Who is Lydia Loveless? | The ArtsCenter | Screen: Special Showings | Indy Week
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Who is Lydia Loveless? 

When: Fri., Nov. 25, 8 p.m. 2016
Price: $8-$10

The short answer? A hell of a singer. In previous documentaries, director Gorman Bechard has trained his eye on Replacements worship, Chapel Hill indie rockers Archers of Loaf, and the "beautifully sad" life of Hüsker Dü's Grant Hart. His latest subject is another iconoclast, albeit one whose story is still rapidly unfolding. Loveless is a twenty-six-year-old Ohioan with a penetrating, countrified contralto and an unmistakable air of fierce self-possession. She calls what she does "indie-alt-country," an apt enough descriptor, but when leading her excellent band through a raging roadhouse rocker not far from Drive-By Truckers, Loveless leaves labels in tatters on the ground. She's an arresting onstage presence, whose every move and syllable emanates palpable conviction. Behind the scenes, in the studio, and on the road, the question of who she is gets more complicated. Art and life are funny that way. The doc addresses broader complications, too, surviving as a working musician in 2016 chief among them; it also has upcoming screenings at The Pinhook and Kings. —David Klein

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