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Non-COMM Recap: A fierce set from countrified Columbus rocker Lydia Loveless

Lydia Loveless | photo by John Vettese

Columbus Ohio singer and songwriter Lydia Loveless showcased music from her new LP Somewhere Else for the Non-COMM crowd on Friday night. A blend of country music sounds and fierce rock and roll attitude, the stylish Loveless and her four backing musicians easily won over the room. Check out photos from the set below and listen back in its entirety here (via the WXPN media player). Somewhere Else is out now on Bloodshot Records.

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My Morning Download: “Boy Crazy” by Lydia Loveless

Photo courtesy of the artist
Photo courtesy of the artist
Ladies and gentlemen, there’s an electrifying new roots rocker on the music scene and her name is Lydia Loveless. Born and raised in Coshocton, Ohio, she moved to Columbus, Ohio when she was a young teenager. The 21 year old releases her third full length album on Bloodshot Records on February 18th called Somewhere Else. Raised on punk and country music (her father owned a country music bar), Loveless released her Boy Crazy EP last year and put out her debut in 2010. Loveless can be tough and tender in her lyrics however her music has a lot of rock and roll swagger and a country heart. Like Neko Case, Lucinda Williams and Exene Cervenka, Loveless offers her own special way with songs and a singular, powerful voice to belt it all out with. Below, download “Boy Crazy.”

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Support for My Morning Download, from Flying Fish Brewing Company
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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Last Bison at World Cafe Live Upstairs, Vomitor at Kung Fu Necktie, Sour Mash at The Fire, Os Mutantes at World Cafe Live Downstairs

Virginian seven-piece The Last Bison perform at World Cafe Live Upstairs tonight.  With a folk-roots style that places them in the same breath as The Lumineers and The Decemberists, The Last Bison create music steeped in the Appalachian tradition of the past.  Their debut EP Inheritance was released in October and features the free download “Switzerland.”  Sharing the stage with The Last Bison are New Sweden.  Tickets and information for the all-ages show are available here.  Below, watch the video for “Switzerland.”

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