|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (November 2010)|
|Origin||Omaha, Nebraska, USA|
|Years active||1993 - 1995, 2010|
|Associated acts||Cursive, Bright Eyes, The Good Life, Criteria|
|Past members||Tim Kasher
Slowdown Virginia evolved from "The March Hares" (another Omaha band) when, in 1993, Matt Oberst and Jim Robino left The March Hares. Remaining members Steve Pedersen and Tim Kasher joined with Matt Maginn and Casey Caniglia to form the new band.
The band existed from 1993 to 1995, spending most of the time writing, recording and playing shows locally. In 1995, Slowdown Virginia disbanded and, along with members of the then-defunct local Omaha band Smashmouth, formed Cursive. Many of the artists from the original Saddle Creek stable still credit Slowdown Virginia (often referred to simply as "Slowdown") as a major source of inspiration during the early, fledgling years of the label.
- Tim Kasher : guitar, vocals
- Matt Maginn : bass, vocals
- Steve Pedersen : guitar
- Casey Caniglia : drums
- Jim Robino : lead vocals (March Hares)
- Apollo's Salvage (1995)
- Slowdown (venue) official website
- Saddle Creek Records official website.
- Crawdaddy! article on Slowdown (venue) "Saddle Creek Slowdown"