[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 03.01.2014 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

Got into a little bit is a honky tonk/classic country vibe this week. People seemed to respond to it pretty well so I might make sure to mix more in in future shows. Sound good to you? Grab 2 hours and drop your earholes on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for March 01, 2014 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Lincoln Durham – How Does a Crow Fly (The Shovel vs. The Howling Bones)
02. Drive By Truckers – Outfit (Decoration Day)
03. Chris Knight – Nothing On Me (Little Victories)
04. The Weary Boys – Cruel Corrine (Good Times)
05. Eilen Jewell – Fist City (Butcher Holler: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn)
06. Loretta Lynn – You Ain’t Woman Enough (You Ain’t Woman Enough)
07. The Takers – Friends in Bottles (Taker Easy)
08. Whiskey Myers – Early Morning Shakes (Early Morning Shakes)
09. White Trash Blues Revival – Drives a Man to Drinking (Now Honey, Now Baby, Now Listen…)
10. Husky Burnette – Highway 41 (Tales From East End Blvd.)
11. Matt Woods – Deadman’s Blues
12. The Waifs – London Still (Up All Night)
13. John Moreland – God’s Medicine (In The Throes)
14. Waylon Jennings – Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bit’s Done Got Out Of Hand (I’ve Always Been Crazy)
15. Shooter Jennings – Outlaw You (The Other Life)
16. Gators In The Sawgrass – 99 Years (Gators In The Sawgrass)
17. Whitey Morgan And The 78’s – If It Ain’t Broke (Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels)
18. Sturgill Simpson – Living The Dream (Metasounds In Modern Country)
19. Andrew Combs – Worried Man (Worried Man)
20. The Devil’s Cut – Bridge Diving (No Salvation)
21. Todd Farrell – Pawnshops (All My Heroes Live In Vans)
22. Those Crosstown Rivals – Six Strings (Hell and Back)
23. The Fox Hunt – Change My Ways (Nowhere Bound)
24. The Wells – Gem of Egypt (single)
25. Chuck Ragan – Non Typical (Till Midnight)
26. Johnny Cash – Daddy Sang Bass
27. Tyler Childers and High Wall – Deadman’s Curve (Live At Red Barn Radio)
28. Scott H Biram – Slow & Easy (There Will Be Blood)
29. Two Cow Garage – Humble Narrator (Speaking In Cursive)
30. Soundgarden – Outshined (Badmotorfinger)

Bold = Request

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Episode 165: aired 03.01.2014


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Below is the playlist for July 07, 2011.

01. The Weary Boys – Cruel Corrina
02. American Aquarium – Nothing to Lose
03. Doop & The Inside Outlaws – Blood River
04. Red Clay River – Rattlesnake Mountain
05. Greenland Is Melting – Blood OnThe Banjo
06. Have Gun Will Travel – Kerosene and Candlelight
07. Shane Sweeny – When I Am Empty
08. Shane Sweeny – Some Hope, Somewhere
09. Robert Earl Reed – Road To Hattisberg
10. Fifth On The Floor – The Fall
11. Hellbound Glory – Rusted Up Old Pickup Trucks
12. Drive-By Trucker’s – Outfit
13. Grayson Capps – John The Dagger
14. Glossary – Gasoline Soaked Heart

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.


Man, it’s been a while since we had a To Do and, I ain’t gonna lie, the break has been nice. Having done one to two shows a week for a month plus, I was ready for some time off.  Now having had said time off, I need to go to a fucking show. Lucky for me and the rest of you Tampa/St. Pete-ians, we got a weekend loaded with the awesome. So let’s go through it:

Thursday @ New World: The Woodsboss

There is no shortage of people who’ve danced a shit-ton of nights away @ New World to the live blessings of The Weary Boys. Those were the kinds of nights that stories are made of. A band without a label relentlessly touring enough to build huge followings, in enough towns they could play packed houses in every state of the union. Then reality came crawling and The Weary Boys disbanded.

Wha? Why? What’s gonna? WTFingF?
Shock, rage, sadness.
Enter The Woodsboss. Which, fyi, is basically The Weary Boys minus Darren and add Brian’s wife.

So, all you Weary Boy fans needs to get your asses up off the couch and get out to New World Thursday night and we’ll dance again to the fine fine sounds of Mario, The Woodsboss and a few Weary Boys faves.

