Ted Leo, one of the greatest songwriters of our generation, will perform a rare solo show at the B-Side Liquor Lounge in Cleveland Heights Thursday night.
The indie-rocker gave a candid, insightful interview Tuesday on Cleveland's NPR station, 90.3 WCPN. Click here to listen to the interview.
I saw Ted Leo & The Pharmacists several years ago in Atlanta, Ga., and although I arrived at the concert with high expectations -- Leo has a reputation as an unparalleled live performer -- the band exceeded even my wildest dreams.
For those of you unfamiliar with Ted Leo, he has written four critically acclaimed albums. He released his newest record, "Living with the Living," last year.
Billboard said of him: "Leo just may be to indie rock what Springsteen was for rock'n'roll in 1973 -- a strong, original voice whose honest and painstakingly crafted art seems destined to be a benchmark for future generations."
The New York Times called him: "Arguably this generation's most distinguished musician."
Entertainment Weekly said of his most recent album: "Practically every song is a near-perfect amalgam of straight-up melodies and pogoing beats."
Click here to listen to his song "Biomusicology."
Click here to listen to his song "Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?"
Click here to listen to a solo version of his song "The High Party."
Click here to listen to his song "The Gold Finch and the Red Oak Tree."
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists write anthemic, political rock with catchy hooks, pulse-pounding choruses and virtuoso guitar work. I encourage everyone to check out their music.