Barrence Whitfield & the Savages guitarist and Cincinnati/Boston punk scene stalwart Peter Greenberg chatted with Cincinnati Magazine for a fascinating (and hilarious) interview about all sorts of things from his stints in DMZ, The Lyres, and The Customs to his famous chili (which Barrence loves). There's also some insight on how Peter and Barrence linked up to create The Savages...Read more
We are thrilled and elated to announce that Chicago's own intrepid songwriter and lightning-fingered banjoist/guitarist Al Scorch has joined the Bloodshot ranks! We will release Al's (outstanding!) new album in early 2016. The Bluegrass Situation has the scoop here.
Scorch is a staple of the Chicago DIY music scene, and we've seen him entertain at all sorts of venues with all...Read more
The piece also includes an interview with lead Bottle Rocket Brian Henneman about the making of the song, and it sounds like ...Read more
"Barrence Whitfield lets loose some ungodly screams in the song “I’m a Full Grown Man,” a track on the new album by his band the Savages..."
The Wall Street Journal is streaming a howlin' new Barrence Whitfield & The Savages song on their Speakeasy blog! The song is from the band's upcoming Bloodshot album Under the Savage Sky,...Read more
Noisey / VICE published a fascinating long-read interview with Sally Timms of the Mekons, who are now on tour supporting the DVD and digital release of the film Revenge of the Mekons. Click here for dates.
Banditos' music video for "The Breeze" is posted for your viewing pleasure on Rolling Stone / Rolling Stone Country! Watch the video and then read the scoop on the making of it, as told by singer/guitarist Corey Parsons. (Take note that the performance shots are filmed at a riverside party thrown by a totally badass Alabama...Read more
"As far as the stuff on the radio stations today, that’s just pop music. Just drop the word “country” from Pop Country. Problem solved. People put way too much weight into titles. Music is music. You dig it or you don’t.” - Banditos singer/guitarist Corey Parsons in the band's interview with No Depression
We PROMISE we're reading Playboy for the articles! Because Banditos are featured in this month's issue's Entertainment section! Frontman Corey Parsons lists his top five essential American songs for the column. It's on newsstands now, so pick it up and tell your girlfriend it's because your favorite band is in it....Read more
Last fall Chris Shiflett (of Foo Fighters and Chris Shiflett and The Dead Peasants) came by Bloodshot HQ to interview Bloodshot co-founders/owners Rob & Nan about all sorts of stuff and it is a MUST-LISTEN:
The conversation about the beginnings of Bloodshot and the common roots of punk and country turns into an audio primer about running an independent...Read more
Here's Cory Branan's Last Call with Carson Daly segment from last night, in case you were a-snoozin': http://www.nbc.com/last-call-with-carson-daly/video/cory-branan/2864108
Cory talks about his roots in roots music, his eclectic fanbase ("it's like Midnight at Ralph's"), and some of the inspiration behind his newest album The No-Hit Wonder, which is available on CD, vinyl LP, and digital here....Read more
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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