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
If you're in the DC area, c'mon out to a staged reading of a new play featuring the music of Jon Langford
Nero/Pseudo is a mash up of ancient Rome and glam rock that features music by punk/alternative country legend Jon Langford (Mekons, Waco Brothers) and acclaimed songwriter/guitarist Jim Elkington (Jon Langford's Skull Orchard,The Zincs,...Read more
From the desk of Il Capo:
Pardon the potentially mawkish tone of this.
So, every year I do the Letters to Santa charity thru the Sun-Times. I get a few letters from kids asking for Bratz dolls, barbies, trucks, cars, Hot Wheels and the like. I make a harrowing run to Toys R Us or wherever, wrap them up, and...Read more
• The Silos are streaming EVERY ONE OF THE ALBUMS IN ITS ENTIRETY on their website at:www.thesilos.net! These masterpieces of American music are not to be missed, and they are now all available for your edification.
• Friend of Bloodshot, Martin Atkins, will be...Read more
C'mon out to Brooklyn's Bell House on November 7th for a grand day. Carrying on the tradition of Bloodshot CMJ and SXSW parties...but now for serious local music fans. Come early, eat, drink, and enjoy some great music.
Today, Richard M Daley announced he would not be seeking re-election in 2012. Thus, Bloodshot's head honcho, Rob Miller, officially announces his candidacy:
ROB MILLER'S MAYORAL PLATFORM
• Outlawing AND ENFORCING WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE the use of cells and texting while driving.
• No more statues of sports figures until they are offset by musical...Read more
Down here in the BS dungeon, the one thing we probably love just as music around here is food (we also consider beer a food, by the way). Our resident neo-folkie, Ben Weaver, entered an essay challenge to be included in Anthony Bourdain's book, "Medium Raw."
Feel free to read and vote for his essay "Kitchen Bestiary" HERE.
Andre comes home to Detroit as part of the Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue and will perform "Bacon Fat."
Here's the skinny, and check out that powerhouse line up!
Detroit's native son, multiple Grammy winner and co-founder of Was (Not Was), Don Was, is your master of ceremonies for a series of performances by classic and contemporary Detroit acts. Was is a...Read more
If you find yourself wandering around between bands at the Pitchfork festival this weekend, stop by the CHIRP Record Fair. Bloodshot has a table of wares that'll be much cooler than all the weirdo energy drinks and henna tattoos and whatnot usually being offered.
We'll have music and merch--stuff you may even NEED to combat the likelihood of...Read more
Spirit in the Dark
Monday, July 12 at 8:00
Featuring Yo La Tengo, Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket, Lambchop, Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Horns, and Exene Cervenka with headliners the Blind Boys of Alabama
That's some serious star power.
The Blind Boys invite a variety of artists from rock's most cutting edges to bring their lyrical expressions of...Read more