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Bloodshot Records Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary At Metro

By Gina Provenzano in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 9, 2015 8:00PM

Image courtesy of Bloodshot Record's Facebook Page
Step away from the space heater, put on an extra pair of long johns and head out to Metro Saturday night to celebrate Bloodshot Record’s 20th Anniversary Blowout. To commemorate two decades of alt-country, indie and punk releases, the local label has a killer lineup of some of its best artists on its impressive roster. Ben Kweller, Lydia Loveless, Rhett Miller, Bobby Bare Jr., Banditos and other top-secret guests are all ready to take the stage for a full night of sets.

Bloodshot fans who want to kick off the night early with a few drinks can first head to the neighboring Gingerman Tavern at 5 p.m. The official pre-party will have Lagunitas beer tastings on hand along with a pop up art exhibition from Yard Dog Art. Entry to this event is free with show ticket purchase.

The local label is also celebrating their anniversary with the release of their compilation album While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records, featuring 38 songs from the Bloodshot back catalog covered by indie rock royalty such as Andrew Bird, Superchunk, Ted Leo and many more. A super exclusive Deluxe LP is now on sale with only 500 albums pressed. The complication is also available in12’ LP, digital download and CD formats.

Tickets for Saturday night’s show are still available as of this post and are on sale for $21. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.