Update 6:22 PM Fri 10/22: This story has been changed to add a comment from Bloodshot Records cofounder Nan Warshaw. Bloodshot Records, the Chicago record label that launched the alternative-country genre in the mid-1990s, was purchased this week by a newly formed global investment group that plans to manage and monetize its back catalog. Exceleration […]
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Country workhorses the Sundowners never scored a hit, but their 25,000-song repertoire made them hugely influential on the alt-country scene.
Danish pedal-steel guitarist Maggie Bjorklund, who plays in John Doe’s band on Saturday at the Old Town School, also makes beautiful music on her own.
Kid Sister in the studio, plus a Maps & Atlases LP, new dollies by Archer Prewitt, good-bye to Graeme Gibson, and more
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: the Cave Singers, DJ Sega, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Moonshine Willy, Felix da Housecat, and more
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 […]
Honky-tonk preservationist Wayne Hancock headlines Martyrs’ on Wednesday night.
The Hideout’s annual holiday sale is tonight from 6 till 9 PM.
Bloodshot Records gets some more red North Carolina clay under its nails by signing Dexter Romweber.
A benefit at Empty Bottle for bartender Tom Curtis, who was beaten nearly to death just before Christmas.