Yes, it's that time of year. You're all running out the clocks at work, waiting for the few precious days off that the holidays bring. Or, you are so sick of those damn dogs barking "Jingle Bells" or hearing "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" that you wonder what's it all about?
Thus, we thought we'd answer the burning questions you have regarding what do those folks at Bloodshot love/hate about Christmas music? Hopefully it'll add some levity and/or insight to your day, and pass a few more minutes until the boss lets you go home for the day...Read full piece
Announcing the Bloodshot Records iPhone / iPod Touch application! Click here to download, or just log into the App Store and search "Bloodshot" to find it (it's free)! The application will feature a different Bloodshot artist each month, connecting you to new (and sometimes unreleased) music, tour dates and news! Listen and buy with one click!
Since we're rookies to the AppStore, there may be some kinks to work out -- consider this Version 0.1. So, let us know if you have any suggestions on how we can make the it better!
Get the Bloodshot App now!
Today marks third annual Record Store Day -- the celebration of independently-owned record stores which continue to thrive amongst Bit Torrents and Big Box retailers. To honor them, here's some of our favorite indie record stores as picked by Bloodshot staff and artists. Thank you to all the independent records stores that have supported our artists throughout the years -- it's impossible to list all the stores (still thriving and dearly departed) that have made it possible to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Feel free to tell us about your favorite record store in the comments below. And be sure to visit your favorite record store today (Bloodshot's also got a few goodies at these participating retailers).Read full piece
We've got a whole heckuva lot of bands headed to SXSW this year (in fact, SXSW informed us we have the most bands showcasing this year of any indie label). Here's the low-down on our Friday Day Party and our official showcase on Saturday:
COME CELEBRATE BLOODSHOT RECORDS' UNLIKELY 15TH ANNIVERSARY
Bloodshot Records SXSW Day Party at Yard Dog (1510 S Congress)
Friday, March 20 / starts at the crack of noon
No invite or badge required!
12:15 Walter Salas-Humara / I'm Not Jim
12:45 Andre Williams
1:15 Charlie Pickett
1:45 Dex Romweber Duo
2:15 Ha Ha Tonka
2:45 Exene Cervenka
3:30 Deadstring Brothers
4:15 The Meat Purveyors
4:45 Justin Townes Earle
5:15 Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
5:45 Waco Brothers w/ Rosie Flores
Sponsored by: Shiner, Blurt, Busy Beaver, HearYa and Beer Nuts
Bloodshot Records SXSW showcase
Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River by 7th Street)
Saturday, March 21
8p Exene Cervenka
9p Deadstring Brothers
10p Ha Ha Tonka
11p Dex Romweber Duo
Mid Justin Townes Earle
1am Waco Brothers
Sponsored by: Time Out Chicago
For a FULL-LIST of our bands' appearances at SXSW, please go here: