Thanks for 18 years of Bloodshot Records!

September 25th, 2012 by Bloodshot

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 Bloodshot

"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 Bloodshot

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 Bloodshot

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")?

BSHQ Fear Factor: Puerto Rican Moonshine Edition

May 29th, 2012 by Bloodshot

In this episode of "We'll Drink / Eat It!", a friend gave us a TSA-sized sample of Puerto Rican moonshine for us to swill before we started the long weekend. Here's what our shine runner had to say about what we were about to taste:

Made in Puerto Rico by a cousin I've never met, acquired from the trunk of... Read more

On Music and Beer

May 11th, 2012 by Bloodshot

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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