Lowest of the Low
October 1, 2017
Mary Winspear Centre-Sidney
Formed in the early 1990’s, Toronto based alternative rock group Lowest of the Low quickly became one of the most influential bands on the Canadian Alternative music scene. Earning critical acclaim and widespread radio play, their debut album Shakespear My Butt became one of the bestselling independent releases in Canadian history.
The band is back with a new album Do The Right Now, set to release on September 8, with the lead single Powerlines that is currently available for download. Lead singer Ron Hawkins explains the origins of the song: “Powerlines’ is about my experience writing the first Low album, Shakespear My Butt. I had recently broken up with a long time partner and moved into a punk rock squat with some crazy characters I called friends.
Every day I walked through the city with a notebook and drank in bars and went to gallery shows and hung out in my little bohemian circle of anarchists, punks and poets. I became the protagonist in the movie of my life and the city was a cinematic sidekick and factored into the lyrics like a companion.” In celebration of their first new release in over 13 years the band has announced a small tour with the Sidney show their only appearance on the Island. Their upcoming show in the intimate Charlie White Theatre will be nostalgic for any Low fan with a mix of original hits and new songs off their upcoming album.