NPR put together a list of 100 bands to check out at SXSW, and they included Lydia Loveless and Ha Ha Tonka! Whether you're trekking to Austin or not, this downloadable playlist should keep your ears occupied this week.
Lydia and her band tore up Somewhere Else album-opener "Really Wanna See You" at CIMU in their hometown of Columbus, and there is video proof. It's likely the best live video of Lydia we've seen. Watch/listen here via BrooklynVegan.
And scroll down past the video to see Lydia's extensive tour dates, including a several-week run with our buddies ...Read more
In case you missed it, Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis reviewed Lydia Loveless's new album Somewhere Else on Sound Opinions on NPR/WBEZ this weekend. Greg and Jim both say "Buy it!" and rave about her songwriting, honest charisma, and her cover of Kirsty MacColl's "They Don't Know."
Our favorite part is when Jim says "I wanna take every 14 or 15...Read more
A handful of Bloodshot artists will contribute songs to a new compilation paying tribute to the late Jason Molina (of Songs Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co.), out April 22nd via Rock the Cause. Proceeds will benefit our friends at MusiCares, a non-profit organization for musicians in need of healthcare.
Murder By Death will take on "7th Street Wonderland."
Cory Branan tackles "Memphis Moon."
And ...Read more