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
"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
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
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
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