No matter what you do for a living any reason is a good reason to start your weekend early. This week offers you the chance to get a head start on your weekend by seeing Lydia Loveless.
Last year Loveless released her album Real last year to critical acclaim. If you listen to the album just once, you'll see why the critics liked it as much as they did. Loveless sings in a powerful voice filled with ache. She uses that voice to tell stories that are sure to make you feel something. While there is a fair amount of rock in the album, her voice makes you think about classic-country artists. Her songwriting and storytelling abilities - along with her live performances - have landed her on the bill for such festivals as Stagecoach.
It's easy to develop a musical crush on Loveless when you hear her albums. Any musical crush will only be strengthened by seeing her perform live. She has an inexplicable way of drawing you into her performance and making you hang on every word. You get the feeling that it won't be long before she regularly plays bigger venues.
Lydia Loveless plays The Troubadour on Thursday, January 26. Also on the bill is Angelica Garcia. Tickets for this show are $15 in advance and $18.50 on the day of the show. The doors open at 8. This is the perfect opportunity to see Loveless not only in one of the classic venues of Los Angeles but also in an intimate setting.