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
All Bloodshot SXSW events have been canceled. Sending love to our dear friends in our second home of Austin, Texas.
Bloodshot Records will make its 25th SXSW excursion (read that: twenty. fifth.) to Austin, Texas March 17th to 21st! We're stacking the rigs (and the lineup) for two big events featuring Bloodshot all-stars, veterans, rookies (literally!), and friends.
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Last summer our best drinking buddies at FEW Spirits in neighboring Evanston, Illinois used their magic boozy powers to cook up an out-of-this-world Blue Corn bourbon whiskey for Sarah Shook & the Disarmers. At the release party we made friends with FEW's neighbors across the street, Sketchbook Brewing, good folks making unique, varied, and delicious beer. And the...Read more
We will celebrate its release on Wednesday, January 8th at our birthplace Delilah's with Mr. Langford himself. DJ sets, tastings, cocktails, and more.
Bloodshot Records' 25th anniversary celebration continues as we return to the heart of hip East Nashville for the fourth annual Backyard Bash at The Groove record store during AmericanaFest! Please join us in the peaceful backyard at 1103 Calvin Avenue from 5PM to 8PM on Friday, September 13th (spooky!). As always, the party is free and open to the...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