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Backing Band Chemistry: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and Heks Orkest at the G-Spot, Dec. 7

December 9, 2010
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Backing Band Chemistry: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and Heks Orkest at the G-Spot, Dec. 7

When talking about Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, it’s easy to focus on the first half of the name on the marquee, the indie-rock singer/guitarist who drives the whole enterprise forward. But with a punk pedigree, breakneck tempos, and heavier riffs than you’re likely to get from the average literate singer/songwriter, Leo’s songs have...
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Serious Beeswax: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, April 8 at the 9:30 Club

April 15, 2010
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Serious Beeswax: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, April 8 at the 9:30 Club

Ted Leo has toured the country so many times in the three years since he last released a new album that it felt almost strange to see him play at Washington’s 9:30 Club recently with an actual product to promote. Last month’s The Brutalist Bricks is the New Jersey-based singer-songwriter’s first album to crack...
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Shirts Vs. Skins at Rams Head Live

July 14, 2009
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It’s an odd sensation to go see a familiar act, who you consider to pretty well known, open up for a band you’ve never heard of. Such was the case on Saturday night at Rams Head Live, when Ted Leo and the Pharmacists took second billing to State Radio, a jam band that, based...
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Ted Leo Finds The G-Spot

December 19, 2008
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Ted Leo Finds The G-Spot

| Image by City Paper Digi-Cam Throughout his career, New Jersey native Ted Leo has stood at a crossroads between the divergent but frequently intertwined paths of a lifelong punk rocker and a literate singer-songwriter with a diverse set of influences. So when he plays a solo show, without his backing band of the...
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Pearl Jam Play to the Diehards: Pearl Jam, Ted Leo, Verizon Center, June 22

June 26, 2008
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As much criticism as Pearl Jam has taken over the past decade for the retail overkill of making every single concert it plays commercially available as a live album, the side effect of forcing the band to change its set lists drastically from night to night is an easy positive. Constantly digging up rarities...
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