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Rocker Alejandro Escovedo draws from his family history to meditate on the smearing of the immigrant experience

On the forthcoming The Crossing (due September 14 on Yep Roc), veteran Austin rocker Alejandro Escovedo refracts his life as a second-generation Mexican-American in a concept album about two immigrants from Mexico and Italy who meet while working in a Texas restaurant, focusing on the shared and disparate personal experiences that brought them to the […]

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Record Store Day

Falling as usual on the third Saturday in April (4/16), the vinyl nerd’s favorite made-up holiday is celebrating its fifth year of celebrating independently owned record stores. This year’s Record Store Day attempts a coup d’etat against what the organizers call “online retailers or corporate behemoths” with the help of more than 700 stores in […]

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Bloodshot Records celebrates 15 years

The Hideout‘s annual block party has rapidly become one of the most anticipated music events on Chicago’s summer calendar, but this year it’s scaling back dramatically. In fact they’re not even calling it a block party. On Saturday, September 12, the club will help the local Bloodshot label—long a close collaborator with the Hideout—celebrate its […]