We can't imagine a better way to sum up the simultaneously debilitating and invigorating #SXSW experience than with these Gapers Block tour diaries by Deano of The Waco Brothers, the undisputed, undefeated, unofficial champions of SXSW. Amidst the debaucherous accounts, Deano hits the nail on the head in terms of what it's like for us and our brethren at the giant...Read more
Fresh off celebrating our 20th anniversary last year, Bloodshot Records will be knockin' em out (and knockin' em back) in Austin for SXSW 2015 in March! We can't wait for what is seemingly the only time of year in which many of our bands, fans, followers, friends, cohorts, colleagues, appendages, and hanger-ons are present in one place, to celebrate, at some capacity,...Read more
More Mike Watt's Watt From Pedro Show podcast for you: this time with guest Jon Langford! The two punk legends talk Wales, the story of the Mekons and The Waco Brothers (and Watt's love for both), T.Rex, Captain Beefheart, the Chicago scene and Bloodshot, and tons more, all while Watt picks his favorite Langford-related tunes (and other weird stuff).
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See the birth (and most likely death) of the FREAKONS at the Hideout on Sunday September 22nd in Chicago....the offspring of two very aged parents with all the attendant problems, the Mekons and Freakwater combine their musical talents to sing songs of the old mines for your delectation.
And all at the very civilized time of 6pm...Who would miss...Read more
Firecat Projects will be featuring Austin-based gallery, Yard Dog, and a collection of their "best of" works on Saturday, June 8 from 5-8PM, followed by a musical performance by the WACO BROTHERS at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn, IL. at 9PM.
Firecat will be presenting Yard Dog art gallery and a showcase of 7 folk artists including two Chicago locals,...Read more