Ted Leo and the Pharmacists rank as one of the most discussed bands on this website. It’s safe to say that I love everything about Ted and his band – his music, his lyrics, his message – it all works perfectly together. Add the facts that he’s from a town that neighbors my hometown (he’s from Bloomfield, I’m from Clifton NJ), and he and my girlfriend share the same birthday (September 11)… well, it just seals the deal.
Over the past few years we’ve probably spent more money on gas to see Ted than any other musician. There was an incredibly long stretch where he didn’t play Columbus, but was playing Cleveland and Akron all the time, and we never missed a show. That has changed, and now he’s playing his third show in town in like a year. That is how I like it.
Ted will be playing Tuesday at the LC in Columbus, OH. To win tickets from us, send a blank e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Ted Leo.” Winner will be chosen Monday.