Low

Before its next Sub Pop album is released in the new year, Low is basing a holiday mini-tour around its 1999 Christmas album (also being rereleased on vinyl). The Duluth slowcore trio has changed bass players several times since then, but husband and wife Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker remain constant. As they reprise songs like “Little Drummer Boy”—yes, from that Gap ad—and “Blue Christmas,” they’ll be joined by guitarist Charlie Parr, who also opens the show. New material is promised from the Sub Pop project, possibly titled C’mon, and it’s sure to be rendered in close, spooky harmony layered on a thorny bed of reverb and twang. Low shows are always intimate affairs, delivered to a small, devoted congregation. Though Robert Plant’s recent covers of two songs from The Great Destroyer, on his Band of Joy, may bring new parishioners. Just don’t ask Sparhawk and Parker to act excited about the fresh attention. It’s the holidays, and they’ve got bigger things to be thankful for. (21 and over.) 9:30 p.m. BRIAN MILLER

Fri., Dec. 10, 9:30 p.m., 2010

 
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