Barely Bloodshot: Bloodshot Records 18th Birthday Party
**Tickets are available at www.bloodshotrecords.com**
Bloodshot Records celebrates their 18th Birthday Party at Mayne Stage, sponsored by WXRT & Lagunitas. Each advance ticket purchase comes with a digital sampler of the artists performing!
Jon Langford & Skull Orchard
Dex Romweber Duo
Shake'em On Down
Join us for a beer tasting and live music in Act One Pub at 6pm! We will have $3 beer specials all night long, courtesy of Lagunitas.
Call Bloodshot Records at: 773-604-5300
Dexter Romweber is nothing less than an icon of the American music underground. Pioneering the template for the stripped to-the-essentials guitar/drums duo format in the (should be) world famous psycho-surf-rockabilly-garage-punk combo Flat Duo
Jets—so often emulated, so rarely duplicated— he released his first of nine albums in 1990 to rave reviews worldwide. He starred alongside R.E.M. and The B-52s in the 1987 cult classic film “Athens, GA Inside Out”. His first national tour in 1990 was as opening act for The Cramps. He was showcased on MTV's The Cutting Edge and 120 Minutes, starred in the Flat Duo Jets videos "Wild Wild Lover" and "Radioactive Man", made a stunning performance on Late Night with David Letterman, and has shared the stage with dozens of other rock icons including Iggy Pop, Wanda Jackson, Cat Power, Neko Case and the White Stripes.
The L'homme de Renaissance of indie rock. (That's "Renaissance Man" for all you eating "Freedom Fries.") He's done it all in his time. For us, he's created lots of cover art, produced lots of records, lent his ham-fisted guitar stylings to recordings by the Old 97's, Kelly Hogan, Sadies, Sally Timms, Danbert Nobacon, Jon Rauhouse, Alejandro Escovedo, among others, draws a comic strip, plays in the long running art/punk collective the Mekons, written a book, appeared as the backing band on This American Life and acts as a reeling papa bear figure to many of Chicago's musicians looking for direction and reassurance in this vicious racket we call the music industry. Among the guiding forces in the Pine Valley Cosmonauts and the Waco Brothers and Wee Hairy Beasties. At any given time, he has several projects going. It tires us just trying to keep up. As nice as he is prolific. Sort of rare in the hyper-rarified environment of notoriety.