July 2nd, 2015 by bsradmin

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

The Mekons Announce Rare, Full-Band U.S. Tour

May 7th, 2015 by bsradmin

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

Bloodshot Is Knockin' Em Out (and Knockin' Em Back) at SXSW 2015!

February 18th, 2015 by bsradmin

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

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound and Barrence Whitfield and the Savages to Play the Bloodshot Rhythm & Roots Ruckus at Mayne Stage in Chicago on 10/3!

August 25th, 2014 by bsradmin

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

33rd Annual American Music Fest to Celebrate 20 Years of Bloodshot Records on July 4th in Chicago

May 13th, 2014 by bsradmin

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

It's Bloodshot Spring Break! Party with Murder By Death, Bobby Bare Jr, Cory Branan, Lydia Loveless, Scott H Biram, and More in Scenic Chicago!

April 14th, 2014 by bsradmin

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!

See the schedule of events and get tickets to the shows here.

You'll have the chance...Read more

Jon Langford Helps Close Down Maxwell's in style...

July 12th, 2013 by Rami

Waco Brother/Mekon Jon Langford helped close down one of indie rock's great venues this week, Maxwell's in Hoboken.

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

Yard Dog Comes to Chicago

May 31st, 2013 by Rami

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

Dinner & a show in Red Hook, Brooklyn

April 24th, 2013 by Rami

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?

Stop by our buddies at the acclaimed Good Fork restaurant on Van Brunt and tell 'em we sent you. They'll hook you up with a tasty FREE dessert ( and...Read more

More Rosie Flores in the News

November 1st, 2012 by Rami

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


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