89.3 The Current presents
A special show celebrating the 20 year anniversary of Low’s 'Christmas'
Note: A portion of the profits will benefit 826MSP.
“When husband and wife Sparhawk and Parker’s eerily sympathetic voices merge in close harmony over a spindly electric guitar in a lonely sounding Silent Night, they could almost be the Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris of US indie rock.”
— The Guardian (UK)
“Low, an indie band from Minnesota, specializes in music moving at the tempo of glaciers, with exquisitely precise two-part harmonies. That approach proves to be remarkably well-suited to Yule standards: when you have to consider every note, even ‘The Little Drummer Boy’ can become an object of astonishing beauty, inspiring a seasonal sense of wonder.”
— #18 of 40 Essential Christmas Albums, by Rolling Stone
In 2018, the band Low turned twenty-five. Since 1993, Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker—the married couple whose heaven-and-earth harmonies have always held the band’s center—have pioneered a subgenre, shrugged off its strictures, recorded a Christmas classic, become a magnetic onstage force, and emerged as one of music’s most steadfast and vital vehicles for pulling light from our darkest emotional recesses.