Low at First Avenue – 11/11/2015

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Just having returned for the European leg of their tour promoting the just released “Ones and Sixes” Duluth band Low played a pretty full First Avenue Mainroom Wednesday Night. The mood was quite relaxed, the crowd was clearly not there for Shenanigans. First Ave had removed the usual barrier and the only thing standing between the fans and the band was a somewhat worried looking staffer (in a white Rookie staff shirt no less). Clearly the biggest hazard was someone slipping on a drip of beard oil.

Low opened their set with “Gentle” and quickly established their hold on the audience. The light, the closeness to the stage and the haunting back and forth between drummer Mimi Parker and her husband singer/guitarist Alan Sparhawk all combined to a perfect mix. On “No Comprende” bassist/keyboardist Steve Garrington broke out the heavy bass lines. Low are a band that is quite comfortable with their music and themselves. At times they created a wall of sound that embraced the audience, other times they dialed it back and letting their lyrics take over.

Overall this was a great show with a good mix of new songs and their classics.

Set List:
Gentle
No Comprende
Monkey
The Innocents
Plastic Cup
On My Own
Holy Ghost
Spanish Translation
Lies
Into You
Pissing
DJ
What Part of Me
Will the Night
Landslide
Encore:
Words
Especially Me
Murderer
Encore #2:
When I Go Deaf

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