TURF reviews: The Lowest of the Low at Fort York – July 6, 2013

’90s alterna-rockers The Lowest of the Low performed July 6 at Toronto Urban Roots Fest. Photo: Tom Beedham

’90s alterna-rockers The Lowest of the Low performed July 6 at Toronto Urban Roots Fest. Photo: Tom Beedham

Seeing The Lowest of the Low listed on TURF’s lineup hinted at some programmed disregard of the roots music promised by the nomenclature of Toronto Urban Roots Fest, but not disregard that was unwelcome. Giving the audience a chance to hear one of the greatest Canadian singles of the ’90s, “Salesmen, Cheats, and Liars,” straight from its source was not just a set highlight from the thrice-revived alt-rockers (indeed, the wisdom sported on the backs of fans’ t-shirts spotted at TURF – “There’s no life like low lifes” – rings true), but a festival highlight on its own. The band also performed new songs, noting a return to the studio would soon follow – so get excited for that, Low Lifers.

 

Originally published by The Ontarion.

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About Tom Beedham

Tom Beedham is a Canadian writer and photographer whose work focuses on independent culture, experimental art, DIY communities, and their relationship to the mainstream. He has reported on a spectrum of creatives ranging from emerging acts to the definitive voices of cultural movements. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. He has contributed features to Exclaim!, NOW, A.Side (formerly AUX), Chart Attack, and VICE publications Noisey and THUMP, and has appeared as a correspondent on Daily VICE. Tom is also a co-organizer and curator of the inter-arts series Long Winter, for which he has overseen the publication of an online blog and print newspaper-style community publication, and, in collaboration with Lucy Satzewich, implemented harm reduction strategies for safer event spaces. From 2006-2012, he was Editor-in-Chief of Halton, ON -based youth magazine The Undercroft and served as an outreach worker for parent organization Peer Outreach Support Services and Education (POSSE) Project. He was also a DIY concert organizer in his hometown Georgetown, ON in the mid-2000s.

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