Bloodshot Records News

Friday, December 29, 2006

Calling all bartenders, tattoo artists, etc...

Hey, are you a bartender or tattoo artist or otherwise in control of the music played in the sort of unsavory environments Bloodshot's music is most at home at? Want a Bloodshot care package to assault your patrons with? Drop us a line at with some details about where you work and why you think your personal penalty box deserves a lovin' package of Bloodshot goodness, and we'll do the rest!


Yes, the fantastic savings and the freebies remain FOR YOU for the next

Take that $20 your aunt sent you to buy a sweater and get something you
REALLY want! Return that "Chicken Soup for the Soul" affirmation-a-day
calendar your nut job of a neighbor gave you for some cash money to get some
music you love.

You spent all month jostling at the malls to get Chia pets for your sister
or some magical cleaning product for mom. You dialed the phone until your
fingers bled to snap up the bargains shouted at you at 3 am on the TV to get
the 17 in 1 SUPER WRENCH for dad. The drumbeat of "Makes a Perfect Gift"
has made you edgy and cynical.

Treat yourself right, dammit. You deserve it. Now is the time.

At least one release from EVERY Bloodshot artist is on sale right now, through the end of January. Free gifts too, for all orders over thirty bucks. Best prices of the year, once a year only. Most orders ship the same day, and first-class USPS postage is INCLUDED for orders shipped in the U.S. (UPS ground and over night options available for an additional cost, and foreign orders incur additional shipping charges).

Select one of these free gifts, based on your order total:

For orders totaling $30.00 or more, you'll receive a limited Bloodshot sampler CD, featuring 22 tracks from 22 of your Bloodshot faves.

For orders totaling $65.00 or more, in addition to receiving the sampler CD, you can choose between a Bloodshot coffee mug or a white Bloodshot logo t-shirt (please visit our merchandise page for complete descriptions). Please specify which item you'd like, and the size preferred if selecting the t-shirt, in the "special instructions" section when placing your order.

For orders totaling $100 or more, you get both of the above gifts (the sampler, and your choice of either the Bloodshot coffee mug or t-shirt) AND your choice of any Bloodshot CD (this excludes double CDs, DVDs, and all non-Bloodshot titles). Again, please specify in the "special instructions" section when placing your order which items you'd like, either the mug or the shirt, AND which free single Bloodshot CD you'd like!

This sale now runs through the end of JANUARY!

Check out all of these great titles on sale!

Ryan Adams Heartbreaker

Bobby Bare Jr. The Longest Meow,
From The End of Your Leash
, and
OK, I'm Sorry

Rico Bell Dark Side of the Mersey

Scott H. Biram Dirty Old One Man Band and Graveyard Shift

Blacks Just Like Home

Bottle Rockets Zoysia

Paul Burch East to West and Fool for Love

Neko Case Blacklisted and The Virginian

Cordero En Este Momento

Deadstring Brothers Starving Winter Report

Detroit Cobras Baby

Devil in a Woodpile In Your Lonesome Town and Devil in a Woodpile

Dollar Store Dollar Store

Alejandro Escovedo A Man Under the Influence and More Miles Than Money

Robbie Fulks 13 Hillbilly Giants and South Mouth

Grevious Angels Miles on the Rail and New City of Sin

Wayne Hancock A-Town Blues and Swing Time

Rex Hobart Empty House and Your Favorite Fool

Kelly Hogan Because it Feel Good

Jim and Jennie & the Pinetops Rivers Roll On By

Jon Langford All The Fame of Lofty Deeds

Th'Legendary Shack*Shakers Cock A Doodle Don't

The Meat Purveyors Someday Soon Things Will Be Much Worse!, Pain by Numbers and Sweet in the Pants

Moonshine Willy Bastard Child and Bold Displays of Imperfection

Nora O'Connor Til The Dawn

Old 97's Wreck Your Life and Early Tracks

Graham Parker Songs of No Consequence and Your Country

Mark Pickerel Snake in the Radio

Pine Valley Cosmonauts Executioner's Last Songs Vol's 2&3

Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature

Jon Rauhouse Steel Guitar Rodeo

Riptones Buckshot and Cowboy's Inn

the Sadies Tremendous Efforts and Precious Moments

Scroat Belly Daddy's Farm

Split Lip Rayfield Should Have Seen It Coming and Never Make it Home

Sally Timms Twilight Laments for Lost Buckaroos and To the Land of Milk and Honey

Trailer Bride Hope is a Thing With Feathers and Smelling Salts

Waco Brothers Freedom and Weep and Electric Waco Chair

Waco Brothers New Deal

Andre Williams Red Dirt

Yayhoos Fear Not The Obvious

Various Artists For A Decade of Sin

Various Artists Down to the Promised Land

Various Artists Heard Headed Woman: A Celebration of Wanda Jackson

Various Artists Hell Bent: Insurgent Country Volume 2

Various Artists Nashville: The Other Side of the Alley

Various Artists Making Singles, Drinking Doubles

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Wayne Hancock Narrates Adolph Hofner Documentary!

