Bobby Bare, Jr. covered The Smiths' classic "What Difference Does It Make?" featuring some guitar solos from Cory Branan. We tried to get these guys to drop by Bloodshot HQ, but time was limited, so we just set up our gear at Schubas Tavern before their show and told Bobby and Cory to do their thing. Consider it an "Off-Site" edition of...Read more
Scott H. Biram skidded into the KEXP studios during his US tour to perform four songs from his new album Nothin' But Blood and share some Biram-isms. Though he says it was "too damn early for this," he sounds damn good.
(Scott does get a hair in his mouth during "Gotta Get to Heaven" - but don't worry folks - the...Read more
In July, Andre went home to Detroit to play in a big fancy room in front of a lot of fancy people for the 210 Detroit Concert of Colors.
Yeah, sometimes we find out things about our artists that make our tiny little monkey brains spin. This would be one of them. Exene Cervenka and Kevin Costner made a movie together way back when, with Dave Alvin and John Doe and a load of others. Note the fundraising for Gulf Coast charities.
The Degree of Separation betwixt Bloodshot and Kevin...Read more
Don't Ask Me Questions, a documentary about our own in-house rock and roll legend Graham Parker, is nearing completion.
BUT (isn't there always a but...?), in this internet era of everyone wantin' everything for free, the producers are a little cash-strapped so they've set up a tip bucket kinda thing to finish it off. So, if you've ever dreamed of...Read more
Check out THIS article in the huge industry mouthpiece BILLBOARD on Nora O'Connor. She talks about recording with Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staples for an upcoming record, touring with Jakob Dylan and where she's been the past few years.
Now, those in the know about Wayne "The Train" know that he's the King of Juke Joint Swing. So why does he play a heavy metal store when he's in Salt Lake City?
Cuz they're cool guys with a cool store, that's why. Our buddies at the Heavy Metal Shop know good music when they hear it and have developed...Read more
Usually, when we get bits and pieces of news or interesting tidbits, we try and weave them together and present them to you as a thematic whole. After much mulling, we could find no way to do that, so we thought the very LACK of a theme would be the theme. Thus, three totally unrelated bits of news for your...Read more
In what could be the most awesome thing sent to us all month, here's a video of a Janesville, WI show choir covering Firewater's "This Is My Life" off of their Bloodshot release, The Golden Hour. Says Firewater's ringleader Tod, "It's kind of impossible to describe the feeling I get from watching this."