ROOKIE is six matching jumpsuit-clad, shaggy-haired friends from Chicago who play rock-n-roll that’s more at home next to their parents’ battered LPs than on their friends’ streaming playlists. Their self-titled, debut full-length album—out on March 13th and available to preorder now—deftly reformats the classic rock landscape with blowtorch hooks, enthralling harmonies, evocative touches of cosmic country, and...Read more
HARD TIMES CALL FOR HARD COUNTRY!
Chicago's original punk cowboys the Waco Brothers will release RESIST!, a collection of epochal protest songs from their formidable catalog on Friday, February 28th on digital and limited edition red vinyl LP. Pre-order here.
Songs about the folks getting shoved down, and songs about the system that’s doing the shoving. The...Read more
We are mighty chuffed and honored to have several albums on this painstakingly, lovingly curated Chicago Reader list of the best Chicago albums of the last decade. Included are Freakwater's Scheherazade, Robbie Fulks's Gone Away Backward, and The Flat Five's It's a World of Love & Hope.
Last summer our best drinking buddies at FEW Spirits in neighboring Evanston, Illinois used their magic boozy powers to cook up an out-of-this-world Blue Corn bourbon whiskey for Sarah Shook & the Disarmers. At the release party we made friends with FEW's neighbors across the street, Sketchbook Brewing, good folks making unique, varied, and delicious beer. And the...Read more
We will celebrate its release on Wednesday, January 8th at our birthplace Delilah's with Mr. Langford himself. DJ sets, tastings, cocktails, and more.
In case you missed it tonight (or you don't live in Chicago), here is the segment about our 25th anniversary on WTTW's Chicago Tonight, featuring interviews with Jon Langford and our fearless leader Rob. They discuss the history of our label, our first-ever compilation album which inspired our new 25th anniversary compilation of local Chicago roots music, and...Read more