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By Bloodshot Records

The world is hunkered down, socially distanced, tearing apart and pulling together. Studios are closed, tours are cancelled, and festivals just seem terrifyingly stupid. Cramming into a stuffy club to have friends and bands alike sweating and shouting all over the room? Not us, buddy, and hopefully not you either. Not until tides turn; not until science, empathy and common sense re-emerge.

We count ourselves among the fortunate who have some spare (though worry-filled) time on our hands. And with that time we scoured the vaults to bring together this collection of heretofore unreleased or hard-to-find tracks from the Bloodshot gang of wayward music makers - who miss you just as much as you miss them.

Continue reading "Pandemophenia" »
Posted on July 4, 2020

Alt-Country Corner

A Musical Soul Food Library

By Don Jacobson
Boinng! My music dork-o-meter just buried the needle!
Continue reading "A Musical Soul Food Library" »
Posted on March 1, 2010
Chicago In Song

Chicago In Song: Hobo Hub

By Don Jacobson
If you go by popular song lyrics, there is no one in Chicago who is not a drunken, miserable wreck.
Continue reading "Chicago In Song: Hobo Hub" »
Posted on February 1, 2010

Tunes To Remedy Any Existential Crisis

By Kat Mam
Have a pity party, then get ahold of yourself.
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Posted on June 24, 2020
Bin Dive

Dave Dudley: Lonelyville

By Don Jacobson
Where the Nashville Sound met a broken heart and Tom T. Hall.
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Posted on January 20, 2010


By Bloodshot Records
A 17-song digital rarities compilation featuring limited or never-before-released songs by Murder By Death, Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers, William Elliott Whitmore, Jon Langford, Kelly Hogan, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, Freakwater, Robbie Fulks & more artists from the Bloodshot stable.

Posted on July 4, 2020

This Summer's Soundtrack Started In Chicago

By The New York Times
"A strain of hip-hop that started in Chicago was tweaked by bedroom producers in Britain before taking over Brooklyn. Now it's the soundtrack to a summer of unrest."

Posted on June 30, 2020

40 Years Of Laibach | Is This Slovenian Avant-Garde Band The Most Controversial In Rock History?

By Andrew Dawson/The Conversation
Laibach demonstrates how apparently benign musical forms conceal repressed totalitarian sentiments by transforming the musical arrangement of famous pop songs into martial anthems.

Posted on June 23, 2020

Tunes To Remedy Any Existential Crisis

By Kat Mam
Have a pity party, then get ahold of yourself.

Posted on June 24, 2020

Constellation Evolution Through Record Album Covers

By The Adler Planetarium
Well, three of Pedro's, at least.

Posted on June 15, 2020


By Korporate Bidness w/J. Writes and Gee Gray
Call for my mother/mama couldn't help me/Hate's on my neck/and it's suffocating me.

Posted on June 10, 2020

MUSIC - Pandemophenia.
TV - NBC's Bicentennial Special.
POLITICS - A New Minimum Merger Maxim.
SPORTS - Beachwood Sports Radio: Unless Someone Dies.

BOOKS - The Legacy Of Racism For Children.


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