Pitchfork Media is reporting that bard Ted Leo will be penning the soundtrack to an upcoming musical. The show, titled Red Bananas was written by Brad Rouse and is loosely based around US involvement in Guatemala since the 1950's. The musical will be premiering in Seattle in the late spring.

Mr. Leo is also in "deep writing mode" for his rock 'n roll songs with backing band The Pharmacists. Following the wrap up of their current tour, the band will be heading into the studio to record what he describes as "not a radical departure" from their previous works. Currently two songs are titled "La Costa Brava" and "The Sons of Cain".

Also of note is the future of his label status. The perils of Lookout! Records have been well documented and as such, Leo is promising an announcement with the next couple of weeks.

Ted and the Pharmacists will also be heading out on tour with Les Aus for the month of March.
DateLocationVenue
March 02, 2006Brooklyn, NYThe Hook
March 03, 2006 Providence, RIThe Living Room
March 04, 2006 Boston, MAParadise
March 05, 2006 New Haven, CTToad's Place
March 06, 2006 Rochester, NYBug Jar
March 07, 2006 Cleveland, OHGrog Shop
March 08, 2006 Ann Arbor, MIBlind Pig
March 10, 2006 Chicago, ILThe Abbey Pub
March 11, 2006 Newport, KYSouthgate House
March 12, 2006 Nashville, TNExit / In
March 13, 2006 Little Rock, ARVinos
March 14, 2006 Dallas, TXGypsy Tea Room
March 15, 2006 San Antonio, TXSanctuary
March 19, 2006 Houston, TXWalter's on Washington
March 20, 2006 Baton Rouge, LAChelsea's Café
March 22, 2006 Athens, GA40 Watt Club
March 23, 2006 Charlotte, NCCasbah at Tremont Music Hall
March 24, 2006 Washington, DCBlack Cat
March 26, 2006 New York, NYKnitting Factory