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Ted Leo and the Pharmacists.
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. courtesy of the artist
Following the demise of the influential pop-punk band Chisel, Ted Leo embarked on what began as an experimental solo career. His 1999 debut with Ted Leo & The Pharmacists fused punk, reggae and dub music, but he's gone in several other directions since: With the help of a full band, he's crafted a contagious and infectious sound that also incorporates pop, rock, soul, folk and more.
"The Mighty Sparrow"
"Mourning in America"
"Even Heroes Have to Die"
Though many of Leo's supporting players have come and gone over the course of five full-length studio albums and several international tours, the band is largely driven by Leo's creative direction and boundlessly energetic live performances. The group just released its sixth album, The Brutalist Bricks.
This segment originally ran March 12, 2010.