[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 09.28.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

Been MIA for a while. I know. It’s not been due to depression though. Just up to my ears in shit that has to get done at work and at the home. Shit seems to be slowing down now though. So, like me, carve out 2 hours for the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for September 28, 2013 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Weary Boys – Cruel Corrina (Good Times)
02. Jason Isbell – Live Oak (Southeastern)
03. Mat D and the Profane Saints – Carry me to Canaan (Holyoke)
04. The White Buffalo – The Whistler (Shadows, Greys and Evil Ways)
05. The Wood Brothers – I Got Loaded (The Muse)
06. JD McPherson – Why Lady Why (High Cotton)
07. Valerie June – Wanna Be On Your Mind (Pushin’ Against A Stone)
08. Left Lane Cruiser – Electrify (Rock Them Back To Hell)
09. Leroy Powell – Good Morning Little School Girl (Paranoid)
10. JD Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers – Wild Moon (Wild Moon)
11. Matt Woods – Deadman’s Blues <--- BRAND NEW
12. Lucero – The Closer You Get (High Cotton)
13. Bonnie Whitmore – The Gavel (There I Go Again)
14. Joe Pug – Not So Sure (Messenger)
15. Jake Bugg – Someone Told Me (Jake Bugg)
16. The Steeldrivers – Shallow Grave (Hammer Down)
17. Arliss Nancy – Wild American Runners (Wild AMerican Runners)
18. Those Crosstown Rivals – Kentucky Woman (TCR/Arliss Split)
19. Hellbound Glory – The Feud
20. John Mellencamp – Longest Days (On The Rural Route)
21. John Moreland – 3:59 AM (In The Throes)
22. Deer Tick – Goodbye, Dear Friend (The Black Dirt Sessions)
23. Will Quinlan and The Diviners – The Thieving Life (Navasota)
24. Have Gun Will Travel – Finer Things (Fiction, Fact or Folktale?)
25. Truckstop Coffee – Ghost or an Angel (For Dear Life)
26. American Aquarium – Burn. Flicker. Die (Burn. Flicker. Die)
27. Two Cow Garage – Hey Cinderella (The Death of the Self-Preservation Society)
28. Todd May – Alphabet City (Rickerbacker Girls)
29. Matt Woods – Deadman’s Blues

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Episode 143: aired 09.28.2013

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 08.31.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

What a rough day. Every electronic device I had was in full rebellion. That said, we managed to get through the show and even got some good tunage in. In the play list strikes your fancy carve out 2 hours for the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for August 31, 2013 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. The Ergs! – Stinking of Whiskey Blues
02. Holly Williams – Waiting On June (The Highway)
03. Hurray For The Riff Raff – People Talkin’ (My Dearest, Darkest Neighbor)
04. Rachel Brooke – Ashes To Ashes (A Killer’s Dream)
05. Left Lane Cruiser – Electrify (Rock Them Back To Hell)
06. North Mississippi Allstars – Shake Em On Down (Shake Hands With Shorty)
07. Black Joe Lewis – Come To My Party (Electric Slave)
08. Have Gun Will Travel – Take Me Home, Alice (Fiction, Fact or Folktale?)
09. Justin Townes Earle – Lone Pine Hill (The Good Life)
10. Chris Knight – Carla Came Home (The Jealous Kind)
11. Valerie June – Wanna Be On Your Mind (Pushin’ On A Stone)
12. John Paul Keith – New Year’s Eve (Memphis Circa 3AM)
13. Cory Call (Arliss Nancy) – Greenwood (PV Undercover)
14. Jon Snodgrass – Splendid Isolation (PV Undercover)
15. John Moreland – Gospel (In The Throes)
16. Amazing Rhythm Aces – The End Is Not In Sight (Stacked Deck/Too Stuffed To Jump)
17. Austin Lucas – So Much More Than Lonely (Stay Reckless)
18. Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – She Has Her Moments (Catch The Presidents)
19. I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House – Mayberry (Mayberry)
20. McDougall – Ready, Begin (A Few Towns More)
21. Todd May – Alphabet City (Rickerbacker Girls)
22. Glossary – Almsgiver (The Better Angels Of Our Nature)
23. Doc Feldman & the LD50 – Bless This Mess (Sundowning The Station)
24. Counting Crows – Good Time (Hard Candy)
25. Micah Schnabel – American Static (When The Stage Lights Go Dim)
26. The Takers – Social Smoker (Taker Easy)
27. Truckstop Coffee – 16 Ounces (For Dear Life)
28. Lincoln Durham – Living This Hard (The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones)
29. The White Buffalo – BB Guns and Dirtbikes (Once Upon A Time In The West)
30. Frank Turner – The Road (Last Minutes & Lost Evenings)
31. FSU Marching Chiefs – FSU War Chant

