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Low (Band)

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2014

    Low Dressed Up Like ZZ Top for Halloween [PHOTOS]

    Low might've been the sharpest-dressed band of the Halloween season during Friday's opening set for Slowdive at the Fine Line in Minneapolis. The Duluth experimental rock trio donned facial hair, cowboy hats, and shades, and added bright-green fur to their instruments to become the spitting image of ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014
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    September 4, 2014

    The Southern Theater Sessions: A dream DIY experience

    Batteryboy frontman Cobey Rouse has been a busy man as of late. In addition to getting his kids ready for the start of the school year, Rouse organized the second installment of the Southern Theater Sessions, a two-night concert that begins this evening at Minneapolis's Southern Theater. In addition ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We start things off this week with Trampled By Turtles performance on the Late Show with David Letterman. We're also featuring a great collection of new music videos from Ti ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014
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    April 11, 2014

    Trampled by Turtles drop the bluegrass bit on new album, Wild Animals

    Trampled by Turtles just released the first single from their seventh studio album, Wild Animals, and it's a bit of a departure. Recorded earlier this year at Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls with production by Low's Alan Sparhawk, "Are You Behind the Shining Star?" pushes the band further into the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Drone Not Drones' 28-hour drone at Cedar Cultural Center, 2/7-8/14

    Drone Not Drones' 28-hour droneCedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisFriday, February 7 and Saturday February 8, 2014The local activist organization Drone Not Drones set up one of the most ambitious concerts in Twin Cities history with a 28-hour long rotating cast of drone musicians. It blended individu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    28-Hour party people: Drone Not Drones staging a day-long live event

    Duluth rock experimenters Low performed a drone-fueled version of "Do You Know How to Waltz?" at Rock the Garden last year, and simultaneously sparked a new discussion about peace-minded thinking within music. The divisive 28-minute rendition was unusual, but get a load of what Drone Not Drones foun ... More >>

  • Feature

    December 11, 2013

    2013 Year In Music: Low

    Duluth trio hits a 20-year high

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Low record cover of Rihanna's "Stay" as charity single [STREAM]

    One of the obvious highlights (or lowlights, if you ask this guy) of this past summer's Pitchfork Music Festival was Low. A clever inclusion of Rihanna and Mykki Echo's tear-jerker "Stay" proved once again that this Duluth trio refuses to become a predictable entity.Now Alan Sparhawk, Mimi Parker, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    How Low made everyone furious at Pitchfork Music Festival

    Last month, Low played a universally acclaimed set at Rock the Garden. Everyone in attendance -- and we especially mean everyone on Twitter -- eagerly applauded this 27-minute rendition of one song as an artistic triumph. And then, out of nowhere, the Duluth trio pulled a complete 180 this past week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2013

    Low cover Rihanna's "Stay" at Pitchfork Music Festival

    Low made hot-headed believers out of a large festival crowd Saturday at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. After a set that primarily featured songs from the band's 2013 release The Invisible Way, they decided to take things in a pop-oriented direction with a cover of Rihanna's slow jam "Stay. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2013
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    July 3, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. On this week's installment we're featuring the brand new video and single from Actual Wolf, the blossoming acoustic project from Eric Pollard. There's also new clips from So ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2013

    In defense of Low's “Waltz?”

    Duluth's experimental rockers brought a polarizing one-song performance to Rock the Garden

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    The Walker: Low's set was one of the best Rock the Garden moments ever

    The Twin Cities music community needs a jolt every so often, and it came over the weekend via Low's performance at Rock the Garden. In a set defying their more traditional recent material, including this year's fascinating The Invisible Way, the 20-year vets leaned heavily on their slower, contempla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    20 gorgeous GIFs from Rock the Garden 2013

    Just like we did last year, here are a selection of GIFs highlighting the many unforgettable sights of Rock the Garden 2013. As it turned out, the Walker Art Center's lawn and parking garage, thanks to Dan Deacon, proved crucial to this year's event. Photographer Anna Gulbrandsen braved the puddle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Low's one-song set at Rock the Garden totally ruled

