For much of the aughts Ted Leo & the Pharmacists found themselves in the unusual position of being beloved avatars of the indie-rock scene. The group wasn’t as commercially successful as other acts that emerged from this broad milieu, but their sophisticated, punk-driven, oft-political songs had a scrappiness to them that spoke to the genre’s […]
Six points and 40 bands—including Roky Erickson, the Reigning Sound, and Ted Leo—at Wicker Park Fest 2013.
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Ted Leo & the Pharmacists at Empty Bottle, February 22 Ted Leo’s Epiphone hollow-body has “No War” affixed to it in rough strips of duct tape. It was a quick tape-job, done minutes before going onstage at Late Night with Conan O’Brien, where the message was broadcast to millions–a week and a bit later, the […]