Mario Matteoli – Hard Luck Hittin’
Mario Matteoli – Sun Keeps On Beating Down

The Weary Boys – Another Song, Another Drink
The Weary Boys – Cruel Corrina
The Weary Boys – Freight Train Blues

Friday @ The Garage: Tailgunner Joe, Nervous Turkey and Those Legendary Shackshakers

Tampa/St. Pete is in an interesting time because we have an utterly ridiculous level of awesomeness in our local scene, and two of the upper crest of that scene are coming together to open for the the stupidly awesome Legendary Shackshakers.

Really, Tampa. I know you’re lazy. Fuck, I get it. We live in Florida. People who don’t live here don’t get it, but I know that the notion of a “local” band in this state is like screaming “Oral herpes at the kissing booth! Three dollars”, so let me tell you something right now: Tailgunner Joe and Nervous Turkey are each worthy of a night out on their own. Put them together and it almost becomes necessary for you fuckers (that was a ‘you fuckers’ that includes me) need to come out. Now, WTF? You include them both with Those Legendary Shackshakers and I can not think of any reason what you can’t spend 12 dollars to see guaranteed awesome from beginning to end.

Tailgunner Joe & The Earls of Slander – The Street
Tailgunner Joe & The Earls of Slander – This is Your Brain

Nervous Turkey – Strang
Nervous Turkey – Too Late For Romance

For those that don’t know, let’s talk Legendary Shackshakers live for a moment.

It’s Those Leg-en-dary muthafucking Shack Shakers. Does anything more really need to be said? Those who know, know. Those who don’t…well, what the fuck is wrong with you? Get your ass to The Garage and see what Jello Biafra called rock and roll’s best frontman, Col. J.D. Wilkes. Snot rockets will be launched, pubes will be thrown, beers will be drank and howdies will get doodied. You may hate the music but you’ll love the show, I guarantee it. It’s Iggy Pop fronting Southern Culture on the Skids. The southern gothic, rock and roll version of the Sex Pistols, but more entertaining and with more talent.

Those Legendary Shackshakers – Blood On The Bluegrass
Those Legendary Shackshakers – Piss and Vinegar
Those Legendary Shackshakers – Old Spur Line

So, I hope to bounce into a few of ya’ll this weekend. Say hey to me ’cause, despite all your efforts to make it not so, I still love you Tampa and you can insure that by buying me a drink and complementing my new hat.

From the ashes of The Weary Boys:

Up from the ashes of The Weary Boys rises, The Woodsboss. The Woodsboss features former Weary Boys; Darren Sluyter, Brian Salvi and Cary Ozanian. They are joined by Tom VandenAvond, Molly Salvi and Sean Ziggler. There isn’t too much information available at this time. There is a single song posted on their myspace profile and a few show dates in their calendar. Speaking of thier calendar…what’s that I spy? Is that what I think it is? Well shit fire! It sure is. The Woodsboss will be playing New World Brewery in Ybor on April 24. I hope the old Weary faithful come out.

R.I.P. The Weary Boys (or: all the good times have gone)

2007 has been one bitch of a year for bands I like. Drag the River calls it quits, Two Cow loseWeight Exercises their drummer, Isbell leaves DBT, Mario leaves The Weary Boys, and now this. It is with great sadness that I tell y’all that The Weary Boys have called it quits. I can not find any “official” announcement anywhere, but a ninebullets.net reader and friend of mine sent me an email asking about bands he could hire for his wedding and I mentioned The Wearys, so he emailed them. A few days later he got the following response:

Hey [name edited out by ninebullets.net],>> The offer is much apprecitated(sic) but The Weary Boys are> no longer playing. The band broke up in August. But> thanks anyway and good luck with your reception…>> Cary Ozanian>> —

Cary is…or rather was…the drummer. I immediately emailed the band for some form of “official” word, but true to form (they still have never really announced Mario’s departure) they have not replied. I’ll take the above reply and the fact that the web site has not seen an update since August as verification and say; Ain’t that a sumbitch. When Mario left the band I assumed the end was near, but then they came through town with the new banjo player/vocalist Matt Downing and I decided they were gonna be fine…maybe even better. I figured wrong. So today I am gonna offer up some tunes from a band that gave me some of the most enjoyable evenings I’ve had. They may not have ever been on time, but they were always a mutha of a good time.

Good Luck in your new endeavors you Weary Boys. This one goes out to y’all: Good Times

Here are a couple of tracks from each of their releases. IF you like what you hear they can be purchased here.

