Aimee Mann and Ted Leo at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, the site of the very first show they played together. Benjamin Wick hide caption

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Ted Leo and Aimee Mann join forces on a new album named for their collaborative songwriting project, The Both. Christian Lantry/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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St. Vincent's Annie Clark recreates the pummeling sounds of Big Black, backed by the Dirty Projectors rhythm section. Wills Glasspiegel for NPR hide caption

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Clockwise from top left: U2, Neil Young, Weezer, Paula Cole. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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He's been assembling finely tuned pop-punk anthems for years, but Ted Leo sings "The Mighty Sparrow" as if it's his first day on the job. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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