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Episode 139: aired 08.31.2013

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 12.01.11

MANY THANKS TO MS. BEVERLY CAPSHAW FOR SITTING IN FOR ME LAST NIGHT WHILE I ATTENDED THE USF BULLS FINAL GAME OF A MISERABLE SEASON. I’LL BE BACK NEXT WEEK WITH VON FROM AMERICANA ROCK MIX JOINING ME IN STUDIO.

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 December 01, 2011.

01. Damion Suomi & the Minor Prophets – The Call
02. Farmer Not So John – Pen Across The Page
03. Willie Nelson – December Day
04. Will Quinlan – Unreleased (live at Americana Fest 07)
05. Sleepy Vikings – Dear Long Distance
06. Truckstop Coffee – Thank You
07. Neko Case – Favorite
08. The Snakehealers – Second Hand Blues
09. Kathleen Edwards – Going To Hell
10. Jim Ward – Broken Songs
11. Matt Woods – Port St. Lucie
12. Centro-Matic – Only In My Double Mind
13. Pete Stein (Truckstop Coffee) – Blackbird
14. Two Cow Garage – Brothers in Arms

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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.

Episode 48: aired 12.014.2011

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 04.14.11


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 April 14, 2011.

  1. Mat D – Ford Marriage
  2. Delta Moon – Clear Blue Flame
  3. The Steeldrivers – Drinkin’ Dark Whiskey
  4. Otis Gibbs – Small Town Saturday Night
  5. Chet O’Keefe – Game Bird
  6. Cam Penner – Driftwood
  7. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Alabama Pines
  8. Chris Knight – Enough Rope
  9. Seasick Steve – Chiggers
  10. Drive-By Truckers – Sinkhole
  11. Truckstop Coffee – The Ballad Of Joel Carpenter
  12. Matt Woods – Johnny Ray Dupree
  13. Have Gun Will Travel – Ol’ Death Rattle

P.S.: Ninebullets Radio now has it’s own Facebook Page. It’ll be the central depot for playlists, show related banter and ticket/giveaway announcements. So, if you’re into that please wander over and “like” us and tell a friend or two about it.

GUEST POST: TRUCKSTOP DARLIN' @ SLIM'S LAST CHANCE; SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Hey everyone. My man (and long time ninebullets reader), Chris Green, emailed me over the weekend and asked if I’d be interested in a guest post about a band we recently wrote about, Truckstop Darlin’. Naturally, I jumped at it. Hope y’all enjoy it.


On this particular rainy Seattle Friday night, like lots of nights, my agenda was to go out and see some kick-ass live music. My plan involved first seeing a friend’s band play at a small bar. Since they were going on early to open for a cover band that didn’t interest me, I had to find another show to bounce to afterward.

While at a great show (Lucero/Drag the River/I Can Lick any SOB in the House) the weekend before, I had talked to someone who had told me that I should go see the Seattle show from a Portland band I hadn’t heard of called “Truckstop Darlin'”, so I’d made a mental note to check them out. I took just long enough of a glance at some youtube videos to determine that they were probably at least in the general area of something I might like (and the place they were playing at serves decent chili), so I added it to my calendar. I don’t know whether the person who recommended them was one of the band members, a friend, or a random fan, but whoever you were, thank you very much!

I arrived as the second band of the bill, a 3-piece Seattle band I had also never heard of called “Uncle Doodad” went on. The first song they played was an alt-countryish song in the vein of the Old 97’s, so I thought I had them pegged, but right after that they changed things up – the next song started with with a long bluesy instrumental jam that kept my attention due to the cool slide guitar playing. Eventually this song was revealed to be a completely original arrangement of the Clash song “Bank Robber“. After that, the guitarist switched to lap steel from his pile of guitars, and continued to impress. They have their own record label, and interestingly, have good quality recordings from all of their gigs available for streaming or purchase on a “pay what you like” basis. I’d go see these guys again for sure.


