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recommended boston area events

tuesday, december 4th

kelly hogan

@ johnny d's

thursday, december 6th

conor oberst

@ converse hall, tremont st.

thursday, december 6th

jason isbell &

the 400 unit

@ the sinclair

friday, december 7th

the weisstronauts 14th

annual holiday jubilee

with guests tsunami of sound

preacher jack, & the derangers

@ the midway cafe, jp

friday, december 7th


moving mountains


@ the sinclair

saturday, december 8th

patrick watson

@ the sinclair

saturday, december 8th

the faint perform

"danse macabre"


icky blossoms

@ the paradise

sunday, december 9th

band of horses

@ house of blues

sunday, december 9th



@ the paradise

wednesday, december 12th

concrete blonde

jim bianco

@ the sinclair

thursday, december 13th

annual boston christmas cavalcade

benefit for the homeless

featuring tons of artists

(see fb event for details)

@ johnny d's

thursday, december 13th

nada surf

eternal summers

@ the paradise

thursday, december 13th

mates of state

in the valley below

@ brighton music hall

friday, december 14th

forgetters (blake from

jawbreaker's band)

& more tba

@ democracy center, harvard square

sunday, december 30th

sufjan stevens

sheila saputo

@ the royale

monday, december 31st

my morning jacket

@ agganis arena

monday, december 31st

deer tick

two gallants

@ the sinclair

monday, january 7th


@ the paradise

tuesday, january 8th


@ great scott

saturday, january 19th

mission of burma

@ the sinclair

sunday, january 20th

camper van beethoven


@ the middle east down

sunday, january 20th


@ the orpheum

sunday, january 20th

ra ra riot

@ the paradise

sunday, january 27th


@ great scott

tuesday, january 29th

kathleen edwards

sera cahoone

@ brighton music hall

wednesday, february 13th

yo la tengo

@ the paradise

saturday, march 2nd

unknown mortal orchestra

@ brighton music hall

tuesday, march 12th

tame impala

@ house of blues

thursday, march 14th

jukebox the ghost

matt pond pa

lighthouse and the whaler

@ brighton music hall

tuesday, march 26th

yo la tengo

@ the paradise

wednesday & thursday

april 3rd & 4th

they might be giants

@ the paradise

visit tourfilter for more shows

Monday, December 13, 2004

Mp3s of the Week: a little live Ted Leo

Ted Leo & the Pharmacists' sold-out show at the Middle East this past Thursday was expectedly excellent, with a set-list that touched on all three of his/their albums (2001's Tyranny of Distance, last year's Hearts of Oak, and this year's Shake the Sheets), along with the Tell Balgeary, Balgury is Dead EP.

The setlist, along with a few downloadable songs from that night...
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists
live at the Middle East
Cambridge, MA, Dec. 9th, 2004

My Vein iLin (from Tyranny)
Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone? (from Hearts)
The Crane Takes Flight (from Hearts)
Me and Mia (from Sheets)
The High Party (from Hearts)
Biomusicology (from Tyranny)
The One Who Got Us Out (from Sheets)
Counting Down the Hours (from Sheets)
Little Dawn (from Sheets)
I'm a Ghost (from Hearts)
Six Months in a Leaky Boat (Split Enz cover / from Balgeary)
Timorous Me (from Tyranny)
Shake the Sheets (duh)
Under the Hedge (from Tyranny)
The Great Communicator (from Tyranny)
Loyal To My Sorrowful Country (from Balgeary)
If you're dying for one of the songs I don't have linked, lemme know in the comments and I'll hook you up.

I love that he mixed it up so evenly between the discs, veering away from the traditional new-album-heavy setlists that others rely on, and also chose to give a couple solo songs the full trio-treatment (Loyal To My Sorrowful Country and the cover of ...Leaky Boat). I've always been a Split Enz fan, so was psyched to find him covering it on the EP, and even moreso in hearing him bring it out with the band.

I was a little too far away for good photos, but I did grab one of his brother Chris (opening up acoustic as Vague Angels). I've listened to Chris for a long time, in four of his past bands, but have never heard him do the solo thing before. With less going on to grab my attention, I really took note of just how outstanding a guitar player the guy is. Finally got his new book, looking forward to diving into it.

Also opening was Matt Pond PA, a band I've now officially fallen in love with. Having heard, and liked, some of their stuff before, I've been guilty of not listening closely enough, not absorbing a full-length in one sitting. Thursday night changed that. Their performance motivated me to pick up their latest, Emblems, and I'm so into it right now. It was my long-weekend soundtrack.

As mentioned, Mr. Leo appeared bright & early on Air America Radio's Morning Sedition the following AM, and the full broadcast has been archived over at Air America Place. The Big Ticket was kind enough to edit down the Ted material (an interview and 3 live songs), so head on over (just scroll down a bit once you're there). Thanks much, Mr. Gilbert.


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