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Ted Leo And The Pharmacists



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Hometown: Washington, DC (USA)

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Ted Leo and the Pharmacists is a punk rock band, with roots in traditional rock, formed while Leo was living in Washington, DC, but now with members based around the northeast of the United States. Leo originally was raised in Bloomfield, New Jersey.

The band consists of singer/guitarist and songwriter Ted Leo, bassist Dave Lerner and drummer Chris Wilson. After his previous band, Chisel, broke up in the late 1990s, Leo recorded the Tej Leo (–) Rx/Pharmacists album in 1999, followed by the Treble in Trouble EP in 2000. His next album, 2001's The Tyranny of Distance, quickly gained him a cult following and critical praise. Lerner and Wilson became permanent members of the band during the tour that year, as did keyboard player Dorien Garry. The album Hearts of Oak followed in 2003, which also saw the release of the concert film Dirty Old Town and the Tell Balgeary, Balgury is Dead EP. Garry left the band before the recording of 2004's Shake the Sheets, which has led them into their current setup as a power trio. The new record featured fewer obscure references and more overt political content than his previous releases did, though his music has always been known for its engagement with politics. The band tours extensively around North America, and less frequently in Europe, Japan, and Australia. Leo is a strict vegan. His brother Chris Leo is also a singer/songwriter and a member of The Lapse. Leo graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1994 with a degree in English.


Reviews

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists  The Brutalist Bricks

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

The Brutalist Bricks (2010)

Matador

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists live in Kearny

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

live in Kearny (2009)

live show

Against Me! / Ted Leo and the Pharmacists live in Sayreville

Against Me! / Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

live in Sayreville (2008)

live show

Pearl Jam / Ted Leo and the Pharmacists live in New York [first night]

Pearl Jam / Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

live in New York [first night] (2008)

live show

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Rapid Response

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

Rapid Response (2008)

Touch and Go

Against Me! / Ted Leo and the Pharmacists live in Philadelphia

Against Me! / Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

live in Philadelphia (2008)

live show

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Living with the Living

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

Living with the Living (2007)

Touch and Go

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists/the Joggers live in Santa Ana

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists/the Joggers

live in Santa Ana (2005)

live show

Ted Leo And The Pharmacists / Red Monkey live in Nottingham

Ted Leo And The Pharmacists / Red Monkey

live in Nottingham (2005)

live show

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Dirty Old Town DVD

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

Dirty Old Town DVD (2004)

Plexifilm

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists / The Reputation live in Cleveland

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists / The Reputation

live in Cleveland (2004)

live show

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Shake The Sheets

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

Shake The Sheets (2004)

Lookout!

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists / The Tossers live in Chicago

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists / The Tossers

live in Chicago (2004)

live show

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Hearts Of Oak

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

Hearts Of Oak (2003)

Lookout!

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Tell Balgeary, Balgury Is Dead

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

Tell Balgeary, Balgury Is Dead (2003)

Lookout!

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists The Tyranny Of Distance

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

The Tyranny Of Distance (2001)

Lookout!

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Interviews

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Ted Leo (Ted Leo And The Pharmacists)

Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 7:45 PM (EST)

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