Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
An extremely prominent figure in the punk rock scene, Ted Leo has been an active member in no less than six bands over the last decade. However, Leo’s current band configuration, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, is arguably the most outstanding and ingenious. With the group’s most recent release, The Brutalist Bricks, appearing in multiple publications as one of the top punk albums of 2010, Ted Leo continues to find himself at the forefront of an ever-evolving music scene. For more information, visit
A Chicago favorite, classically trained in voice, piano, violin and viola, Rachel Ries brings an abundance of musical talent to every project and show she does. An avid self-taught guitar player, Ries’ formative musical background serves to help her create beautifully poetic music that combines exploratory melodies with romantic instrumentation, full of lonesome sounding electric guitars, persistent harmonies and lots of drums. For more information, visit http://rachelries.com/.