seem to phase the band one fucking bit.
They opened the show with about a 40 minute set from Leroy’s other project, The Excavators which included plenty of originals as well as a fantastic rework/cover of Kenny Rogers’, The Gambler before adding drums and morphing into Hellbound Glory.
I was skeptical of Hellbound Glory when I reviewed their album here on 9B but having seen them live I am now a believer, or perhaps I should say I am now a believer in Leroy Virgil. That dude is the real deal and we, as a musical community, should begin to embrace him. Also, while I enjoyed the shit out of seeing Hellbound Glory, I left being most excited about this Excavators project.
After the show, Leroy agreed to play a track from the upcoming Excavators album for me and I am super excited to bring it to y’all this morning. This is Leroy performing, “Living That Way (You Better Hope You Die Young)”…as a side note, we were all pretty wasted by this point:
This is a video that surfaced right after SxSW that features Leroy performing another Excavators song called “Third World County Line”:
To be honest, I don’t know too much about Valerie June. I heard of her video the MTV 5 Dollar cover and liked what I heard there and on the internet. In other words, Valerie June is the embodiment of why I go to SxSW and I made a point of catching her out in Austin. I wish this video would have turned out better but I was in an official SxSW venue with an unregistered camera so I couldn’t be too obvious.
Anyhow, here is a video I shot of her and a video from her performance on $5 Cover:
Phew! Back from SxSW and back at work. 9B as normal will resume tomorrow. I have some good videos and a few stories I’ll relay over the coming week or so as well. SxSW was good. It was wise to lay off the booze this year. I had a lot more fun and feel way better in the afterglow that I did last year. Other than that it was a typical SxSW. Friends were made, friends were lost, miles were walked and shows were seen. I’d like to drop a special thank you to the guys from Two Cow Garage for basically talking me off a ledge one morning and to all the bands who played or showed up to watch the 9B parties. If anyone is interested, my version of a SxSW photoblog is after the cut: Continue reading “BACK FROM SxSW (WITH PHOTOBLOG):”
Hey everyone. I shove off for SxSW in a few hours and figured I’d post a new podcast before I shuttered the site for the week. Well. Kind of shuttered. I’m sure there will be scattered updates from Austin but they’ll be sporadic and of questionable lucidity. If you’re interested you can follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook where I am sure there will be no shortage of updates, hijinks and pictures for use as evidence. But enough about me and my travels…let’s talk about the podcast.
All in all, I think I’ve done a pretty good job putting together an hour of quality listening for all the CxCW kids out there. As always, if you enjoy the show please share it with your Facebook and Twitter buddies. If you really enjoy the show, let me know…it’s always nice to get some feedback.
Justin Otto – Sun [00.00.00]
Jason Isbell – Alabama Pines [00.03.15]
Ha Ha Tonka – Made Example Of [00.07.05]
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Three Bloodhounds Two Shepherds One Fila Brasileiro [00.11.15]
Otis Gibbs – Kansas City [00.17.17]
Possessed By Paul James – Shoulda’ Known Better [00.20.56]
Scott H. Biram – Long Fingernail [00.24.30]
James Leg – Drinking Too Much [00.30.20]
Buffalo Gospel – Sunday’s Never Smile Anymore [00.34.02]
UPDATE: WE HAD TO UPDATE SOME TIMES TO HELP THE BANDS ACCOMMODATE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES COMING THEIR WAY. THIS SHOULD BE THE FINAL BAND ORDER FOR BOTH DAYS.
As anyone who got within earshot of me can attest, by the end of SxSW last year I had had it. Austin had defeated me. I was tired of being drunk, tired of walking and just plain tired. In a word, I was done.
Well. Flash forward almost a year and I’m preparing to go do back an do the battle of attrition once again and we’re bringing the party back! This year not only is the ninebullets.net party actually located downtown, it’s also gonna be two days and featuring plenty on ninebullets.net regulars. You’ll find all the info for both days below as wall as a sampler of the artists appearing at the shows. If you’re planning on attending please make sure to RSVP on the Facebook event pages (Friday, Saturday) and feel free to add to the invite lists for both days.
Austin Lucas‘ new album, A New Home In The Old World, is set to come out on April 4 and last night the preorder for the album went live. A New Home In The Old World finds Austin with a complete band and, while I have not heard the whole album yet, terms like “genre changer” are being tossed out by friends of mine that have heard it.