As we have for the past 18 years (yes, the first time we went to SXSW, Lydia Loveless was in kindergarten), Bloodshot Records will be stuffing our staff, bands, equipment, and merch (and livers, sunblock, and comfortable walking shoes) into various vehicles and heading to the oasis of Austin, Texas for South By Southwest 2014. We look forward to it as the only time of year in which we can get many of our artists, friends, fans, cohorts, colleagues, appendages, and hanger-ons together in one place to celebrate the fact that Bloodshot still has a place in this weird, wild world of independent music. And we get to eat metric tons of great BBQ and tacos; drink gallons of IPA and whiskey (over the course of six days - don't worry); and make new musical friends.
Come celebrate Bloodshot's 20th Anniversary of existence with drink in hand!
The Bloodshot bands joining us at SXSW 2014 include:
and of course…the uncrowned kings of SXSW: The Waco Brothers
As for the official Bloodshot events:
The Official Bloodshot Records SXSW Showcase will be at The Continental Club on Wednesday March 12th at 8PM (very limited public spots available at the door; SXSW badge or wristband required).
8PM Luke Winslow-King
9PM Robbie Fulks
10PM Lydia Loveless
11PM Bobby Bare Jr
12AM midnight Barrence Whitfield & the Savages
1AM The Waco Brothers
The 19th Annual Bloodshot Yard Dog Party will be in the backyard of the Yard Dog Art Gallery on Friday March 14th from noon until 7PM (open to the public - no badge or wristband required - RSVP here). Beer will be provided via our friends at Lagunitas Brewing Company; food by Dangerously Delicious Pies.
Line up in order of appearance:
Bobby Bare Jr.
Ha Ha Tonka
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
The Waco Brothers
Other Bloodshot appearances include:
Ha Ha Tonka at The Little Party (Curated by Mother Falcon) @ Spider House, 8PM
Ha Ha Tonka at Set.fm Mobile Music Invasion Party @ The Majestic on 6th, 11:20PM
Nan Warshaw meet-and-greet at Chicago Made @ SXSW Tradeshow, 1PM
Robbie Fulks at Chicago Made @ SXSW Tradeshow, 1PM
Lydia Loveless @ Hole in the Wall, 8PM
Ha Ha Tonka at KDRP Party @ El Mercado, Noon
Lydia Loveless at SPIN Magazine/VANS Party @ Mohawk, inside stage, 2PM
Barrence Whitfield and the Savages at Antone's Record Store, 4PM
Rosie Flores at Guitartown/Conqueroo Music Party @ The Dogwood, 5:30PM
Bobby Bare Jr. 'Don't Follow Me (I'm Lost)' Documentary Premiere Screening @ Upstairs Gallery at The Continental, 6PM
Lydia Loveless at KDHX Party @ The Broken Spoke, Noon
Lydia Loveless at Paste Party @ Swan Dive, 2PM
Waco Brothers at Blurt/Dogfish Head Party @ Gingerman, 3PM
Luke Winslow-King at KDHX Party @ The Broken Spoke, 3:30PM
Robbie Fulks at KDHX Party @ The Broken Spoke, 4PM
Rosie Flores at Shila's Party @ St. Vincent De Paul, 4:15PM
Jon Langford & Skull Orchard at Blurt/Dogfish Head Party @ Gingerman, 6:15PM
Lydia Loveless at Ballard Music Coalition and Macefield Music Fest show @ Hole in the Wall, 6:30PM
Rosie Flores @ The White Horse, 7PM
Ha Ha Tonka at Shotguns Showcase, Midnight
Bobby Bare Jr. at Sapporo Treehouse Diddly @ Cheers Shot Bar, 6:15PM
Bobby Bare Jr. and Rosie Flores at Lou Reed Tribute Showcase @ The Paramount, 8:20PM
Jon Langford & Skull Orchard @ Rowdy's Saloon
Robbie Fulks at Brooklyn Country Party @ Licha's Cantina, 2PM
Lydia Loveless at Atomic Music Group Party @ Dog & Duck, 3:15PM
Ha Ha Tonka at Atomic Music Group Party @ Dog & Duck, 4:45PM
Jon Langford & Skull Orchard at Indegoot Party @ Yard Dog Art
Rosie Flores @ Ginny's Little Longhorn, 9PM
Rosie Flores at Alejandro Escovedo's SXSW Closing Party @ The Continental, 6PM
Wow, just thinking about leaving Arctic Chicago for temperatures above freezing has us jumping for sheer joy before we even think about how much fun we're gonna have in Austin. If it snows in Texas that week, we're gonna burn the mother down out of spite, and for warmth.