Award-winning craft distillery FEW Spirits and venerable Chicago independent record label Bloodshot Records have joined forces for a third time, this year for White Lightning Whisky, a mighty, mighty pleasin' modern take on a lightly aged 'shine. So we're gettin' our honky tonk on at FEW Spirits' distillery at 918 Chicago Avenue in Evanston, IL on Saturday September 9th from 1PM to 5PM to celebrate...Read more
It's been nearly a decade since we've fired up the grill in Brooklyn for the storied Bloodshot BBQs, and we've heard our Big Apple brethren beckoning. We're coming back, and you're coming with us! We're getting the band back together for a party at Union Pool in Williamsburg on the afternoon of Saturday October 21st from 2PM to 7PM. Lagunitas and FEW...Read more
As we close in on a quarter century in existence in our weird and wonderful corner of this treachurous and tremendous racket of an industry, we're kicking off the festivities in our hometown of Chicago at Old Town School of Folk Music's exquisitely curated summertime festival Square Roots! On Saturday July 13th, right in the heart of the warmly...Read more
Our luxurious, MTV-Cribs-worthy Chicago headquarters will open up to the public for a storefront pop-up shop on Record Store Day 2019! This is our third straight year offering our Chicago neighbors an oasis in the retail chaos! No three-hour lines for a re-press of the complete Kenny Rogers catalog on tie-die vinyl! No mob scenes trying to grab a cassette...Read more
This week Bloodshot Records will make its 24th SXSW excursion (in our 25th year!) to Austin! We're throwin' a near-record NINE (9!) of our best and brightest (and loudest) bands into the ol' Bloodshot hearse to perform at our annual showcase and day party, as well as a gully of other events around Austin.
The main events include an Official Showcase on the night...Read more
So, every year I do the Letters to Santa charity thru the Chicago Sun-Times (and so should you!!). I get a few letters from kids asking for Barbies, trucks, cars, Hot Wheels, and the like. I make a harrowing run to Toys R Us or wherever, wrap them up, and send them away.
In 2008 (kind of a bad year,...Read more
It's that Bloodshot time of year! The last two holiday pop-ups have been rather busy and rather merry, so come on down to Bloodshot HQ in Chicago on December 8th from noon to 7PM to stock up and hang out! Third time's a charm.
We'll see you in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday September 14th for the 3rd Annual Bloodshot Records Backyard Bash! It's free and open to the public, all ages, all are welcome: fans, friends, industry bigwigs and smallwigs, hangers-on. No fancy badge or wristband required. Just mosey on up to the backyard at East Nashville's finest record store The Groove and catch perfomances by...Read more
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers are playing THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME!! Let's hope they don't shatter all the glass or set fire to Bon Jovi's bedazzled jeans or Yes's handwritten lyrics.
Almost exactly a year after our inaugural holiday pop-up shop, we're bringing it back on December 2nd!! It was quite busy and rather merry last year, and this time we have a Bloodshot Christmas album to celebrate!
Come by our HQ (3039 W Irving Park Rd in Chicago) any time between noon and 7 to do some holiday shopping for...Read more
We're celebrating the release of Jon Langford's Four Lost Souls with a pop-up shop right here at Bloodshot HQ (3039 West Irving Park Road in Chicago)! Jon will perform an intimate acoustic set and sign copies of the new album. We'll have Langfordian art for sale as well as plenty of Bloodshot music, merch, signed items, out-of-print...Read more
Get tickets to the September 9th release party here!
Award-winning Evanston, IL craft distillery FEW Spirits and iconic Chicago independent record label Bloodshot Records have joined forces a third time, creating the limited-edition Bloodshot Records’ White Lightning Whisky, a mighty, mighty pleasin' modern take on a lightly aged 'shine. Distilled from a mix of five different types of malted barley,...Read more
The restaurant hosted a soft opening for MBD fans where Adam & Sarah performed while fans partook in LUPO's pizza, pasta, and cocktails, and now it's open for your eating and drinking pleasure!...Read more
We had a real good and rowdy time last year at our first-ever AmericanaFest shindig, so why wouldn't we do it again? Join us on September 15th, 2017 for the second annual Backyard Bash Presented by Bloodshot Records and Pandora! It's free and open to the public, all ages. No badge or wristband required. Just mosey on up to...Read more
Record Store Day 2017 is Saturday April 22nd! And this year Bloodshot's Chicago HQ storefront pop-up shop will be open for business! An oasis in the chaos! No two-hour lines for a special boxed set that contains a vial of Eddie Vedder's sweat! No mob scenes! No elbow-throwing! We'll have free refreshments and maybe even some snacks so you can rest between your...Read more