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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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