Have a listen, read a bit about the genesis of the song, and check out head man Kurtis in a shaggy, shaggy beard and sporting a fresh lid (that's "hat" to less satorially-minded folks) HERE
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 Bottle Rockets, Robbie Fulks, The Handsome Family, and provided Jon Langford with more opportunities to make music...
And now we're old enough to do things like vote, buy pornography and Lotto tickets, get a Sam's Club membership, get a home loan (and allow banks to screw us), sue somebody (like a bank), get sued, be convicted as adults, buy tobacco, buy Nicorette gum, enter the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes....ah the world is our oyster.....
To celebrate, we're throwing at Party! 5 Bands! Beer Tastings!
Sounds like heaven to us.
While you're in the festive mood, check out our August sale highlighting artists connected to that very first album.
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.
Check for your local listings.
Personally, we're usually too busy on Sunday nights with our feet in the kiddie pool and our mitts wrapped around an icy mojito to be inside watching TV. We'll make an effort, though, to dry off our feet and dash inside and watch and listen.
Check your listings for show times. We don't watch much TV around here. Are there vampires in this one? Or is it a weight loss dance contest? Will crimes be solved using space age technology beyond the budgets of any real life police department?
We get confused easily.
Last Saturday was Record Store Day, and by all accounts it was a rousing success all across the country. Perhaps folks are coming to a greater realization that shopping for records is WAY more fun than downloading a bunch of ones and zeroes onto their hard drives in the bubble of their bedroom or office.
Several Bloodshot folks participated with in-store performances. Here are some field reports from the bands, fans and store owners.
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