Ted Leo & the Pharmacists played the second of two sold-out shows on Sunday to commemorate the 10th—well, 11th—anniversary 2001's The Tyranny of Distance. The concerts were recorded by a who's-who of the D.C. music videography, with Jim Saah and Brendan Canty's TrixieFilm recording the show. After breaking a string on his guitar—and declaring he'd rather not waste [...]
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In May 2001, Lookout! Records released The Tyranny of Distance, the sophomore album by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists. Until then, the project had been a solo project by Leo, a D.C. scene veteran and former frontman of mod-punk act Chisel. Leo had just entered his 30s when he began making Tyranny at National Recording Studio [...]
2012 is looking pretty great for the nostalgic D.C. indie rocker.
In April, you can see influential noise-poppers Black Tambourine and Lilys at Rosslyn's Artisphere as part of chickfactor's 20th anniversary celebration. In May and September The Make-Up will reunite for shows in London and New Jersey. (And hopefully, they'll squeeze in D.C., too.)
And now, expats Ted Leo and the Pharmacists have [...]
Ted Leo never stops moving. Years of what seems like endless touring have proved he's one of the hardest-working forces in the business. On stage and in the studio, his songs are catchy as hell, urgent as ever, and often fraught with political angst—The Brutalist Bricks, his most recent release, only furthers his fiercely maintained [...]
Ted Leo, it bears repeating, is no longer a D.C. artist.
But he's sometimes considered one, which can be attributed to the fact that he lived here for a period, and that at various times his groups have channeled D.C. sounds and concerns. The latter remains true, but perhaps only on the surface, on The Brutalist [...]