Concert Video: Low (2/27/2003, Sokol Underground)

The trio played an excellent set in support of their “Trust” album — and paid tribute to Mister Rogers.

Back in the early ’00s, I purchased a MiniDV recorder and set out to record as many concerts as possible. The audio and video quality isn’t the greatest — some of the videos are shaky because I recorded them in the middle of the concert venue without a tripod or microphone — but the nostalgia factor is off the charts.

This show is notable, not just because Low played a stellar show, but because they also paid tribute to Mister Rogers, who died earlier in the day. (If you listen closely, you can hear the audience join in during “The Weekend Song.”)

Low had released their Trust album the year before, so this concert featured excellent performances of “Candy Girl,” “(That’s How You Sing) Amazing Grace,” “Little Argument with Myself,” “John Prine,” and “Canada,” as well as Low classics like “Sunflower” and “Violence.” Unfortunately, I ran out of tape before the show ended, so I wasn’t able to record the last couple of songs, which included “Starfire” and “Over the Ocean” (one of my favorite Low songs).

Note: I apologize in advance for some of the random panning and zooming that happens at various points in the video (e.g., that extreme close-up of Zak Sally’s bass during “John Prine”). My arms got tired while holding the camera so I gave it to a friend to keep recording the show, and he decided to get a little “artsy” with his filming.

(Partial) Setlist:

  1. Candy Girl
  2. (That’s How You Sing) Amazing Grace
  3. Tonight
  4. Little Argument with Myself
  5. John Prine
  6. You Are Special
  7. Sunflower
  8. La La La Song
  9. The Weekend Song
  10. Violence
  11. Canada
  12. Two-Step
  13. Point of Disgust

Here’s my full review of the concert, which also featured an excellent performance from Haley Bonar.

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