Playlist: It's The Music – Friday: Ninebullets Radio Lite Edtion 08.12.2011

I was the guest host for the Friday Edition of “It’s The Music”. The show is archived for one week after it’s original air date and is available for streaming here:

Below is the playlist for August 08, 2011:

01. Micah Schnabel – American Static
02. The Shakes – Be Mine
03. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – She’s So Scandolous
04. Glossary – Save Your Money for the Weekend
05. Kaleigh Baker – Train Gone By
06. Nikki Lane – Gone, Gone, Gone
07. Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – I Swear
08. Eilen Jewell – High Shelf Booze
09. Ghost Shirt – History of the Radio
10. The Only Sons – Standing Water
11. Shane Sweeney – When I Am Empty
12. The Decemberists – Down By The Water
13. The Gaslight Anthem – Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
14. Roppongi’s Ace – Waiting For The Day

Last Good Tooth Live In The Studio

15. Lauderdale – Moving On
16. Damion Suomi – Ghost
17. Andrew Combs – Tennessee Time
18. Frank Turner – I Still Believe
19. Chuck Ragan – Meet Me In The Middle
20. Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – Seven Points
21. American Anodyne – Bastard Sons of The New Depression
22. The Builders and The Butchers – All Away

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.


Ninebullets Radio is a radio extension of the blog 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 August 11, 2011.

01. Larry & His Flask – Slow It Down
02. Waylon Jennings – Honky Tonk Heroes
03. Merle Haggard – Working In Tennessee
04. Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers – If I Can’t Trust You With A Quarter 05. (How Can I Trust You With My Heart?)
06. Ghost Shirt – History of the Radio
07. The Only Sons – Standing Water
08. Shane Sweeney – When I Am Empty
09. Arliss Nancy – Wrong Or Right
10. Lucero – Hate And Jealousy
11. Drag the River – Tired & Fired
12. Chuck Ragan – Covering Ground
13. The Horrible Crowes – Behold The Hurricane
14. Lauderdale – Moving On

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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.


Sorry for missing yesterday. Things around work got interesting and I just didn’t have time (or the courage to risk getting caught) to post to ninebullets. Anyhow, a really awesome piece of news. In addition to doing my weekly stint on Ninebullets Radio this week I will also be acting as a guest host from 12-2pm on Friday for the “It’s The Music” show. So, if you get a chance you should check it out.

Also! On Friday night I’m bringing Shane Sweeney (Two Cow Garage), Branden Barnett (Ghost Shirt), Kent Goolsby (The Only Sons) and Devon Stuart (The Snakehealers / The Takers) to downtown St. Pete for a FREE show. If you live in the area you need to get your ass out to this show (All information can be found here).

The other day this video landed in my inbox and I’ve been meaning to share it ever since. I love all things Joe Pug and this video is basically video snap shots of the past year since the release of his 2010 effort, Messenger. Not to mention a fucking awesome song. Check it out:

And finally, the newest Feel Bad For You mixtape has come out. Unfortunately, work was too strange this month and I forgot to send a song in but it somehow manages to be awesome despite my absence:


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, but it doesn’t have to be.


  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 And should you miss the show, no worries! It’s available all week via the archives.

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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:
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Ninebullets Radio is a radio extension of the blog 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. Below is the playlist for March 10, 2011.


  1. Austin Lucas – Darkness Out Of Me
  2. Jason Isbell – Codeine
  3. Ha Ha Tonka – St. Nick On the Fourth in a Fervor
  4. Hellbound Glory – The Ballad of Scumbag Country
  5. Southern Gothic Revival – Rabbit
  6. Leeroy Powell – Dollars & Sense
  7. Have Gun Will Travel – Salad Days
  8. The Only Sons – Standing Water
  9. Micah Schnabel l – American Static
  10. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – This is How We Do Things In The Country
  11. Scott H. Biram – Time Flies
  12. Possessed By Paul James – Shoulda’ Known Better
  13. Glossary – Little Carney
  14. Caitlin Rose – Shanghai Cigarettes






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 party actually located downtown, it’s also gonna be two days and featuring plenty on 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.



Friday, March 18
Double Down Lounge
515 Pedernales Street
Austin, TX 78702

12pm – The Only Sons
1pm – Chip Robinson
2pm – Glossary
3pm – Kasey Anderson and The Honkies
4pm – Caitlin Rose
5pm – American Aquarium
6pm – Or, The Whale



Saturday, March 19
Revolution Bar
2421 Webberville Road
Austin, TX 78702-3551

12pm – Kasey Anderson and The Honkies
1pm – Two Cow Garage
2pm – Austin Lucas
3pm – Glossary
4pm – The Only Sons
5pm – Have Gun Will Travel
6pm – Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires

I hope to see some of y’all out at one of these shows. If you make it, I’ll be the drunk guy in a tshirt…come say “hi”.

