R.I.P. David Bowie - A Tribute by Nan Warshaw

January 11th, 2016 by bsradmin

My college dorm room was a shrine to Bowie. Big posters plastered across the walls, with the rare and more sensual photos next to my and my roommates' beds. David Bowie’s Hunky Dory, Low, Lodger, Heroes, The Man Who Sold The World, Aladdin Sane, Ziggy Stardust, and Scary Monsters albums were all in regular rotation on our turn table. When...Read more

R.I.P. Otis Clay - A Tribute by Rob Miller

January 11th, 2016 by bsradmin

[Photo: Jon Langford & Otis Clay, 2013]

While the majority of the music world (rightfully) mourns the passing of David Bowie, we'd like to take a moment of great and heartfelt appreciation for an extended member of the Bloodshot family we lost this weekend: OTIS CLAY.

Born in Mississippi, we Chicagoans are claiming him as our own. A top shelf soul and...Read more

Random Wax: Mike Smith - Limbeck 'Hi, Everything's Great'

January 8th, 2016 by bsradmin

We like to listen to vinyl on Fridays here at BSHQ. Every Friday we have a Bloodshot crew member randomly select a record from his/her personal collection and bring it to the office. The person has to explain why the album is on his/her shelves, and then we listen to it. We call this Random Wax.

Today's contestant is Bloodshot new...Read more

Happy Birthday Elvis, From Bloodshot

January 8th, 2016 by bsradmin

[Painting by Jon Langford]

The King, Elvis Aaron Presley, was born on this day in 1935. The Memphis Flash would have been 81 today. (Wonder what it would have taken to get him to guest on a Bloodshot compilation. Perhaps he'd be an affable old man just doing what he wants, saying "yes" to bizarre projects and guest appearances....Read more

Bloodshot's 2015: Our Opinions (Artists & Staff)

December 29th, 2015 by bsradmin

We haven't heard a better relevant quotation in 2015, so we're gonna quote the wise Marc Maron again: "Ranking artists and making lists is a dead culture's version of intellectualism."

And once again, we're holding on to that dead culture with cold, lifeless fingers. We're a dying breed in a lot of ways. It’s time to look back on this...Read more

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