We'll leave Lolla and Pitchfork (and the $90 ticket prices, $10 bottles of water, and standing a football field's length away from your favorite band in 100 degree weather) to the tourists. This summer, you're more likely to find us Bloodshoties at one of the many of Chicago's long-standing, traditional street festivals. The $5 donation most of the street...Read more
JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound have been my local band crush forever. I first ran into them about four years ago at the Hideout, where they revved up the crowd with their brand of Motown throwbacks with a post-punk edge, a charismatic frontman with movie-star looks (that's only part of the crush, I swear), and plenty of soul to...Read more
A few months ago, we asked staffers to fess up to their love of certain CLASSIC ROCK icons.
Well, we’re passionate music fans here and some of those passions can run to the negative. So, this time around, we're having the dedicated drones in the Bloodshot hive commit musical heresy; to call to the carpet that which they cannot stand, despite popular opinions.
To whit, everybody was asked which figurative statues in the Rock and Roll Square they'd like to pull down in an uprising. These are bands or artists that have enjoyed widespread critical and/or commercial acclaim; that are, in some cases, considered sacrosanct parts of the musical canon.
Some of this can be pretty harsh and polemical, so if your sensibilities are delicate, turn elsewhere.
For the purposes of this amusing exercise in sabre-rattling music criticism, we had three categories: CLASSIC ROCK, INDIE ROCK and CLASSIC COUNTRY.
Bloodshot LTD, their officers or their secretive Swiss hedge fund managers take no responsibility for the opinions expressed herein.
The knives have been sharpened.Read more
Once a month-ish, Jeremy Mackinder, the bassist of Whitey Morgan and the 78s, checks in with us to regale a tale from the road ...
We’ve for the most part been on the road for the past three years. It does funny things to you. When you spend more time on a van bench than you do on your couch, things get pretty disorienting. Everyday becomes a Saturday and usually all you see is the bar and the hotel of each town. It’s a rare occasion when you actually “tour” a city.Read more
So, there are a few of us at BSHQ who have fancy writing degrees and desire to exercise the skillz we're still paying off in student loans. Here at Blogshot, the staff at Bloodshot will tackle long-form essays and features, alongside the Bloodshot artists who also have something to get off their chest. Visit often!Read more
It's been a pretty good year here at BSHQ—we were happy independently release eight records from artists we greatly admire like: Graham Parker, Jon Langford, Justin Townes Earle, Ben Weaver, Whitey Morgan and The 78s, Deadstring Brothers, Andre Williams and The Blacks. Here, the Bloodshot worker bees look back on 2010 and what stood out amongst the year