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!
You'll have the chance to see Bobby Bare, Jr., Cory Branan, Lydia Loveless, Scott H. Biram, Rosie Flores and the Rivetors, Murder By Death, Andre Williams, and more in the span of 8 days in Chicago!
It may not be Cancun, but it'll surely have better music than the co-ed clubs and will be void of Montezuma's Revenge (we hope). Cheaper flights, too.
Board shorts are optional.
By December 17th, if you are at all like us (and we pity you if you are), yer gonna be sick to death of the malls, the traffic, the office parties, the uncomfortable gatherings your S.O. drags you to, and the overall frantic-osity of the season, you'll be in need of a reprieve.
Thus, we bring you the BLOODSHOT HOLIDAY WHISKEY EXTRAVAGANZA!
It's at the Cobra Lounge in Chicago on December 17th. It features Whitey Morgan & the 78s (what better band to drink whiskey to?), Kurt of the Deadstring Brothers (perhaps you remember him wowing the crowd at our Hideout anniversary party earlier this fall) and, fresh from her near sold out Wednesday Schubas show, Lydia Loveless!
Best of all, it's FREE!!! That's right, FREE. Just reserve your spot by RSVPing HERE.
We're also hosting a Food Drive (c'mon, be generous...) to benefit the Casa Catalina Basic Human Needs Center in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
All donaters will receive a BS goodie.
They provide a full array of services for clients in need of urgent basic human needs. Provides intake for emergency shelter, emergency financial assistance, referral, advocacy, food pantry, short-term case management and benefits screening
They serve an average of 350 to 375 households each week in the pantry. The greatest need in food items: pasta, canned fruits, vegetables and soups, peanut butter, jelly or jam, Cereal, rice and dry beans. They also prepare special bags for diabetics so sugar free items and brown rice and pasta are greatly appreciated.
Please c'mon out, have some fun, say hi, help a good cause and maybe pick up a last minute gift or two for the music dork in your life.
Exene will perform at a memorial for Amy Farris at the Continental Club in Austin on October 21st. For details go here.
Also appearing will be Dave Alvin, Jon Dee Graham, Kelly Willis and others.
Amy's contributions to Exene's new album were invaluable and she will be deeply missed in all the communities she touched.