Wayne Hancock has narrated a 18 minute documentary of the great western swing bandleader Adolph Hofner that is available up at! To watch the documentary take a look here!

Photos of Waco Brothers 12/27 show!

Robert Loerzel from the Chicago music blog the Underground Bee posted some great photos of Waco Brothers playing at Schubas Wednesday December 27th! To take a look at the photos take a look here and for more great fan photos of Bloodshot Bands take a look at the Bloodshot flickr group!

Download Bobby Bare Jr.'s Pixies Cover on!

Bobby Bare Jr. is on this week's edition of Entertainment Weekly's "Download This"! To download his cover of the Pixies classic "Where Is My Mind" off The Longest Meow click here!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The Bottle Rockets Live on Current TV!

Don't miss live footage of the Bottle Rockets performing live in Heilbronn on Current TV on December 30th! The footage will be aired at different times all during the day, so for your local listings and air times go to Current TV's site!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Join the Bloodshot flickr Group!

Bloodshot now has a group on flickr! Got live photos or candid shots of your favorite Bloodshot bands? Go to and add your shots to the pool!

First Annual Hideout Pyrate Panto!

Thursday 21st December, Friday 22nd December and Saturday 23rd December - Two shows nightly at 7pm (all ages) and 10pm (21+)!

In keeping with British Christmas tradition, the Hideout will present its first pantomime telling the story of Catfish Girl, her adventures on the High Seas with villanous pirates and her search for the lost mermaid treasure of Pirate Island. Expect plenty of cross dressing, bad pirate jokes, ribald humor, sea shanties and salty tails.

In the role he was born to play, Jon Langford stars as Mrs. Hammerhead, pantomime dame and proprietress of the Mariner's Leg Tavern and Grill, Kelly Hogan stars as Cap'n Skate King of the Pirates, Janet Bean as the Mermaid Queen and Tim Tuten appears as Tuttons, the chatty fishmonger. Newcomer Callie Roach will play the role of Catfish Girl. Introducing for the first (and probably last) time a glittering galaxy of Hideout regulars masquerading as pirates, mermaids and pantomime whales. Directed by Sally Timms, who is busy stitching the costumes with her own teeth.

Seating is strictly limited to 60 people per show. Floor seating so bring your own cushions. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended. For more information, visit!

Wee Hairy Beasties on NPR!

Stefan Shepherd of Zooglobble appeared on NPR's All Things Considered to talk about why kids music is the new punk rock and how much he and his kids love Wee Hairy Beasties' Animal Crackers! It's the #2 most emailed piece on NPR's website right now, to read a transcript go here!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Stephen King Names the Bottle Rockets' Zoysia One of His Top Albums!

Stephen King, author and obvious aficionado of fine music, has named the Bottle Rockets' Zoysia as one of his top ten favorite albums of 2006 in this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly! The master of modern horror has this to say about the album:

"The Bottle Rockets are often categorized as alt-country — by people who need categories — but what they really are is America's premier bar band. Zoysia (I don't know what it means either) is their best album ever — tuneful, soulful, and best of all, loud. Primo cuts: 'Better Than Broken, 'Feeling Down.'"

His entire top ten list is viewable on the Entertainment Weekly site here.

Deano from Dollar Store performs at the Hoyle Brothers Happy Hour!

Deano from Dollar Store and the Waco Brothers will be appearing today at the Empty Bottle's happy hour performance by the fantastic old-school country band the Hoyle Brothers! Deano will be singing with the Hoyle fellas from 5:30-6:00 but get there early and have a drink or three while the Hoyle Brothers play your favorite honky-tonk classics!

The Empty Bottle is at 1035 Western Ave. in Chicago and the Hoyle Brothers start at 4:30!

Vote for Bobby Bare Jr., and Free Bloodshot Sampler For Download on eMusic!

Bobby Bare Jr.'s The Longest Meow has been nominated as one of the top albums of the year in the 2006 Paste Reader's Poll! We think the album is amazing, and from the response we've been getting it sounds like you all do too, so make your voice heard and go here to put your vote in for The Longest Meow!


Free Bloodshot Records Sampler for Download on eMusic

Freedom Haters Unite! A Bloodshot Records Sampler is available for free download through eMusic! Featuring 12 songs, including tracks by Bobby Bare Jr., Deadstring Brothers, Wayne Hancock, Paul Burch, Graham Parker and more!

Go here to download the sampler!

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