The Old 97's

Sun King Concert Series

The Old 97's

Lydia Loveless

Sat, June 7, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$20.00

This event is 21 and over

The Old 97's
The Old 97's
From late August through October, the Old 97′s will be on tour in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the release of Too Far To Care. Each show will feature the album performed live, start to finish, with a second set of even more old favorites. Openers will vary, but will include Those Darlins on some dates and Salim Nourallah on others, with a special solo opening set by Rhett himself at every show.
"Too Far To Care was a magical moment for the 97's. Starry-eyed and flush with confidence thanks to our brand-new deal with Elektra, we felt no fear, just giddy excitement. An adventurous producer and a world champion A&R guy shepherded us through the recording process. And when it was all over, we had captured our little bit of lightning in a bottle. I love Too Far To Care and can't wait to play it in its entirety across the USA." – Rhett
Lydia Loveless
Lydia Loveless
"Her sound is very reminiscent of Lynn's soulful country, as well as nods to acts like Patsy Cline, and an attitude that certainly takes more than its fair share from punk rock." - Wayward Blog

"If these songs are all true life testimonials, it's a wonder Loveless isn't in a mental institution or, worse, jail - maybe it's the gift of song that is saving her soul..." -Chip Midnight Donewaiting.com

Blessed with a commanding, blast-it-to-the-back-of-the-room voice, the 21 year-old Lydia Loveless was raised on a family farm in Coshocton, Ohio-a small weird town with nothing to do but make music. With a dad who owned a country music bar, Loveless often woke up with a house full of touring musicians scattered on couches and floors. When she got older, in the time-honored traditions of teenage rebellion, she turned her back on these roots, moved to the city (Columbus OH) and immersed herself in the punk scene, soaking up the musical and attitudinal influences of everyone from Charles Bukowski to Richard Hell to Hank III.

Indestructible Machine, Loveless' Bloodshot debut, combines heady doses of punk rock energy and candor with the country classicism she was raised on and just can't shake; it's an gutsy and unvarnished mash up. The rattletrap electricity in foggy mountain throw downs like Bad Way To Go and Do Right may channel ground zero-era Old 97s, but the underlying bruised vulnerability comes across like Neko Case's tuff little sister. Can't Change Me, with its choppy, tense guitar tonality recalling Television's Richard Lloyd, stridently and stubbornly tells the world to stuff it, while More Like Them's muscular power pop hits on the classic rock and roll motif of the outsider; both could be anthems for blank generations along the rural routes everywhere. But she's also got the vocal nuances to pull off country soul well beyond her years on How Many Women, which could have been pulled right out of the strong-woman-wronged canon of Loretta Lynn, and Crazy, full of boozy heartache and the lilt of Appalachia.

Loveless's true-to-life testimonials hit and hit hard. Be it whiskey, men, god or alienation, Lydia takes them all on; they may kick, but she kicks back and, even though she stands 5' tall, when the bar stools start flying, we want her on our side.
Venue Information:
The Vogue
6259 North College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN, 46220
http://thevogue.com/