Hi-ho Silver! Bloodshot Records is saddling up for its 22nd SXSW excursion to Austin! We're wrangling up seven of Bloodshot's rootin-est, tootin-est musical gangs: Scott H. Biram, Cory Branan, Ha Ha Tonka, Banditos, The Yawpers, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, and the undisputed, undefeated SXSW champions ...Read more
It's Robbie Fulks week over at Acoustic Guitar Magazine! Robbie played the Acoustic Guitar Magazine stage at the Brooklyn Brewery Country Cantina at SXSW, and AG captured footage of his set. They posted a video every day this week, and we suggest you start with this one and go backward. A good way to spend your weekend...you're in Austin in...Read more
"The singer and banjo-player from Chicago plays Prohibition-era-inspired music with incredible intensity and punk rock tempos." - NPR All Songs Considered on Al Scorch at SXSW
Stephen Thompson caught Scorch's set at the Midwest Showcase put on by Metro Chicago, Majestic Madison, and First Avenue and then included the new song "Everybody Out" on this week's episode of All Songs Considered!
Al's Bloodshot debut...Read more
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
The "Austin 100," NPR Music's annual SXSW playlist, is here! And Bloodshot's newest recruit Al Scorch made the cut!
The Chicago punk rock banjo assassin will perform at the Bloodshot Official SXSW Showcase at The Continental Club on Wednesday 3/16 and our Unofficial Day Party at Yard Dog Art on Friday 3/18. Sir Scorch will also perform at several other SXSW events. Stay up...Read more
Our best pals at Lagunitas Brewing Co sponsored our SXSW day party this year and dropped the infamous couch in the front of Yard Dog Art (during the rainstorm) and Luke Winslow-King sat down to play some tunes. Watch him perform "As April Is to May" via PopMatters RIGHT HERE!
You'll notice some chaos as folks take cover amongst various ...Read more
We can't imagine a better way to sum up the simultaneously debilitating and invigorating #SXSW experience than with these Gapers Block tour diaries by Deano of The Waco Brothers, the undisputed, undefeated, unofficial champions of SXSW. Amidst the debaucherous accounts, Deano hits the nail on the head in terms of what it's like for us and our brethren at the giant...Read more
Here we are. Today is the 20th Annual Bloodshot Records Yard Dog Art Day Party at SXSW! Back in 1996, Bloodshot and Yard Dog Folk Art Gallery in Austin, TX joined forces to bring some organic, homespun fun to the craven, corporate glad-handing and back-slapping nexus of the music industry: the South by Southwest music conference. We slapped together a stage, got...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
The modern traveling speed of information creates the illusion of time moving more quickly than it once did. SXSW was just a little over two weeks ago, but it seems like it was in 1914 (perhaps if it were 1914, we wouldn't have had to walk by SXSubway (yes the sandwich chain had a stage) and see drunken brand ambassadors...Read more
Rosie Flores, Bobby Bare Jr., Alejandro Escovedo, and a slew of other deservedly famous musicians performed at a SXSW Lou Reed Tribute Concert last Friday March 14th 2014. (Yes, Bobby and Rosie ran from their knockout sets at our Yard Dog party to the Lou Reed show and played again.)
Other performers who played songs by the late Velvet Undergroundling...Read more
In case you weren't following along, Robbie Fulks wrote a day-by-day tour diary duringSXSW for Gaper's Block. As you would expect, it's witty, wry, often cynical, and utterly hilarious.
Robbie tells the tales of his travels, performances, run-ins, opinions on SXSW itself, trips in Bentleys, and the full story of the cat he was pet-sitting in Austin who escaped the house mid-week....Read more
Rolling Stone caught Lydia Loveless at the Paste Magazine day party at SXSW last week and said she was one of the best things they saw at the festival!
"...with her eyes closed, her guitars-and-pedal-steel band howling, and her pale face tilted up to the fierce Texas sun...she flashes a Mona Lisa smirk, rewarding herself with a...Read more