Lowest of the Low at the Horseshoe Tavern

Lowest of the Low at the Horseshoe TavernI just got home after seeing Lowest of the Low perform at the Horseshoe Tavern. The Horseshoe is turning 65 years and Lowest of the Low rocked the house as part of the celebration.

2012-12-19 21.29.29

We got just about all the amazing tunes from Shakespeare My Butt and more during two hours of high-energy rock in a very hot and sweaty Horseshoe. I'm told ambulances had to be called three times for folks who overdid it. It was not a particularly young crowd.

2012-12-19 23.14.31

The brilliant closer was Rosy and Grey, a song now best known as the Toronto Mike'd outro music, but two songs earlier Lowest of the Low had us all singing along to Henry Needs a New Pair of Shoes. Here's a taste:

Share this entry

Comments (10)


Got my tickets for tonight. Can't wait.

December 20, 2012 / 08:13

Blind Dave

Damn. If I weren't halfway across the country, I'd be there too!

And I owe Mike for putting me onto this highly underrated band.

December 20, 2012 / 08:33

4X4 Time

Salesman, Cheats and Liars is one of my all time favorite tunes......

December 20, 2012 / 09:06

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Blind Dave

You still have time. They hit the stage again in 13 hours.

December 20, 2012 / 09:32

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@4x4 Time

Salesman, Cheats and Liars was fantastic, a total sing-along.

I'm not sure which is better, Salesman, Cheats and Liars or Bleed a Little While Tonight.

December 20, 2012 / 09:33


Like I said on the podcast Mike, So Long Bernie is my fav song only because it was one of the first songs I learned to play on the guitar, but I think Bleed a Little While Tonight is the sing-a-long song of choice for me.

I still wish I had a copy of the first band rider I did with them back in 92 from the old Rye High days. They were great guys back then and I can't wait to see them tonight and get caught up.

It's been a long time since I've been in the 'Shoe. I think Pad Thai at the Queen Mum for dinner sounds pretty darn good.

@Blind Dave: If you get a chance to listen to Alan Cross' History of New Music on the Toronto rock scene of the early 90's and even Canada it's great. Watch this video of Alan interviewing Stephen and Ron from Explore Music:


December 20, 2012 / 09:42

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

A little old, but worth a re-read.

My 10 favourite Canadian albums:


December 20, 2012 / 10:40

Blind Dave


Many thanks. That's now on my weekend to-do list!

December 20, 2012 / 12:46


Awesome show last night!
Low went on at 1045 and played till 115. Didn't get back to the Falls till 245. The band was super tight and closed the show with Rosie and Grey.

Enjoy the audio... the guys are awesome.


December 21, 2012 / 11:20

Leave a comment

Only 10 comments? C'mon, we can do better... Leave a comment above and let's keep this conversation going!

« Concert Double Header Hockey Is Ours »