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Lydia Loveless’ Postcards From The Road


Back in the day, it was kind of fun when you’d go to a live show and hear the band announce that you were going to be on a live album recorded that night. The thought crossed my mind watching Lydia Loveless, when she stepped on Mountainstage in Charlestown for a taping of a forthcoming West Virginia Public Broadcasting radio program.

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Lydia Loveless ‘Real’ – Album Review


The first time I heard “Bilbao” from Lydia Loveless’ new album ‘Real,’ it was like I was hearing a voice repeating inside my head. As I felt the emotions swelling, I could hear the whispered line from 10cc’s great pop song “I’m Not In Love” repeating “Big boys don’t cry… big boys don’t cry.” The reverie puts you in a trance and when things come to a climactic bridge, her voice soars to majestic heights, wrapped around a wall of sound that feels like she’s reaching the pinnacle of her career. And when she comes back with a killer one-lite fade out, it just about does you in, in a few spectacular minutes that sum up all the attributes of the great expansiveness of ‘Real.’ I just cried inside – I admit it.

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FTCR’s Most Popular Posts of 2015


It’s that time of year when there are lists galore, and here is yet another one for you. Our good friends at Farce The Music recently posted their most popular posts of the year, and I thought I’d steal their idea follow their lead. So, for your reading pleasure, here are the top 25 most popular articles on FTCR in 2015, tabulated on December 4.

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When Sad Songs Say So Much: Lydia Loveless on Life and Death, Her Next Album & New Film – Interview

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Lydia Loveless Starts Her Summer Tour In Harrisburg (Concert Photos By Molly M. Holtzinger)

Lydia Loveless had barely said howdy and was just one song into her set when she had something to tell everyone. She’d just finished her fourth album. Well, finished with a few caveats. There’s still mixing, mastering and six months of promoting to do so, as she put it, everyone could download it from the internet and its real shitty sound. On that upbeat note we welcomed the start of her summer tour in Harrisburg and had a night to remember.

A little earlier husband and bassist Ben Lamb told me that the band had spent just about a week recording, cutting seven or eight songs in April and another three or four a few weeks ago. Not quite as fast as the Ramones but still quick work for a band that since May has logged more than 10,000 miles travelling across the country and throughout Europe. And in the middle of all this, they’ve started filming a documentary called Who Is Lydia Loveless?

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Phases and Stages: The Travels of Lydia Loveless (Stagecoach Recap)

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Lydia Loveless and Ben Lamb at Stagecoach (Photo by Frazier Harrison/Getty Images)

It’s only been a week since the ACM’s but people are still talking about Kacey Musgraves and the dapper man on her arm in Dallas. On the eve of the Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, Musgraves is all smiles when asked about her grandfather and his striking western rhinestone suit.

Musgraves is part of a three-day festival that is like a lot of mini-festivals going on all at once. Fresh off of being named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2015, Tim McGraw is set to headline with Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Dierks Bentley playing over the weekend. But of more interest to me is the tract of emerging artists playing here like Sturgill Simpson, the Lone Bellow, Lindi Ortega, Nikki Lane and especially Lydia Loveless.

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Lydia Loveless @ The Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington DC | February 8th, 2015 – Review

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Lydia Loveless Out On Grammy Night (Photo By Peter Hitchins)

What does it mean to love somebody? Why did Verlaine shot Rimbaud and what does it tell us about our own passions and possessiveness? And where does it all fit within the way music should be played?

Lydia Loveless throws out lines that stick in your head for days on end and I’ve spent many a waking moment thinking about them. I had a lot of my mind when I went to the Rock and Roll Hotel and with a great sense of anticipation. It was the night of the Grammy Awards but tonight was a throwback to an old fashioned bandstand in a small room.  I knew I would be missing a lot of drama and headlines but the chance to be in a club almost the size of my old apartment in New York was too good to pass up. Little did I know that the room was even smaller than I could have hoped for and I was going to feel like I was seeing Loveless play in my living room.

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