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Lydia Loveless, Cortez Garza


As the opening act for the second night of the Drive-By Truckers’ annual Homecoming series in February, Lydia Loveless stole the show, ripping through tracks from last year’s wonderful Somewhere Else with clear-eyed, full-voiced power. Two months and a day later, the Ohio-based alt-country songstress returns as part of The Foundry’s weekly Tailgate Tuesday country music series. Loveless’ songs are steeped in that tradition, to be sure, but there’s a punk rock passion that burns just underneath the surface. Her crack band of steely session musicians likewise walks the fine line between turbulence and twang. Athens-based folkie favorite Cortez Garza opens the show.

7 p.m. $5. thefoundryathens.com