In the not-all-that-rarified world of Indie Rock, there are two guys with enviable streaks of artistic consistency — The New Pornographers’ A.C. Newman and the Pharmacists’ Ted Leo. And Leo has a bit of an edge by virtue of his slightly longer tenure. Leo played with a variety of interesting Punk bands at the dawn of his career two decades ago before churning out anthemic Pop/Punk with Citizens Arrest and Chisel in the mid-to-late ’90s. His solo career in 1999 spawned a new band christened the Pharmacists and for the past dozen years Leo and his fluctuating trio/quartet have gone from strength to strength, evolving into one of the most passionate, frenetic and politically aware Punk outfits in the business.
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists headline Friday's MidPoint Indie Summer Series. Go here to read Brian Baker's full Sound Advice.