Fresh off celebrating our 20th voyage to SXSW last year, Bloodshot Records is bringin' the grog and hogshead to ye in Austin yet again for SXSW 2016 March 15-19! We'll be flying the Jolly Roger during this special 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, the fact that Bloodshot still has a place in the high seas of the scathing but splendid independent music industry. And we get to pillage all the BBQ, tacos, and hooch we can shake a peg leg at (over the course of six days - don't worry - no scurvy this year)...and escape the fickle, fierce wench that is Chicago in March.
And we're dragging these unrelenting Bloodshot artists with us by the bootstraps...potentially against their respective wills...every ship needs a freebootin' crew!
...and the undefeated, undisputed champions of SXSW: the Waco Brothers!
(Click here to listen to a playlist featuring all of these artists, to get you good-n-ready for the aural assault in Austin, then get 15% off their albums with coupon code SXSW16.)
The main events include an Official Showcase on the night of Wednesday, March 16 at Continental Club, and the perpetually celebratory – and celebrating its 21st birthday– Yard Dog Day Party on Friday, March 18 at the Yard Dog Gallery.
AND in addition to our typical partnering with Lagunitas Brewing Co., The Loar and Recording King are sponsoring our Yard Dog Day Party and giving away TWO guitars to lucky Bloodshot fans in attendance!