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".
Ted and the Pharmacists will also be heading out on tour with Les Aus for the month of March.
|March 02, 2006||Brooklyn, NY||The Hook|
|March 03, 2006||Providence, RI||The Living Room|
|March 04, 2006||Boston, MA||Paradise|
|March 05, 2006||New Haven, CT||Toad's Place|
|March 06, 2006||Rochester, NY||Bug Jar|
|March 07, 2006||Cleveland, OH||Grog Shop|
|March 08, 2006||Ann Arbor, MI||Blind Pig|
|March 10, 2006||Chicago, IL||The Abbey Pub|
|March 11, 2006||Newport, KY||Southgate House|
|March 12, 2006||Nashville, TN||Exit / In|
|March 13, 2006||Little Rock, AR||Vinos|
|March 14, 2006||Dallas, TX||Gypsy Tea Room|
|March 15, 2006||San Antonio, TX||Sanctuary|
|March 19, 2006||Houston, TX||Walter's on Washington|
|March 20, 2006||Baton Rouge, LA||Chelsea's CafÃ©|
|March 22, 2006||Athens, GA||40 Watt Club|
|March 23, 2006||Charlotte, NC||Casbah at Tremont Music Hall|
|March 24, 2006||Washington, DC||Black Cat|
|March 26, 2006||New York, NY||Knitting Factory|