Chicago TV station TouchVision was at our 20th Anniversary Blowout at Metro in Chicago and also interviewed our co-commanders Rob & Nan at our headquarters to put together this story on the past, present, and future (fingers crossed?) of Bloodshot. The piece also features snippets of live performances (and spirited banter) by Bobby Bare, Jr. and Banditos!
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
Last night JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound were featured on Chicago PBS WTTW Channel 11's flagship show Chicago Tonight! Click below to watch J.C., Billy, and Ben talk about the band's history, their creative process, and Chicago in the summer. Plus, you'll hear a few clips of some new tunes they're writing...
*Double-take* Was that Luke Winslow-King performing at the end of the new NCIS episode on CBS last night? Why, yes; yes it was.
Luke performed an original piece to close out the show as the crime team kicked back in a park in New Orleans...probably looking for meddling musicians up to no good.
The former White Stripes frontman has called upon our very own pedal steel playing, Danish singer/songwriter Maggie Bjorklund to join him on his first-ever solo headlining tour. The backing spot has thus far brought her in front of sold-out audiences in Nashville, Chattanooga, and onto the stage of Saturday Night Live. Watch the SNL performance of "Love Interruption" on... Read more
...well not her, but her music....
Her song "How Many Women" from her wicked debut album Indestructible Machine will be featured on Fox TV's show Alcatraz on Monday, January 16th. 9pm eastern, 8pm central.
They tell us it'll be the "background music in the gun shop." Sounds promising!
So, here's a sentence I'd never thought I'd type: Make sure to tune into... Read more
If you're a fan of the FX show Sons of Anarchy, you may have recognized Scott H. Biram's "Still Drunk, Still Crazy, Still Blue" playing during a very pivotal scene in last night's episode (there will be another SHB song on SOA in next week's new ep, as well).
It's not the first time a Bloodshot band has been featured... Read more
On the heels of the release of their Bloodshot debut, Want More, post-soul evangelists JC Brooks And The Uptown Sound virtually took over the Chicago airwaves today with morning appearances on Chicago Public Radio's "848" and ABC 7's "Windy City Live." If you didn't get to catch the broadcasts, never fear! Listen to the 848 appearance here, and... Read more
Guns and food!
Food and guns!
oh, and music.
And, if you're something of an HHT fanatic (and who wouldn't be...?) HERE'S some sweet behind the scenes pics
Miss the original airing?
Fear not, here... Read more
Usually the artists on Bloodshot toil away in obscurity. We like it that way, mostly. Every once in a while, though, odd confluences in the ionsphere occur and popular culture weirdly or circuitously takes notice of us.
Last night was one such occurance when American Idol met Bloodshot and many heads were scratched. It seems that a contestant busted out "Come... Read more
CNN stopped by a Bottle Rockets show in Atlanta recently in an attempt to tell the masses that which we already know: that nobody writes and performs music about the regular guy like the Rockets.
Set your TiVos or VCRs or whatever it is you use to record programming on the TV so's you can catch the WACO BROTHERS on WGN at 12:55pm Central time.
Those of you in Chicago can see it on Channel 9, and the rest of you can find the mighty WGN on cable. It's a superstation, they tell me.
Also, there's... Read more
A few weeks ago, Nan and Rob appeared on Chicago's own talk show The Interview Show in front of, as they say in the TV biz, a LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE (or, in this case, The Hideout).
Now it's been edited and posted on the Huffington Post. Have a gander at Nan's silver space lady boots and purple hair. Marvel at the... Read more
Cheer yourself up after you've emptied your pockets to the IRS to pay for bailing out the billionaire bankers!
Also, if yer attending Neko's shows at the... Read more