The RESULTS of the Eddie Spaghetti Photoshopped Into Anything Challenge!

June 21st, 2013 by Rami

The delegates have reported in and the electoral college points have been votes have been counted (except Florida!). We now have the official results of the Eddie Spaghetti Photoshopped into Anything Challenge!

Without further ado...
The winner of the popular vote is: "Eddie Aerobics"
The winner of the Bloodshot Records staff vote is: "Eddie Auditions for Bob"
AND the winner...Read more

Bloodshot's Annual Stuffed Animal Drive

November 16th, 2012 by Rami

So, every year I do the Letters to Santa charity thru the Chicago Sun-Times. I get a few letters from kids asking for Bratz dolls, Barbies, trucks, cars, Hot Wheels and the like. I make a harrowing run to Toys R Us or wherever, wrap them up, and send them away.

In 2008 (remember that year?  When the economy was...Read more

The Real Story of Rosie Flores' "Working Girl's Guitar"

November 15th, 2012 by Rami

Rosie Flores released her second full-length Bloodshot Records release, Working Girl's Guitar, on October 16 to a widely positive response. If you have read any press associated with the album, especially interviews features, you might notice Rosie talking about the origin of the album's lead song and title track, "Working Girl's Guitar” and about how songwriter Ritchie Mintz...Read more

Thanks for 18 years of Bloodshot Records!

September 25th, 2012 by Rami

It's been a couple of days now—the cobwebs have cleared, our ears have stopped ringing, we've made our rounds of apologetic phone calls to friends and significant others, you know, the usual stuff—and so we'd like to get to formally thanking all of you who came out Saturday night to our 18th birthday party at the Mayne Stage in...Read more


September 21st, 2012 by Rami

"How the f@*# did this happen?" says Jon Langford after I ask for his bands' set times for tomorrow, September 22. Yes, the man who does a million things at once has triple-booked himself.

So, we thought it'd be fun to make it into a "crawl" for you hardcore Langford fans (and I know there are many) -- a prize...Read more

A little revolution, in song, goes a long way ...

August 17th, 2012 by Rami

The verdict and sentencing of Pussy Riot today demonstrates the urgent need to fight for the rights of all artists to incorporate politics in their art without retribution. When my partner and I founded Bloodshot Records 18 years ago (as an independent label whose music came from an underground and punk rock esthetic, but mixed American roots forms deep),...Read more

Meat Me in Music City …

June 27th, 2012 by Rami

While you read this post, a question to ponder:

What song would you think is played at the HIGH HOLY CHURCH of Country Music, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, at the end of the night ("walking out music" as we call it in "the biz")?

On Music and Beer

May 11th, 2012 by Rami

Last week, I took a beer vacation to the California coast (kind of like “Sideways,” but with less of the middle-aged male angst), to tour some of its breweries and to taste its local liquid bread. On our first day, we toured the gardens of Stone Brewing—a 15-year-old upstart now known as one of the US's most preeminent breweries,...Read more


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