Favorite Sessions

Low: Every Note In Its Right Place

Low's music is minimalist in every sense of the word. Each note, each rise and fall in dynamic, each snippet of between-song banter is intentional and measured.

The Fitzgerald Theater proved an ideal setting for Low's poignant performance on March 23 — I can't imagine trying to stand up or push through a chatty crowd while absorbing such hefty songs — and Sparhawk noted his appreciation for the space. "My father called me five minutes before we went on to congratulate me on playing the Fitzgerald Theater," he said, grinning slyly. "I think he saw a radio show here a couple times."

Beyond that, not much else was said. Instead, Sparhawk, Parker and bandmate Steve Garrington — who stuck to playing piano for the majority of the evening — let the songs speak for themselves, playing most of their new The Invisible Way before delving into a set of songs that stretched all the way back to their earliest days as a group.

Here, watch the band perform "Plastic Cup" and "So Blue" from The Invisible Way.

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  • Photos: Nate Ryan
  • Audio: Michael DeMark
  • Video: Nate Ryan, Eric Schleicher, Nathaniel Schmidt
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