Spin: “The 40 Best Things We Saw at SXSW 2014”

Photo: Jake Giles Netter

Photo: Jake Giles Netter

Lydia Loveless – This memorably monikered 23-year-old’s latest LP, Somewhere Else is an impressively organic fusion of country and rock, but it doesn’t prepare you for the punch she and her band — dubbed the Full Montys, at least here at the SPIN/House of Vans show — pack in a live setting. Anchored by a kick-ass drummer and a long-haired, head-banging bassist (who doubles as Mr. Loveless), the band features two versatile guitarists: one on stinging lead, another doubling on pedal steel and electric 12-string. But the real power comes from Loveless’ precociously mature singing: It was early in the afternoon, but she nursed a can of Lone Star and belted out her wry, powerful songs about jilted lovers and, in one case, “ a really sad song about oral sex .” J.A.

Original Article: Spin Magazine