Looking at "Quiet, Please," a collaborative effort between City Pages and the Varsity Theater designed to deliver a series of concerts aimed at blowing minds instead of eardrums, it's hard to imagine a better headliner than Low. With lots of national attention, a huge local fan base, and a deliberate, nuanced sound that lends itself to close listening, Low seem like the ideal act to showcase at a purposely small event, one where you can focus on the music instead of the drunk guy crammed next to you spilling beer on your new shoes. Ticketholders were disappointed in January when Low postponed their "Quiet, Please" appearance due to illness, and it's been a long three months for those who have been waiting patiently for the makeup show, but it promises to be worth the wait. For once, a sold-out concert doesn't mean fighting a crowd and jockeying for position, but a comfortable evening with a band that demands your full attention—and little else to get in the way. 18+.
Thu., May 6, 7:30 p.m., 2010