Then, the headliner, Truckstop Darlin‘ set up and started playing. They are a four-piece combo with electric guitar, bass, drums, and pedal steel. Midway into the first song, I looked over at my wife with a big grin – I’d found a new band that I liked, and they were from my part of the country so I was sure to be able to see them again soon. One thing I really liked about them was that they managed to have a good loud rock sound without burying the excellent pedal steel playing at all, unlike a lot of other bands.

The videos I’d glanced at were OK, but in no way did they convey the energy of their live show. Two Cow Garage came to mind as a comparison point – not because of any particular similarity in sound, but because of their enthusiasm, stage energy, and pouring everything they had into even a show for a tiny audience. A comparison to TCG is the highest form of praise from me, so you can tell I was pleased. I even bought a CD, even though most days I think the words “recorded” and “music” shouldn’t be used in the same sentence. After the end of the great set, a friend of the band told me that they would be playing another show soon in Seattle, at a venue I like which will have a bigger and hopefully rowdier audience. I’ll be there for sure, and any fan of the kinds of bands covered on this site should not miss any chance they get to see them live!

The epilogue to this story is that when I went to look them up on the internet the next day, I found that ninebullets.net and a bunch of other good sites had already written positively about them, and that their album had been mastered by Jon Burbank from ICLASOBITH, so it’s surprising that they hadn’t already been on my radar. Usually my MO for discovering a new band that is to find out that I like them two weeks after they play my town, so I was in luck this time.


Truckstop Darlin’ – Bluegrass State
Truckstop Darlin’ – Tired Old Prom Queens

GUEST POST: HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL (LIVE) / JUNE 27, 2009


Alright, I’m new here so let me introduce myself. My name is Andy Brey and I have a hobby. I like to record live music. Call me a taper, if you will. So, Mr. AIV and I hatched a crazy idea. We are going to embark on a collaborative effort here wherein I occasionally will “guest-post” some live music from around the Tampa Bay area. One caveat before we get started: with a live recording there will be a few gremlins here and there, so I make absolutely no claims with respect to perfection. After all, I am an amateur and also like to drink beer when I go to shows.

Have Gun, Will Travel
June 27, 2009 – Saturday
New World Brewery, Ybor City, Florida
Citrus Circuit Tour

Source: Peluso CEMC6 (stereo pair, x/y, cardiod caps) > H4

The Citrus Circuit tour rolled into town on this fine, hot Saturday night in Ybor. The other bands that played that night included Truckstop Coffee, The Takers and Lauris Vidal. I pulled a few songs from the HGWT set because I think this is a good representation of what they sound like live. Additionally, Mark at the New World does a great job with the sound. I recorded the show with a pair of Peluso CEMC6 cardiod capsules put up at the back of the room. For the posting here, I’ve converted to MP3 from hi-fidelity wavform files (this is just to save on bandwidth). There’s more to this set, but here are a few songs played from the Postcards album prior to its release and two classics.

1. Tuning/Banter
2. Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
3. Sons and Daughters
4. When We Were Kings
5. Salad Days
6. Come All Ye Sinners

I’ve got lots of other recordings that I hope to put up here to share with everyone. Maybe some Will Quinlan, Thomas Wynn or Lauris Vidal will be next. Let me know in the comments what you think. As always, please go out and support live, local music.

THE ROCK REPORT: WILL QUINLAN AND TRUCKSTOP COFFEE @ NEW WORLD BREWERY: YBOR CITY, FLORIDA


The rains made the night less than hospitable but those of us that made it out were treated to some wonderful music. We arrived just as Knoxville’s Matt Woods was wrapping up his set, so I immediately hit the bar for some social lubrication. Two Red Seal Ales into the night The Most Beautiful Losers took the stage. I’ve had their CD in my computer room for a few months now, but I’ve not managed to give it a listen. Live, they’re loud, rough and everything rock n’ roll is supposed to be. Watching them play made me want, nay, need whiskey and the moment their set was complete, I made the rain hindered-sprint over to Fuma Bella’s to quell the monster with a few shots before Will Quinlan took the stage. Seems great minds think alike as the bulk of Truckstop Coffee, Matt Woods and no shortage of show attendees were doing the same thing.


