(Evanston, Ill.) OCTOBER 17, 2016—Award-winning craft distillery FEW Spirits and iconic Chicago independent record label Bloodshot Records have joined forces once again, this year for a limited-edition gin. The new Bloodshot Records Insurgint Gin features dazzling wafts of blood orange, flavorful heat-but-not-hot notes of guajillo peppers, and the familiar nip of juniper. The botanical recipe was developed by FEW Spirits master distiller Paul...Read more
Freakwater's beautiful music video for "What the People Want," directed and animated by Kathleen Judge, is an official selection at two upcoming film festivals! Yes, it's that good — music-video-shown-at-film-festivals good.
No, we are not messing with you. This actually happened. Robbie Fulks duetted a song with TINA FEY(!) Tuesday night at City Winery in New York. (Robbie was one Tina Fey's guitar teacher at Old Town School of Folk Music while Tina was in the Second City Chicago ensemble. The New Yorker has the scoop on that.) Tina & Robbie...Read more
Batten down the hatches! The Bottle Rockets are settin' sail (for real!) on the SiriusXM Outlaw Country Cruise in winter 2017! They'll join Old 97's, Supersuckers, Dale Watson, Elizabeth Cook, Steve Earle, and more!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum (and whiskey and tequila and so on and so on)
We're psyched to announce that Al Scorch will perform at the first Rachael Ray's Feedback Chicago with Grace Potter, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Los Colognes and more! The event is on Saturday, June 25th at Lincoln Park Zoo.
Rachael is bringing her celebrated Austin music and food extravaganza to Chicago for the first time, and Al Scorch will be there...Read more
Bloodshot Records is off to the races! Presenting the new Bloodshot stock car! #42 Scott Kirkman's custom-built vintage ride is now branded with the Bloodshot logo, roaring around tracks in the Mid-Atlantic region with the Southern Ground Pounders Vintage Racing Club. Go #42! Go Bloodshot!
Cooler than UPS or Tide sponsoring a car, right?
The car will be on...Read more
The highly anticipated Who Is Lydia Loveless? documentary will premiere in Chicago on April 16th at the Logan Theatre as part of the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMFest)! There will also be a Q&A! Get yer popcorn ready.
Jon Langford applied his iconic artwork to an actual Few Spirits Bloodshot bourbon whiskey barrel in which the Lagunitas Bloodshot Few Brew was aged. It's positively amazing. You can watch a time-lapse video of the process, as well as interviews with Bloodshot Rob and Lagunitas Chicago Brewmaster Mary Bauer in which they describe this delicious, extremely limited release, below.
Fresh off celebrating our 20th voyage to SXSW last year, Bloodshot Records is bringin' the grog and hogshead to ye in Austin yet again for SXSW 2016 March 15-19! We'll be flying the Jolly Roger during this special time of year in which many of our bands, fans, followers,...Read more
UPDATE: Here is a list of Chicago watering holes carrying the Lagunitas Bloodshot Few Brew on draft, while supplies last. (Locations in other cities TBD.)
Lizard's Liquid Lounge
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
For our ongoing boozy 21st birthday, our friends at City Winery Chicago made a Bloodshot Red wine! It will be available for purchase starting this Friday night (Oct 2nd) at the Robbie Fulks and Luke Winslow-King show. Tickets to the show are available here. It will also be available for sale in the lobby at City Winery until supplies run out, as...Read more
We got in cahoots with local, independent distillery and revel-rousers Few Spirits (out of Evanston, IL) to create an exclusive small-batch bourbon in honor of our 21st - and legal drinking year - birthday. Bloodshot's Small Batch Bourbon is a blend curated by Few Spirits founder/master distiller Paul Hletko and the Bloodshot Records staff, with similar sweetness and spice as...Read more
Celebrated British musical miscreants The Mekons announced they will tour select U.S. cities in July as a full band. The group will make stops in Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and more during the two-plus-weeks stretch.
The genre-defying collective Mekons emerged from the 1977 British punk scene, and progressed from socialist art students with no musical skills to prolific,...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
Fresh off celebrating our 20th anniversary last year, Bloodshot Records will be knockin' em out (and knockin' em back) in Austin for SXSW 2015 in March! We can't wait for what is seemingly the only time of year in which many of our bands, fans, followers, friends, cohorts, colleagues, appendages, and hanger-ons are present in one place, to celebrate, at some capacity,...Read more