Chicago, IL

Sometimes we crawl out from behind our desks and scurry behind the DJ booth at various Chicago drinking holes, sharing our love for Bloodshot artists and the music that permeates, surrounds, and influences (everything from Misfits to Merle Haggard to Man or Astro Man?). Since 1994, the label’s resident DJs have been zig-zagging across the city spinning hits, misses, and hidden gems. Label favorites and fresh faces; outside influences and contemporaries; legends and unsung heroes all coexist in these unique sets tailor-made for two-stepping, slam-dancing, toe-tapping, and beer-hoisting all the same. 

We have a few monthly nights in Chicago, and some occasional side-gigs too, so take yer pick. There are always free Bloodshot giveaways and admission is always free. Sometimes the tables turn (hardy har har) and guest DJs hop in the booth. And sometimes we show up at record swaps, pop-ups, and special events. See all the current dates here. 

Delilah's (Lincoln Park) - Every first Wednesday of the month - 9PM - DJ Bloodshot Scott spins Bloodshot music and related fare at our birthplace (really!) and the best damn whiskey bar on the planet. We've had this DJ night consistently rolling for 20+ years! (And every second Wednesday of the month, Bloodshot marketing maven Mike spins various themed nights.)

If you're not in Chicago or you have a bout of agoraphobia, check out DJ Bloodshot Scott's SIDESHOW podcast on Transistor Chicago. Scott unearths, examines and displays roots music in its myriad forms. From unknown oddities to adored luminaries, it fits if he says it fits. Step right up, tune right in, and hear it only on SIDESHOW, folks!

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