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Bloodshot Records Turns 20 In 2014, Hints At Future Celebrations

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 8, 2014 7:45PM

Bloodshot Records 20th Anniversary Seal designed by Pete Klockau, via Bloodshot Records website

Chicago indie mainstay Bloodshot Records, the one-time home of heavy-hitters like Neko Case and Ryan Adams, and home to current up-and-comers like Lydia Loveless and JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, turns 20 year old in 2014. As the label noted on a Facebook post, Bloodshot plans to celebrate "in typical and expected (see: unpredictable and manic) fashion throughout the year."

First up is an official showcase at the annual South-by-Southwest music conference, the details of which can be found here. As for what the next phases will be, Bloodshot said that they will keep music fans "in the proverbial loop so that you don't miss a thing."

Here's part of the statement Bloodshot made on its Facebook page:

From our first releases in 1994 (a compilation and 7" singles from Moonshine Willy and The Waco Brothers) to this year's new and upcoming releases (albums from legends and rising stars alike, including Scott H. Biram, Lydia Loveless, Dex Romweber Duo, Bobby Bare, Jr., and more), we're proud (and honestly, flabbergasted) that we're still here. Thank you, good people, for fighting the good fight with us. Now we get to celebrate with more music and merriment.

Sounds like a plan. At the top of this post, you can see the Bloodshot 20th anniversary logo, designed by Pete Klockau. Buy it in t-shirt form if you are so inclined here. Happy 20 years to Bloodshot, and here's to many more.