It’s been a while since The Lowest of the Low last visited Barrie. They’re back for a concert at Mavricks Music Hall June 1.
On Friday, May 31, the band, is releasing a new album called Agitpop (Warner Music Canada). It’s all about revolution and redistribution, liberation, love and justice and is produced by Grammy-winner David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, Peter Gabriel, Smashing Pumpkins).
The Lowest of the Low, formed in 1991 in Toronto, is considered to be one of the most influential bands in Canadian alternative music. Their most successful album, Shakespeare My Butt, was later named one of the ten greatest albums in Canadian music history in three successive reader polls by the music magazine Chart, as well as being ranked as the 84th greatest Canadian album of all time in Bob Mersereau’s book The Top 100 Canadian Albums.
The roots of the group date back to 1983, when Ron Hawkins and David Alexander played together as teenagers in a heavily politicized, straight-edge band called Social Insecurity.
The concert is on Saturday, June 1 at Mavricks Music Hall, 46 Dunlop St. W., Barrie, 8 p.m.
Tickets are $35, available through www.eventbrite.ca