Lowest of the Low at the Horseshoe Tavern

Published by Toronto Mike on December 20, 2012 @ 01:46 in Music

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.

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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.

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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:

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10 Responses to "Lowest of the Low at the Horseshoe Tavern"

December 20, 2012 / 08:13

Got my tickets for tonight. Can't wait.

Blind Dave
December 20, 2012 / 08:33

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.

4X4 Time
December 20, 2012 / 09:06

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

Toronto Mike
December 20, 2012 / 09:32

@Blind Dave

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

Toronto Mike
December 20, 2012 / 09:33

@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 / 09:42

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:


Blind Dave
December 20, 2012 / 12:46


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

December 21, 2012 / 11:20

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.


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