    Duluth experimental rockers Low put on one of the most polarizing performances ever to hit Rock the Garden this year. You see, their entire set consisted of a 27-minute version of their 1996 song "Do You Know How to Waltz?" The dirge-y, slow-building track stretched to nearly twice its recorded leng ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties.This week launch right into the festivities with a new, erotically charged Atmosphere video, released to get people even more hyped for the big Soundset Festival taking place ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Low at Fitzgerald Theater, 3/23/13

    Low With members of Trampled by Turtles Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul March 23, 2013 During the interview portion of Low's riveting show at the Fitzgerald Theater on Saturday night, Alan Sparhawk spoke candidly of the band's objective in approaching the evening. "We've played down here quite a few t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Ahead of Low's highly anticipated show at the Fitzgerald this Saturday night, an intimate la Blogotheque live performance from Paris by Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker leads t ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2013

    Low's road to The Invisible Way

    The influential Minnesota band release a milestone 10th full-length studio album

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Retribution Gospel Choir's Alan Sparhawk: We perversely replicated playing live

    It's easy to forget sometimes that, at heart, Alan Sparhawk is just your typical Duluthian. Call him during the winter, and there's bound to be a story involved: it could be something as mundane as, you know, cooking lentils under the hood of your car, or in Sparhawk's case, it could be that he just ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 30, 2013
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    January 2, 2013

    Watch Trampled by Turtles on MN Original's first The Lowertown Line episode [VIDEO]

    MN Original's new music program The Lowertown Line debuted on December 31 featuring the pickin' talents of Duluth's Trampled by Turtles. Now you can view the footage. As you can read in our print story on the matter, the show is an expanded venture that the Twin Cities Public Television folks hopes ... More >>

  • Music

    December 26, 2012

    MN Original leaps forward

    New Lowertown Line series takes a closer look at live local music

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Retribution Gospel Choir's third album is two songs, 42 minutes long

    There's no sense in trying to slow down Alan Sparhawk. Not content to just let the artful majesty of a Jeff Tweedy-produced Low album be the focal point of early 2013, the third full-length Retribution Gospel Choir album is on the way.The as-yet-untitled album comes on the heels of this year's The R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Low enlist Jeff Tweedy to produce The Invisible Way, release live EP

    Masters of musical light and shadow Low will release The Invisible Way in March. This album marks their 20th anniversary, and shows Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy's connection to Duluth runs deep. Not only did Wilco received a key to the city this summer during a performance at Bayfront Festival Park an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Neon Indian, Retribution Gospel Choir, Culture Cry Wolf, Loudon Wainwright III

    Looks like spring has brought a flurry of creativity with five local bands releasing albums this weekend starting with The Shiny Lights, who pulls members from many of other local bands in town. Other CD releases include The Lower 48, Pennyroyal, Big Villain, and Dave Olson; that's enough new music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Retribution Gospel Choir's Alan Sparhawk: I don't write intentionally

    Related:Retribution Gospel Choir releases free EP (DOWNLOAD)Retribution Gospel Choir would not be the band you go to for power pop gems, clapping verses, and cowbell-fused tunes. Best known as Low frontman Alan Sparhawk's other (very loud) baby, RGC has a reputation for bringing frenzied, serious ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012
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    February 28, 2012

    Retribution Gospel Choir releases free EP (DOWNLOAD)

    ​Retribution Gospel Choir, the more-strummy side project of Low's Alan Sparhawk, has released a new EP. Titled The Revolution -- not a Prince thing -- the four tracks gather some great vintage rock replete with cowbell, sassy guitar licks, and some full-on shredding. And it occurs all in the span ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    The Current's 7th birthday party at First Avenue, 1/27/12

    ​The Current's 7th birthday partyWith Tapes 'n Tapes, Dead Man Winter, Low, and Night MovesFirst Avenue, MinneapolisFriday, January 27, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here and check out coverage of night two here.The seven-year love affair between Twin Cities music fans and the Current was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Low and Death Cab for Cutie team for tour

