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
Don't roll those Bloodshot eyes at me...
As 93XRT just announced, the Bloodshot Records 20th Anniversary Rhythm & Roots Ruckus featuring JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound and Barrence Whitfield & The Savages will be on Friday October 3rd at Mayne Stage in Chicago! The show will be taped for national broadcast on PBS.
That's right: this is your chance to shake it on...Read more
Today 93XRT and FitzGerald's announced the 33rd Annual American Music Festival in Chicago (Berwyn). The summer 4-day event features artists from around the country, and this year on July 4th the festival will celebrate Bloodshot's 20th Anniversary with a lineup featuring artists spanning the entire timeline of the label. Yes, you can celebrate the births of America and Bloodshot...Read more
We're kicking off Phase 2 of our 20th Anniversary Celebration with a series of excellent Bloodshot shows (including live performances and movie screenings) to our homebase of Chicago over the span of about a week at the end of April/beginning of May!
You'll have the chance...Read more
Record Store Day 2014, a day for celebrating the many brick-and-mortar stores that keep indies like us off of life support, includes many in-store performances, exclusive releases, and sales. Here is your guide to the Bloodshot happenings on April 19th.Read more
We've got the refreshing, thirst-quenching oasis you've been looking for as you crawl across the broiling summer pavement, baking in your sweat-drenched flowery button-down and dirt-addled Bermuda shorts. It's the shimmery, heavenly sent Bloodshot Records Summer 12 Pack Sampler. Allow new and upcoming tracks from Barrence Whitfield & the Savages, Eddie Spaghetti, Robbie Fulks, ...Read more
It was, as expected, a classy affair. A sampling:
"I went to the doctor recently, and he told me I had to stop masturbating," Langford announced. "I asked him why."
"Because I'm trying to take your pulse!" he concluded, to a cymbal shot...Read more
Firecat Projects will be featuring Austin-based gallery, Yard Dog, and a collection of their "best of" works on Saturday, June 8 from 5-8PM, followed by a musical performance by the WACO BROTHERS at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn, IL. at 9PM.
Firecat will be presenting Yard Dog art gallery and a showcase of 7 folk artists including two Chicago locals,...Read more
If you find yourself in the out of the way hipster enclave of Red Hook Brooklyn this Sunday night, why not treat yourself to a dinner and a show?
Rosie Flores' new album is out and the scribes be lovin' it. AND she recently took part in the star-studded Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tribute to Chuck Berry.
Check out Rolling Stone calling her out:
"San Antonio rockabilly singer Rosie Flores was one of the most impressive acts of the evening, performing endearing, country-flavored takes on "No Particular Place...Read more
Look over Neil's right shoulder, why, it's our own Maggie Bjorklund performing at the The Bridge School Benefit last weekend.
She was up there with a bunch of people we've never heard of, like The Flaming Lips, Crazy Horse, Lucinda Williams, Steve Martin, kd lang and others.
Organized by musician Neil Young and his wife, Pegi, the Bridge School Benefit Concert...Read more
In late July, Bloodshot turned 18!! In that hazy, crazy summer of '94, we put out a little compilation to alleviate our boredom (Angry Birds hadn't been invented yet...I know...it was like the Stone Age) and try and get into to shows for free. It features the first widely available recordings of...Read more