The Return of the Low Road

The Low Road, the beloved five piece folk-pop band fronted by Mike "Slo-Mo" Brenner that made a run at the big time before breaking up in 1997, are playing a pair of reunion gigs at the Tin Angel on Saturday night.

The locally based Ukelele Orchestra, who have dropped "Philadelphia" from their name in a signal of their world conquering ambitions, open both shows. The early show is sold out. The late show is not. Ticket info here.

It's fitting that the Low Road are back at the Tin Angel, where the band frequently played in its heyday, just as the Second Street club in Old City is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Another rightly revered act with Philadelphia roots, Ben Vaughn plays the cozy venue next week on November 13th, the room's actual anniversary date. Other cool shows coming up include Rosie Flores on November 15,  Susan Werner on November 17 and Bill Kirchen on December 16. Full schedule here.

More Low Road info on the band's Facebook page here. A clip for "The Devil's Pocket," the title track to the band's 1994 album, is below. Tom Moon's 1992 Inquirer profile of the band is here.

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