Ted Leo and The Pharmacists / So Cow
- Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, 8 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
- The Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Mass., Lawrence
- Cost: $13 - $15
- Age limit: 18+
Since his early days in Washington, D.C., pop-punk band Chisel, Ted Leo has been pounding out vocal-stretching anthems (so much so, in fact, one tour was cut short on account of overextended vocal chords). Together with his backup band The Pharmacists, Leo released two of the catchiest albums ever — “The Tyranny of Distance” (2001) and “Hearts of Oak” (2003) — and toured as much as his falsetto-strained voice will allow. His latest is called “The Brutalist Bricks,” and it returns to the strengths of his past albums. Also, Leo recently realized his dreams of writing a Broadway musical, with a little help from Paul F. Tompkins: