Lydia Loveless is an impossibly precocious 21-year old reminiscent of an early Neko Case — if Neko had been using amphetamines. Growing up in “a small weird town” outside Columbus, OH, she turned to music as a teenager and hasn’t looked back.
Loveless’s sound is in-you-face-twangy with a punk sensibility, but what really catches your attention is her witty, wry, irreverent songwriting and delivery. On “More Like Them,” she sings about not fitting in with the other kids because she’s emotionally stunted (I just need to get laid; why can’t I be like them?) . On “Steve Earle” she hilariously tells a story of being stalked by the country troubadour ( I keep asking Steve, would you please introduce me to your son?).
Loveless is on tour now supporting her album Indestructible Machine and will be at The Hotel Utah Saloon tomorrow, November 4th at 9pm.
Keep your eye on this little one.