Ted Leo and the Pharmacists


The hero of this year’s Voice-sponsored 4Knots Kickoff Show, vegan post-hardcore troubadour Ted Leo remains in top form, playing intense performances marked by his jittery guitar attacks, vocal yelps, and occasional faux-British exclamations of “’anks!” when he finishes a song. Brooklyn-based openers Obits play garage-ready indie rock (if only it were safe for bands to rehearse in Brooklyn garages) in the vein of the Wipers. And together, they’ll make for an upbeat way to ring in the new year. With Kurt Braunohler.

Fri., Dec. 30, 9 p.m., 2011