Our pal Chris Shiflett (of Foo Fighters and Chris Shiflett and The Dead Peasants) interviewed Robbie Fulks for his podcast Walking the Floor! Hear the two stalwarts spitball about Robbie's career, the journey from punk to "country" (and back), sharing music with their kids (including Robbie's complete aversion to Phish), roots music in Chicago, and how classic country... Read more
We always look forward to reading the Paste Magazine foodie interviews with bands. We knew Murder By Death had great taste, and this one lived up to the hype. Read Adam and Sarah's thoughts on eating on the road, family recipes, bad shrimp salad, and more here. (Plus a recipe for Sarah's mom's famous lentil soup! We'll be trying that... Read more
Rolling Stone has the story on the making of Revenge of the Mekons, the documentary about everyone's favorite cult first wave punk/country/art/etc. band that's playing in select US theaters now. The piece includes comomentary from Jon Langford, Sally Timms, and director Joe Angio. Read it here.
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
Mekons frontwoman and Bloodshot songstress
Sally Timms interviewed the infamous
Kim Gordon of
Sonic Youth for this week's Chicago Reader Artist on Artist piece (well, it sort of turned into them interviewing each other...as these things tend to go). Go on and learn yourself somethin from these two independent rock pharaohs...
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Before last weekend's appearance at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, Maggie Bjorklund performed a house concert for Daily Record writer John Dingwall, which was captured on video and posted on the magazine's website. Click HERE to watch Maggie play songs from both of her Bloodshot Records releases, along with a cellist and guitarist (and in turn mesmerize a bunch of Scots),... Read more
Lux Interior of The Cramps died six years ago today, so it’s only fitting that the year’s first installment of Aquarium Drunkard's Diversions features Bloodshot co-captains Rob Miller and Nan Washaw chronicling their own respective musical histories with a list of their essential, most influential songs and albums and "in turn cite the artists that helped form what would eventually define the label’s ongoing... Read more
Our resident pedal steel empress
Maggie Bjorklund and Kurt Wagner of Lambchop DIY'd their new music video for duet "Fro Fro Heart" and
The Bluegrass Situation is streaming the video today!
The song is from Maggie's new album Shaken and she says of the video: “I went to Nashville with just a small camera in my bag. He picked me up at my... Read more
Chicago TV station TouchVision was at our 20th Anniversary Blowout at Metro in Chicago and also interviewed our co-commanders Rob & Nan at our headquarters to put together this story on the past, present, and future (fingers crossed?) of Bloodshot. The piece also features snippets of live performances (and spirited banter) by Bobby Bare, Jr. and Banditos!
Hear Murder By Death's new song "Natural Pearl," from the band's upcoming album Big Dark Love (out Feb. 3rd), on CMT Edge! Click HERE to listen to the song and read some commentary from singer/guitarist Adam Turla.
"A quick, unrelenting rhythm evokes the frantic pace of raising a child and watching her grow, while playful steel guitar... Read more
If you're out in the frozen tundra that is Chicago this evening, pick up a copy of the Chicago Reader because we're the B-Side cover story! Bloodshot co-commanders Rob & Nan give insight into everything from our beginnings to this Saturday's Bloodshot 20th Anniversary Blowout at Metro Chicago featuring Ben Kweller, Lydia Loveless, Rhett Miller (of Old 97's ),... Read more
This past weekend Bloodshot co-founder/owner Nan Warshaw stopped by WGN Radio with Jon Langford to chat with David Hoekstra about Bloodshot's 20th anniversary (and many of Nan and Jon's adventures in Chicago in the early '90s, including the first time they met - at The Empty Bottle), which you can listen to via the link below. Jon also plays a few songs and talks... Read more
Our pals Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis at WBEZ NPR flagship show Sound Opinions interviewed our co-leaders Rob & Nan about the history of the label, our 20th anniversary compilation album, how the release of Ryan Adams's Heartbreaker came to be (multiple bar bathrooms in Austin are involved), and what it's like operating an indie label in 2014.
The... Read more
You gotta listen to this one!
Lydia Loveless chatted with film writer/director Brian Koppelman (Rounders, Ocean's 13, etc.) for the Grantland / ESPN podcast and came out with one of the best interviews we've heard in some time.
Seriously, this dude knows how to conduct an interview. You'll most certainly learn something.... 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
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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