Here is a sampler of the bands playing for you to enjoy:


Over the past year, Murfreesboro, TN’s The Only Sons have become one of the fixture bands here on ninebullets. It all started when I met them out in Austin during SxSW and since then they’ve played the ninebullets anniversary party and are about to be down for my birthday party, as well as Tropical Heatwave (a big festival 88.5 WMNF does every May). I guess you could say that over the past year, if ninebullets were a bar, The Only Sons would be one of its house bands.

Last week saw the release of The Only Sons’ second album, American Stranger, on the website/label. It was recorded in the church in which bassist Jonathan Merrit’s mother is the pastor and whose parsonage the band calls home, with Glossary front man Joey Kneiser at the helm in the producer role.

Replacing riffs with twang and Thin Lizzy influences with Springsteen, one could musically describe The Only Sons (and American Stranger) as Glossary’s brooding cousin from the country. From the swooping pedal steel and defiant lyrics of “Put Up A Fight”, to the reserved lament of “Standing Water”, or the crunchy march of “Gone Down Swinging”, American Stranger is about as pure of a Southern rock record as you’re gonna find these days and an anchor album on the 9B Essential Listening list.

Check out the mp3’s below then head over to the band’s Bandcamp page to stream the entire album (and buy it).

The Only Sons – Standing Water
The Only Sons – Gone Down Swinging
The Only Sons – Temptation

The Only Sons Official Site, The Only Sons on Bandcamp, Buy American Stranger JANUARY 2011 PODCAST: LET'S GET JIGGY WITH IT EDITION:

(AIV Note: This was supposed to be posted yesterday but my dumb ass forgot to upload the podcast to the server. Der, I iz full of forgets….anyhow, enjoy.)

Well, it might be a new year and I might have a radio show now but nothing really changes when it comes to the podcast. It starts nice enough and you might even be able to hear some improvement gleaned from doing a weekly radio show but it quickly devolves into a ½ drunk foul mouthed typical podcast. Don’t let that deter you though. While my speech and self-censoring abilities may erode over the hour the music fucking slays and that’s what you’re here for, right?

This month show is plumb full of new music. We got new songs from The Only Sons, Kasey Anderson, Social D, The Decemberists, Frank Turner and Two Cow Garage. We also bookended this show with Michael Claytor. We open the show with a track from his solo album, We Have An Elephant and we close the show with an absolutely beautiful song from Austin Lucas which features Michael playing some fine banjo and harmonies. And, if all of that wasn’t pushing your awesome meter to it’s threshold of pain, we even managed to mix in a track from Danzig’s new album and it fits. PLAM! Top that It Burns When I Pee….the gauntlet has been laid down.

Well folks, that’s it. Another month in the can and I hope y’all like it. If you do, could you please, please, please post something about it on twitter, facebook and whatever cutting edge social network I am oblivious to? Every mention of this will expose these artists to someone who’s never heard of them and that’s what we’re looking for.

Track Listing:

  1. Michael Claytor & His Friends – Hairpins [00.00.00]
  2. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.05.04]
  3. The Only Sons – Temptation [00.06.24]
  4. Kasey Anderson – The Wrong Light [00.09.55]
  5. Danzig – The Revengeful [00.14.07]
  6. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.18.02]
  7. Social Distortion – Machine Gun Blues [00.20.07]
  8. Lucero – Sing Me No Hymns [00.23.45]
  9. Autopsy V Commentary [00.27.37]
  10. The Decemberists – Down By The Water [00.30.00]
  11. Frank Turner – I Still Believe [00.33.37]
  12. Two Cow Garage – My Great Gatsby [00.37.20]
  13. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.40.25]
  14. I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House – Bad Days Ahead [00.42.10]
  15. Tim Barry – (memento mori) [00.46.22]
  16. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – This Land Is Our Land (Redux) [00.49.25]
  17. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.53.37]
  18. Austin Lucas – Sleep Well [00.56.30]


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I’ve given up on the guest posts for the time being. It took a little over 2 hours to download the three T-Model Ford mp3s from my home server and reupload them to the 9B server. Insanity. So, until I get to a better connection they’re on hold.

Anyhow, tonight is another edition of ninebullets radio on 88.5 WMNF at 10pm Eastern and streaming at It will also be archived here for a week so you will be able to listen repeatedly at work and home throughout the week.

This weeks show was prerecorded and features brand new songs from Social Distortion, The Drive-By Truckers, The Only Sons and Drag The River as well as songs from William Elliott Whitmore, Those Darlins, Glossary, Lucero and many more.

Don’t miss it!