From their 2001 debut The Weary Boys

From their 2002 album The Weary Blues

From their 2003 album Good Times

From their 2004 gospel album Holy Ghost Power

From their 2006 album Jumpin’ Jolie

From their 2007 album Coalinga

The Weary Boys – Coalinga

While at the recent Weary Boys show I picked up a copy of the Weary Boys newest cd, “Coalinga”. Much like their live show, I was not sure what to expect with Mario gone. Well, The Weary Boys are just fucking fine. Matter a fact, one could say the Weary Boys are back. Now, I’m not gonna sit here and tell you that their last effort, “Jumpin’ Jolie”, was a bad album cause that simply is not the case. It just wasn’t as good as the four albums that proceeded it. Well, I am proud to say they turned the rock/surf down and the Weary back up. Matt Downing has filled Mario’s vocal spot in the band, his banjo replaces the electric guitar, and this immediately ups the country factor of The Weary Boys. Recorded and mixed by Weary fiddler Brian Salvi at his studio and self-released. This is a DIY disc that you need to obtain if you are a fan of traditional country music.

I wish I could tell you how to buy Coalinga but for now it seems like the only way to get it is to see them live. If they are coming to your part of the world (tour dates here) then you should go and see them. As good as their cds are, the live version is better. Every time. If they aren’t coming to your town then contact them via myspace and tell them ninebullets.net convinced you to buy their awesome new cd “Coalinga” and that they need to take your money.

Since there is barely any mention of this album at all on the internets I’ll give y’all the track listing:

  1. Coalinga
  2. Used to Be
  3. Stranger
  4. Jack of Diamonds
  5. Sweet Blue Eyed Darlin’
  6. Little Girl of Mine in Tennessee
  7. Darlin’ Corey
  8. Theme Time
  9. Blue Yodel #4
  10. Little Birdie
  11. The Orange Blossom Special
  12. The Last Stand of El Sorodo

The Weary Boys Official Site, The Weary Boys on myspace

Here is a review of the show that they played here in town last month that I never got around to posting:

    The Rock Report – The Weary Boys @ New World (4/26)

Mario’s gone and the Weary Boys continue on. That is my take on the new Weary lineup. Last week while talking about the upcoming show I said, “I imagine it will be a tad awkward for the crowd at first, seeing as how most of them probably don’t know Mario has left the band yet.” That was pretty darn accurate. When they took the stage you could see the crowd start to put it all together and the scuttlebutt kicked up. This went on for about 5 songs before the crowd realized everything was fine, and then it just became a normal Weary show but with a banjo instead of an electric guitar. The remaining members of the band seemed to be much more engaged with the crowd than in previous visits, and Cary (the drummer) gets more mic time. Hell, the bassist even sang a song. They played a lot of songs from their new cd, which I bought, and by the end of the show everyone was clapping, dancing, singing along, and everything was right with the world. With the departure of Mario their underlying rock and roll is gone though. They are much more traditional now. As a friend of mine said during the show “They are a full on hillbilly band now.”

Indeed they are. They seem to be happier with it and that is all that matters. If you liked them before then fret not….you’ll like them now. It’s possible you’ll like them even more.

So, you saw my review of the Radio Moscow show and felt like you missed out (you did) and you don’t want it to happen again. I understand. It’s hard to get away from VH1…shit, I’ve lost many many hours to it…..but it’s time to break the vicious cycle. This is the perfect week. We got a lot going on in the Tampa Bay area this week so stop picking your nose and get out on town. Here are the highlights, per me:

Thursday night @ New World Brewery: The Weary Boys w/local favs The Diviners opening

Here we go. The moment of truth. What will The Weary Boys sans Mario be like? I haven’t seen any bad reviews from other shows. I imagine it will be a tad awkward for the crowd at first seeing as how most of them probably don’t know Mario has left the band yet. I am maintaining a positive attitude towards the whole deal. Plus, the remaining Wearies added a banjo player and there is nothing like a banjo to amp up the energy of a good show. These guys pull a huge crowd that drinks their fill and then dances it off every time they come to town. I would advise each and every one of you to not miss The Weary Boys when they come to your neck of the woods.

You can see my review of The Weary Boy’s last cd, Jumpin’ Jolie, here.