One thing is for sure — when Will Quinlan is on, there are few better and this past  night, Will was as on as I’ve seen him in quite some time. Joining Will on stage was his regular drummer Jesse Martin, Have Gun Will Travel guitarist Scott Anderson and Truckstop Coffee bassist, James (Bob) Hershberger. At some point during Will’s set, I tweeted (or Facebooked) a picture of Will with the text, “Will Quinlan, if you don’t know, ask me tomorrow.” I think it was best summed up by Larry (Truckstop’s drummer) when Will started playing the opening of “Beatitudes.” I leaned over to Larry, telling him how much I loved the song and he said, “I know! I can’t believe I know the guy who wrote it.” Will Quinlan is a rare treat and we’re lucky to have him, so seriously, if you don’t know … ask me about him or go check out his Myspace.

Will Quinlan – Beatitudes
Will Quinlan – Acrimony Blues


This could have easily been called the Truckstop Coffee CD release party, Take 2. See, the band came to town a few months back for their official CD release show but the road had chewed them up pretty good by the time they got to Tampa (read here) and the show ended up being a Pete Stein solo set. This time around, all the band members were present and the rock was brought. Unfortunately much of the crowd had filtered out or were hanging inside for Truckstop’s set but those that continued to brave the lingering humidity were greeted to a highly energetic show comprised mostly of songs from TC’s new album, For Dear Life.

Highlights (for me) were my two favorite songs from the new album, “Laredo Skies” and “Ghost or an Angel” as well as a full band version of “Fly Far Blackbird,” the standout track from Pete’s solo album. By the end of the night everyone, including the band, was lubed enough to make the crowd-to-band banter alone worth the price of admission.

Truckstop Coffee – Laredo Skies
Truckstop Coffee – Ballad of Joel Carpenter

In all, it was another night that served as a huge reminder that Florida is currently flush with amazing musical talent we should be supporting in full, and you can all start with the January 30 all-Florida bill featuring The Takers, Greenland is Melting and Nessie at New World Brewery. Come be a part of it.

For more pictures from this show or others, head over to James Zambon’s site.

NINEBULLETS.NET DECEMBER PODCAST: SOME OF MY FAVORITE SONGS EDITION


The December podcast will ring out 2009 here on ninebullets. This month there were no themes and no sponsors, just me, a bottle of sweet tea vodka and a huge list of some of my favorite songs of this year. Some made this podcast but most didn’t…not because they were inferior songs, mind you, they just didn’t fit the show. Believe it or not, I do try to maintain even flows throughout these things and avoid too many whiplash tempo changes. Had I made the podcast the day before or the day after I did, it probably would have turned out very, very differently. But I didn’t, and these are the songs that I chose and I’m done apologizing/explaining.

So, here are some of my favorite tracks of 2009 in podcast form. Everyone be safe over the long weekend, nurse your hangovers with the hair of the dog and college bowl games and we’ll see you come 2010.

As always, below you’ll find the track listing for the show. Please tell your friends and Facebook/Twitter followers about it, I’ll greatly appreciate it.

~ Autopsy IV (twitter/facebook/myspace)

TRACK LISTING:

  1. Drive-By Truckers – Nine Bullets [00.00.00]
  2. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.04.04]
  3. Scott H. Biram – Sinkin’ Down [00.04.43]
  4. Leroy Powell – Good Morning Little School Girl [00.08.50]
  5. Truckstop Coffee – Laredo Skies [00.13.57]
  6. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.19.02]
  7. Micah Schnabel – Cut Me, Mick [00.20.19]
  8. Chuck Ragan – Rotterdamn [00.23.39]
  9. Matthew Dean Herman – Blackbird [00.26.05]
  10. Drive-By Truckers – Play It All Night Long [00.30.17]
  11. Lucero – Sixes and Sevens [00.35.13]
  12. Tim Barry – Thing Of The Past [00.38.02]
  13. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.42.17]
  14. Cam Penner – Thirteen [00.44.19]
  15. Malcolm Holcombe – A Bigger Plan [00.47.53]
  16. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.50.58]
  17. The Takers – Curse of a Drunk [00.53.08]
  18. Have Gun Will Travel – Wolf In Shepherd’s Clothes [00.57.02]
  19. Autopsy IV Commentary [01.01.41]
  20. Kasey Anderson – I Was A Photograph [01.02.10]



