Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Music Menu: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

Posted By on Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 3:19 PM


Ted Leo & The Pharmacists. Churning out record after record of the type of intelligent pop/soul/reggae-fueled punk that lunkheads like Green Day aspire to but couldn't reach given several lifetimes, the Head Pharmacist's progenitors are Weller, MacGowan, Strummer, Parker and Costello – smart, sardonic songwriters with a romantic streak who know the value of brevity, passion and unvarnished honesty. Leo was a victim of the recent Touch & Go shuttering, but it's worth visiting his entertaining blog/Web site regularly to tune in for updates. You'll laugh, you'll learn (dude knows his legislative processes and World Cup), you'll hear some ridiculously catchy music – just like his shows, in other words, only you get to share the experience and get in some cardio-pogo. With Titus Andronicus and locals Bruce Hazel & Some Volunteers. Neighborhood Theatre (John Schacht)

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