    ​Lovers of Death Cab for Cutie will get rewarded for showing up early starting in April when Low, our not-so-slow-core-no-more neighbors from Duluth, joins them for a spate of shows. This pairing is a huge coup for Low, who have steadily grasped more rock conventions in their work while ne'r negle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Seven Inches of Minnesota Music: The Plastic Constellations, 'The Dreaming'

    ​The Plastic Constellations were something special when they first made an impression on the Twin Cities music scene of the mid-'90s. At the time the teenaged band started things up in their parent's basement and managed to finagle their Hopkins High School superiors to let them use school time to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Low release NYC subway-themed 'Especially Me' video

    ​Longtime audio/visual collaborators Low and local film and video director Phil Harder have churned out another stunning masterpiece together. The new clip for "Especially Me" -- from this year's C'Mon, the band's 9th full length release -- features vocalist/drummer Mimi Parker aboard a New Yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Record Store Day 2011 in photos

    Photos by Erik HessHastings 3000 and Brother Ali at Down in the Valley on Record Store Day​Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent music shops, returned this Saturday for its fourth and largest citywide celebration yet. The metro area is thankfully still home to a long list of reco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Low at First Avenue, 4/16/11

    Photos by Steve Cohen​LowApril 16, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisAfter seeing Retribution Gospel Choir perform a handful of times over the last couple of years, I was quite excited for Alan Sparhawk's return to the First Avenue stage with his distinguished "other" band Low on Saturday night. With h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Low release new album, play two shows this Saturday

    ​It's been a week filled with Low-related news. Not only did Robert Plant swoop into town and cover not one but two of the Duluth slowcore band's songs, but they released a new video starring John Stamos that's been rippling throughout the blogosphere. It's all good timing, too -- Low just release ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 13, 2011
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    April 13, 2011

    Robert Plant and the Band of Joy at the State Theatre, 4/12/11

    Photos by Steve Cohen​Robert Plant and the Band of JoyApril 12, 2011State Theatre, MinneapolisWhen Robert Plant opened with a funky, schmaltzy version of the Zeppelin classic "Black Dog," I was worried that the show would be a series of classic rock songs made palatable for the adult-contemporary ... More >>

  • Music

    April 13, 2011
  • Music

    April 13, 2011

    Low release C'mon

    Duluth trio gets personal

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    February 18, 2011

    Low drop trailer video for new album

    ​The trailer for Low's new album, C'mon, due out April 12 via Sub Pop, is:1. Moody and foreboding,2. features just enough of a snippet of their new material to get us excited, and3. peaks with Alan Sparhawk doing an impersonation of Eric Clapton.Also, their new promo photos feature all three membe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Rock the Garden: MGMT, Sharon Jones, OK Go, and Retribution Gospel Choir coming to the Walker on June 19

    ​The Current and the Walker Art Center announced their Rock the Garden lineup today with a live broadcast at Brit's Pub in downtown Minneapolis, hosted by Current DJ Mary Lucia and the Walker's Senior Curator for Performing Arts Philip Bither. The yearly outdoor festival has grown quite large in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Retribution Gospel Choir get intense at the Triple Rock

    The unrelenting sonic assault began with a cover of Low's "Breaker" and didn't let up until the encore.

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    February 17, 2010

    6 Questions: Retribution Gospel Choir's Alan Sparhawk

    RGC return to Minneapolis to play the Triple Rock this weekend.

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    October 29, 2009

    Retribution Gospel Choir to play 501 Club, release "2"

    Alan Sparhawk's Retribution Gospel Choir will play the 501 this coming December 19 and release its new album the following month.

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    April 29, 2009

    501 Club grand opening this Friday

    A new music venue on Washington Avenue will officially open this weekend.

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    May 11, 2005

    Low cancels tour due to "battle with sanity"

    Guitarist Alan Sparhawk corresponds with fans (including "Catherine Zeta-Jones") in the "community" section of Low's web site: i have not been very mentally stable for the last while. due to this, touring at this time has become too much of a burden on everyone involved. my current problems and ... More >>

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