Our good friend from The Swellers, drummer Jonathan Diener is back once again with his movie review column, appropriately titled "Jono Goes To The Movies." This time, Jono hits up Seth MacFarlane's new feature film, Ted, which stars Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. Can Jono be charmed by a talking teddy bear full of ribald humor, or did he frown the entire time? Head to the replies to read his hilarious insight.
A recent collaboration between Ted Leo and Gabe Saporta (Cobra Starship) has yielded the party song of the year, "Keep It Simple". The song will appear on Cobra Starship's debut album, When The City Sleeps, We Rule The Streets, out on October 10th on Decaydance / Fueled By Ramen.
According to a post on Billboard's new blog Jaded Insider, Ted Leo And The Pharmacists are "not very far along" on their new record. According to Leo, "I've got a lot of music but not a lot of lyrics, so it's the kind of thing where I could finish it next month or at the end of the summer. The goal is still to have the record out by the year's end however."
Indie rocker Ted Leo will be performing a rap battle vs MC Steinberg on WMFU tonight at 8:00PM EST (right now!); the battle will go on at the end of the show. You can find a little more info here and stream the radio show here.
According to Pitchfork, Ted Leo is working on the soundtrack for a musical, which could possibly be called Red Bananas. The show is set to premiere in Seattle in late Spring. He also plans on recording a new album with The Pharmacists once they finish their upcoming tour. Read some details about the musical, the new album and peep the tour dates below.