Mimi Parker

  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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

    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 >>

  • 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

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 25, 2012
  • Music

    January 11, 2012
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    January 11, 2012
  • Music

    December 14, 2011

    Minnesota's Best Albums of 2011

    Low, Doomtree, Brute Heart top best local releases

  • 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 >>

  • Music

    April 13, 2011

    Low release C'mon

    Duluth trio gets personal

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Low announce select dates for unique project

    The minimalist rockers' newest tour is a collaboration with dance choreographer Morgan Thorson.

  • Unknown

    August 8, 2007

    Tinkerer, Tailor, Ditherer, Sailor

    Andrew Broder joins a rock band (it used to be his)

  • Music

    April 11, 2007

    Slow and Steady Wins the Arms Race

    Low march onward with 'Drums and Guns'

  • Music

    February 9, 2005
  • Blogs

    November 16, 2004
  • Arts

    September 24, 2003


    Underground movies and rebel music hook up in the Sound Unseen Festival

  • Music

    December 18, 2002

    A Local Music Yearbook

    Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!

  • Music

    November 20, 2002

    Low Life

    Is it time for a backlash against one of the Twin Cities' greatest local bands?

  • Music

    January 30, 2002
  • Arts

    January 2, 2002

    The Year in Music

    The Sound of Music, 2001: Our Favorite Things

  • News

    February 7, 2001

    "Hey, we're in Duluth"

    A radio pirate-turned-country rocker who doubles as a nanny. A newspaper that rips the establishment. A deconsecrated church. And a very quiet band called Low. Notes on a tiny counterculture.

  • News

    December 29, 1999

    A Power of Ten

    Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.

  • Music

    March 24, 1999

    Slow Ride

    Low have been heckled by crowds and dropped from their label. Now Minnesota's quietest band returns with its best album yet.

  • Music

    February 14, 1996