NXNE 2014: Low at the Horseshoe Tavern

It was fated—their playing “Last Snowstorm Of The Year.” The Horseshoe was decked out in projectors that advertised Budweiser on every wall, and through the crisscrossing beams of light, blew a constant blizzard of dust and miscellaneous particulate. It’s shocking that anyone can breathe, in that environment.

A little respiratory damage is probably worth any Low set, though—even the abbreviated festival type. The Minnesotans managed several tracks from their new The Invisible Way album, and dropped enough oldies to keep the curmudgeons satisfied, including “Sunflower” and “Monkey” (vid up above, for the latter). No “Canada” this time around, but it’s understandable if they’re getting sick of it being requisite on visits up here.

Alan Sparhawk needs a haircut. Aside from that, it was your typical Low outing: quiet, loud, quiet, loud, repeat.

-Scott Bryson


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