The Weary Boys – Jambalaya
The Weary Boys – Baby Have No Fun

The Diviners – Remember the Beatnicks

Saturday night @ Tampa Theater: Kenny Wayne Shepherd w/Bryan Lee

Kenny Wayne Shepherd brings his Ten Days Out tour to the Tampa Theater. He is also bringing Bryan Lee (sings Tina Marie) with him. This show promises to be a shit ton of fun and I know the ticket price is enough to scare some people off but if you got the money to spend you should go to this show. As a taste of what this is gonna be like I am posting a few mp3’s from Bryan Lee’s cd “Live at the Absinthe Bar” where he is performing with Kenny Wayne. I defy you to listen to these and not think this show is gonna be one of the best of 2007.

You can see my review of Ten Days Out here.

Bryan Lee w/Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Going Down
Bryan Lee w/Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Look on Yonder Wall

Kenny Wayne Shepherd w/Bryan Lee – Tina Marie (from Ten Days Out)

Saturday night @ New World Brewery: The Dark Romantics

Yes Yes Yes….I know, I am posting about 2 shows on a Saturday night. Basically, the plan for the wife and I is to bust ass to New World after the KWS show in time to see Lakeland art-rockers The Dark Romantics. The last time these guys played Tampa they basically played a show for me, my wife, ninebullets site master Trevor and his wife. To say it was embarrassing would be quite the understatement. So come on Tampa. Get out and support your local talent. You can see my review of The Dark Romantic’s debut cd here.

The Dark Romantics – Baby Boy Baby Girl
The Dark Romantics – So Confused (and we like it)

This weekend and all the events listed above are Autopsy IV approved and I hope to see some of y’all out!

Bad News Comes in Twos:

I read some sad news on the internets yesterday and thought I would pass it along. Apparently, Jon Snodgrass, co-vocals and guitars for Drag the River has left mid-tour. There are plenty of rumors and much conjecture out there already, but as this is an .mp3 blog and not a gossip site, I’ll quote the closest official source I could find. The following comes from one of the fellas at Suburban Home Records:

I have spoke to both Dave and Jon twice now. At this point, it is definite that there will be no Jon Snodgrass on the rest of the tour. Drag will continue to play as a 3 piece and as Chad will be the only vocalist, he will only be doing his songs.

As far as what happens after this tour, there is no official news at this point. I would like to think that after everyone has had time to think about it, things will work [themselves] out. Drag are just way too good for this to be the end. They have an entire album recorded and let me just say that it will blow people away.

So that’s it. Let’s hope cooler heads prevail and a little time heals all wounds. I sure am glad I made it to the last Lucero show in time to see them open though. Drag the River was a band I have just started getting into after ignoring them for quite sometime due to a misunderstanding. Hopefully all of this will just turn into a quit the tour thing and we’ll all laugh about it in next tour. For now I’ll have a whiskey drink and put It’s Crazy in the cd changer.

Drag the River – Fire and Flood
Drag the River – Tired and Fired

While we are on this sort of news. Mario left The Weary Boys to pursue his solo career. Neither Mario nor the band have said anything about officially so I keep hoping that it will all be a terrible joke and Mario will take the stage here in Tampa come April 26 but I do not think that will be the case. Again, there is rumor and speculation but I am not in the business of spreading such things so I’ll just reprint what I was told by Mario via email:

Basically, we are all still friends but I was just feeling like my heart wasn’t in it anymore especially in regards to creativity. I think the rest of the guys sensed this and started to resent me for it. It just seemed like I should quit before I became an enemy to my friends. So, I’m doing my solo thing now and I’m gonna see where it takes me.

Hopefully things will work out for both Mario and The Wearies. As I said earlier, The Weary Boys are playing New World here in Tampa on April 26. I am not sure what to expect of a Mario-less version of the band but you can beat your ass I’ll be there to find out. I also hope Mr. Matteoli manages to make it down to Tampa with the same frequency he did as a Weary Boy. Here’s to wishing the best of luck to both efforts.

The Weary Boys – Good Times
The Weary Boys – Baby Have No Fun

Mario Matteoli – Hard Luck Hittin
Mario Matteoli – Sun Keeps Beatin’ Down

Tomorrow we’ll try and lighten things up a little by talking about Tijuana hookers a donkey shows and a bad rash.

update: Jon left this message on the DTR message board today:

I did not quit Drag the River. Drag the River is Chad and I’s band….Chad is also my best friend.
I did however quit this tour….it had to be done.
…talk later, sorry everybody.

Well, that is good news indeed.