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Clubs & Concerts

Low

When: Wed., Feb. 3, 8:30 p.m. 2016

Go back and listen to “Gentle,” the austere opener of Low’s 2015 album, Ones and Sixes. Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker remain perfect vocal foils, the thin curl of his nervous tone perfectly countered and comforted by her soft, serene glow; one always seems to move in the other’s shadow. The music, likewise, is a suspension of suspended electric guitar strums and sporadic electronic spittle, an echo of the hesitant, doubtful lyrics at the song’s center. For 20 years, Low has been making quietly, slowly gorgeous records so consistently transfixing and singular that they’re actually dismissed as boring, and chronically overlooked. But go listen to “Gentle”; it’s riveting stuff from one of indie rock’s most steadfast institutions. —Grayson Haver Currin

Price: $20

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