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Justin Townes Earle named one of the 25 Most Stylish Men in GQ

Vote now for the Justin as the most stylish! As we say in Chicago, vote early and vote often.

We don't mind him being in the company of Clint Eastwood and Johnny Depp.  Hell, even Ichiro is pretty bad ass, but we CANNOT let the likes of Russell Brand, Tom Brady, Ryan Gosling, David Beckham or Pete Doherty beat him out!

Vote HERE!

Paul Burch Record Club

Paul Burch will soon be a single man, but not in the way that will land him on On March 1st Paul Burch & WPA Ballclub will begin the streaming and sale of an A side/B side single every month throughout the rest of the year. For a one-time fee of only $5 fans can join the Paul Burch Record Club which will allow them to subscribe to the entire year-long series. For $10, in addition to receiving all 20 tracks in mp3 form, Paul Burch Record Club members will receive, at the end of the year, a CD of the singles with custom artwork. An additional $15 level will get fans all the mp3s, a CD at the end of the year, and a personalized thank-you note from Paul!

Visit Paul's website for details

Martin Atkins fundraising auction for Revolution3 school

Invisible Records founder Martin Atkins has recently started an independent school that examines the music business from the inside out and through a decidely entrepenuerial, grass roots lens. He is auctioning items from his personal collection and storied career (PiL, Killing Joke, NIN, Pigface, among others) to help rasie funds to support the school.

Check out the school here:

Bid on incomparable rock ephemera here:


Introducing Bloodshot Drinking Buddies -- and Jane Baxter Miller!

Check out the newest addition to the Bloodshot catalog, Bloodshot Drinking Buddies -- there you will find artists and albums that, while we didn't release them, we love them just the same. Our first artist to officially join the ranks of a BDB is Jane Baxter Miller, whose debut solo recording, Harm Among The Willows, is available now. Jane is no stranger to the Bloodshot family -- you've might have already got a taste of her sultry voice on Bloodshot comps like The Bottle Let Me Down, Poor Little Knitter in the Road and Hard Headed Woman.

And if you're in Chicago, be sure to catch Jane's CD release show at the Hideout on Saturday, January 23.

Spend an hour with Dex Romweber!

Listen below to an EXCLUSIVE podcast with Dex Romweber. He's spinning obscure discs that he's into and telling us about them.  Weird, cool stuff.  Then, be sure to check out Dex and Sara on the road this month with Exene Cervenka.

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Exclusive Justin Townes Earle MP3 & vote JTE GQ's Most Stylish!

Earlier this month, Justin Townes Earle and Dawn Landes stepped into the studio to record "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind." Take a listen to it over at the The Tripwire and then catch JTE and Dawn on tour together this winter.

In other news, JTE has been nominated by GQ Magazine as one of "The Most Stylish 25 Men in the World," but you can vote him THE most stylish man in the world this GQ reader poll. Be sure to pick up the issue on newsstands in February!

Rosie Flores cracks the Top 20 on them radio charts

Rosie's new album Girl of the Century broke into the top 20 on the national AMA charts coming in at #18.

Sure, it's a dead medium, but there are still some stations out there that care.


Thanks to all of you who came out December 19th to Chicago's Double Door to benefit the "Get Well" funds for the Scotland Yard Gospel Choir and Lawrence Peters.  Thanks to you all we raised over $4000 for them AND gathered a couple bins worth of canned good for Catholic Charities.

Hope you enjoyed yourselves.  We're looking forward to new music in 2010 from all the bands that played: Dex Romweber Duo (baby, that killer cover of the Xavier Cugat nugget "Brazil" is still jumping in my head), the Blacks and the Detroit Cobras.

Happy New Year from your hard working pals at Bloodshot.

Random End of the Year Staff "Best of" lists and Resolutions!

Ahhh, the end of the year.  Time for lists and resolutions.  Resolutions and lists.  The busy staffers at Bloodshot are no different, so I when I stood creepily over their desks and demanded some thoughts from them on the end of year, they obliged with the following:


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Benefit Panto Performance in Chicago

The Hideout Players have scheduled two additional family-friendly performances of their fourth annual Hideout Christmas panto. This year's panto, Ho Ho Ho the Humanity: Prior to his career as a bringer of gifts, Santa Claus was a zeppelin pirate!, will re-play at the Hideout on Sunday January 3 at 3:00pm & 6:00pm.

The added shows are to benefit Burned Whale, a local, short-term charity that has been organized to help three panto cast members whose Pilsen home burned on December 17, the evening of this year's panto premiere. Both the early and late panto performances were cancelled for December 17, and all proceeds from the December 18 events were donated to Burned Whale.

In Ho Ho Ho the Humanity... the Hideout Players return with two performances of their annual pantomime, telling the little-known story of Santa Claus‚s death-defying former life as captain of the zeppelin pirate ship, Sally‚s Revenge, and his life-changing voyage to the North Pole in search of treasure.

Starring Chicago‚s newest Pantomime Dame Michael "Plus Size" Bulington as Bagatha Christie, reality TV celebrity and former Olympic wrestling bronze medalist. Also featuring Derek Erdman as Captain of the Sky Pirates (later becoming our hero St. Nick), Kenneth Morrison as the vaguely villainous Pasha and Callie Roach as Prince Terrence of Sardine-ia. Sally Timms and Nat Ward narrate as assorted Hideout regulars double as tough-nosed airbenders, swarthy pilots, polar bears and overworked pinko elves.

Directed and written by Nat Ward. Adapted and panto-fied by Jon Langford. Music arranged and performed by Rob Cruz and other talented folks.

Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. 
Adults $12, children $5.  Floor and chair seating available.

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Thank you, ye be warned.



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