Low has been making sparse, slow-tempo rock music for 20 years. I first saw the Duluth, Minnesota trio in 2008 at Sub Pop’s 20th-Anniversary Festival and I was ill prepared for how massive the band’s live show would be. Sandwiched between the Fluid and Mudhoney, I assumed the audience’s chatter would drown out the band’s somber tunes. Instead, I was captivated. Low are the kind of band that can do much more with much less.
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Comprised of Alan Sparhawk (guitar and vocals), Mimi Parker (drums and vocals) and Steve Garrington (bass guitar), Low celebrates the release of its latest album, “The Invisible Way,” with an all-ages show at 8 p.m. on Saturday at The Crocodile. Tickets are $18.
The album, Low’s 10th full length and fourth on Sub Pop, was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and recorded in Wilco’s Chicago studio. The trailer is quite a trip.