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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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THE ROCK REPORT: JEREMY STEDING AND THE BAND OF BASTARDS @ GOODE'S ARMADILLO PALACE – HOUSTON, TEXAS 12-03-09

Some days things just work together. While I was writing up the review of A Damn Good Ride I dropped by Jeremy Steding’s website to look for his bio and such and found out he was playing in town that night. I grabbed a phone number off the site, made a call, and set up some time with him before the show. As luck would have it and one thing leading to another I wasn’t as early as I wanted to be but since it was a Thursday night show there wasn’t an opening act and there was still plenty of time to meet The Band of Bastards and get to know them before the show. And a damn fine show it was…

Jeremy Steding
(In case you’re wondering that is a Jason Isbell shirt on the Eric.)

What I learned is a that Jeremy is originally from Florida and came west to Austin in 2007 with an unmastered, unreleased “Whiskey Songs and Prison Songs” to pursue music in the Red Dirt scene. Having been inspired by old Pat Green (before he went Nashville), Cory Morrow, Robert Earl Keen and the like he figure Austin was the place to be if he wanted to play his kind of music.
I know our gracious host would disagree, being a huge fan of the Florida music scene and rightfully so, but Jeremy made his trek and is now making his mark on Red Dirt Music. One of the highlights of the night was finding out that Jeremy is fan and friend of Pete and Larry from Truckstop Coffee. Those boys are perennial 9B favourites and it’s always nice to find other fans.

Jeremy is at a point in his career that he says many never make it past. He’s playing decent venues and getting decent turnouts but intimates it’s fairly easy to get stuck there for a good long while and some folks can’t handle what seems like being in a rut. He handles most of his own booking, all of his merch, all of the publicity pretty much managing himself and the Band of Bastards. He uses all of the standard methods today such as twitter, myspace, facebook, and so on to get the word out about his music and his shows all while giving away his recorded music on his website. He and the band have a sponorship from Budweiser and they are touring hard. He says he loves the work and doesn’t mind all the time it takes to self manage. I did ask him specifically about giving away the albums on the website and he explained that while they sell a good number of CDs at shows that he wanted more people to discover his music. He thinks that people don’t buy as many CDs as they used to because of worrying about the investment. What if the CD sucks? So he put both albums for free, gives out business cards everywhere he goes that tell people where to go to download it, has a donate button if you want to toss a couple bucks his way, and still sells just as many plastic shiny discs at shows. And it’s working. More and more people are hearing his music and coming to shows. And that’s where Jeremy Steding and the Band of Bastards really shine…

Jeremy Steding And let me tell you: These boys can tear up a stage. I liked the album and that’s pretty clear from my review but seeing them live is just damn good. It’s not as big a difference as Cory Branan’s live vs. his studio work but it is something that has to be seen to be believed. Jeremy is a showman for sure and he pulls in the audience without even trying. He’s still young so the show isn’t as polished as some of the old timers but whether it’s belting out his original songs are having a little fun with classic covers like You Never Call Be By My Name whilst claiming it was written by “…a friend of a friend of a friend of my dad’s” on Canadian bacon in eyeliner you can tell that Jeremy is doing what he loves and the Band of Bastards is having as much fun as he is. And when I say he gets the audience involved I mean the isn’t above calling out the drunk birthday girl to help out with The Boys From Oklahoma.

They're too damn skinny and way too long...
…they’re too damn skinny and way too long…

In closing you shouldn’t miss the chance to see this Florida boy turned Texan play a live show. With a band that cites influences ranging from Truckstop Coffee to Jason Isbell you certainly could do worse. And as far as the more country and western shows go I am not sure you could do better these days.

The Band of Bastards is:

  • Matt Winegardner – Drums
  • Eric Smith – Bass
  • Steve James – Lead Guitar

You can see the full gallery from the show over at romeosidvicious.com .

Here’s some tracks off of Jemery’s first album since I don’t have any live tracks (except the one from this album) from him just yet:

Jeremy Steding – Bonnie Blue
Jeremy Steding – Auburn
Jeremy Steding – The Day to Day, Today (Live)

And the Boys From Oklahoma…

Jason Boland – The Boys From Oklahoma

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