This is a conversation you want to hear! Legendary punk innovator Mike Watt interviewed Lydia Loveless about her musical upbringing (including "creepy church hymns" and Gorillaz), being a bass player at her core, and her evolution from album to album. Watt also lays down some wisdom and tells some great stories. What, you didn't expect a conversation between these two to be...Read more
Paste Magazine interviewed Lydia Loveless about the process behind her new album Real. She discusses the writing process, the band's studio dynamic, and the new territory crossed in the creation of the song "Heaven."
"It’s a record about what it means to be authentic, what it means to me, and that stuck. I’ve always been pretty honest lyrically. Maybe...Read more
Free Lydia Loveless music! Download this NoiseTrade sampler including two tracks from her brand new album Real, plus three songs from her Bloodshot catalog! It's quite the sonic journey to listen to these songs back to back.
NoiseTrade also interviewed Lydia about the new album in comparison to her earlier material. Read it here.
The Boot talked to Luke Winslow-King about the personal and musical inspirations behind his upcoming album I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always, as well as life on the road, the New Orleans music community, and trout fishing.
"Anytime you’re grieving, you have to involve the world around you to get through it and bolster yourself and find yourself within...Read more
"I kind of told everyone that I’d kill them if they got involved in the recording and messed anything up. Because that’s the most important thing to me: making records and being uninterrupted."
"My confidence onstage is a bit of a joke. It's weird for someone who does not like to be the center of attention to do something...Read more
Westword looks back on the legacy of Robbie Fulks's seminal, iconic debut album Country Love Songs, released on Bloodshot Records in 1996. Bloodshot co-owner/founder Nan Warshaw and Robbie himself lend their thoughts on the initial release of the album and the aftermath.
“We were aware that it was more traditional-country-leaning than the other records we released, and we knew we’d...Read more
Bloodshot descended upon Newport Folk Festival this year, with Freakwater and Banditos representing us at the iconic, historic festival. No Depression was there to document the monumental musical moments with a spot-on write-up, which you can read here.
"Although some might think less of an early time slot, it’s become a badge of honor at Newport. In fact, guitarist Jeffrey Salter noted 'Kris...Read more
The Fader had a real nice chat with Lydia Loveless about her upcoming album Real, and Lydia gets...er...um...real about songwriting and a number of other noteworthy topics. Worth a read for both new and seasoned LL fans. And the photos are pure summer FUN.
Here's a great interview with Lydia Loveless from her appearance on WGN Radio last night. Host Justin Kaufmann asks her a lot of questions about the new record Real, so get informed. Lydia also plays a couple killer acoustic songs. We'll be at Square Roots Chicago tonight for her set at 8:45! Hoisting beers and singing along.Read more
"The band and the audience were one, we wanted to blur the lines, no one was a celebrity. I'm on stage, you're on stage." —Exene Cervenka (X, The Knitters)
On this week's NPR Fresh Air with Terry Gross, they talk to our gal Exene Cervenka and friends John Doe and Dave Alvin of X and The Knitters. Doe covers Exene's "Alone in Arizona" from her 2011 Bloodshot...Read more
“I took Robbie’s class on a whim,” Fey said. “I’m not musical. I was onstage at The Second City, and I thought it would be helpful if I could play the ukulele or the guitar in one of the sketches, the one called ‘Grandma’s Records.’"
Storied Chicago country music artist Robbie Fulks chatting with California punk bassist Mike Watt! What could go wrong? Well...nothing! These two get along great on this episode of the Watt From Pedro Show podcast and go real in-depth (seriously...they talk about Robbie singing Oscar the Grouch's "I Love Trash" as a kid and how Robbie wrote "Cigarette State" while...Read more
"Stay away from any "tacqueria" with reclaimed wood counters, Ball jar light fixtures, and single word names." —Al Scorch on finding good tacos on the road
The Bluegrass Situation asked Sir Scorch for all of his on-the-road favorites across America, from snacks to truck stops, and car games to driving music (Joni Mitchell AND Wu-Tang Clan). It could be...Read more
Robbie Fulks met up with Wall Street Journal writer John Jurgensen at a Chicago cafe (we heard it was the Map Room in Bucktown - so was it coffee or high-octane craft beers?) and laid down some truth in an interview about his latest album Upland Stories.
"You get to that point in life where there’s more behind you...Read more