Late in 2011, hometown heroes Wilco decided to celebrate the release of its latest album, The Whole Love, by setting up a Chicago residency and playing shows at several of our fair city's lauded music venues. Jon Langford's Skull Orchard was handpicked to open up the Wilco show at The Vic, where he...Read more
The South By Southwest Music Festival 2012 in Austin TX on March 15-19th is starting to take shape.
We don't have all the details ironed out yet (oy! It's like herding cats...) but we can tell you a few things for certain and promise to keep you updated.
Our official showcase is Saturday March 17th at Red Eyed Fly
Performing will be ...Read more
Today, January 20th, in 1978, the Mekons released their first single "Never Been In A Riot" on the indie Fast Records.
That first incarnation of the The Mekons consisted of Kevin Lycette and Tom Greenhalgh on guitar, Jon Langford on drums, Mary on bass and Mark White and Andrew Corrigan sharing vocals.
It was described in NME as "making the Sex Pistols...Read more
Happy Repeal Day! Today, we celebrate the 21st Amendment, which overturned the nationwide Prohibition of 1919. I'd like to think that if the Bloodshot crew was around in the 20s, you would've found us in one of the nation's speakeasies.
In honor of Repeal Day, we lift a glass and name our favorite drinking songs from these Bloodshot artists:
It is full of the self-deprecating bon mots you have grown to need over the years...
Hell, even the title of the article "No One Buys Our Records" ought to be a clue.
A couple of our favorite gems:
"I've got teenage kids, and...Read more
It's the fall and we've got a earload of great music coming at you in short order, so we hope you can keep up. Hot on the heels of the already critically adored Lydia Loveless album, we've got two upcoming records available for pre-sale, with some dandy premiums to boot.