PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 09.15.11

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 September 15, 2011.

01. FSU Marching Cheifs – War Chant
02. Jason Isbell – Go It Alone
03. Lucas Dawson – Old Habits
04. Charlie Parr – To A Scrapyard Bus Stop
05. Tim Barry – Amen
06. Chuck Ragan – Nomad By Fate
07. Micah Schnabel – The Heavy Things
08. Glossary – A Shoulder To Cry On
09. The Takers – Drift
10. Have Gun Will Travel – 13 Miles To Empty
11. Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent – Gasoline
12. Nikki Lane – Gone, Gone, Gone
13. Frank Turner – Peggy Sang The Blues
14. 4H Royalty – Walk Of Shame
15. Drive-By Truckers – Play It All Night Long

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.

SUBURBAN HOME RECORDS 16th ANNIV. PARTY MIXTAPE (New Micah Schnabel,Arliss Nancy,Lizzie Huffman,Have Gun Will Travel)

My good buddy Virgil’s little record label is celebrating it’s 16th Anniversary this weekend and unfortunately my campaign to raise 500 dollars to get out to Denver for it fell about 500 dollars short so it looks like I’m gonna miss it.

As has become an annual tradition Suburban Home released a party themed mixtape last night featuring brand new tracks by Micah Schnabel, Have Gun Will Travel (featuring Devin Stuart of the Takers), Lizzie Huffman, and Arliss Nancy.

So press play and enjoy it even if you’re not going. If you are going please show my Florida homies, Have Gun Will Travel, lots and lots of Colorado love.

Suburban Home Records 16th Anniversary Mix by Suburban Home Records

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 09.01.11

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 September 01, 2011.

01. FSU Marching Cheifs – War Chant
02. Two Cow Garage – My Great Gatsby
03. I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House – Bad Days Ahead
04. The Evening Rig – Goddamn, I Could Use A Drink
05. Tin Horn Prayer – Fighting Sleep
06. Have Gun Will Travel – Thirteen Miles To Empty
07. The Takers – St .John’s Son
08. Micah Schnabel – The Heavy Things
09. Tim Barry – 222
10. Arliss Nanacy – Saint Forgot
11. Two Cow Garage – Alphabet City
12. Drag the River – Leavin’ In The Morning
13. Lenny & The Piss Poor Boys – Lonely Days & Whiskey Nights
14. Yesterday’s Ring – Scrabble Strip Club

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.

ODDS & ENDS:

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:

AMERICANA ROCK MIX: EPISODE 111 (FEATURING YOURS TRULY AS A GUEST HOST)

Last Friday I braved urban flood advisories, torrential rains, high winds and one big ass bridge to join Von for an episode of his podcast, Americana Rock Mix, and to drink all of his Maduro Brown Ale.

The episode is a retrospective of the Suburban Home Records catalog with lots of rambling between me and Von injected between songs. The entire thing clocks in at nearly 2 hours and can be heard here.

During the episode you’ll hear multiple songs from; I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch The House, Drag the River (duo and proper), Austin Lucas, Two Cow Garage, Tim Barry, Josh Small, The Takers, Micah Schnabel, Mike Damron as well as Arliss Nancy.

So WTF are you waiting for? Go listen now!

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 02.03.11

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. Below is the playlist for February 03, 2011.

  1. Old Crow Medicine Show – Down Home Girl
  2. The Cur Dogs – Kro-Bride
  3. Drive-By Truckers – Outfit
  4. Chris Knight – Enough Rope
  5. Michael Dean Damron – The Day Brian Piccolo Died
  6. Josh Small – Hakuna Matata
  7. Greenland Is Melting – No More Sorry Songs
  8. Michael Claytor & Friends – Hairpins
  9. The Takers – Friends In Bottles
  10. Two Cow Garage – My Great Gatsby
  11. Frank Turner – I Still Believe
  12. O’Death – Bugs
  13. The Builders and The Butchers – Raise Up You Weary Hands
  14. Otis Gibbs – Ballad of Johnny Crooked Tree

TAKER EASY TAKERS, IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED:


It’s been getting whispered in circles here in the sunshine state for a few months now and despite everyone hoping it wasn’t true, I am sad to report that it is. The Takers performance at Fest this weekend will indeed be their final show. There seems to be no real central reason for the split but speaking to Devon about it it just seems to boil down to the members having different visions for the band. Either way, it was a great run, there were some epic shows, a great album and lots of good times. If you happen to be up at Fest make sure you catch their final performance.

The Takers – Taker Easy
The Takers – Friends In Bottles

For those wondering, Devon fully plans to keep making music and has not shut the door on the idea of forming a new band. Last weekend I talked him into playing a song that hasn’t really been heard outside of Florida called “Narrow Road” for me. I really love the track and hope y’all enjoy it too:



As musicians are wont to do once the instruments are out Devon and Michael kept playing and I managed to get them to perform one more for me:

See y’all on Monday.

THE ROCK REPORT: CHUCK RAGAN, THE TAKERS & GREENLAND IS MELTING @ THE ATLANTIC, GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


Believe it or not, this was my first ever Chuck Ragan show. I mean. I’ve seen him a few times on the Revival Tours but I’d never simply seen a Chuck Ragan show. When I saw he was pulling a two night stand in Gainesville last weekend I immediately noticed the Saturday night line up and I knew I needed to be there. So the wife and I made the snap decision to make the 2 1/2 road trip up to the land the Tebow built.

We arrived about two hours before the venue’s doors opened so we checked into our hotel before strolling out to find some food and liquor. This was my first time in downtown Gainesville that I can recall and I have to admit, it was kind of cute. I miss the brick streets of my hometown and downtown Gatorville was flush with those. After a quick meal complete with a couple of Hurricanes we headed down to The Atlantic to make sure we didn’t miss anyone.

My initial impression of The Atlantic was that it should be in Austin. It so reminds me of a Mexican restaurant that closes the kitchen during SxSW, takes out all the tables and becomes a music venue for the week.


Greenland Is Melting took the stage first and commenced to just kill it. I like these guys more and more each time I see them. This time around the band had a fella sitting in on electric guitar which really added a nice element to their sound. Jon Gaunt, as would be the case throughout the night, sat in on a few songs with the guys as well. I said it when I first wrote about these guys and I’ll reiterate it now, Greenland Is Melting is, to me, what The Avette Brothers should sound like. Check them out if you get a chance.

Greenland Is Melting – The Kitchen Song
Greenland Is Melting – No More Sorry Songs


I know this might be blasphemous for some to read but it was The Takers playing more so than a Chuck Ragan show that really made me decide this was a show worth driving for and they were up next. In preparation I did the only proper thing one can do before a Takers show, I ordered up a double whiskey ginger and took a spot up front center stage. What followed next was vintage Takers which is to say it was tipsy, loud and awesome. The band opened with a couple of new songs before launching into familiar territory from the album, Taker Easy. This was my second time hearing a few of the new tracks and I gotta say, they’re great. Hopefully the band will manage to get the money together to get them recorded one day. They closed their set with the bar room anthem and crowd favorite, Friends In Bottles.

The Takers – St. John’s Son
The Takers – Friends In Bottles

Hometown hero, Chuck Ragan closed the night out with style. Joined on stage by Gaunt and the rest of his band Chuck ran through songs from all of his solo-releases, Bristle Ridge and even pulled out a Hot Water Music (maybe more, I’m not overly familiar with HWM) all of which were performed in full accompaniment of the Gainesville crowd.

All in all, it was a great night and it felt awesome to get out on the road and put sime effort into attending a show again. Perhaps I’ll start doing it more often.

Chuck Ragan – Rotterdam
Chuck Ragan – Get ‘Em All Home

AUTOPSY IV'S FAVORITE 20 ALBUMS OF 2009 (today):

Well, I guess it’s my turn. Kasey and RSV have already dropped their faves of the year (here and here) on y’all, so there’s just no avoiding it for me now. This year was particularly difficult due to the sheer amount of great music that came out, and had I made this list tomorrow it would certainly change. That said, you can edit forever but eventually you have to settle on something and call it your list. So, with out further ado I am gonna steal RSV’s formatting and get this show on the road:

20. Eilen Jewell – Sea of Tears
19. Those Darlins – Those Darlins
18. Strawfoot – How We Prospered
17. Justin Townes Earl – Midnight at The Movies
16. Malcolm Holcombe – For The Mission Baby
15. Jon Snodgrass – Visitor’s Band
14. Ben Nichols – The Last Pale Light In The West
13. Cam Penner – Trouble and Mercy
12. The Fox Hunt – America’s Working So We Don’t Have To
11. William Elliott Whitmore – Animals In The Dark

Top 10 (with mp3s) are under the cut…

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YOUR MISSION, SHOULD YOU ACCEPT IT:


Who doesn’t like Eastbound and Down? I’d venture to guess that it’s only folks who haven’t seen it and I have yet to meet a single person who’s heard The Takers that doesn’t like them.

Yesterday, during a Facebook exchange Virgil hatched a plan that we should try and get a song by The Takers on Eastbound and Down and I wholeheartedly agree. One problem, neither of us know how to go about it and a couple of hours research last night got me no closer. So, your mission, should you accept it is to repost this link from the Suburban Home’s website on your Facebook, Twitter, myspace…you know the drill and if anyone out there knows how to go about getting music on a TV show please email me.

The Takers – Friends In Bottles

And if you live in the Gainesville area (I’m sorry) head out to Durty Nelly’s tonight to catch The Takers as they play with Whiskey Gentry and Have Gun Will Travel.