At the end of every year in history (well, at least since the first lovelorn or oxytocin-deprived person sat down with a guitar and started singing stories over three chords), critics and pundits around the world tell us what works of art they liked in the past year (or rather, they tell us what we should have liked in the past year...Read more
The 2016 Ameripolitan Music Awards ceremony is poking its Stetson-adorned head around the corner. Bloodshot's own Scott H. Biram is nominated for Best Outlaw Male performer and Wayne Hancock is nominated for Best Rockabilly Male performer. Toss 'em a vote to make sure they receive a nice shiny trophy for their abodes. They've provided you with endless musical gifts, now give 'em...Read more
DO YOUR DUTY, CITIZENS! Give Barrence Whitfield & The Savages a little checkmark in Little Steven's Underground Garage Coolest Songs in the World 2015 lineup! Little Steven Van Zandt is a huge BW fan, and he's been spinning them on his radio show for the better part of this year. Now let's make their romance official by voting "I'm...Read more
Noisey / VICE named Murder By Death's "I Shot An Arrow" the 38th best song of the year on their list of the top 50 songs of 2015. A lot of songs get made in a year, so that's pretty damn good, eh? (Too bad those Hoosier gothics couldn't beat out Bieber. Sigh... They're still #1 in our hearts.)
The song is...Read more
It just occurred to us that one year ago today we released While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records. We still CANNOT BELIEVE the friends and heroes (seriously...Mike Watt, Superchunk, Chuck Ragan, etc.!) of ours who came together to record songs from Bloodshot's 20-year history. We filled three vinyl LPs (and we mean FILLED...each side...Read more
The film, written by Amy Koppelman (whose husband Brian Koppelman conducted one of the best Lydia interviews we've heard), is in theaters now. More new Lydia Loveless...Read more
Jon Langford is on track to take over Nashville with his art. Jonboy has been holed up at Hatch Show Print working with master printer Jim Sherraden on a collaborative collection combining Jon's signature paintings and Hatch Show's iconic wood and linoleum prints. The exhibit opens at the Country Music Hall of Fame this weekend (where the Dylan, Cash, and...Read more
Garage rock brainiac Little Steven Van Zandt (of E Street Band and Sopranos fame...) named Barrence Whitfield & The Savages' "I'm a Full Grown Man" this week's Coolest Song in the World!
Check your local radio listings or SiriusXM Radio to hear Barrence on Little Steven's radio show.
"Mary Beth Richardson has the classic blues wail of a bad woman feeling good and her band races her to the finish line in this rollicking roadhouse tune." - NPR
If you haven't...Read more
For the second year running, Chicago has bestowed upon us the title of Best Record Label in the Chicago Reader Best of Chicago poll. There are many worthy and deserving Chicago independent rock-n-roll record labels (from Thrill Jockey Records to Drag City Records to HoZac Records to Red Scare Industries to Alligator Records to Carrot Top Records, Inc. and beyond) whom we would be thrilled to see awarded.
Thank you to our...Read more
"Not to be confused with that lethal motorcycle gang that’s been making headlines, this jittery, jangling Southern rock band promises to remain “still sober after all these beers.” Believe it at your...Read more
Hi. I’m Nan Warshaw. A Columbia College alum and owner of Bloodshot Records—a locally run independent...Read more
The Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats exhibit, featuring artwork by our own Jon Langford, opens today at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville! You have plenty of time to catch it, as it runs until the end of 2016.
The photo above is Jonboy geekin' out with the giant billboard out front before...Read more