Video: Ruby Boots – “Don’t Talk About It” From Don’t Talk About It, out February 9 on Bloodshot. “Don’t Talk About It” starts off as an easy, breezy country song about leaving things unsaid (“these constant reminders don’t do nobody no good”) but eventually builds up a wall of sound (complete with orchestra chimes!) that … Continue reading New Ruby Boots video: Don’t Talk About It
Video: Devil in a Woodpile – “The Pagans Had It Right” From Bloodshot Records’ 13 Days of Xmas, out now on Bloodshot. If you’ve spent any time at the Hideout in Chicago over the past twenty years, you’re familiar with Devil in a Woodpile. They epitomize what’s great (and sometimes sad) about the Bloodshot Records … Continue reading New Devil in a Woodpile video: The Pagans Had It Right
Video: Banditos – “Fine Fine Day” Someday soon we won’t need mindbending chemicals to reach altered states. We’ll just be able to plug in to the hub and start drooling. At least that’s the future painted by these psychedelic Southern rock Banditos. Dudes, invite us over to your garage and plug us in! Looks fun. … Continue reading New Banditos video: Fine Fine Day
This just in from Bloodshot Records: One of the members of the Bloodshot family, The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, was in a terrible van accident yesterday in Indiana, on their way to a show in Cincinnati in support of their new record. Without getting into too much detail, the van blew a tire and then … Continue reading Bloodshot artists in serious accident
MP3: The Bottle Rockets – “Get On the Bus” from Lean Forward, out August 11 on Bloodshot. A happy little hoedown about the joys of taking public transportation. “With the bum change riders and their sacks of wine, and the young sharp-dressed ecological kind…” Great fiddle breakdown at the end. You can’t go wrong with … Continue reading New Bottle Rockets songs: Get On the Bus, Hard Times
I immediately felt a little goofy for including the silly Cher cover in that post about Robbie Fulks. Yes, he is known to enjoy the occasional quirky cover—it’s undeniable (he’s known to have a song-by-song Thriller remake in the vaults). But the guy has written so many great songs that it’s just wrong to leave … Continue reading Robbie Fulks Bloodshot Sampler
MP3: Wayne Hancock – “Throwin’ My Money Away” You’ve gotta love Wayne “The Train” Hancock. He’s like high school girls: I get older…they stay the same age. Hancock’s recordings are timeless, never sound dated. It’s just good, solid, undeniable honky-tonk music. His latest album, Viper of Melody, just came out on Bloodshot. MP3: Wayne Hancock … Continue reading Wayne Hancock – Throwin' My Money Away
A fine slice of Americana that wistfully refrains that old-school country found on pre-transistor radios tuned in to the AM drift of weekly Grand Ole Opry broadcasts.
The Metro Times catches up with Amy Gore of Detroit’s badass Gore Gore Girls: Gore-soaked and glamorous. “I think girl rock bands will always be considered a novelty,” says Gore. “The impression will be ‘What’s this all about. Who do these girls think they are?’ Seriously, each player is judged on their own merit. If … Continue reading Gore Gore Girls interview
Scotland Yard Gospel Choir singer/songwriter Elia Einhorn tackles our Ten Questions We Ask Everyone and sucks up to Morrissey and Britney Spears in the same breath.