So we've clocked just over a week over here and I thought I should update y'all on how it's been going. Maybe it was finally having a great show last night in Newcastle that's got me motivated to write a little or maybe it was my wife's prodding. Probably the latter, but anyway you slice it, it's crazy out here.... 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 …
So, a lot of things happened in July. From opening for Skynyrd at one of the venues I always dreamed of playing; Pine Knob in Clarkston, Michigan (it will never be DTE Energy Music... Read more
Summertime, and the livin is easy and the muses are busy.
Like Christmas, the joys of summertime bring out the worst and sometimes the best in artists, and radio stations hit us with Beach Boys tunes and that super annoying Mungo Jerry "In the Summertime" at a dizzying rate. I mean, for me, "California Girls" is the summer equivalent of... Read more
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