Internal strife, unpaid royalties, and the looming possibility of a sale have forced venerable Chicago indie Bloodshot Records to a crossroads.
The influence of gospel music on singer-songwriter Luke Winslow-King is obvious, even when he’s playing an up-tempo song with a title such as “Swing That Thing.” Though King doesn’t approach it in a superficial, frantic, tambourine-banging way, if you’re familiar at all with southern gospel you can easily identify its hallmarks in his use of […]
Rich Homie Quan concert and more goings-on 7/2-7/5.
On his latest album Blue Mesa (Bloodshot), suave roots-rock maven Luke Winslow-King has thankfully expunged the acrimony that dripped from his 2016 breakup album, I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always—suggesting that album title was a testimonial. Back then his vitriol toward an ex was so strong he called her out by name, so it’squite a […]
What’s on the Reader’s Agenda for Friday, April 19, 2013.
In addition to Record Store Day and Chicago International Movies & Music Festival there’s still plenty of live music to catch this weekend.